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Google expressed interest in Mobissimo, viewed product demo, launched own hotel maps

04/06/2010| 9:21:32 AM| 中文

Curious developments in the world of maps, pricing and metasearch as it appears Google was courting a metasearch player in 2009.

Curious developments in the world of maps, pricing and metasearch as it appears Google was courting a metasearch player in 2009.

Beatrice Tarka, the co-founder and CEO of travel metasearch engine Mobissimo, says Google expressed interest in the company, viewed a demo of a Mobissimo’s visual-search hotel product under development, and then allegedly introduced a “close copy” in the form of Google Maps with hotel search and pricing.

Mobissimo presented Google with a demo of the Mobissimo hotel product at Mobissimo’s San Francisco office in September 2009.

Read the full story at:http://www.tnooz.com/2010/03/31/news/google-expressed-interest-in-mobissimo-viewed-product-demo-launched-own-hotel-maps/

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