Expedia acquires Travelocity
Expedia purchased rival Travelocity in 2015 for $280million amid slowing industry growth and increased competition from other travel companies.
Expedia was actually powering Travelocity.com from 2013. The acquisition was a natural step from both sides.
Expedia owned multiple online travel brands at the time: Hotwire, Hotels.com and Trivago.
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2020 – Google has added new features for Google Dataset Search in this rollout.
2020: Barry Schwartz chatted with Grehan to discuss the beginnings of search technology, how machine learning and AI are impacting search, and why he came up with “search engine optimization”.
2019 For Amazon seller’s display and video ads, the “new-to brand” set of metrics was also available.
2018 In a lawsuit against Searchmetrics, five patents claimed by BrightEdge as a SEO platform provider were invalidated by a federal judge.
2018: Bing Ads launched its Hotel Ads service in beta in 2017 and rolled it out to a wide audience.
2017: Now you can read previews of books directly from your phone using Google search.
2017 Ed Roberts was honored with the Google Doodle.
2015: AdWords and Analytics users would be able now to compare costs in Analytics.
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2015: Pinterest changed its Guided Search to provide results that were different depending on gender.
2015: local news was made available in 12 US cities including San Francisco and New York City as well as Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.
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2014 It was impossible to find an HTTPS version for a site called “What is my referrer?”. So Barry Schwartz made one.
2014 A new user-agent for smartphones would use robots.txt and robots meta tags, as well as HTTP header directives, to crawl Googlebot’s API instead of Googlebot Mobile
2014: MapQuest informed business owners that the MapQuest local business centre and its basic local listing product were being formally closed.
2014 In a case concerning patent infringement involving Google AdWords, a judge ruled that Vringo, a patent-holding company was entitled to extra royalties from Google.
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2012 Companies behind this tool believed that Google had lost sight of what is best for users using Search Plus Your World.
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