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Tnooz , BostInno

Travel startup Lola acquires Room 77, the hotel metasearch platform

$7,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
e27

Taiwan's travel marketplace KKday nabs US$7M to expand to more Asian countries

Ars Technica

Airbnb and NYC bury the hatchet

Legal City life Travel
Bloomberg , The Guardian , Business Insider , +1

Airbnb to Drop New York City Lawsuit Over Short-Term Rentals

CNN Tech

Airbnb promises to quit clogging up city housing

Travel City life
Bloomberg , WSJD

Airbnb Toughens Up Home Sharing Limits in London, Amsterdam

Travel City life
The Guardian

Airbnb introduces 90 day a year limit for London hosts

Travel City life
GeekWire

Book a trip with your voice? Travel giant Expedia launches new Amazon Alexa skill

Acquisition
Tech.eu

Danish Novasol to buy Rocket Internet-backed Wimdu just weeks after 9Flats merger

Strategy Travel Funding
$20,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
Tnooz

Ixigo plotting major investment raise up to $20 million

VentureBeat

Expedia now has an Alexa skill for flight updates and car rentals

GeekWire

Could Airbnb take on Expedia? New ‘Trips’ tool goes far beyond home-sharing, signaling big ambitions

The Guardian

Airbnb denies liability after guests plunge two storeys from balcony

$40,000,000 Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
DealStreetAsia

StanChart PE invests $40m in Vietnamese lifestyle platform N Kid

WSJD

Airbnb in Talks to Buy China Rival Xiaozhu

GeekWire

Former Expedia exec raises cash from Idealab for stealthy startup Closer Mobile

Funding Stock markets
Bloomberg

Airbnb, New York State Settle Suit on Short-Term Sublet Law

Legal City life
Adweek

A Bit Too Much Family at the Holidays? HotelTonight Has a Wicked Solution for That

WSJD

Airbnb CEO Says Company Is Working on Compromise With New York City

@jowyang via The Verge , TechCrunch , Mashable , +7

Airbnb is transforming itself from a rental company into a travel agency