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Airbnb's Brian Chesky: 'We Used To Create Content Online. Now We Create Industries'

Was it wrong to publish photos of the man who died on the New York subway? Of course! | Deborah Orr

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The cameraphone era has made it so we sometimes don't think something has really happened until we've got a snap of itThere has been much discussion over whether the New York Post was right to publish a photograph of Ki Suk Han trying to scramble off the subway line as...
Was it wrong to publish photos of the man who died on the New York subway? Of course! | Deborah Orr

Maxroam takes flight, partners with Easyjet to offer low-cost tariffs to travellers

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Newly launched Maxroam is getting wings after it announced a deal that will see EasyJet sell SIM cards for the international mobile roaming service to passengers on all of its flights. Launched by Cubic Telecom earlier this month, Maxroam helps travellers avoid the steep cost of using a mobile phone while...
Maxroam takes flight, partners with Easyjet to offer low-cost tariffs to travellers

Pair barred from US after tweet

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Tweeting travellers are being told to be extra cautious after two tourists were refused entry to the US due to a "threatening" message....
Pair barred from US after tweet

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

Darjeelin Wants To Help You Get A Cheaper Flight By Employing The Crowd To Do Your 'Flight Hacking' For You

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Darjeelin has launched with what it’s calling a human-powered flight search engine. In an interesting employment of the crowd, through contest form, experts are tasked with going off and finding the cheapest flights on a bespoke basis for users who pay a small fee in return. A process referred to...
Darjeelin Wants To Help You Get A Cheaper Flight By Employing The Crowd To Do Your 'Flight Hacking' For You
Everplaces Comes Out Of Beta With App Individually Tailored For Travellers

Put that guidebook down, WeTrip brings real-time travel info to your iPhone

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There is something thrilling about traveling with no set itinerary, to land in an unknown city with nothing but your guidebook to lead the way. However, the setback with guidebooks is they are not updated in real-time, meaning they might lead you to a hotel, which in the meantime has...
Put that guidebook down, WeTrip brings real-time travel info to your iPhone
How New York is designing the perfect subway car interior

Video Conferencing Platform Blue Jeans Lands Major Reseller Deal With InterCall

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Blue Jeans Network, an enterprise video conferencing solution to integrate across many platforms, is announcing a major reseller partnership with Intercall, one of the largest audio conferencing and collaboration services vendors. Dubbed “any(ware) video conferencing,“ Blue Jeans Network bridges together conferencing technology from Cisco/Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize with consumers platforms such...
Video Conferencing Platform Blue Jeans Lands Major Reseller Deal With InterCall

Israel tourists face email inspections

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Security officials given approval to search email accounts of 'suspicious' travellers despite petition over invasion of privacy Israel's internal security agency has been authorised to demand "suspicious" foreign travellers open their personal email accounts for inspection on entry to the country.Shin Bet officials have been given approval for such action...
Israel tourists face email inspections

RT @EFF: via @PublicKnowledge: Congress seeks to expand the DMCA to allow Customs officials to seize travellers' tech: http://eff.org/r.k83

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RT @EFF: via @PublicKnowledge: Congress seeks to expand the DMCA to allow Customs officials to seize travellers' tech: http://eff.org/r.k83

Carriers in China, Japan, Korea agree on NFC 'roaming'

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The largest mobile operators in China, Japan, and Korea have agreed on common standards for touch-card technology, clearing the way for travellers across East Asia to user their phones for travel and payments....
Carriers in China, Japan, Korea agree on NFC 'roaming'

The hitchhiker's guide to the web

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Hitchhiking is getting a 21st-century makeover as a clutch of ride-sharing websites and apps give a new generation of web-savvy travellers the chance to find lifts onlineCar pooling is not just for commuters. Finding someone who is going your way and catching a lift is an increasingly common way to...
The hitchhiker's guide to the web

Google starts rolling out vanity URLs for Google+, kicks random numbers and letters to the curb

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If you’re running a brand or are a celebrity on Google+, you might be getting a vanity URL that looks something like this soon: https://plus.google.com/+davidbeckham. For a long time we’ve tried to figure out why our profiles were tagged with random numbers and letters on Google+, and this is a...
Google starts rolling out vanity URLs for Google+, kicks random numbers and letters to the curb

Google Now updated with more travel-minded features, expanded voice search

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It's already been a fairly big year for Google Now, but the folks in Mountain View have at least one more update in store before we roll into 2013. The company's today released an updated version of its Google Search app for Android that adds a number of new...
Google Now updated with more travel-minded features, expanded voice search

Asian social marketplace TravelMob lands $1 million in seed funding

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Southeast Asia-based Travelmob, a three-month-old travel-themed social marketplace, has made a good start to life after it landed $1 million in seeding funding, led by Singapore’s Jungle Ventures. Founded by former Skype Asia MD Turochas Fuad and ex-Yahoo exec Prashant Kirtane, the fledgling service allows visitors to find and book short-term rented accommodation across Southeast Asia,...
Asian social marketplace TravelMob lands $1 million in seed funding

Twaller – Discover what travellers are tweeting about

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Twaller was built with the traveling person in mind.  Utilizing oAuth to log in, the goal is to give you up to date travel information being pushed across Twitter.  From their own About section: Twaller is a twitter based service which presents you with real-time travel related updates from...
Twaller – Discover what travellers are tweeting about

Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN

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Virtual private networking is a great way to accomplish a number of things, including making sure that your secrets stay your own, protecting against malware attacks, and getting around the geoblocking of audio and video content from networks, labels and basically anyone who wants to restrict your sweet, sweet access....
Hotspot Shield Crosses 10M Installations On Android And iOS, Showing Strong Appetite For Mobile VPN

Apple Maps 'Life Threatening' Say Australian Police

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In the photo above, purple pin is Mildura’s actual location. The red pin is where the application claims it to be.Add “potentially life-threatening” to the list of shortcomings accumulating around Apple’s new iOS mapping application. Police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning Monday discouraging travellers from relying of Apple’s new...
Apple Maps 'Life Threatening' Say Australian Police

Apple's Passbook gains more traction as Airbnb, Eventbrite and McDonald's hop on board

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As one of the many new features in iOS 6, Apple’s Passbook app launched quietly, with a small number of high-profile brands and businesses supporting it. It was given another noticeable boost after McDonalds updated their apps to include Passbook functionality. For Apple, having the three companies on board is a significant development; Airbnb...
Apple's Passbook gains more traction as Airbnb, Eventbrite and McDonald's hop on board
Complimentary airport iPads help you kill time while waiting for your flight

Airbnb launches Wish Lists for bookmarking all of the places you’d like to stay

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Airbnb, the travel-disrupting service that provides ways for people to rent out their home to holidaymakers, has launched a new feature for planning travel in the future. The company’s lovely layout and glorious photographs can be tempting to travellers but most of us cannot be in all places at once,...
Airbnb launches Wish Lists for bookmarking all of the places you’d like to stay

New EU deal to let consumers choose new mobile roaming contracts for their travels, keep their number

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A new deal between the European Parliament, European Council and the European Commission could change the way mobile phone owners use their devices when travelling across the continent. Under new rules, travellers will be able to select a separate roaming contract from an overseas operator before they travel and keep...
New EU deal to let consumers choose new mobile roaming contracts for their travels, keep their number

Contactless payment rollout on London Underground delayed until 2013

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The roll out of contactless payments on the London Underground has been delayed by a year, after Transport for London (TfL) was forced to admit that “there is a huge amount of development to be done” before it can be launched, Computing.co.uk reports. The news will frustrate travellers who wanted to utilise...
Contactless payment rollout on London Underground delayed until 2013

London's buses become the city's first mode of public transport to accept contactless card payments

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While plans to roll out contactless payments across the London Underground are on hold until 2013, the whole fleet of London buses ais now able to handle wireless payments using a MasterCard or Maestro card, offering the same discounts offered to Oyster card owners. Computing.co.uk reports that Transport for London...
London's buses become the city's first mode of public transport to accept contactless card payments

Dale Farm eviction: six months on - video

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Six months after 80 Travellers' families were evicted from their homes in Essex, the Sheridan family struggle to rebuild their livesJohnny HoworthChristian BennettMustafa Khalili...
Dale Farm eviction: six months on - video

Skype takes on BT and Sky with launch of new free WiFi service in the UK and Ireland

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Traditionally offering free WiFi access to travellers in airports and during seasonal holidays around the world, Microsoft-owned VOIP giant Skype is looking to expand its wireless footprint in the UK and Ireland in a partnership with wireless broadband specialist Wicoms. The initiative — called Free Skype WiFi — sees high street retailers,...
Skype takes on BT and Sky with launch of new free WiFi service in the UK and Ireland

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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