Expedia acquires two short-term rental startups to take on Airbnb

Online travel booking firm Expedia is muscling into Airbnb territory with the acquisition of two companies that also help to facilitate short term rentals in private properties. The company, which already owns similar short-term rental firms such as HomeAway and VRBO, said it’s acquiring both Pillow and ApartmentJet, for undisclosed fees. Expedia said that the

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Finland’s Grafetee App: Moving to Funny & Sunny Chicago

As a home broker or a buyer, have you ever wished there was a better way to show/view homes? That is, without the often unnecessary connections, scheduling, meetups, and the awkward trek (usually in two cars) from one house to another. Agent and potential homeowner often do prefer solitude, efficiency, the soft sell. Well, a little company in Finland called Grafetee has just the tool to make the family home tour convenient and fun. And much more.

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