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April 30, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Rich Barton on startup frothiness, pivots and pitches

Inspired by our local space explorers, I donned my high-tech prospecting gear and set out to mine precious nuggets of wisdom from a nearby star. That would be Rich Barton, the startup wunderkind who founded Expedia as a twenty-something Microsoft manager, spun it into the world’s largest travel business and became a serial…

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July 1, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Google jumps into travel biz with $700M deal, Expedia’s move?

Google just announced that it completed a $700 million deal to buy ITA Software, a Cambridge, Mass.-based company that provides flight information used by airlines and travel companies. The deal is expected to have repercussions across the online travel industry. Bellevue-based Expedia reportedly tried to thwart Google with a competing offer and may now bulk…

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June 25, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Nintendo hires Expedia CIO to overhaul Redmond IT system

Nintendo of America announced today that it has hired Ingvar Petursson as senior vice president of information services to “spearhead the modernization of the company’s internal information systems.” Petursson was previously Expedia’s CIO and before that worked in the IT departments of AT&T Wireless, Corbis and The Regence Group. TechFlash noted his resignation from Expedia…

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March 22, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Ex-Expedia team hiring, promoting new travel company

A group of former Expedia executives is dropping bigger hints about a new travel company they’re starting in Seattle. With the buzz they’re getting so far, they won’t have to spend any of the $9.8 million they’ve raised on job ads. Rich Barton first announced the venture with a Tweet in January, saying “Greg Slyngstad & I…

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