Friday, December 21, 2007

We finally have a very juicy story in meta search world

Kayak has bought rival Sidestep!

Full story here. Techcrunch and Wall Street Journal broke the story, although WSJ says its a merger.

Vibeagent founder Adam Healey has some more numbers. As Tim on the BOOT points out, with just days to go in 2007 we have the deal of the year.

Not quite, from a European perspective (anyone remember the mergers of the Big Four!), but it's still a hugely significant development.

More as it comes in during the day.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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Elliott Ng said...

We were excited too. Our POV is on our blog at Look forward to hearing your further thoughts on the opportunities in search and discovery going forward.

darren said...

It'll be interesting to see what 2008 brings for meta search. Using 4 sites earlier in the week I got 3 sites with the sane search results and SideStep with one additional result.

It made me think do we need so many meta searches if we are going to get the same results on each.