Expedia http://kplu.org en Expedia Begins Accepting Bitcoin For Hotel Bookings http://kplu.org/post/expedia-begins-accepting-bitcoin-hotel-bookings <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154218585&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia just announced it will start accepting bitcoin for hotel bookings. The online travel site is embracing the volatile, virtual currency on what it calls a "test-and-learn" basis.</p><p>Effective as of Wednesday,&nbsp;<a href="http://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/expedia-embraces-bitcoin" target="_blank">the digital currency will be a payment option</a>, but only for hotel bookings on the company's U.S. site.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:16:23 +0000 Tom Banse 17141 at http://kplu.org Expedia Begins Accepting Bitcoin For Hotel Bookings Washington stocks outperform the S&P 500, led by Expedia http://kplu.org/post/washington-stocks-outperform-sp-500-led-expedia <p>If you&rsquo;ve been following the gloomy economic news, you might be surprised that lots of Washington stocks have been doing quite well this year.</p><p>Top of the pack so far this year? Expedia, the travel web site company based in Bellevue. Expedia stock has soared 66 percent so far this year.</p><p>What&rsquo;s going on? Dan Su is an analyst with Morningstar who covers Expedia. She says the company has been overhauling its web sites to make them more user-friendly and to better compete with rival Priceline.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 5377 at http://kplu.org Washington stocks outperform the S&P 500, led by Expedia