web 2.0

Why Seach Giant Google Bought Frommer's Little Travel Guides

Google is acquiring Frommer's travel guide business for roughly $25 million -- a tiny deal for the search giant. But this buy, as well as last year's purchase of restaurant rater Zagat's, makes it clear that Google has plans to keep becoming more of a powerhouse in content.

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.

Yahoo Is Pleasing Investors, Instead of Its Users

Recent strategic moves made by Yahoo seem to be keeping some investors optimistic. But that could quickly change as the site's audience shrinks, advertising revenue falls and the once revered brand diminishes.

Twitter May Raise Money as Web 2.0 Values Soar

Twitter is mulling a new round of funding that could value the company at over $3 billion. This news comes just as Google is in negotiations to buy Groupon for as much as $6 billion. Other large web 2.0 companies have also been given lofty valuations as well.

Facebook finds out who's in charge

Late this week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the site is revamping its governance, and called upon its users for help. He...