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The Vital Importance of Labs

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Over the weekend, I launched a new travel blog. It’s part of a new project I’m building as part of a course for the new company I’m about to launch. What I like about it, is that it gives me a new laboratory: a place where I can experiment....
The Vital Importance of Labs

Tripl Launches Social Travel Site with $300k from High Peaks and Quotidian Ventures

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There is no shortage of very new travel sites, tools and social networks. It feels like every week a new one launches, raises money, or pivots. There’s Tripit, Wander, Wanderfly, Gogobot, Triposo, Gtrot, and probably ten others that will email me after i hit publish on this story. Like I’ve...
Tripl Launches Social Travel Site with $300k from High Peaks and Quotidian Ventures
SRI spinout Desti builds a Siri-like personal travel assistant

YC-Backed Vayable Adds Worldwide Payments And A Concierge To Its Marketplace For Unique Experiences

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We first covered Vayable when it launched to the public just over a year ago as a way to find interesting new travel experiences around the world. It’s been growing fast since then, adding new guides at a frantic pace. And it’s also been adding new features to make finding...
YC-Backed Vayable Adds Worldwide Payments And A Concierge To Its Marketplace For Unique Experiences

Peek lets amateur tour guides plan a "perfect day" in their city of choice

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Maybe you live in a popular city for tourism, like New York or San Francisco, and you’re used to giving your list of favorite activities to out-of-town visitors. Or maybe you took the best trip of your life to a distant city, and want to share your tips and tricks...
Peek lets amateur tour guides plan a "perfect day" in their city of choice
Jetpac For iPad Lets You Explore The World Through Your Friends’ Eyes

Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

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The Wikimedia Foundation has just announced that it has reached a settlement with new media company Internet Brands to put a stop to all litigation between the two parties concerning the creation and recent launch of free wiki travel site Wikivoyage. Wikivoyage is a free (and ad-free) online travel guide...
Wikimedia and Internet Brands settle all litigation, clearing path for free wiki travel site Wikivoyage

Download TNW Magazine: The Travel Issue [Free!]

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We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the...
Download TNW Magazine: The Travel Issue [Free!]

Facebook's former Seattle site director is building a new travel startup in town, but he's not saying much about it

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Steinberg Ari Steinberg, the former site director for Facebook’s engineering office in Seattle, is cooking up a new travel-oriented startup in town. The Stanford-trained computer scientist isn’t saying much about the startup, though it is operating in the travel space and will be based in Seattle. “Sorry, no other details...
Facebook's former Seattle site director is building a new travel startup in town, but he's not saying much about it

USA Today Hires Demand Media To Produce Travel Content

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Demand Media, which is battling perceptions that its legions of low-paid freelancers are debasing the value of content, has now landed the nation’s second-biggest paper as a client. A new “Travel Tips by Demand Media” section on USA Today‘s website features articles like “How to Protect Your Home When...
USA Today Hires Demand Media To Produce Travel Content

Triposo makes a travel guide for iPad and smartphone toting users

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On my last trip to France, I brought my iPad and connected to hotel Wi-Fi to plan my days. Then I left the iPad in a hotel safe and consulted my notes on my iPhone when heading out without cellular service. It’s how many people travel these days. Now Triposo has...
Triposo makes a travel guide for iPad and smartphone toting users
SAY Media Rebrands ReadWriteWeb As "ReadWrite", Redesigns, Hires Dan "Fake Steve Jobs" Lyons As Editor In Chief

It's Not Clear What Valet Offers, But It Wants $200 For It

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Valet, a new travel venture, is asking for $200 a year for membership -- but its not entire certainly what service the company is offering....
It's Not Clear What Valet Offers, But It Wants $200 For It

Gadgetwise Blog: Orbitz Releases New Travel App

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Orbitz released a new version of its iPhone app on Thursday that allows users to book flights, hotel rooms and car rentals in one seamless session. The upgrade is a departure from other travel apps that send users to browser screens within the app or require users to enter their...
Gadgetwise Blog: Orbitz Releases New Travel App

Walk Score tool measures neighborhood access for restaurants, schools, coffee shops

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How many coffee shops are within a 20-minute walking distance radius in downtown Seattle? What about grocery stores? Restaurants? Walk Score‘s new ChoiceMaps tool can answer those questions and more. The Seattle-based company that promotes walkable neighborhoods debuted the neighborhood analytics product today, which helps users measure access and depth of...
Walk Score tool measures neighborhood access for restaurants, schools, coffee shops

BlaBlaCar expands into Benelux, Poland, Portugal and rolls out new features

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BlaBlaCar, the long distance car sharing network, has announced that it’s launching in three new countries; Belgium, Holland, Luxemburg, Poland and Portugal. This means that the company now covers a total of nine countries and it is rolling out some new features to support this international growth. In Poland, BlablaCar...
BlaBlaCar expands into Benelux, Poland, Portugal and rolls out new features

Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation

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There are plenty of travel sites out there, but have you ever noticed that almost all of them help you get where you’re going and then leave you all alone in the dark once you actually arrive there? What spots are must-see, what food is must-eat, and which shops do...
Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, ZNGA, GOOG)

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Happy Hump Day, everyone! Don't worry, Labor Day weekend is almost here. Anyway, here's the news: Apple may introduce a new type of AirPlay called "AirPlay Direct" along with the iPhone 5. Speaking of the iPhone 5, it's pretty much been confirmed it won't have a NFC chip that'll let you...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, ZNGA, GOOG)
Digital Content: Wikipedia Takes On Travel Industry With Wikivoyage

Embracing the chaos of data

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A data scientist and a former Apple engineer, Pete Warden (@petewarden) is now the CTO of the new travel photography startup Jetpac. Warden will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Strata Conference, where he'll explain why we should rethink our approach to data. Specifically, rather than pursue the perfection...
Embracing the chaos of data

Ask Engadget: best carry-on electronics bag?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Ben, who needs a stylish way to carry around his electronics haul. If you're looking to send...
Ask Engadget: best carry-on electronics bag?

For The Last Mile Of Your Trip: Mozio Launches An Airport Ground Transportation Search Engine

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Believe it or not, there’s still a part of online trip planning that hasn’t been done to death by industry leaders in travel like Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz and the like: it’s the part of the journey that involves finding and booking transportion between the airport and your final destination. Today,...
For The Last Mile Of Your Trip: Mozio Launches An Airport Ground Transportation Search Engine

5 Common Mistakes Aspiring Travel Photographers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

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Later this week we will be launching a brand new dPS eBook on the topic of Travel Photography – written by travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich. This post, written by Mitchell, is the first part of a short series introducing some of the mistakes many new travel photographers make. As you...
5 Common Mistakes Aspiring Travel Photographers Make (and How to Avoid Them)
PaidContent founder's new travel news startup Skift raises $1.1M

Wikitravel And Wikimedia Are In A Legal Battle... But Not Over Creative Commons

www.techdirt.com
Late last week, a bunch of folks passed along an interesting blog post by David Gerard about a legal dispute between the company Internet Brands and the Wikimedia Foundation (the folks behind Wikipedia). By Gerard's account, Internet Brands -- a company that runs a bunch of content sites, including Wikitravel.org,...
Wikitravel And Wikimedia Are In A Legal Battle... But Not Over Creative Commons

Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

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Ready, set, develop. The City of Seattle, King County and Washington State officially kicked off the first-ever Evergreen Apps Challenge today, a competition in which geeks from around Washington state are encouraged to build new travel, transportation, recycling or other apps that could benefit those living here. We first wrote about the...
Attention geeks: Your government needs you (and it's offering $75,000 for new apps)

Trippy Triggers Travel Talk With "Lowest Conversational Denominator"

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Everyone likes to talk about travel, says Trippy's founder and CEO, J.R. Johnson. His site and app helps them do just that.J.R. Johnson is the founder and CEO of Trippy, a social travel site and app. Whereas other social travel startups have focused on meeting up while abroad, or tapping...
Trippy Triggers Travel Talk With "Lowest Conversational Denominator"
Pinweel: Caterina Fake ‘interested’ in buying our trademark (exclusive)

I need a new travel alarm clock | Josh Holmes http://bit.ly/ddvlu7

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I need a new travel alarm clock | Josh Holmes http://bit.ly/ddvlu7
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