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Uber Will Soon Release Findings of Sexual Harassment Investigation

Uber Will Soon Release Findings of Sexual Harassment Investigation

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Some are saying the recent "Delete Uber" campaign is hurting the company more than it has let on. Unfortunately for Uber, there are no quick fixes for a fundamentally problematic corporate culture.

19 hours ago

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Colin Nagy, Skift

Many industry insiders are surprised the U.S. electronics ban includes flights from Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Is there a valid security concern for adding those airports? Or could something more sinister be taking place?

20 hours ago

Trump Hotels’ U.S. Expansion Hampered by Ethical Concerns

Trump Hotels’ U.S. Expansion Hampered by Ethical Concerns

David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press

Trump Hotels wants to proceed with its growth plans and act like it's business as usual. But can that really be when your former CEO is now the POTUS? And the entangled web of ties between his family and the White House is so thick?

21 hours ago

HotelTonight Raises Another $37 Million in Funding

HotelTonight Raises Another $37 Million in Funding

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotel booking startup HotelTonight took immense losses in 2015. If it is truly profitable now and doubled its revenue to at least $60 million in 2016, then that still doesn't scream IPO.

22 hours ago

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Behind The Rise of Diversity in the Meetings Industry — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The national conversation around the need for more diversity and inclusivity in the technology and advanced industry sectors is moving to the forefront in the meetings industry, as more organizations realize the value of inclusivity to drive success on a global stage.

22 hours ago

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Attacker Near UK Parliament Leaves 3 Dead and Many Injured

Robert Hutton, Thomas Penny and Tim Ross, Bloomberg

The attack in London on the first anniversary of the Brussels bombings, and a day after the UK imposed new flight-security restrictions, could spur more stringent counter-measures.

1 day ago

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Greg Oates, Skift

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region's tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

1 day ago

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Marriott Pits Amazon Alexa Against Apple Siri for Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

Spencer Soper and Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

So, what happened to Google Home?

1 day ago

Attempted Hack of Baidu Is Latest Twist in Driverless Car Drama

Attempted Hack of Baidu Is Latest Twist in Driverless Car Drama

Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Between the Google/Waymo lawsuit against Uber over allegedly pilfered driverless car technology and now the apparent bid by hackers to exploit Baidu's intellectual property related to self-driving cars, it is even more apparent that there are enormous stakes in this sector.

1 day ago

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon

Caroline Winter, Bloomberg

No pain, no gain. SpaceX's first paying passengers with a moon fly-by on their itinerary will have to put up with some minor physical side effects and also considerable stress in being pioneers in space tourism. If these sorts of jaunts ever go mainstream, travel agents will have to advise their clients about the best ways to cope with the rigors of these joy rides.

1 day ago

Skift’s Most Interesting Corporate Travel Startups 2017

Skift’s Most Interesting Corporate Travel Startups 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Innovation used to be hard to come by in corporate travel. Today, these startups are doing the hard work of moving the industry forward -- and major players are paying attention.

1 day ago

Google Flights Gains Popularity Among Millennials as It Adds Booking Sites

Google Flights Gains Popularity Among Millennials as It Adds Booking Sites

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite recent gains, Google Flights is still the price-comparison tool of tomorrow, and not today -- unless its scale makes the instant booking of flights a standard way of doing things.

1 day ago