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Meet the ultra-smart new head of AI at Google
Meet the ultra-smart new head of AI at Google
By Tom Simonite - Wired | April 19, 2018
Google's heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company’s software write music and beat humans at complex board games. Read More
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Google tests activities search platform with a twist
Google tests activities search platform with a twist
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
No need to panic just yet - it's only a test, of course - but Google has quietly built a search engine for tours and activities. Read More
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Google's stealth lab tests new travel products
Google's stealth lab tests new travel products
By Kevin May | March 29, 2018
An app focusing on corporate travel services and an additional app for the Local Guides community are in the works at the Google "incubator". Read More
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Revinate hotel review report
Google hotel reviews more than doubled in 2017, drive overall increase
By Mitra Sorrells | March 13, 2018
Travelers posted 27% more hotel reviews in 2017 than a year earlier and most of that growth can be attributed to Google.   Read More
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Voice series part 2 user experience
Voice tech in travel, part 2: UX and design
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2018
The days of typing search terms into a browser or clicking through drop-down menus may be fading. Rising in their place is a much more natural interface: voice. Here are the characteristics of an... Read More
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google sells zagat to infatuation
Google offloads Zagat to restaurant review site The Infatuation
By Jill Menze | March 5, 2018
Restaurant review mainstay Zagat is changing homes: Google, which has owned Zagat since 2011, has sold the brand to food discovery site the Infatuation for an undisclosed sum. Read More
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Voice tech in travel, part 1: Brand adoption
Voice tech in travel, part 1: Brand adoption
By Mitra Sorrells | March 5, 2018
The days of typing search terms into a browser or clicking through drop-down menus may be fading. Rising in their place is a much more natural interface: voice. Read More
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Google Flights: the mainstream player everyone feared?
Google Flights: the mainstream player everyone feared?
By Kevin May | March 2, 2018
Google doesn't really talk about how well its Flights metasearch engine is shaping up against its powerful competitors - but external data providers can help shine a light. Read More
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Kayak Google Hangouts Chat bot
Google's new Hangouts Chat launches with Kayak chatbot
By Mitra Sorrells | March 1, 2018
Google has released Hangouts Chat – a collaboration tool widely called Google’s competitor to Slack – and Kayak is one of several companies that have built bots that are integrated with the Chat... Read More
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QOTW: Something about putting pieces in the Troogle jigsaw
QOTW: Something about putting pieces in the Troogle jigsaw
By PhocusWire | February 16, 2018
Quote from Gino Engels, co-founder and chief commercial officer of OTA Insight. Read More
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OTA Insight on Google and Airbnb
Google, Airbnb and the evolving distribution landscape
By Mitra Sorrells | February 15, 2018
Airbnb and Google made notable announcements in the first week of February – the former opening its platform to hotel distribution and the latter rolling out updates to expand and simplify travel... Read More
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Google new nav bar hotel search
Google simplifies travel search, leads for partners with new all-in-one mobile upgrade
By Mitra Sorrells | February 6, 2018
Google is adding new features to its travel search functions to add ease and speed for mobile users. Read More
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Google's tough path to understanding language
Google's tough path to understanding language
By Douglas Hofstadter - The Atlantic | February 5, 2018
If you're a translator or a linguist, tech-powered services like these must be either be an irritation or, worse, a drive your accuracy radar mad. Read More
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Blockchain known travel digital identity
Decoding blockchain, part 1: Travel ID and security
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2018
Depending on who you listen to, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin will either change fundamental aspects of people’s daily lives – financial services, healthcare, retail and, yes,... Read More
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Google Flights AI update WayBlazer reaction
Google Flights can now predict flight delays before airlines
By Mitra Sorrells | February 1, 2018
Google’s latest updates to its Flights search engine combine artificial intelligence and data analysis to forecast flight delays and decipher the fine print of “basic economy” fares.   Read More
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