Adam Medros’ departure comes nine days after a statement by Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets at the Skift Global Forum in New York City, arguing that TripAdvisor has been bereft of product innovation over the last few years, and that its profits have consequently suffered. On stage at the Skift Global Forum the next day, TripAdvisor co-founder and CEO Stephen Kaufer responded to a question about Mahaney’s comments, saying “Travelers are happy with what we’re doing,” he said. “They’re not asking for whiz-bang feature, something here, something there. They’re looking for help planning the trip. And to that, we’ve done a great job helping to build those trip memories.” Kaufer said he felt good about the company’s expansion into restaurants, as well as tours and activities, for their growth potential. He also said that consumers aren’t looking for fancy bells and whistles in TripAdvisor’s apps. Get the full story at Skift