Articles tagged “google”

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Yelp Targets Google Employees in New Antitrust Drive

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Yelp's efforts to see tighter regulation of Google's business practices could have more success this time around than several years ago, when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission dropped the ball. European Union regulators have really cast the previous U.S. effort in a shameful light, and the Trump team may be more sympathetic than the Obama administration.

18 hours ago

Google Plans to String Its Travel Assets Together

Google Plans to String Its Travel Assets Together

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We come in peace, a top Google executive essentially said while addressing the travel industry on Thursday at Skift Forum Europe in Berlin. One possible industry response might be: "Trust, but verify."

4 weeks ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Google’s Rob Torres on Travel Marketing Relevance

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Google’s Rob Torres on Travel Marketing Relevance

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is Google on the road toward becoming an online travel agency? Color us skeptical on that one. How will voice-based search change the game? Google's Rob Torres will certainly express his views on these topics at Skift Forum Europe.

1 month ago

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

This would be a sneaky move by Google, but makes sense given the company's recent focus on improved travel tools for consumers. The more closely the online giant's products are integrated into the travel experience, the more traction it can gain in the travel space outside online booking. We've already seen them experiment, for instance, with Google Fi kiosks in U.S. airports.

1 month ago

Google’s Waymo Enters Self-Driving Car Luxury Sector With Jaguar Purchases

Google’s Waymo Enters Self-Driving Car Luxury Sector With Jaguar Purchases

Associated Press

Waymo isn't wasting any time as Uber's self-driving efforts have come under fire; it wants to establish itself as the leader in the automated vehicle space long before the technology eventually goes mainstream.

2 months ago

Trivago Wants to Do More Google Advertising Now That a Ban Is Lifted

Trivago Wants to Do More Google Advertising Now That a Ban Is Lifted

Dennis Schaal , Skift

Trivago views Google Hotels as a separate channel from Google AdWords, and it is testing participation now that sites such as its own are no longer banned. Then comes the question of how profitable using Google Hotels would be, and whether Trivago wants to spend a lot of money in a competitive product.

2 months ago

Google’s Larry Page Invests in Flying Cars or Should We Just Call Them Helicopters

Google’s Larry Page Invests in Flying Cars or Should We Just Call Them Helicopters

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Today's flying car is basically a helicopter — when was the last time helicopter startups, including Blade or Voom, really disrupted transportation? We're just not that interested in how the royalty of Manhattan gets to JFK in four minutes.

2 months ago

Google Maps Wants to Chart India’s Streets to Find Next Billion Users

Google Maps Wants to Chart India’s Streets to Find Next Billion Users

Saritha Rai, Bloomberg

Google Maps can revolutionize how locals navigate their own city, but furthermore, it will attract tourists who want the comfort and confidence of a familiar app.

2 months ago

Has Google Made the Lowest Hotel Rates Harder to Find?

Has Google Made the Lowest Hotel Rates Harder to Find?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It has become harder to find the online travel agencies with the lowest prices in Google's metasearch. The apparent change this week implicitly favors travel giants, which can afford to dominate ad auctions for online search.

3 months ago

Facebook Takes on Google With Trip-Planning Ads

Facebook Takes on Google With Trip-Planning Ads

Dan Peltier, Skift

Facebook isn't really in the conversation yet when it comes to competing with Google in travel advertising. But Facebook has the ability to reach travelers at various stages of the trip-planning process so it has the potential to be even more disruptive than it has been.

3 months ago

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Uber Settles Waymo Driverless Car Lawsuit for $245 Million

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

Uber likely averted an even bigger toll on the company with this settlement. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had to untangle this mess, and he will probably be embroiled in undoing other Uber past transgressions over the next couple of years.

3 months ago

Google Is One Step Closer to Its User-Centric Vision of Travel Booking

Google Is One Step Closer to Its User-Centric Vision of Travel Booking

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Google is making it easier for travel shoppers to find and use its flight or hotel search through some design changes rolling out in the coming weeks. Watch out, Kayak and Skyscanner. Airlines and hotels will have to pay attention, too.

4 months ago