Articles tagged “checkmate”

Room 77 Investors Lost Half of Their Investment, Employees Got Nothing

Room 77 Investors Lost Half of Their Investment, Employees Got Nothing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Like Hipmunk, Room 77 had an innovative product and talented team but ran into a buzz saw: the marketing clout of Google preferencing its own products, and Expedia, Booking.com and Kayak. Don't feel sorry for the venture capital firms receiving just 53 cents on the dollar. That's the game they play. The real losers are the angel investor and employees, although we're sure for many it was quite a ride nonetheless.

3 years ago

TrustYou Acquires Hotel-Messaging Platform CheckMate

TrustYou Acquires Hotel-Messaging Platform CheckMate

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We don't know the terms of the transaction. Still, messaging, mobile and review analytics all make for a nice concoction and the two companies will likely be better for the mixture.

3 years ago

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4 FREE Trends Reports and a Data Deck on the Forces Shaping Business Travel

4 FREE Trends Reports and a Data Deck on the Forces Shaping Business Travel

SkiftX

While we’re off celebrating the Fourth of July, here are 4 FREE Trends Reports and a brand new Data Deck to get you through the day

3 years ago

Expedia Reveals Its Ownership Stakes in Smaller Travel Sites and Services

Expedia Reveals Its Ownership Stakes in Smaller Travel Sites and Services

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia inherited some minority investments in travel startups from HomeAway and Trivago, and made a few of its own in 2015. Look for Expedia to spread its money around in 2016, making additional minority investments, as well as a big acquisition or two.

4 years ago

Commune Hotels Introduces Personalized Guest Communication Service

4 years ago

CheckMate Gives Hotels a New Way to Connect With Guests Before Arrival

CheckMate Gives Hotels a New Way to Connect With Guests Before Arrival

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels -- yes they do -- have to live with the fact that they move a lot of rooms through powerful online travel agencies. Platforms like CheckMate's can enable hotels to better communicate with their guests despite the involvement of the third parties.

5 years ago

CheckMate Beta Enables Hotels To Streamline Guest Check-Ins

CheckMate Beta Enables Hotels To Streamline Guest Check-Ins

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels are looking to increase engagement with guests, and CheckMate offers some of the mobile tools to get the job done. It remains to be seen, though, whether any large chains will opt for CheckMate as their preferred solution or whether they will seek out alternatives.

6 years ago