Andrea Almosny

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Starbucks’ Red Christmas Cups for 2016 Probably Won’t Offend Anybody (Probably)

Starbucks wants consumers to know it's heard their deep concerns about its Christmas cups, and has worked hard to rectify the situation.<p>Last year, …

4 reasons this headset is perfect for mobile VR

Whether you’re a hardcore techie or just a dabbler, you’ve certainly heard of VR (virtual reality) or maybe even experienced it yourself. Although …

Google's Travel Business Is Already Twice the Size of Expedia's

When is Google finally going to tie all of its travel products together and become an online travel agency to rival Expedia, the Priceline Group and, …

Every One of Hilton's 13 Hotel Brands, Explained

When Hilton Worldwide CEO Christopher Nassetta recently threw some subtle shade at Marriott International, we couldn’t help but wonder: Are each of …

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Google Flights will now help you avoid sudden price increases

Seemingly random price changes can be one of the most frustrating parts of booking a flight. Now, Google is making it easier to know when prices will …

Google becoming a hardware manufacturer isn't a threat — yet

Not everyone liked the Google Glass — even the tech giant itself admitted regrets in how it executed on the hardware push. Last month, it closed …

Snapchat Spectacle Videos Will Mimic The Human Eye

The new "round" video format is intended to emulate how we see.<p>Yesterday, Snapchat, the video and photo sharing app, announced the arrival of its first hardware product (in addition to a new company name, Snap, Inc.). Spectacles are sunglasses outfitted with a camera that will capture 10 second …

Business Travelers Booking With Travel Agents Aren't Using the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy represents something of a new phenomenon for travel agents, despite services like Airbnb and Uber being essentially mainstreamed …

The rise of gamification: challenges of the marketing game

<b>In recent years, approaches that aim to unite, motivate and even retain a community in the digital universe have been constantly increasing. Things</b> …