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India's Largest Travel Website is Losing Altitude Fast

There was plenty of buzz behind MakeMyTrip when India's largest travel website went public two years ago. The stock soared far beyond what the company's outlook could have justified. Now, the laws of finance and physics have kicked back in, and the stock price is crashing back down to Earth.

Stock Upgrades: Expedia Is Going Places

Raymond James raises its recommendation on the online travel outfit to Outperform from Market Perform with a $70 target price. Among its catalysts are strong international bookings and upgraded technology platforms. Shares are surging some 17.1% before this morning%u2019s opening bell.

Why Yelp Turned to Public Shaming in Paid Review Fight

In its quest to keep its reviews free of bribery and bias, Yelp last week turned to a new weapon: Public shaming. Businesses found attempting to buy positive reviews will have their pages branded with a consumer advisory warning. Here's why it's a necessary move.

Are Online Travel Deal Sites Ripping You Off?

Travel sites like Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline say they'll get you the best deals -- but are we being played? A new lawsuit alleges they not only don't offer the best prices, but actually conspire with hotel chains to fix prices and prevent competitors from offering cheaper rooms.

Has Expedia Become the Perfect Stock?

Can you ever really find a stock that provides everything you could possibly want? Let's discuss the ideal qualities of such a hypothetical "perfect" stock, then decide if Expedia fits the bill.

Hot Sales: Your July Fourth Savings Cheat Sheet

For those of you who want to celebrate the Fourth of July with some retail therapy, DailyFinance has the low-down on where to find the hottest Independence Day Sale deals. But act fast: Once the last firework pops, many of these bargains will fade away.

What to Watch this Week: Electric Cars, Earnings and Eccentrics

What will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street? Video game companies will let us know the score; satellite TV providers will give us a signal; Tesla and Priceline are traveling forward; and Johnny Depp and Tim Burton could put some teeth in the year's box office numbers.

Online Travel Sites' Dirty Little Secrets

There is absolutely nothing wrong with leaning on traditional travel portals for your trip booking needs, but you still can't assume that any given site is offering you the best possible deal. Let's go over a few of the things that Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz would probably prefer that you don't know.

Google's Flight Search Ruffles Feathers

The world's leading search engine has begun pushing its own flight search feature ahead of other organic results. Punch in "MIA to LGA" in a Google box, and the first thing you'll see after a shaded box of sponsored search results is Big G's own comparison engine. Only later do you see third-party providers, which are naturally unhappy about that.

Why Priceline Is a Better Investment Now Than Expedia

Even buy-and-hold investors can't afford to let their portfolios collect cobwebs. Valuations and fundamentals change perpetually, and shareholders need to know when there's more potential for growth elsewhere. Here we take a look at some online travel agency stocks worth swapping: Expedia and Priceline.

New Travel Agent Partnership Gives Expedia an Edge

By the end of 2012, one-third of the world's travel sales will be booked online. But the majority of bookings still happen through the traditional brick-and-mortar travel agents, which is why Expedia's new Travel Agent Affiliate Program is a smart growth move for the OTA.

Did Online Travel Agencies Commit Tax Shenanigans?

Officials for some large U.S. cities are claiming that online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline are collecting hotel occupancy taxes from consumers, but not forwarding the full amount to governments. If the OTAs are forced to pass that tax money on, what will it do to their profits?

Priceline's New Alerts Help Bargain Hunters Find Deals

Priceline is adding new features to allow its customers to be alerted when certain pre-set criteria are reached, yet another move by an online travel agency to personalize itself for its customers. Read what Trefis sees as the future for Priceline -- and for its stock.

Why Google's Flight Search Will Hurt Expedia

The travel-related search market became more competitive recently when Google added flight schedules to its search results. This could have a significant impact on online travel agencies, but a look at the details of how the service works shows why it will hit Expedia much harder than rival Priceline.

Expedia's AirAsia Partnership Is Just the Ticket

Expedia, the world's largest online travel agency, soon will be selling flights, hotel bookings and holiday packages in the world's fastest growing aviation and tourism market, thanks to an exclusive deal with AirAsia. Trefis takes a look at what the deal will mean for both companies.

Expedia's Game Plan for India's Travel Market

Online travel portal Expedia began doing business in India almost two years ago, and is now scaling up operations there. By forming partnerships with local suppliers, Expedia hopes to jump to fourth place in the market in less than a year. Here's how it plans to go about it.

A Promising Stock Pick for Audacious Investors

Long disdained as overpriced, TravelZoo might be a promising investment for the brave at heart. Based on most indicators, the stock seems to have a bright future, and its Groupon-style business model suggests considerable growth potential.

The Best Corporate April Fools Day Pranks Ever

April Fools Day is the perfect time for people to play practical jokes and pranks on each other. But the holiday isn't just for individuals: Large companies have long had a tradition of using April 1 to pull humorous hoaxes on the public too. Here are some of my favorites from past years.

Airlines and Online Ticket Sites: Altered Flight Patterns

New technology is leading to changes in business relationships between airlines and online ticketing sites. It'll take a while for the new landscape to settle down, but the near-term result could be potential windfalls for some carriers -- and confusion for air travelers.