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TechCrunch

Airbnb finalizes deal to buy social payments startup Tilt

@LanceUlanoff via Mashable , Re/code

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick needs to resign

Technical.ly

4 TEDxWilmington speakers unpack online dating for the lost and lovesick Delaware

Travel People
Tnooz

Latest graduates of Travelport Labs Accelerator take to the stage for Demo Day

Education Apps & Services
Finextra

NCR scores Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union deal

TechMoran

Jumia Travel Launches Flight Booking to Take on Travelstart

Global Travel Flying
Tnooz

Concur opens up app centre to UK business travellers

Tnooz

Travefy acquires travel agent platform TripScope

Bloomberg

Rakuten Surges on Share Buyback at Half the Price of 2015 Issue

Stock markets Asia Earnings
CNET

Spot fake Amazon and Yelp reviews on the go with Fakespot for iOS

$10,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch

Skurt has raised a $10M Series A to grow its rental car delivery service

Travel Funding
TechCrunch , Business Insider

Travel app Hopper will now break down airlines’ confusing fees

Travel Costs Flying
Tnooz

Travelport says headwinds behind it as it reports best results in five years

Earnings
TNW

Snupps makes it less crappy to list your crappiest crap on eBay

Tnooz

Robot delivers meals and services to hotel room

Tnooz

IHG sees mobile traffic overtake desktop

Earnings
TechMoran

Sydney-based African Property Group launches real estate websites in 8 african markets

Global Travel
Business Insider

Sneaky airline fees are getting worse, but this hot travel app wants to help you avoid them

Business Insider

This marijuana entrepreneur brings in over $1 million a year running a 'bud and breakfast' hotel

@chrismessina via Re/code , The Verge , CNN Tech , +2

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says the company has hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to probe allegations of sexism

Re/code

One big idea links Netflix, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb — and creates real problems for TV

GeekWire , FinSMEs

Utrip raises $4M to build out artificial intelligence-based travel planning platform

Travel Funding
Acquisition
PE Hub

NPG-backed Renters Warehouse acquires Redneck Property

Travel Strategy
PE Hub

Travel planning platform Utrip lands $4 mln Series A

$4,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
Tnooz , GeekWire

Utrip raises $4 million to build out consumer and B2B trip planning service

Funding
Tnooz

HotelOga and Savanna Sunrise merge, plot travel tech domination in Africa

Tnooz

Can the next innovation wave deal with airline disruption?

People Travel Flying
Tnooz

Ryanair to fire screenscaping legal action against Expedia

Venture capital (Series A)
Tech in Asia

Myanmar sees rare series A investment as startups finally take off

Asia Funding Travel
@andrewchen via The Guardian

'Prejudices play out in the ratings we give' – the myth of digital equality

Bloomberg

Expedia and Amazon Double Down on Britain

Global
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

US landlord AIMCO is suing Airbnb because its renters are breaking their leases

Travel Legal City life
TechCrunch , The Verge

A big apartment management company is suing Airbnb

BetaKit

SnapTravel is taking on discount hotel websites with bots

WSJD

Big Apartment Landlord Sues Airbnb

BetaKit

The key to Luxury Retreats’ exit to Airbnb was optionality

People Travel Funding
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Creating an Airbnb for refugees is more complicated than it sounds

Foreign affairs Travel