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How TripAdvisor changed the vacation planning universe | The Star

“We wanted it to feel like a hotel reception,” said Gabree, who appeared surprisingly formal in pants and a button-down.<p>Staying on theme, Gabree …

Hospitality

Netscape: the web browser that came back to haunt Microsoft

Bill Gates’s Internet Explorer killed off Netscape… but it rose again in the form of Firefox, and has now had the last laugh<p>So Microsoft has decided to “retire” Internet Explorer, its web browser. So what? For most internet users the news probably ranked somewhere near the latest information about …

Software

Google is making TV commercials more like internet ads

Google Fiber could be a testing ground for the future of TV ads<p>It looks like Google wants to bring TV ads into the 21st century. The company has quietly announced a new local advertising service for Google Fiber that will make TV ads behave a lot more like internet ads. Using data from its …

Beck Taxi to launch app to rival Uber’s | The Star

Uber’s Smartphone-based taxi service has been decried as unsafe by taxi companies, derided as unfair by competitors and declared illegal by city …