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Google Maps Could Be the Do-It-All Restaurant App of the Future

As rumors surfaced last month that reservations platform Resy was up for sale, Google was on our short list of best guesses as to a potential buyer. The company’s dominance in local search and discovery is well-proven, and its interest in the restaurant business has only increased in recent years. “When I’m in a city or in a place that I’m not […]

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How to Keep Meeting Attendees Off Their Smartphones

What’s small, sometimes silent but super noisy at other times, and jam-packed with information? The answer, of course, is a cell phone, and that tool—along with smart mobile devices generally—is a big competitor for meeting planners when they’re trying to capture the attention of attendees. By 2015, 64 percent of adults around the country, or nearly two-thirds of Americans, owned […]

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Air Europa trials facial recognition technology in Menorca

Spain is spearheading the introduction of the first facial recognition pilot project in Europe, thanks to airport operator Aena and Air Europa’s collaboration. Biometric technology will speed-up boarding area control, identification and access processes. Biometric identification technology streamlines airport passenger movement by facilitating free, faster, safer and more efficient transit. This technological breakthrough aims at simplifying boarding procedures, until now […]

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WhatsApp: New features coming soon

When WhatsApp launched stickers there was a load of interest in these cute new additions to the popular Facebook-owned chat app. They gave users a new way to communicate and are slightly more flexible than Emoji. However there was one slight problem – you had to download a whole pack, perhaps filled with irrelevant stickers that you didn’t want. But the company […]

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Customers can pay using WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

FIRST Direct customers can now pay friends using apps such as Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp without having to log into their online banking. The telephone and online bank has just launched the service called Fdpay, and it means customers can transfer money “within seconds” by tapping a payment icon on their phone’s keyboard. On pressing the Fdpay button, customers are […]

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Facebook To Integrate WhatsApp, Instagram And Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a “long process”. The plan was first reported in the New York Times […]

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Travel Could Gain From Apple’s Augmented Reality Push

Of all travel companies, TripAdvisor has the most to gain by taking advantage of the expanding augmented reality functionality of iPhones and other devices. Overlaying rich hotel and restaurant reviews on real-world scenes could be widely popular. Will it act? Apple on Wednesday made many announcements, but one that likely caught the ear of many travel companies is that the […]

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Apple confirms next iPhone event date – with gold invitations

The launch date has been confirmed for September 12 with rumours circulating as to the identity of the new iPhone X Plus, iPhone 11 or iPhone 9 has confirmed the September launch of the latest version of iPhone – with gold invitations. The tech giant usually unveils its latest devices in September and this year is just the same. And […]

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Planning for a detailed conference by using MICE booking platforms

eTN is sharing this article without copyright claim with journalists and publications interested in travel and tourism news. With the assistance of booking platforms such as for example MICE access, agencies can be found a time-saving and efficient treatment for serve their customers or even to let them utilize the platform themselves. MICE access already offers over 50 different agencies […]