Monday, March 25, 2013
Tiny Post is an app that allows users to upload photos, select a photo filter, and write captions over the photo to tell a story.
Newton-based TripAdvisor announced last week that it has acquired Tiny Post, an iPhone app that involves users writing captions over photos to share a story or review. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, according to a report from the Associated Press. Tiny Post was founded as Tiny Review in 2011 by Dick Brouwer and Melissa Miranda. They intended for their app to be used to add text to photos for reviews, but clever app users began creating internet memes that you can see all over Facebook and elsewhere. The Palo Alto, Calif. company shifted gears and rebranded as Tiny Post in July 2012, according to the Tiny Post website. TripAdvisor will base the Tiny Post operations out of TripAdvisor's Palo Alto office, the AP reported. …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
TripAdvisor is currently located in Newton, but Needham Selectmen proposed a tax incentive financing plan proposed to bring the business back to Needham.
The vote needed to bring TripAdvisor back to Needham passed last night's Special Town Meeting. Town Meeting Members descended on Town Hall to learn more about the the tax increment financing (TIF) program proposed by the Needham Selectmen to bring travel site TripAdvisor to Needham's growing business park. It was the only article on the warrant TripAdvisor is currently located in Newton, but company officials say they have outgrown their facilities on Needham Street. Needham Town Meeting also voted to amend the article with an "emergency preamble," a section of language which would put the article into effect immediately with no option for citizen petition. Before the agreement is official, it must be approved by a state board, which has …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Needham Special Town Meeting votes next week on a tax increment financing program for TripAdvisor's intended Needham offices. Information session later this week.
Pending a vote by Town Meeting next week, TripAdvisor could well be coming home to Needham. At last night's Needham Board of Selectmen meeting, officials and TripAdvisor representatives answered some questions from Needham residents about the tax increment financing (TIF) program proposed by the Selectmen. This will come before Needham Town Meeting next week, as article 1 of the Dec. 3 Special Town Meeting. "We did site search and focused on 128 corridor." Tyler Young, Vice President, Finance and Administration commented, "Needham is our top choice, pending the TIF approval. Will be excited to move back to home town of Needham." TripAdvisor will be bringing 450 jobs from their Newton offices, and have committed to adding 50 jobs a year …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The travel site recently split off from Expedia to become a stand-alone company. Yesterday, it went public and is trading as TRIP.