Articles tagged “google”

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Expedia CFO on Google Relationship — The Positives and Negatives Balance Out

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's paid-search and product practices enable the big -- like Expedia -- to get bigger. So what's not to like? Although other businesses that aren't as well-positioned as Expedia and the Priceline Group undoubtably take a more critical view.

4 days ago

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Expedia CEO Defends His Portfolio Despite Rivals’ Recent Acquisitions

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia's CEO says his company has momentum moving into 2017, although we heard him express similar sentiments over the last two quarters and any surge wasn't particularly noticeable. This will likely be another transition year as Expedia's HomeAway gets more digital and Trivago feels its oats as a public company.

2 weeks ago

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Google Flights Is Making Gains With Consumers

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Just because your company is paranoid doesn't mean Google Flights is not out to get you. Google Flights is making gains, albeit incrementally and seemingly unceasingly.

3 weeks ago

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Trump's sudden executive order banning Muslim immigration from seven countries creates an immediate issue for many corporations employing people from these companies who work in the U.S. on visas. If they were out of the U.S. when the president issued the order there is fear they might not be able to return.

3 weeks ago

Google Earnings Show Booking Sites Face Ongoing Advertising Headwinds

Google Earnings Show Booking Sites Face Ongoing Advertising Headwinds

Jared Wein, Skift

Google continues to churn out strong revenue growth numbers despite its massive size. There was little direct mention of travel on Google’s earnings call, but a few metrics give us insights into likely online travel agency earnings season and the broader online travel ecosystem.

3 weeks ago

Google Flights Gets Aggressive by Intercepting Airline Trademarks

Google Flights Gets Aggressive by Intercepting Airline Trademarks

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google is aggressively placing itself more prominently than ever between the consumer and the airline in the quest for bookings. What does it mean? Airlines are getting more qualified leads but are losing control and getting even more beholden to Google.

4 weeks ago

Google’s Travel Search Dilemma — Digital Marketing News This Week

Google’s Travel Search Dilemma — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressman, Skift

One of the dirty "secrets" of digital advertising is that companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft purchase ads on their own platforms, essentially competing with other buyers for the top placements. The news should give any marketer spending top dollar to try and earn high-ranking search results cause for concern.

1 month ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Google Travel VP on the Power of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Skift Backstage Podcast: Google Travel VP on the Power of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear about Google's recent moves and future ambitions for travel.

2 months ago

Chefs+Tech: Tweet Emojis at Google for Better Restaurant Recommendations

Chefs+Tech: Tweet Emojis at Google for Better Restaurant Recommendations

Chefs+Tech

It's gimmicky, sure, but speaks to how consumers discover the world around them.

2 months ago

Are Google Reviews Poised to Beat TripAdvisor at Its Own Game?

Are Google Reviews Poised to Beat TripAdvisor at Its Own Game?

Martin Soler and Daniel E. Craig, Skift

Google has fought and annoyed TripAdvisor and Yelp for years when it comes to user reviews. The search giant obviously has the scale to compete and is now putting new emphasis on its own user reviews, but it has to prove it has the focus to upend the review balance of power.

2 months ago

Google Rolls Out Its Self-Driving Cars Project Into a Separate Business

Google Rolls Out Its Self-Driving Cars Project Into a Separate Business

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Google's parent, Alphabet, wants to give its self-driving car unit, a startup vibe. In Waymo, Google hopes to recharge the unit's batteries as rivals have been faster on execution.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago