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July 25, 2014
05:16 EDTTRIPTripAdvisor to acquire Viator for about $200M
TripAdvisor announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Viator. Viator features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and more than 600,000 reviews, photos, and videos submitted by travelers. Viator has more than 250 employees who will continue to work at the company's headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Las Vegas, London and Sydney. The acquisition is expected to close during Q3. Upon closing, Viator will be the fourth acquisition in 2014, following lafourchette, Tripbod, and Vacation Home Rentals. The purchase price for the transaction is approximately $200M, subject to adjustment, and will be payable substantially in the form of cash.
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September 30, 2014
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September 22, 2014
12:13 EDTTRIPTripAdvisor volatility increases on wide price movement
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12:11 EDTTRIPTripAdvisor sinks after data breach at just acquired unit
Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) are falling after the company's Viator unit reported today that it had experienced a data breach. TripAdvisor operates websites with information about travel destinations and flights. Viator, whose acquisition by TripAdvisor closed in August, features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and more than 600,000 reviews, photos, and videos submitted by travelers, TripAdvisor has stated. WHAT'S NEW: Viator stated that it was informed on September 2 that unauthorized charges had been made on a number of its customers' credit cards. The data breach that the unit experienced could affect payment card data that was used to make bookings through the unit's websites, according to Viator. Moreover, customers' email addresses and their passwords and user names for Viator may have also been compromised. About 880,000 customers may have had their payment card information compromised, while about 560,000 customers' Viator account information and e-mail addresses may have been affected, the unit reported. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The breach at Viator comes in the wake of large data breaches at a number of bellwether companies in recent months, including JPMorgan (JPM) and Home Depot (HD). Late last year tens of thousands of payment card data was stolen from Target (TGT). PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, TripAdvisor sank 5.5% to $93. Others names in the online travel space are falling, with Priceline.com down 3% and Expedia down 2%. :the
10:31 EDTTRIPTripAdvisor slips after unit announces data breach
Shares of TripAdvisor (TRIP) are lower in early trading after one of its units, Viator, announced Friday that it experienced a data breach. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Viator announced on September 19 that is in the process of notifying approximately 1.4M Viator customers about a data compromise that could potentially affect payment card data used to make bookings through Viator's websites and mobile offerings. "Protecting the security of our customer information is paramount, and we are taking immediate steps to investigate and determine the full scope of the compromise," the company stated, adding that it recommends all affected customers monitor their card activity and report any fraudulent charges to their credit card company. PRICE ACTION: Shares of TripAdvisor are down 2.7% to $95.70 in early trading following the circulation of the notice from Viator. Reference Link
10:26 EDTTRIPTripAdvisor drops 3% after Viator unit discloses data breach
10:25 EDTTRIPTripAdvisor Viator unit experienced data breach, BrightWire reports
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