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Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends. This one looks at top digital trends.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>> More digital currencies join the fray: Turning Airline Miles Into Bitcoin? It’s Possible as Alternative Currencies Edge Ahead

>> A lot more work needs to be done on optimization and conversion to ease the process of buying: Mobile Devices Now Generate 25 Percent of All Digital Travel Transactions in the U.S.

>> U.S. and European antitrust authorities have collaborated in their respective probes of Google: Google May Have Appeased the FTC, But Can It Beat Europe’s 

>> Periscope got some buzz this week, will it be the death of Meerkat?: U.S. Department of Interior is an Early Adopter of Periscope for Campaign Launch

>> Brands must be cautious about spreading themselves too thin: How Top Travel Brands on Social Media Perform on Pinterest, Vine and Tumblr

Photo Credit: U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewel shows viewers on Periscope how to use the kiosk that's part of National Park Service's new campaign, Find Your Park. Skift