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The case for a decentralized internet
The case for a decentralized internet
By Chris Dixon | February 19, 2018
The internet is still early in its evolution: the core internet services will likely be almost entirely rearchitected in the coming decades. Read More
Notated News | Technology
China's road to becoming a technology superpower
China's road to becoming a technology superpower
By Christina Larson - Wired | February 14, 2018
In the early 2000s, a corner of Beijing now often referred to as China’s Silicon Valley – was mostly famous for its sprawling electronics markets. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
Travel buyers show modest support for NDC (but many still have no idea)
By Kevin May | February 14, 2018
A year ago, just 11% of travel buyers in a survey said they believe IATA's New Distribution Capability is "a good thing" for the industry. Read More
News | Distribution
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
Iceland has Bitcoin power-suckers and overtourism to worry about
By Chris Baraniuk - BBC | February 12, 2018
Academics and tourism leaders have discussed overtourism in Iceland (and elsewhere) for many years, yet it is a blockchain-led process that could have another fundamental impact on the island nation. Read More
Notated News | Technology
What airlines can gain from thinking like Netflix
What airlines can gain from thinking like Netflix
By Jill Menze | February 12, 2018
A main reason for the omnipresence of Netflix is the technology’s ability to personalize recommendations to viewers. Read More
News | Technology
Amex GBT buys Hogg Robinson, tech integration at heart of £400M deal
Amex GBT buys Hogg Robinson, tech integration at heart of £400M deal
By Kevin May | February 9, 2018
Massive consolidation alert: Hogg Robinson has sold to American Express Global Business Travel in a deal in the region of £400 million. Read More
News | Technology
Alibaba pumps $486 million into Shiji hotel tech service
Alibaba pumps $486 million into Shiji hotel tech service
By Kevin May | February 8, 2018
Hotel and retail system provider Shiji Information Technology has landed a massive $486 million investment deal from Alibaba. Read More
News | Technology
Didi targets rental alliance for electric cars
Didi targets rental alliance for electric cars
By Sarah Dai - South China Morning Post | February 8, 2018
Didi Chuxing, the dominant ride-hailing service operator in China, has formed an alliance with 12 carmakers to build an electric vehicle sharing network as it looks to move further into the country’s... Read More
Notated News | Technology
In The Big Chair - Robert Albert of Routehappy
In The Big Chair - Robert Albert of Routehappy
By Jill Menze | February 7, 2018
The travel industry veteran of more than ten-plus years will continue to lead Routehappy as a strategic business unit as part of its ATPCO acquisition.  Read More
Interview | Distribution
Indian government pledges to stop cryptocurrency use
Indian government pledges to stop cryptocurrency use
By Devidutta Tripathy, Nidhi Verma - Reuters | February 1, 2018
One of the biggest reactions so far, as India says it will move to stamp out use of cryptocurrencies, which it considers illegal. Read More
Notated News | Technology
ATPCO buys content tech Routehappy to expand airline services
ATPCO buys content tech Routehappy to expand airline services
By Jill Menze | February 1, 2018
As it assesses its future in the distribution landscape, ATPCO has acquired Routehappy to boost its rich content offerings. Read More
News | Distribution
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Pulse check: Blockchain not a panacea to disrupt web travel
By Douglas Quinby - Phocuswright | February 1, 2018
People have been bashing online travel agencies since, well, they first came along in the mid-1990s. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Rental tech providers Hostfully and Orbirental merge
Rental tech providers Hostfully and Orbirental merge
By Kevin May | January 31, 2018
Two vacation rental technology startups have agreed to combine companies, three years on from their inception in the U.S. Read More
News | Technology
Google drives ahead with autonomous vehicle investment
Google drives ahead with autonomous vehicle investment
By Kevin May | January 30, 2018
Google spin-off Waymo is ordering "thousands" of new, self-driving vehicles as part of its program to test driver-less technology. Read More
News | Technology
Canada blockchain ID system test
Canada tests blockchain-based ID system for international travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2018
The Canadian government is designing a project between its country and the Netherlands to test a new model for airport screening and security that uses biometrics, cryptography and distributed ledger... Read More
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