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CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com – TechCrunch

Trip.com, a travel discovery app formerly known as Gogobot, is getting acquired amid a flurry of activity surrounding trip discovery tools and companies — and the emerging presence of Airbnb’s foray into finding experiences. The acquisition comes amid the specter of Airbnb, which has been explicit about looking to become an “experience” engine. If you go to Airbnb today, the first...

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Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge

Google announced that it will be shutting off developer access to a feed that automates data for airfare search engines, in a move that could affect third-party travel sites. It’s also a sign that Google is becoming increasingly interested in competing with the big names in travel services like Expedia and Orbitz. The search giant posted a notice on the FAQ page of its site for software...

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Google will stop feeding airfare data to travel websites – The Verge – The Verge

Google announced that it will be shutting off developer access to a feed that automates data for airfare search engines, in a move that could affect third-party travel sites. It’s also a sign that Google is becoming increasingly interested in competing with the big names in travel services like Expedia and Orbitz. The search giant posted a notice on the FAQ page of its site for software...

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Record Thanksgiving air travel could boost US airlines – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. airline profits in the first nine months of 2017 fell 20 percent year over year, but the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in more than a decade could give carriers a boost, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday. Despite posting a collective 3.8 percent revenue increase, steep upticks in operating expenses drove down the pretax profits of nine...

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Record Thanksgiving air travel could boost U.S. airlines – Reuters – Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. airline profits in the first nine months of 2017 fell 20 percent year over year, but the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in more than a decade could give carriers a boost, according to an industry trade group on Wednesday. Despite posting a collective 3.8 percent revenue increase, steep upticks in operating expenses drove down the pretax profits of nine...

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Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy – TechCrunch

The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one with very specific appeal; and it runs Android apps, which makes it feel very much like an iPad competitor. It’s a great device in terms of hardware build and general performance, but it’s...

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