LocalMind purchase next step on Airbnb’s path to local domination
Airbnb acquired Montreal-based Localmind last week, demonstrating the company’s continued pursuit of dominance in the local travel space.
Montreal-based Localmind has announced that it was acquired by Airbnb last week. This is the second acquisition by Airbnb in 4 months, demonstrating the company’s continued pursuit of dominance in the local travel space.
Localmind is a service that helps people find out about physical places in real time – how long the wait is at a restaurant or how busy the bar is. Users ask a question tied to an actual place, and then Localmind pings someone who uses the service and has checked in via Foursquare, Gowalla or another location-specific check-in. That person can then provide real-time feedback on place.
Localmind’s blog post announcing the purchase highlighted the team’s excitement: