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Google antitrust probe in U.S. may be wrapping up

TripAdvisor Review Express Service Lets Businesses Bulk Email Visitors To Ask For Reviews

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TripAdvisor already has more than 100 million reviews on its sites, but it needs even more in order to continue competing against rivals like Yelp and Foursquare. Review Express, a service the travel Web site launched today, is meant to help TripAdvisor grow its roster of reviews by making it...
TripAdvisor Review Express Service Lets Businesses Bulk Email Visitors To Ask For Reviews

TripAdvisor Ditches Popups, Now Displays Kayak-Style Price Comparisons On Its 100M Hotel Reviews

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Since it was founded way back in 2000, TripAdvisor has established itself as one of the web’s top go-to places for travel reviews — but its booking capabilities for hotels have notably lagged behind. The site has historically adhered to showing hotel prices in a series of early aughts-style pop-up...
TripAdvisor Ditches Popups, Now Displays Kayak-Style Price Comparisons On Its 100M Hotel Reviews

TripAdvisor hits 75m reviews and opinions 12 years after launch, that's 5.7bn words

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Founded in 2000 at the height of the original dotcom boom, TripAdvisor has grown to become one of the world’s most recognizable online travel brands. And today it has announced that it has just sailed past 75 million travel reviews and opinions, up from 50 million last year. Earlier this...
TripAdvisor hits 75m reviews and opinions 12 years after launch, that's 5.7bn words

Why Google is pulling the plug on Frommer's

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Travel reviews are valuable online. In print? Not so much. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- Spotting a tourist used to be easy. Just look for someone toting around a travel guide. Today, vacationers are organizing their trips entirely online. All they need to carry with them is a smartphone...
Why Google is pulling the plug on Frommer's
Social: TripAdvisor Gets More Social With Wanderfly Aquisition

Out Of Nowhere, TripAdvisor Becomes One of Facebook's Biggest Apps

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Over June, the Facebook app of travel reviews site TripAdvisor has increased its Monthly Active Users (MAU) by over 67 percent. It now has 31 million MAU, moving it up to fourth on AppData's Facebook Apps Leaderboard - just above the ever-popular MyCalendar birthday app and Zynga's top 'Ville game...
Out Of Nowhere, TripAdvisor Becomes One of Facebook's Biggest Apps

Google Hires Team Behind Online Travel Guide Ruba (Updated)

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According to this blog post, Google has acquired online travel guide and community Ruba. Ruba is a visual travel guide and tour review site that provides travelers with visual guides written by other travelers. The blog post is embedded below. UPDATE: Google tells us that they didn’t actually acquire Ruba,...
Google Hires Team Behind Online Travel Guide Ruba (Updated)

Kayak Partners With Trip Advisor To Integrate 60 Million Travel Reviews Into Hotel Search

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Kayak is boosting its hotel search today with the integration of hotel reviews from Trip Advisor into search results. Via an agreement with the reviews giant, Kayak will be integrating all all TripAdvisor reviews into the Kayak Hotel Search. Simply put, when you search for a hotel on Kayak, all...
Kayak Partners With Trip Advisor To Integrate 60 Million Travel Reviews Into Hotel Search
Results of FTC's Google antitrust probe reportedly delayed until 2013
EU's Probe Into Google's Search & Advertising Practices Could Be Resolved After The Summer
Google to reportedly dodge antitrust suit with FTC by making voluntary changes to search

Link by Link: Travel Site Built on Wiki Ethos Now Bedevils Owner

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Internet Brands, which bought Wikitravel in 2005 without securing copyright to the site's travel reviews, is now in a legal battle with the Wikimedia Foundation over reproduction of its content. Read more »...
Link by Link: Travel Site Built on Wiki Ethos Now Bedevils Owner

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Triptease, Ridiculous Fishing, MessageMe, Intuit Pay, The Great Brain Experiment, Field Trip, Look and Find Elmo, The Croods and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.The selection covers apps released for the first time in the last seven...
30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Google Addresses EU Antitrust Concerns, but Keeps Specifics Private

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Google today responded to the European Commission’s antitrust investigation of favoritism of the company’s own products in its search results. While Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s letter isn’t public (yet), the company said it addresses the Europeans’ four areas of concern. “We continue to work cooperatively with the Commission,” said a...
Google Addresses EU Antitrust Concerns, but Keeps Specifics Private

TripAdvisor under fire for 'real traveller' contribution claim

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Advertising Standards Authority says it is possible that some reviews on travel website could be 'non-genuine'Advertising watchdogs have criticised the travel website TripAdvisor for asserting that all contributions on its pages were honest and from real travellers.The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it was possible that "non-genuine" reviews could be...
TripAdvisor under fire for 'real traveller' contribution claim
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