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Articles tagged “android”

Hotels

Hotels Are Becoming Another Venue for Apple Vs. Samsung Battle

Hotels Are Becoming Another Venue for Apple Vs. Samsung Battle

Airlines

Norwegian loads Android apps into Dreamliner entertainment system

There's no iOS love in the Scandanavian airline's choice as Norwegian opted for Android. The airline also decided to stick with its own entertainment system instead of enticing passengers just to bring their own devices and use them.

Norwegian loads Android apps into Dreamliner entertainment system

Online Travel

Will travel brands ditch apps and let Google, Apple and other platforms lead?

It's difficult to see why airlines, hotels, and others would want to replace apps that help them manage relationships with loyal customers with a feed to a platform that doesn't do anything special for them.

Online Travel

Four things Apple absolutely must do to fix its maps in iOS7

Tech pundits are calling this Apple WWDC a do-or-die for the future of the company, but we really want to know if the company will get its act together on maps for the iPhone.

Four things Apple absolutely must do to fix its maps in iOS7

Online Travel

Report: Google will buy Waze mapping and navigation service for $1.3 billion

If accurate, it's good news for Waze. Especially since the app's appetite for data and battery power has become a turn off for many of the early adopters.

Media and PR

The new Google Maps products are the killer travel apps

Who's left to take on Google when it comes to local information, mapping, and expert advice?

The new Google Maps products are the killer travel apps

Online Travel

Facebook Android app can play photographer without your confirmation

Facebook blames Google for the awkward permission language, and we're supposed to trust Facebook that it would never snap vacation or intimate photos without your confirmation. We'd rather not be so trustworthy.

Online Travel

Five travel startups hack roaming fees, restaurants and hotel bookings

Five travel startups hack roaming fees, restaurants and hotel bookings

Airlines

Researcher says he can take command of an airliner with his Android device

The FAA and manufacturers such as Honeywell have responded by saying it can't actually happen, but other studies have demonstrated there is likely a real vulnerability here.

Online Travel

With new Home launch, Facebook is still Facebook of travel inspiration

From day one at Skift, we've believed the consumer travel startups and VCs funding them have run after the wrong "problem" to solve: that somehow consumer digital behavior will be completely different during the travel lifecycle, and you need specialized services to cater to that. Facebook Home make friend's photos & feed even more visual in mobile, and make travel inspiration & photo management even more useful during travel for the user and their friends.

With new Home launch, Facebook is still Facebook of travel inspiration