“Priceline.com in 1999 versus the Priceline.com of today is totally different. We are much less attached to the idea of changing ecommerce and much more attached to customers.” VentureBeat asked Caine what was different about Priceline.com during a time when other .coms and startups were crumbling. He replied, “I think having a startup mentality and being able to adjust quickly to the demands of customers and the marketplace has allowed Priceline.com to thrive over the past decade.” After 9/11, when the travel industry tanked, Priceline.com made a bold move. In 2005 Priceline.com bet the company on international purchases in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, which business would eventually become booking.com, the world’s largest reseller of hotel rooms. “Priceline.com had to reinvent the business post bubble collapse, to be a travel company instead of a marketplace. Post 9/11 we pivoted to international. We pivoted again in 2009 to become a mobile first company. Today we are deeply aligned with the customer so we can detect that next trend, jump on it quickly, and execute it at scale,” said Caine. Get the full story at VentureBeat