Hawaii Kayaker Lucky To Be Alive

The Coast Guard is saying a man is lucky to be alive after he attempted to travel from California to Hawaii in a kayak. The 57-year-old man left Monterey on May 30 and planned on making the 2,400 mile journey…

Extreme Kayaker Dies 2 Days After Showtime Profile

Andrews, North Carolinian kayaker Shannon Christy, 23, was recently profiled on Showtime’s “60 Minutes Sports,” on the Great Falls of the Potomac River, 14 miles upstream from Washington, D.C. Two days later, on July 11th, Christy drowned during a run…

Five U.S. Kayakers Rescued in Tajikistan

Five American kayakers who went missing several days ago in Tajikistan have been rescued. A helicopter search team located the men, and they are being transported to Dushanbe, the nation’s capital. One of the rescued has a broken leg, and…

Priceline Wins FTC Approval For Kayak Acquisition [Report]

Priceline announced in November that it had signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ($40 per share of Kayak). Priceline would pay about $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed…

Priceline Buys Kayak: What Does This Mean For Fairsearch?

On Thursday, Priceline announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Kayak. The deal is worth about $1.8 billion. “Kayak has built a strong brand in online travel research and their track record of profitable growth is demonstrative…

Priceline To Acquire Kayak For $1.8 Billion

Priceline announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kayak in a deal valued at $1.8 billion ( $40 per share of Kayak). Priceline will pay approximately $500 million in cash and $1.3 billion in equity and assumed…

Facebook Shuts-Down Kayak’s Plans to Go Public

Just weeks ago, right before Facebook’s much anticipated initial public offering, Kayak announced that they were ready to go public in a deal that would raise as much as $150 million. The plan was to let the mighty momentum from…

Kayak Travel Search Engine Going Public Next Week

You might remember Kayak, a popular travel search site, filed for an IPO back at the end of 2010, but poor market conditions caused them to hold off. As Robert Birge, Kayak’s chief marketing officer put it, “some companies have…

Kayak Shark Attack: California Man Bullied by Great White

Kayak shark attacks are apparently frequent enough to prompt someone to write an exceptionally helpful article about what you’re supposed to do should the situation present itself. I’m sure Joey Nocchi wished he had a copy handy when a 14-foot…

Kayak Adds Hotel Booking Option

Online travel search engine Kayak said today it is now giving users the option to book hotels directly through its website. The company will use reservation- booking partners and is launching the feature through the Travelocity Partner Network. Travelocity will…