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A Web company's singular journey

Unlike others scooped up by big firms, TripAdvisor has thrived here at home

TripAdvisor employees - (from left) Eddie Taub, Aaron Kovalcsik, Claire Dienhart, and Hubert Hwang - play a video game during lunch at the Web company's new home office in Newton. TripAdvisor employees - (from left) Eddie Taub, Aaron Kovalcsik, Claire Dienhart, and Hubert Hwang - play a video game during lunch at the Web company's new home office in Newton. (Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe)
By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / September 4, 2008

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NEWTON - When it was snapped up for $210 million in 2004, some feared out-of-state ownership would diminish TripAdvisor LLC, a Needham start-up that created a compelling travel website featuring user-generated reviews of hotels and tourist attractions. (Full article: 960 words)

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