TripAdvisor acquires mobile app GateGuru

June 19th, 2013 in Technology / Business
Tourists walk along a beach of the Paradise Island Resort and Spa in the Maldives on February 14, 2012. Travel ratings website TripAdvisor said Wednesday it has acquired US start-up GateGuru, a mobile app focused on flight and airport information.


Tourists walk along a beach of the Paradise Island Resort and Spa in the Maldives on February 14, 2012. Travel ratings website TripAdvisor said Wednesday it has acquired US start-up GateGuru, a mobile app focused on flight and airport information.

Travel ratings website TripAdvisor said Wednesday it has acquired US start-up GateGuru, a mobile app focused on flight and airport information.

TripAdvisor makes money from the travel advertising it packages with listings and mostly user-generated reviews of hotels, flights, vacation packages and other services.

New York-based GateGuru offers users airport restaurant tips and , as well as security wait time estimates.

"GateGuru nicely complements our existing flights products and we look forward to working with the GateGuru team," said Steve Kaufer, TripAdvisor co-founder and chief executive.

Specifics of the deal will not be disclosed, TripAdvisor said.

Liberty Interactive and its affiliated Liberty Ventures control 22 percent of the equity and 57 percent of the total votes of , which calls itself the world's largest .

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