Internet Of Things


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SoftBank invests $1.7B into South Korean travel platform Yanolja
By Jill Menze | July 16, 2021
According to Yanolja, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company achieved both net growth and gains in operating profit last year. Read More
News | Online
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
Former Uber exec leads $17.5M round into autonomous traffic management platform NoTraffic
By Jill Menze | July 14, 2021
NoTraffic uses artificial intelligence to modernize traffic management and save cities on infrastructure and traffic management costs. Read More
News | Technology
How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
How I Got Here, episode 69 - Dean Donovan of DiamondStream Partners
By PhocusWire | June 18, 2021
After playing a central role in the creation of Mexico's first low-cost carrier, DiamondStream is now an important player in the development of companies and next-generation technology in the mobility... Read More
Interview | Technology
Sounding Off: Not all tech fads have a place in travel
Sounding Off: Not all tech fads have a place in travel
By PhocusWire | June 11, 2021
NFTs are probably at the very thinnest end of a useful wedge right now but travel brands need at the very least to be keeping one eye on the bigger trends in the tech space. Read More
Interview | Technology
Is there a role for NFTs in travel?
Is there a role for NFTs in travel?
By Jill Menze | June 9, 2021
Non-fungible tokens could present an opportunity for travelers to gain clout and for providers to connect with their audiences. Read More
News | Technology
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Why technology is the key to getting the world moving again
By David Taylor - Publicis Sapient | May 25, 2021
As it emerges from crisis, the travel industry should not consider a return to normal but rather rebuild itself with the future in mind.  Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Vancouver Airport creates technology testbed for new revenue streams
By Linda Fox | April 23, 2021
The Canadian airport is looking at ways to leverage its assets differently while much of its operations remains on hold because of the pandemic. Read More
News | Technology
Cruise autonomous vehicle brand tops up earlier round with new $750M investment
Cruise autonomous vehicle brand tops up earlier round with new $750M investment
By Kevin May | April 20, 2021
In January this year, Microsoft led a $2 billion funding round as part of a long-term strategic relationship to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. Read More
News | Technology
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Xie Zhu lands $46M for smart hotel technology
By Linda Fox | April 2, 2021
This latest investment comes on top of $37 million in funding announced in January 2020. Read More
News | Technology
Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
Is hospitality ready to service the digitally savvy travel consumer?
By Max Starkov - hospitality consultant and strategist | February 16, 2021
There is a clear deficit of proper hospitality industry education in digital technology and the latest technology innovations, trends and best practices. Read More
Opinion | Technology
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Casai talks technology investment and data-driven decisions
By Linda Fox | February 10, 2021
For a company that set its strategy on offering smart rentals - its name translates as smart home - it concedes a need to ensure the business is getting the basics right. Read More
News | Technology
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In The Big Chair - Anand Krishnan of IBS Software
By Jill Menze | February 4, 2021
In 2018, Anand Krishnan was brought on as CEO of IBS Software, a leading SaaS solutions provider managing mission-critical operations for airlines, airports, hotels and cruise companies. Read More
Interview | Technology
Microsoft bets on autonomous vehicle tech with investment in GM's Cruise
Microsoft bets on autonomous vehicle tech with investment in GM's Cruise
By Jill Menze | January 21, 2021
Microsoft is backing a $2 billion funding round for General Motors’ driverless car unit Cruise as part of a long-term strategic relationship. Read More
News | Technology
How Amazon Web Services wants to aid travel brands in recovery
How Amazon Web Services wants to aid travel brands in recovery
By Jill Menze | December 16, 2020
Through its new Competency Partner program and work with organizations like Star Alliance, AWS is helping travel brands address new demands brought on by COVID-19. Read More
News | Technology
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Autonomous vehicles and natural language processing on travel's 2021 watchlist
By Linda Fox | December 9, 2020
A report from Lux Research tips 12 technologies to watch in 2021, with the travel industry already beginning to deploy a number of them. Read More
News | Technology
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