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Talking travel
TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer explains why he doesn't obsess over the stock price
TripAdvisor co-founder and CEO Stephen Kaufer. Photo by Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff.
TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer is a rare bird in several ways. Not only is he chief executive of an industry-leading website based in Massachusetts — TripAdvisor is the world's biggest travel site — but he took the company public in 2011 after first selling it to InterActiveCorp. (More on that here.) I sat down with him last month to talk about the company's four acquisitions so far in 2014; his take on travel startups like Airbnb, Uber, BlaBlaCar, and TripIt; and whether he's happier or less happy being the CEO of a public company. Read More
Another Trip?
eBay to spin off PayPal...Will it work? Look to TripAdvisor
Photo of PayPal's Boston office via PayPal
News comes in today from all quarters that eBay will spin off PayPal, which it acquired in 2002, as its own public company, sometime late in 2015. While the news raises some questions, and answers a few others, the move could breathe fresh life into Paypal which is competing with Apple, Stripe, Square, and others in the mobile payments space. Read More
Keeping score
Do you believe Massachusetts tech is major league?
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I have started to worry that instead of being in the press box for a Major League Baseball game, all of us who observe and cover the Boston tech scene are instead sitting in the aluminum bleachers of a Little League match that will end with a 24-19 score, and all of the players getting a trophy. Read More