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How To Use Psychological Principles To Boost Conversions

Conversion optimization is about increasing the likelihood that a user will perform an action you wish them to take.<p>Your user needs to make a …

Push Notifications Lift Retention Rates

This year, 196.2 million US mobile device users ages 14 and older will install at least one app on their devices, eMarketer estimates, representing …

Apps

Don’t Listen to Your Users

And other lessons from building a consumer-facing app<p>Two years ago today, two friends and I sketched out an app, Hitlist, that would alert you when …

Travel Deals

Technology Will Speed You Through the Airport of the Future

Car-parking robots, tracking beacons and facial recognition systems aim to make travel relaxing<p>Like a good maître d’, the airport of the future will recognize you, greet you by name and know exactly where to put you.<p>Airports around the world are beginning to move in this direction. At London’s …

Flying

Pros and cons of WeChat for direct hotel bookings

Hotel organizations in China are undergoing a digital transformation and the cornerstone of their efforts is serving guests through their own apps.<p><b>NB</b> …

Hospitality

Google to restructure into new holding company called Alphabet

Google is dead. Long live Alphabet.<p>Meet Sundar Pichai: the man who will replace Larry Page as CEO of Google<p>Read more<p>The tech company announced on Monday that it would rebrand itself as Alphabet – a new holding company whose largest wholly owned subsidiary will be Google.<p>In a surprise blogpost made …

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[Infographic] The Anatomy of a Perfect Checkout Page

So you’ve spent time, money and effort creating your online shop. Your landing page is engaging, your product descriptions are tempting and your …

​Google buys mobile UI design firm Pixate, makes its software free

Google has acquired mobile app prototyping firm Pixate to bolster its design team.<p>Google has acquired Pixate, a maker of software that helps …

Prototyping

The Future of Flying Could Be More Like a Cruise

The future of commercial aviation may not be as bleak as previously imagined, and a new people-friendly flying experience could be closer than many …

Twitter's Biggest Problem? Its Flawed Design

Enjoy Twitter? Good news! That makes you part of a surprisingly exclusive club. The bad news? Twitter as you know it might not be around much longer. …

Interview: Airbnb's CMO on Authentic Travel Experiences

<b>Jonathan Mildenhall will speak about leveraging cultural ideology to create a super-brand in travel at the Skift Global Forum on October 14 and 15 in</b> …

Hospitality

TripAdvisor’s Reviews Won’t Change Even as It Becomes the Next Big Booking Site

Now that TripAdvisor has increasingly become a hotel booking site, with 235,000 properties shown that guests can book right on TripAdvisor through …

Trivago Spent $3.7 Million in July to Tweak TripAdvisor Over Reviews

Trivago, Expedia’s hotel comparison shopping site, has spent $3.7 million so far in July on two similar TV ads in the U.S. designed to show consumers …

Google can now tell you how to beat the queues in your favourite Dublin cafes

GOOGLE HAVE UNVEILED a very cool new feature indeed. In a Google+ post yesterday, the tech giant have announced a new way to make your life …

Skyscanner bags global flight deal for MSN consumer platform

Big league stuff for Skyscanner potentially, with it securing a deal to provide flight search to MSN in all of the Microsoft-run brand’s global …

Target Launches Beacon Test In 50 Stores, Will Expand Nationwide Later This Year

Target, the second largest general merchandise retailer in the U.S., announced this morning that it will start testing beacon technology in 50 of its stores nationwide. With beacon technology, the company says it will be able to send information about deals as well as recommendations directly to …

eCommerce

Twitter: A Google company – How it would work

Twitter should be a Google company…<p>I am far from the first person to propose this. I don’t even <i>like</i> saying it, but the future of my favorite social network – who knew that was a thing you could have? – does not look good if it continues in its current rut.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and …

Will TripAdvisor Be the Next Airbnb? It Seems to Be Trying

While much of the attention in the past couple of weeks has revolved around TripAdvisor’s emergence as a hotel booking site, the company’s Flipkey …

Can pre-flight downloads really change the wireless IFE game?

The following article was published by Future Travel ExperienceTransavia, Lufthansa Systems, Skycast Solutions and Piksel offer their thoughts on the …

Oculus just acquired a company that can mirror your hands in VR

Based on Oculus VR's recent acquisitions, we can assume the Oculus Touch won't be the last controller we see from the virtual reality headset …

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet.<p>Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country.<p>However, Eric Schmidt, Google's …

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Why Website Redesigns Make You So Angry

Oh lord, Seamless. Do you want me to starve to death?<p>That’s what a lot of people have been asking themselves since the popular food delivery service …

UI Design

TripAdvisor Shares Jump on Room-Booking Deal With Marriott

TripAdvisor Inc. shares jumped the most in four months after the company announced a partnership with Marriott International Inc. that will let users …

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

Among Top 1000 e-retailers, every merchandise category saw gains. But the Housewares/Home Furnishings group once again outshined them all.<p>Events<p>More …

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5 New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Make the Most of an Airport Experience

Nearly every week we hear news of how the airport experience of tomorrow is just around the corner or how more personalization and information at …

The future of cards in Web design

According to The Complete Guide to an Effective Card-Style Interface Design: “The best card design is simple. It also features a rich content experience. For a successful card-style project, both of these elements must be present. But there are plenty of other design techniques that can add to …