Priceline’s Longtime CEO Hands Over Reins

Priceline.com replaced its longtime chief executive with the boss of its most profitable hotel-booking unit, ending an 11-year tenure that oversaw one of the most dramatic turnarounds of the past decade.


Priceline Travels Road Back to High Hit in Dotcom Era

It has taken more than 14 years, but Priceline.com is about to complete a round trip.


Out of Nest, TripAdvisor Soars Past Expedia

Children often outgrow their parents by their teens. TripAdvisor Inc. did it in less than 20 months.

ThousandEyes Aims to Ease Solving Cloud Performance Problems

Beats waiting.

Zynga’s Patent Portfolio Swells as It Doubles Down on Casino Gaming

Among the acquisitions this year, 33 patents from Walker Digital related to real-money gaming and gambling technologies.

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Priceline Books AOL’s Tim Armstrong Into the Boardroom

Online travel outfit Priceline announced today it was adding AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to its board of directors, citing “his deep experience with consumer-facing Internet businesses, Web marketing and search.”

Expedia Invests in Room 77’s Big $30 Million Round

The three-year-old hotel search company just raised $30.3 million from a number of high-profile investors who know a thing or two about travel.

Expedia Buys Majority Stake in German Travel Company for $632M

A 62 percent stake in Trivago will cost $632 million, but it will help Expedia expand internationally, which is what investors have been looking for.

Priceline to Acquire Kayak for $1.8 Billion

And now, the two travel companies become one.

Priceline, TripAdvisor Surge on Q3 Earnings Surprise

The two online travel companies saw their stock take off after performing better than expected during the third quarter.