Expedia said Friday it is buying rival Travelocity in a $280 million deal merging two of the largest online travel operators.
Before the smartphone, riders summoned a taxi by waving an arm or calling a dispatcher—but mobile apps are changing that, helping both drivers and passengers.
Travel ratings website TripAdvisor changed hands Tuesday as media tycoon John Malone's Liberty Interactive paid $300 million for a controlling stake, the companies said.
Google faces a moment of truth in the coming weeks over a lengthy US probe into potential abuse of its Internet search dominance, amid regulatory woes on both sides of the Atlantic.
A new Washington lobby group—comprised of the biggest firms in the online space—formally launched Wednesday, saying it would fight for a "free and innovative" Internet.
The travel websites Expedia and TripAdvisor have filed complaints as part of a probe into whether Google is abusing its position on the Internet, a European Commission spokesman said on Tuesday.
Google, which purchased a leading flight software company earlier this year, has launched a new tool for finding hotels.
Startup Zillow that provides online information about real estate has set the price for its initial public offering of stock at $12 to $14 per share.
Online travel giant Expedia announced plans on Thursday to spin off TripAdvisor into a separate publicly traded company later this year.
When Google and Yahoo! forged an advertising pact in 2008, Thomas Barnett headed the anti-trust division of the US Department of Justice, which stepped in and torpedoed the deal.