Articles tagged “bing”

How Herb Kelleher Made Southwest a Vexing Problem for Online Travel

How Herb Kelleher Made Southwest a Vexing Problem for Online Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Southwest has perennially been a thorn in the side of online travel companies that lusted after getting access to its flights and fares. But no one can credibly argue that Southwest's insistence on direct distribution hasn't worked for the airline. Its competitors and peers inside and outside of the airline industry can only be jealous.

5 months ago

Uber Buys Part of Bing Mapping Technology and Team

Uber Buys Part of Bing Mapping Technology and Team

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Bing also uses Nokia's Here data, so Uber's pursuit of Nokia's business may not be over after all.

4 years ago

How Microsoft Squandered a Chance to Be a Force in Travel

How Microsoft Squandered a Chance to Be a Force in Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Whether Bing Travel/Farecast could have made it and competed just based on the flight prediction differentiator is open to debate, but Microsoft Bing never even gave it a try.

5 years ago

TripAdvisor Edges Into Kayak’s Hotel Turf In Deal With Bing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The deal, particularly the desktop element of it, is a good one for TripAdvisor, even if Microsoft has struggled to become a force in travel.

6 years ago

Microsoft’s Bing chooses partnerships over acquisitions in battle over local

Microsoft’s Bing chooses partnerships over acquisitions in battle over local

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Microsoft/Bing's approach to content is indeed more open than Google's, and Bing has done a great job incorporating a lot of Yelp restaurant content on Bing.com without having to acquire the company.

7 years ago

Bing and Google maps both improve detail and add more high-def renderings

How wonderful is it that the tech heavyweights are having an arms race to provide users with the best free maps the world has ever seen?

7 years ago

Can Foursquare, Quora, and LinkedIn make users care about Bing?

Bing has reorganized its search results pages to incorporate the social element, but it really has a long way to go before the service evolves into something really useful for travelers.

7 years ago