Berlin-based GoEuro has just closed a $4 million seed round with impressive backers. Like its neighbour Waymate, the firm wants to make it simpler and clearer to book a multimodal journey. That’s no easy task.
The company will end the year with a total of 17 international cities after starting 2012 with zero outside the US. The HotelTonight app is also now translated, for the first time, into a handful of new languages: French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Routehappy is attempting to do something that no other flight search aggregator does: assign an experience score to every single flight and every aircraft and airline in one place. Even if you’re an airline in Burma without a website.
I took two big trips in October — one fun one to Europe, and one Hurricane Sandy-induced road trip. Here are the digital tools I found most useful on the road — and the ones that were more of a hindrance.
Triposo, a maker of smart downloadable travel guides, has updated its app to version 2.0, which allows users to bookmark places on their iPad and then retrieve them on their iPhone or Android device. They can also create a journal of their travels while offline.
Hotel Tonight says it plans to acquire fellow San Francisco startup PrimaTable. While PrimaTable’s area of expertise is the high-end restaurant business, Hotel Tonight says it plans to put the company’s engineers to work improving its own platform that helps hotels advertise their last-minute room availability.
Apple has become one of dozens of companies being sued by Ameranth over wireless synching software — in Apple’s case, it’s over Passbook. Ameranth is not just your average patent troll, however: it has taken investment from Microsoft and Motorola.
Routehappy’s flight experience search engine and user rankings aim to combine data about flights, planes and airports and vast user knowledge to try to make flying commercial as painless as possible.
With so many different photo and social networks out there, our digital memories are usually all over the place and out of sync on a variety of different services. Irrive gathers these things into a single product that makes it easy to share single events across the web.
CouchSurfing, a former non-profit that helps travelers find a place to stay, has raised a $15 million Series B round, led by General Catalyst Partners. The money comes a year after it raised $7.6 million and incorporated with a B Corp certification.