TripAdvisor will officially unveil its new headquarters in Needham on Tuesday. The hope is that the swanky office will be an advantage in an intensely-competitive hiring market for tech employees.More →
Here’s an intriguing question: If CarGurus, the Cambridge-based auto shopping site, had relied more heavily on venture capital funding, would we be talking about it as part of the small flock of Boston-based “unicorn” companies?More →
TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer is a rare bird in several ways. Not only is he chief executive of an industry-leading website based in Massachusetts — TripAdvisor is the world’s biggest travel site — but he took the company public in 2011 after first selling it to InterActiveCorp. (More on that here.) I sat down with him last month to talk about the company’s four acquisitions so far in 2014; his take on travel startups like Airbnb, Uber, BlaBlaCar, and TripIt; and whether he’s happier or less happy being the CEO of a public company.More →
News comes in today from all quarters that eBay will spin off PayPal, which it acquired in 2002, as its own public company, sometime late in 2015.
While the news raises some questions, and answers a few others, the move could breathe fresh life into Paypal which is competing with Apple, Stripe, Square, and others in the mobile payments space.More →
Earlier this week, Scott Kirsner wrote about the need for more “pillar” technology companies in Boston. One of the pillars we do have has just made some news worthy of a bit of celebration this week…by acquiring a San Francisco startup.More →
I have started to worry that instead of being in the press box for a Major League Baseball game, all of us who observe and cover the Boston tech scene are instead sitting in the aluminum bleachers of a Little League match that will end with a 24-19 score, and all of the players getting a trophy.More →
Boston’s FlipKey, an online vacation rental marketplace, just released a new virtual walking guide of Boston, a first in what the company plans to be a series of virtual tours of key interest points in major vacation destinations. More →