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  • Facebook's Sponsored Ads

    In the race for digital advertising dollars, Google has been the clear winner, with its ability to customize advertisements based on what you search for. But Facebook, which customizes ads based on who you and your friends are, hopes to be a contender. An important test of how it is doing will come on Thursday, when it releases its first earnings numbers since going public, the New York Times reports.

  • More than 3.2 million travelers will take to the skies this week for the Independence Day holiday, according to the AAA. While airfares may be flat compared to last year, hotel rates are higher.

  • Orbitz CEO on Mac Users Seeing Pricier Hotels  Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:48 PM ET

    The WSJ reported Orbitz hotel results show more expensive high-end options for Mac users. Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide CEO, offers insight. "In the recommendations module, shopping on a Mac or a PC is one of a myriad of factors we use to determine what hotels to recommend to those consumers," says Harford.

  • Can You Trust Online Travel Search Results? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    Orbitz has found Mac users tend to book more upscale hotels and often recommends such properties to those searching from Apple computers, according to a report.

  • Hotel room keycard on table

    If you like the comfort of booking your stay on a hotel-owned website and dealing directly with the property, consider a new option, RoomKey.com, which is designed to compete with online travel agencies.

  • Stocks to Watch: RIMM, LULU, DAL & More Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:36 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:

  • Delta Airlines

    Delta Air Lines may have charged some frequent flyers higher airfares than other customers for almost three weeks because of a website glitch. The problem was fixed, but could it happen again?

  • Getting Refunds If the Price Drops Friday, 4 May 2012 | 9:53 AM ET
    Handing money over

    More travel sites are tracking hotel and airline prices after your purchase, and offering refunds of the difference if prices drop. Among the sites are Tingo.com, CheapAir.com and Orbitz.com. Here's how to get a refund.

  • Orbitz 1Q Loss Narrows on Better Bookings Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 12:07 PM ET
    Orbitz

    Online travel agency Orbitz Worldwide reported a narrower first-quarter loss on Thursday as more vacationers booked vacation packages and paid more to do it.

  • Orbitz CEO Explains Q1 Results  Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 11:21 AM ET

    Orbitz is up sharply this morning after announcing that it narrowed losses in the first quarter. Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide President & CEO, offers insight.

  • Is Priceline or Expedia the Better Buy? Monday, 30 Apr 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    Priceline

    Amid a surge in online travel stocks during the past week, two analysts debate whether Priceline.com or Expedia is the better buy.

  • Priceline Profiting From the Procrastinator: CEO Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Priceline

    Priceline.com is profiting from the old adage that good things come to those who wait, offering  last-minute hotel and car bookers ways to get discounts through its mobile application.

  • Priceline's CEO to Outline Mobile Strategy Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 5:41 AM ET
    Booking.com Tonight App

    The online-travel site's stock has shot up 57% this year but in order to keep investors coming back, the company has to hit the ground running in its new battlefield — mobile bookings. The CEO will outline his plan on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Thursday.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Why Cramer Prefers Priceline Over Competitors Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 7:34 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host explains why he thinks Priceline is “best of breed.”

  • Cramer's Travel Stocks Face-Off  Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer pits online travel companies against each other to teach investors how to figure out which one is the best buy.

  • Mobile Apps Driving Our Revenue Rebound: Orbitz CEO Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    While revenue dropped in the last quarter, Orbitz CEO Barney Harford raised his outlook for 2012, telling CNBC he expects to report "high-single-digit" growth this quarter, mainly because of a boost in mobile bookings.

  • Orbitz CEO on Rising Travel Costs  Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 11:10 AM ET

    Insight on how online travel companies can keep customers buying online as the number of extra fees continue to grow and fuel costs are on the rise, with Barney Harford, Orbitz Worldwide president/CEO.

  • How to Make Your Air Travel Green Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:23 PM ET

    The carbon offset market enables business travelers to balance their impact on the planet by purchasing tax-deductible credits toward a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions elsewhere.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.