Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nasdaq  >  Priceline Group Inc    PCLN

SummaryQuotesChartsNewsAnalysisCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
News SummaryMost relevantAll newsSector newsTweets 

PRICELINE.COM : Chooses Skyhook Location Engine To Enhance Its Hotel Negotiator App for Android

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
01/31/2011 | 03:05pm CET

Skyhook, the world leader in location positioning, context and intelligence, today announced that Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), publisher of Hotel Negotiator - one of the most popular free travel apps for finding and booking hotel rooms - has integrated Skyhook's Location Engine in its Android app to augment the native location system in Android.

The Hotel Negotiator app for Android lets travelers use their Android devices to quickly find and book last-minute hotel rooms at up-to-the-minute current published prices. Or, for deeper discounts of up to 60%, they can bid on hotel rooms using priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® hotel service. Hotel rooms can be booked up until 11:00 p.m. ET on the night the room is needed. To get the free app, launch the market on any Android device and search for ?priceline.?

?Hotel Negotiator is designed for on-the-go travelers who need last-minute hotel rooms,? said John Caine, senior vice president of marketing at Priceline. ?In fact, early data showed that 35% of our mobile customers were within a mile of the hotel they eventually booked. Consequently, it's very important that travelers can trust the app to identify their current location quickly and accurately, and provide them with the best local lodging options. Skyhook provides that needed level of location accuracy and will allow us to build further enhancements into our Android app.?

Hotel Negotiator makes booking especially easy and convenient for travelers. Imagine being stuck on an overnight flight layover in a strange city. You're exhausted, the last thing you want to worry about is where to spend the night. Hotel Negotiator can help you locate and book a local top-rated hotel quickly and easily at the best price.

?Reliability and speed of a location result is critical for an app like Hotel Negotiator,? said Ted Morgan, founder and CEO of Skyhook. ?Skyhook technology enables Priceline's app users to know precisely where they are in a town and where their best hotel options are located. We believe the highly accurate location information provided by Skyhook will significantly enhance the overall experience and satisfaction among Hotel Negotiator app users.?

About Skyhook, Inc.

Skyhook is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results in urban areas. Today, Skyhook's Core Engine provides positioning to tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.

About The Priceline Group of Companies

The Priceline Group of Companies (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with approximately 61 million room nights booked in 2009. The Group is composed of four primary brands – Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and TravelJigsaw. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in 38 languages in 100 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Skyhook, Inc.
Beth Winkowski, 978-649-7189
beth@skyhookwireless.com
or
Priceline
Brian Ek, 203-299-8167
brian.ek@priceline.com


© Business Wire 2011
share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news on PRICELINE GROUP INC
01/17 PRICELINE : Personal Connection is Paramount for Booking.com's 2016 Guest Review..
01/13 PRICELINE : Deliver My Ride lets car buyers bypass showrooms
01/13 PRICELINE : Saddle Up for the Chinese New Year in a Rooster-Worthy Ranch
01/06 PRICELINE : driving school is a state licensed, bonded and certified commercial ..
01/05 NEW YEAR, NEW YOU : Re-build Your Bucket List with Booking.com's Top Culture Des..
2016 PRICELINE : promotes Glenn Fogel to CEO
2016 THE PRICELINE GROUP INC. (NASDAQ : PCLN) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or ..
2016 PRICELINE GROUP INC. : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Regulation FD ..
2016 PRICELINE : PCLN) Down on Naming of New Chief Executive
2016DJPRICELINE : Names Glenn Fogel CEO -- 2nd Update
More news
Sector news : Travel Agents
2016 U.S. stock market performance in 2016
2016 FTSE holds close to two-month high
2016DJMARKET SNAPSHOT : S&P 500, Dow Hit Intraday Records, On Track For Weekly Gains
2016DJMARKET SNAPSHOT : S&P 500, Dow Hit Intraday Records, On Track For Weekly Gains
2016DJVAIL RESORTS : Earnings Hurt by Warm November
More sector news : Travel Agents
News from SeekingAlpha
01/12 LikeFolio Called A Bottom In Chipotle, Has It Called A Top Now In Priceline?
01/11 Autobytel. The Turnaround Of A Surviving Dot-Com Company
01/05 INSIDERINSIGHTS.COM DAILY ROUND UP 1 : Amicus Therapeutics, Opko Health, Reata P..
01/04 ZILLOW GROUP : Wallowing In Industry-Wide Slump
01/03 NICK'S PICKS : Beating The S&P 500 Soundly In 2016
Advertisement
Financials ($)
Sales 2016 10 718 M
EBIT 2016 3 829 M
Net income 2016 2 145 M
Debt 2016 537 M
Yield 2016 -
P/E ratio 2016 37,27
P/E ratio 2017 21,59
EV / Sales 2016 7,14x
EV / Sales 2017 5,92x
Capitalization 75 998 M
More Financials
Chart PRICELINE GROUP INC
Duration : Period :
Priceline Group Inc Technical Analysis Chart | PCLN | US7415034039 | 4-Traders
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends PRICELINE GROUP INC
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsNeutralBullishBullish
Technical analysis
Income Statement Evolution
More Financials
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 35
Average target price 1 727 $
Spread / Average Target 12%
Consensus details
EPS Revisions
More Estimates Revisions
Managers
NameTitle
Glenn D. Fogel Chief Executive Officer
Jeffery H. Boyd Executive Chairman
Maëlle Gavet Executive Vice President-Global Operations
Daniel J. Finnegan Chief Financial & Accounting Officer
Nancy B. Peretsman Independent Director
More about the company
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
PRICELINE GROUP INC5.05%75 998
CTRIP.COM INTERNATIONA..10.43%21 969
EXPEDIA INC4.68%17 791
TRIPADVISOR INC13.46%7 664
CHINA INT'L TRAVEL SER..2.40%6 314
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL G..1.76%2 393
More Results