Articles tagged “apps”

Delete Didi Movement Shakes China Ridesharing Service

Delete Didi Movement Shakes China Ridesharing Service

Bloomberg

Whether it's an airline (United) or a ridesharing service (Didi and Uber), a corporate reputation can be pummeled in a social media minute. Didi executives claim they are now emphasizing safety as the number one priority and making growth secondary. At least they are saying the right things.

2 months ago

WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

WeChat Pay May Be Missing a Global Expansion Opportunity

Tim Culpan, Bloomberg

Maybe WeChat Pay will change its mind about how far it can reach globally, especially if, as the writer posits, "one day, chat plus wallet will be as obvious a combination as mobile phone plus camera."

3 months ago

The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

The Era of Personalization in Event Tech Is Finally Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Tools are finally emerging that empower event professionals with the insights they need to better understand how attendees operate at events and the value created for sponsors. It's about time, and these tools will only become more useful over time as event planners learn more about what makes their gatherings successful.

7 months ago

HNA Is Trying to Streamline Its Travel Services With New $7.5 Billion HiApp

HNA Is Trying to Streamline Its Travel Services With New $7.5 Billion HiApp

Mason Hinsdale, Jing Travel

All the details about HNA's HiApp are still not out, but this story makes the case that the company would be wise to offer services across its travel portfolio in one place.

9 months ago

14 Apps to Calm Your Travel Mind

14 Apps to Calm Your Travel Mind

Sean O’Neill, Skift

Permanxiety is now a sad fact of life. But you may be able to stress less if you lean on a handful of smartphone apps that can help you avoid health risks, security threats, and other potential travel snafus.

1 year ago

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

New App Offers Yacht-Sharing for $120 a Day

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Cruising is already one of the cheapest ways to travel, but this yacht rental startup could be giving cruises a run for their money.

1 year ago

Launching: Skift Travel App for iOS and Android

Launching: Skift Travel App for iOS and Android

Jason Clampet, Skift

The new Skift Travel app is subscribers-first app, with lots of benefits for the paid Skift Research users. But free users do get access to the last 24 hour of stories.

1 year ago

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

How the iPhone Changed the Way We Travel for Better or Worse

Colin Nagy, Skift

The hardware and evolving software on the iPhone removed friction for travelers in immeasurable ways. It also created friction. The iPhone beckons us whenever we have an idle moment, forcing us to miss some of the things that make travel, particularly solo travel, so beautiful.

1 year ago

Language App Competition Is Growing But the Best Features Aren’t Free

Language App Competition Is Growing But the Best Features Aren’t Free

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

It's easier than ever to pick up some key phrases (or more) before a foreign trip, but travelers should do some research to figure out which option is best for their needs — and how much it will cost.

1 year ago

Messaging App Line to Open Digital Theme Park in Thailand

Messaging App Line to Open Digital Theme Park in Thailand

Kankanit Wiriyasajja and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press

If you build it they will come — and text. Is Line Village Bangkok a next-generation theme park? We'll see.

1 year ago

Chefs+Tech: The Tricky Business of Comparing Delivery Apps

Chefs+Tech: The Tricky Business of Comparing Delivery Apps

Kristen Hawley, Chefs+Tech

You can't judge the success of a food delivery app by counting the number of users who simply open the app.

1 year ago

Guests Can Rent Luxury Hotel Rooms by the Minute Via Recharge App

Guests Can Rent Luxury Hotel Rooms by the Minute Via Recharge App

Chris Rovzar and Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Is there a viable market for renting hotel rooms by the minute instead of hanging out at Starbucks for awhile? There are a few apps trying to find out. Meanwhile, this could be beneficial for some hotels if they can sort through the logistics.

1 year ago