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Google blames 'bug' for burying TripAdvisor, Yelp in search

The CEOs of the two companies accuse Google of prioritizing its own services at the expense of rivals. Both are longstanding critics of Google's search engine.

By November 25, 2015


TripAdvisor acquires maker of personal journal app Rove

By snatching up ZeTrip, which makes the Rove travel log app, TripAdvisor can further expand its offerings beyond search and reviews and keep consumers engaged throughout their trip.

By February 2, 2015


TripAdvisor review couple fined by hotel they branded a "stinking hovel"

Business watchdogs have clamped down on a hotel fining guests for negative online reviews.

By November 19, 2014


Amazon shutters Destinations site after six months

Online retailer pulls the plug on a weekend getaways site that faced heavy competition from established players like Airbnb and TripAdvisor.

By October 14, 2015


TripAdvisor gobbles up GateGuru for better flight, airport info

The mobile platform GateGuru provides a wide range of information for travelers, including details on itineraries, airports, and rental cars.

By June 19, 2013


Expedia's $1.3B acquisition of rival Orbitz wins US approval

Antitrust officials close six-month investigation, finding no competitive harm coming from a merger of the two online travel-booking companies.

By September 16, 2015


Amazon launches Amazon Destinations, for weekend road-trippers

With a new service that offers hotel bookings, and info on dining and attractions, the e-commerce giant joins TripAdvisor, Airbnb and others in the competitive field of online travel agencies.

By April 21, 2015


Google looks for mobile search gains, misses estimates

The company is still making billions, but some analysts fear Google's cash cow -- desktop search -- is becoming outdated. Can the company kick its mobile search business into high-gear? Google says it already has.

By April 23, 2015


Google faces European charge it abused search dominance

The European Commission opens a legal case that could change how Google search works -- and impose a massive fine. It also begins an inquiry about Android.

By April 15, 2015


​Apple Watch apps, the first wave: The good, the bad and the slightly weird

Apps are crucial to the success of the new Apple Watch. Here are some quick impressions of the initial batch of apps we've played with so far.

By April 8, 2015