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). […]
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 […]
Expanding Grand Canyon Arisona Airport, bird’s eye view of Las Vegas, SWA holiday pictures with Microsoft
This post was written by Scott Cleland, who authors the “widely-read” PrecursorBlog.com and publishes GoogleMonitor.com. 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.
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.
After shedding Expedia years ago, Microsoft seems to be dipping its toe back into the travel field with the multi-million dollar purchase of Farecast.com.