Category: World

Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M – TechCrunch

The growth of Airbnb — and likewise other platforms like Booking.com, VRBO and Homeaway for listing and renting short-term accommodation in private homes — has spawned an ecosystem of other businesses and services, from those who make money renting their homes, to cleaning companies that make properties “Airbnb-ready”, to those

Google fined €1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in search ad brokering – TechCrunch

The European Commission has just announced another antitrust fine for Google. The latest fine — €1.49BN (~$1.7BN) — relates to its search ad brokering business, which involves Google selling advertising space related to searches carried out on third party websites. Speaking at a press conference today, EU competition commissioner Margrethe

Welcome Pickups lands €3.3M funding to offer ‘in-destination’ travel services – TechCrunch

Welcome Pickups, an Athens-based startup offering a range of “in-destination” travel services from the point of pickup onwards, has raised €3.3 million in Series A funding. The backing comes from VentureFriends, Market One Capital, Howzat, Jabbar, and Openfund. Launched in Greece in 2015, Welcome Pickups believes it has spotted an