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American Airlines grounds all flights on computer glitch

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American Airlines grounded all its flights across the U.S. on Tuesday after an unidentified computer problem hit its reservation system."We are now in a system-wide ground delay until 4:00pm CT as we work to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience," the airline said in a message on...
American Airlines grounds all flights on computer glitch

Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)

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You know your tablet platform has made it when you've scored a supply deal with an airline, whether it's for the passengers or the staff. Microsoft undoubtedly feels that kind of validation now that Emirates has decided to give Windows 8 PCs a try. The air carrier will eventually...
Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)

Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

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Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

Onetwotrip takes off into Russian startup space

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Russian travel site Onetwotrip is stowing away another $16 million in investment. OneTwoTrip is an online airline ticket booking site where users can search for flights, see offers, look at ratings, and select the flight that is right for them. It is like a Russian version of sites like Kayak,...
Onetwotrip takes off into Russian startup space

American Airlines back online after computer glitch

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American Airlines restored access to its reservation system on Tuesday afternoon after a four-hour long outage that grounded its flights across the U.S.Problems began around 11am Central time (16:00 GMT) when the airline began suffering "intermittent outages" to its reservation system. American Airlines relies on Sabre for much of...
American Airlines back online after computer glitch

RyanAir Just Canceled All Flights In Key Areas Until Wednesday

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RyanAir Just Canceled All Flights In Key Areas Until Wednesday

Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves

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In-flight Internet speeds could rival those on the ground under a proposal expected to move forward on Thursday. U.S. airlines have been rolling out Internet service on flights for several years. But the service, which typically uses Earth-based antennas, is often too slow for today’s data-guzzling Web apps. Read the...
Internet Service on Planes: FCC to Consider Using Satellite Airwaves

Atlantic turbulence 'to hit flights'

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Flying across the North Atlantic could get a lot more turbulent in the future if the climate changes as scientists expect, a new study suggests....
Atlantic turbulence 'to hit flights'

Will the Feds ever relax the rules on using phones in flight?

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Hop on an Emirates flight in Dubai and get up to cruising altitude. You realize you forgot to tell your assistant to make some crucial plans when you arrive at your destination. No problem: Just take out your cell phone and make a quick phone call. Say what? Emirates...
Will the Feds ever relax the rules on using phones in flight?

Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

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Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

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Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

Booting Up: Digging Out Edition

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This guy means business. (Photo: Squarespace) Wanna see commitment? Employees of Squarespace, Fog Creek and Peer1 kept their data center up and running throughout the disaster by hauling fuel up seventeen flights of stairs. [TechCrunch] People didn’t go completely, utterly batshit nuts lining up for the iPad Mini. [TechCrunch] The UK court of appeals...
Booting Up: Digging Out Edition
Google adds calendar to Search Field Trial, makes appointments accessible from search bar

Book Review: Makers By Chris Anderson

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I took two flights across the country this week so in addition to a lot of catching up on email, I read a book. It is called Makers and it was written by Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson. This is the third book that I've read by Chris. The...
Book Review: Makers By Chris Anderson

THE ULTIMATE OFFSITE: This Startup Treats The Entire Office To A Month On The Beach

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David Barrett, the cofounder and CEO of Expensify, offshored his entire team in October. That doesn't mean he replaced them with cheap workers. Instead, he flew 20 colleagues at the online expense-reporting startup to Thailand for an entire month so they could hang out together on the beach. He's been...
THE ULTIMATE OFFSITE: This Startup Treats The Entire Office To A Month On The Beach

Radar aims to avoid bumpy flights

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Smart weather radar aims to help planes avoid a bumpy ride...
Radar aims to avoid bumpy flights

Apple's WWDC 2012 will be June 11-15, focusing on iOS and OS X

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After some nervous waiting on behalf of Apple's developer community, the dates for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference have been announced. The conference will take place from June 11-15 in San Francisco, where developers will "learn about the future of iOS and OS X." Like the previous two years, the...
Apple's WWDC 2012 will be June 11-15, focusing on iOS and OS X
EasyJet will recreate Iceland volcanic eruption to test ash warning system

YouTube, Virgin America partner for in-air content deal

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Google's YouTube is taking to the air in its latest bid to supplant traditional television, as content from the Google-owned streaming service will now be featured as in-flight entertainment on Virgin America's flights in the US and Mexico. The partnership will see Virgin making five YouTube channels available on its...
YouTube, Virgin America partner for in-air content deal

Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0

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Expedia attempts April Fool humour. I think. "Flights to Mars - Complete Mars Vacation Guide - Expedia Space" http://j.mp/bou9X0
Google Tests Adding Gmail To Your Search Results

Travelocity - Big Cities and Beaches on Sale with Mexican Airlines: Round-Trip Flights to Mexico from $148

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Travelocity - Big Cities and Beaches on Sale with Mexican Airlines: Round-Trip Flights to Mexico from $148

Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

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You know what they say, right? You can never have too many fitness trackers. After coming out with two health monitors back in September, Fitbit is back with a third product, the Flex -- a waterproof wristband seemingly designed to compete with the Jawbone Up. (In PR speak: "Fitbit...
Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker to take on the Jawbone Up

Google Now: Real-Time Notifications For Android

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Android users are about to get access to real-time notifications and data through a cool-looking new feature called Google Now. It’s part of the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean unveiled this morning at Google I/O. To explain the feature, Googlers demonstrated how Google Now might assist them in...
Google Now: Real-Time Notifications For Android
Italian airline Alitalia adds Motorola Xoom 2 for in-flight entertainment, customer service

Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)

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Google Now, the smart personal search assistant announced yesterday at Google I/O, has now come online. Well, the landing page for the service has come online, that is. The new site introduces the key aspects to Google Now, which arrives in Google’s next mobile operating system, Android 4.1 (aka Jelly...
Google Now Comes Online (Well, Its Homepage Does)

Wi-Fi at Takeoff? Expect Delays

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U.S. airline passengers, eager to be able to start using electronic devices throughout their flights, have months to wait until new rules are hammered out....
Wi-Fi at Takeoff? Expect Delays

Sherpa, The Top Spanish-Speaking Personal Assistant App, Comes To The U.S. For Android [TCTV]

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The “personal assistant” craze is in full effect on mobile devices, with Apple’s SIRI kicking off the fun. The dream of being able to speak out loud and have information come back to you is something that technologists have been discussing for years. The smarter that our devices are, and...
Sherpa, The Top Spanish-Speaking Personal Assistant App, Comes To The U.S. For Android [TCTV]

JetBlue entry to Google Glass contest suggests airport usage

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Airline JetBlue has created mock-ups of how Google Glass could be used for air travel. A posting on Google+ shows a how the Glass interface could show a number of important details for passengers when they are in an airport, including information relating to flights, baggage, and airport car parking...
JetBlue entry to Google Glass contest suggests airport usage

Baidu has chosen Skyscanner as its international flight search partner

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When China’s number one search engine, Baidu, decides to partner with a company, it’s a really big deal. Today, Skyscanner, Europe’s biggest flight search engine, has announced a partnership which means that it will power Baidu’s international flight search. Baidu already owns a chunk of a travel search site Qunar,...
Baidu has chosen Skyscanner as its international flight search partner
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