Google and Microsoft join the fight against Marriott blocking guests’ MIFI

I’ve stayed at hotels that charge $20/day or more for high speed Internet access, charge extra to connect more than two devices per room, and had high speed Internet in name only, unless you paid an extra fee for “real” high speed. To eliminate those issues I use a personal cellular mobile Wi-Fi hotspot (MIFI). […]

What the end of Windows XP support means for travelers using it on their computers

Does your computer run on Microsoft Windows XP? If it does, you’re not alone. As of the end of last month, NetMarketShare reported almost 30 percent of computers world-wide are still running Microsoft Windows XP, more than three times the total number of Apple computers running all versions of OSX. As of April 8th, Microsoft […]

Why Google-ITA is like Microsoft-Intuit 1995

This post was written by Scott Cleland, who authors the “widely-read” and publishes This story concerns the current antitrust investigation of Google’s proposed purchase of ITA Software that is considered the Google of the travel vertical on the Internet.

Bing Travel: “We save the average couple $50 per trip”

Hugh Crean is the general manager of Bing Travel, Microsoft’s new travel search engine. Microsoft is trying to chip away at Google’s search engine dominance, and Bing Travel is part of a multi-pronged effort that also include shopping and health-related microsites. Crean’s company, Farecast, was acquired by Microsoft last year and folded into MSN Travel. I asked Crean about what Bing means to travelers.