Articles tagged “microsoft”

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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

Report: The Cellphone Is Underrated as a Travel Inspiration Tool

Report: The Cellphone Is Underrated as a Travel Inspiration Tool

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tablets are trendy and we love them, but mobile phones are in consumers' pockets, pocketbooks, hands or just a few feet away, and travelers are using them to dream of their romantic getaway in Tahiti (or Namibia).

6 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

Delta to Replace Pilots’ Flight Bags with Microsoft Tablets

Delta to Replace Pilots’ Flight Bags with Microsoft Tablets

Jason Clampet, Skift

With this bet on Microsoft, Delta is bucking the pro-iPad trend that other airlines -- as well as the vast majority of consumers -- have embraced. Windows' heightened security and stability issues apparently aren't a concern for Delta either.

6 years ago

Germany ready to block Google Maps for patent infringement

Germany ready to block Google Maps for patent infringement

Daily Telegraph

There's a certain irony in Google being hampered by a patent challenge from rival Microsoft but it speaks to the challenges all tech startups face: Sometimes the biggest challenge to a great idea is a petty legal challenge.

7 years ago

Microsoft isn’t happy that Google will emerge unscathed from FTC anti-trust probe

Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times

For years Yelp complained that Google was displaying too much of its content, so Google went and bought itself Zagat and Frommer's. Now that it has its own content, we're likely to see more of Google's own stuff and less of its competitors.

7 years ago

GroupMe pushes specialized group texting for travel planning

There is a ton of skepticism here about whether the startup, acquired by Microsoft/Skype, can really build a seamless, mobile, group-travel planning experience and whether or not people will care if it does.

7 years ago