2013-10-01 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry NYC Tourism Organization Partners with Booking.com for Direct Hotel Bookings – Skift Booking.com gets a nice win here. Priceline Group Gaining Ground in Asia Pacific | PhoCusWright “According to a new PhoCusWright Asia Pacific and Global Edition report, [Priceline’s] Agoda brand is the most popular online travel agency (OTA) in five of…

2013-09-24 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Why CheapOair Is Sticking With Flights While Booking Peers Chase Hotels – Skift Not long ago a very frequent flyer told me that he usually checks CheapOair first before any other OTA because they often really to have cheaper flights. “[Founder and CEO Sam Jain] argues that a single-minded focus on, and…

2013-09-20 TravelTech News Review

News Trend: Social Media in Travel Hotels put best foot forward on social media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Tnooz Infographic with lots of statistics on guest reviews and social media usage. You’re grounded – (social) media storms and airline responses | Tnooz “Airlines are generally held-up as quite advanced in social media so it’s curious to see…

2013-09-13 TravelTech News Review

Online Travel Industry Hotwire Needs to Pivot Toward Last-Minute and Mobile, Expedia CEO says – Skift The article quotes lots of strategic insights from Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Expedia tests Shazamable travel ads – would you, seriously? | Tnooz Expedia is testing a new use for the popular Shazam music matching app. Rather than using the…

MS Surface Pricing • Passwords are Weak Security • Anarchist Hacker • Video Release Dates • 60 Tech Briefs • more…

Full Contents MS Surface Pricing • Passwords are Weak Security • Anarchist Hacker • Not Mobile First • Video Release Dates • Google App$ • S.E.C is Old-school • 60 Tech Briefs • Just 3 More Microsoft Surface Pro Positioning Drives Pricing I was asked to comment on Microsoft’s pricing of the Surface Pro over at Quibb.com. My comment…