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Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Apple Wants to Use Drones to Catch up With Google Maps

Mark Gurman, Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since Google Maps is ubiquitous, and is one of the most popular trip-planning apps in existence, it makes sense that another monolith like Apple would push hard to compete.

6 days ago

Two Years Later Uber and Concur Expand Corporate Travel Integration

Two Years Later Uber and Concur Expand Corporate Travel Integration

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Anyone doubting the complexities of corporate travel should know that it took two years for Uber and Concur to get to this stage.

5 months ago

Apple Partnership Shows Lyft’s Growth in Corporate Travel

Apple Partnership Shows Lyft’s Growth in Corporate Travel

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

This news from Apple illustrates the strides Lyft has made to appeal to the corporate travel space.

6 months ago

5 Facts Behind Apple’s $1 Billion Ride-Sharing Investment

5 Facts Behind Apple’s $1 Billion Ride-Sharing Investment

Lulu Yilun Chen, Bloomberg

Didi is dominating China in a way that Uber would love to dominate any market. It's the one ride-sharing company that's going beyond points A and B to a larger suite of services.

7 months ago

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Asian Rival Didi

Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Asian Rival Didi

Julia Love, Reuters

Uber has been such an innovator in this space that it must be seen as a slap in the face, especially from the manufacturer of the phone it hands out to all drivers. But this is a fight with huge ramifications, not small slights.

7 months ago

Everybody Wants to Own Nokia’s Mapping Technology

Everybody Wants to Own Nokia’s Mapping Technology

Tim Higgins, Bloomberg

The future of discovery is entirely mobile, and right now Google is the undisputed champion.

1 year ago

Future of Local Discovery is in the Car’s Dashboard

Future of Local Discovery is in the Car’s Dashboard

Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg

Connected cars with navigation systems to select the best routes and travel apps to pick nearby hotels and restaurants are already here. The auto manufacturers want to fend off Google and Apple as connected cars become the next frontier of disruption.

1 year ago

Apple Trying to Improve Maps Product With Global Data Collection Project

Apple Trying to Improve Maps Product With Global Data Collection Project

Michelle F. Davis, Bloomberg

We get that this is an essential service for mobile users, but Apple has shown neither the commitment nor the talent devoted to its Maps product to actually win.

1 year ago

Apple Made More in the Last Quarter Than All the World’s Airlines Together Will Make All Year

Apple Made More in the Last Quarter Than All the World’s Airlines Together Will Make All Year

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It's hard to imagine other industries, as critical as aviation to our global economies and our modern lifestyles, surviving on these margins.

2 years ago

Apple Buys Augmented Reality Company Behind Tours App

Apple Buys Augmented Reality Company Behind Tours App

Associated Press

Apple is playing constant catch up with local discovery, but it has yet to put any acquisitions like this one into the hands of users.

2 years ago

New Trends Report: The Future of Wearables in Travel

New Trends Report: The Future of Wearables in Travel

Jason Clampet, Skift

Hotels, airlines and others in the travel and hospitality industry are in a fierce bid for a piece of the $644.9 billion global leisure travel pie know they must reach consumers at every step of the look-to-book process and the journey beyond.

2 years ago

All the Apple Watch Hotel and Airline Apps (So Far)

All the Apple Watch Hotel and Airline Apps (So Far)

Jason Clampet, Skift

Will the Watch be the next Google Glass or the next iPhone? We're waiting to find out, too.

2 years ago