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Flight search startup Hipmunk now ranks hotels by “ecstasy”

Just about every flight search engine has a hotel booking service — and that’s how they end up making a majority of their money. It looks like flight search startup Hipmunk finally got the memo, because the company announced today that it is launching a hotel search engine to go with its simplified flight search engine.