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Trippy Brings Its Social Travel Planner To iPad
Transit app developers benefit as users look to fill the gap left by Apple's Maps

Minube's Trip Planning Feature Just Got A Lot More Social, iOS App Adds Real-Time Messaging

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Minube, the social travel startup that focuses on inspiration for would-be travellers, has rolled out a nice update to the trip planning feature of its iOS app. After creating and sharing a list of things to do and see or where to stay or eat — which works like a...
Minube's Trip Planning Feature Just Got A Lot More Social, iOS App Adds Real-Time Messaging
Jetpac For iPad Lets You Explore The World Through Your Friends’ Eyes

The Embark app wins MTA award for best new transit app, helping users plan 2 million trips per month

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Last week, we reported that New Yorkers will have cellphone service and free WiFi in 30 more subway platforms over the course of 2012– a fact that has brought immense joy to some and dread to others. But that’s not all that’s happening in underground innovation. A new app called Embark, is...
The Embark app wins MTA award for best new transit app, helping users plan 2 million trips per month

Utrip makes it easy to plan that big multi-city trip to Europe

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Utrip launched in the middle of last year as a smart way to plan a city break. Now it’s expanded to support multi-city trips for when you’re feeling particularly adventurous. The Seattle-based startup has a neat approach to helping you plan out a trip, whether you’ve been to a city...
Utrip makes it easy to plan that big multi-city trip to Europe
Euro startup puts $14M into fanny pack of travel experiences

Google+ is becoming a beast for the workplace, Google Docs now available in Hangouts

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Google’s suite of social tools, referred to as Google+, continues to kick out new features for all of its services. Today, the Google+ team announced that sharing Google Docs within Hangouts is now available for all users: Last year we launched Hangouts with extras as a way to preview certain...
Google+ is becoming a beast for the workplace, Google Docs now available in Hangouts

TripIt gets a guerrilla redesign from a disgruntled user and it's beautiful

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TripIt, the trip planning and itinerary app for the Web, iOS and Android, is a great tool for travelers, but boy is it ugly. One you get past the loading screen, the app’s design showcases a complete lack of personality and attention to detail, which truly weighs down an otherwise useful tool....
TripIt gets a guerrilla redesign from a disgruntled user and it's beautiful

USA Today launches HotelMe to beat the problem of fake hotel reviews online

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USA Today Travel Media Group has announced the beta launch of HotelMe, its joint venture with District Hospitality Partners. The website offers users authenticated hotel reviews from people who stayed there. While many hotel booking websites already allow users to review hotels they stayed at, HotelMe is meant to be...
USA Today launches HotelMe to beat the problem of fake hotel reviews online

Stealth travel site Hopper raises $12M in funding from OMERS Ventures

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Hopper, a yet to launch travel planning site with executives from Expedia and TripAdvisor, has just announced a $12M funding round led by OMERS Ventures. Given that the company has yet to even show its face publicly, 12M is an impressive number. The site, which is launching later this year, claims to have crawled...
Stealth travel site Hopper raises $12M in funding from OMERS Ventures

LOCQL abandons local Q&A idea in favor of ‘visual discovery’ iPhone app Discoverful

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The team behind strangely named local Q&A site LOCQL has come to the realization that their original idea doesn’t really appear to have legs, and has decided to shift focus to Discoverful, an iPhone app (iTunes link) that lets users share and ‘visually discover’ interesting places, wherever that may be....
LOCQL abandons local Q&A idea in favor of ‘visual discovery’ iPhone app Discoverful

Tripomatic launches iOS app to let holidaymakers plot and plan their daily travel itinerary

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Tripomatic was one of the startups demoing their wares at The Next Web’s conference last month [see all our coverage here], and the travel-planner startup has just rolled out its new iOS app. The Czech Republic-based company launched in 2011 as a Web-based platform, and the introduction of a native...
Tripomatic launches iOS app to let holidaymakers plot and plan their daily travel itinerary
Utrip debuts new feature that lets food and travel experts plan your vacation
6 promising startups spotted at the Launch Festival

The Future of Hipmunk: Hooking the world’s savviest travelers

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Did you know that you can integrate your Google Calendar when searching for flights on Hipmunk? Or that you can use it to search for hotels based on their ‘walkability’ to nearby transportation, shops and restaurants? These are just a couple novel ways that the San Francisco based, travel search engine startup...
The Future of Hipmunk: Hooking the world’s savviest travelers

Google Maps adds real-time service updates for Metro

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Trip planning just got a little easier, thanks to Google's Wednesday announcement that it's adding real-time Metro service alerts to its Maps app. Google will now show users not only how to get from point A to point B, but also whether there's track work on the Red Line or...
Google Maps adds real-time service updates for Metro

Pintrips Launches A Collaborative Trip Planning Dashboard For Tracking Flights & Prices Across Destinations In Real-Time

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Pintrips, a new personal travel planning startup, is today publicly entering the competitive, crowded travel space with the public debut of its online pinboard for tracking flights and prices. The service operates differently from the typical price comparison engines and aggregators, as its focus isn’t only on finding the best...
Pintrips Launches A Collaborative Trip Planning Dashboard For Tracking Flights & Prices Across Destinations In Real-Time

Expect Labs raises $2.4m from Google Ventures, Greylock for predictive computing engine

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After emerging from stealth mode last month, Expect Labs has announced completion of a $2.4 million funding round, which includes several big-name investors such as Google Ventures and Greylock Partners, to build its “Anticipatory Computing Engine”. The San Francisco, California-based company’s upcoming MindMeld iPad app looks pretty killer. The software...
Expect Labs raises $2.4m from Google Ventures, Greylock for predictive computing engine

Google To Host First Ever Transit Developer Unconference in NYC

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Once the largest transit agency without open data, New York City’s MTA embraced developers by making its data feed available to all. Now it’s going a step further by organizing an unconference for developers. Further, the event will be hosted at the New York offices of Google, a long supporter...
Google To Host First Ever Transit Developer Unconference in NYC

GoGoBot’s redesign creates an interactive travel magazine just for you

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For travelers who have found themselves surrounded by Lonely Planet-wielding teenagers in a Mumbai beer bar or forcing down greasy pizza in a tacky Roman restaurant, GoGoBot’s redesigned site, launched today, has a rescue plan. The new iteration will function like an interactive travel magazine with large photos and personalized...
GoGoBot’s redesign creates an interactive travel magazine just for you

Hipmunk Adds Calendar Integration To Mobile Apps For Trip Planning Bliss

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Hipmunk, the flight and hotel search startup known for its snazzy user interfaces, has done it again. The company today is rolling out a new integration for its mobile apps with popular calendar applications (right now it works with iCal, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook.) Essentially, this makes the often...
Hipmunk Adds Calendar Integration To Mobile Apps For Trip Planning Bliss

Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.

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Social travel startup, Minube, has expanded to the UK and U.S. via newly launched English-language versions of its site and iOS app. The company wants to be the jumping off point for would-be travellers, with its social travel platform and downloadable User-Generated travel guides, providing inspiration for where to go...
Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.

Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

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Over the last few years, the travel industry has begun to undergo significant change, as startups and incumbents have fought to bring the disparate parts of a highly regulated industry online. Much of the attention from consumer web businesses has focused on making travel more “social,” improving discovery and helping...
Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning
Vayable goes global with tours to explore the world's nooks and crannies
Gogobot Teams Up With Travel + Leisure To Bring Expert Reviews, Curated Travel Guides To Social Trip Planning

iOS Transit App Refunds Its Kickstarter Backers

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Among the failings of the Apple iOS mapping app that replaced Google Maps (well, not anymore) was its lack of transit directions. And so New York-based OpenPlans launched a well-timed Kickstarter campaign this summer to make an app version of its trip planning engine. It wasn’t a wild success, but...
iOS Transit App Refunds Its Kickstarter Backers

Travel startup Tripomatic wins the latest API Mashup Contest

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The API Mashup Contest, an event designed to celebrate API culture by letting developers show off their best creations, has just completed its third cycle and declared trip planning startup Tripomatic the overall winner. Open to startups and developers from around the globe and pretty loose with the definition of an ‘API mashup’,...
Travel startup Tripomatic wins the latest API Mashup Contest

Liftopia Founders On How Their Ski Trip Planning Startup Stays Busy In The Off-Season [TCTV]

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Last week I got an email from ski lift and mountain resort activity ticket e-retailer Liftopia about a big deal it inked to be the exclusive tech platform for the Mountain Collective, a new partnership of four elite ski resorts: Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows. That...
Liftopia Founders On How Their Ski Trip Planning Startup Stays Busy In The Off-Season [TCTV]

Lost in Seattle? WhichBus helps you plan your public transit ride in real-time

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From an honorable mention at Startup Weekend last year to winning second place at October’s Evergreen Apps Challenge, the developers of WhichBus have made serious progress. Now comes another big step: WhichBus is officially going live. Similar to OneBusAway, WhichBus helps you navigate your way around Seattle on public transit....
Lost in Seattle? WhichBus helps you plan your public transit ride in real-time
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