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DiS meets Owl John: “This record saved Frightened Rabbit”

“To be honest, at the end of last year, I was really sick of Frightened Rabbit. I’d had enough of it.”<p>Scott Hutchison has long since carved out a …

Inspiration

Stars to release new album, No One is Lost, in October

Canadian indie-rockers Stars have announced the release of a new album. Entitled <i>No One is Lost</i>, it serves as the band’s seventh album to date and the …

Music

Wilco announce first tour dates of 2014

For the last month or so, Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has been touring with his son Spencer in support of their collaborative album, <i>Sukirae</i>. But in …

Music

Keep the Things You Forgot: An Elliott Smith Oral History | Pitchfork

Guitar

Hoteliers miss social media prospects

SINGAPORE: Asian travellers are more likely than the global average to use mobile devices and to access social media while on holiday but a third of …

Social Media Marketing

TripAdvisor says no plans to become an OTA, happy to remain booking facilitator

TripAdvisor has moved quickly to reassure quite possibly the entire hospitality sector and world of intermediaries that it has no intention of …

Hospitality

Sunglasses salesman becomes most prolific reviewer on TripAdvisor

He may seem an unlikely gourmand but a sunglasses salesman from Newcastle has been named Britain’s most prolific restaurant reviewer.<p>Phil Blackett, 52, has written critiques on 780 eateries, from takeaways and Greggs the bakers to Michelin starred restaurants and hotels.<p>His reviews, posted on the …

Restaurants

TripAdvisor's New Program Launch Will Bring In Small Hotels Like Never Before

Booking.com, with its 354,000 hotels, has the largest collection of properties among booking sites, but TripAdvisor has launched a new program, …

Beats Music Drops the Deets

What? No Freemium? Via <i>Hypebot</i>:<p>From Insiders Who’ve Seen Beats<p>Several sources, who have seen early versions of Beats, say it looks impressive. …

Apps

How TripAdvisor Tailored Its TV Ads for an International Audience

TripAdvisor launched its first national ad campaign in late September.<p>The online reviews website started testing the TV ads in several U.S. markets …

United States

Can Google, Facebook Tackle Biggest Roadblock to Affordable Internet for All?

The Alliance for Affordable Internet sounds like one of those high-minded but futile ideas that go nowhere, slowly. But then again, maybe it's not. …

New Group Aims for Affordable Internet Access

Millions of people around the world are being left behind, unable to get the information they need to better their lives because they cannot afford …

The Stunt That Got Elvis Costello Banned From Saturday Night Live

One of the defining moments in Elvis Costello's career happened on December 17, 1977, when he appeared on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>. Costello was 23 years …

Music

Features | Tome On The Range | A Scene In Between - A Visual History Of Indie Fashion

Adrian Lobb gets to grips with Sam Knee's pictorial history of Indie via the Jesus and Mary Chain, postcards from Morrissey and the ubiquitous …

BMX

Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich ‘distraught’ over LSE report on music piracy

The paper claims digital filesharing has not affected music industry profits<p>Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich has said he is “distraught” over a …

Music

Danger Mouse and James Mercer’s Broken Bells announce new album ‘After The Disco’

Danger Mouse and James Mercer will release second album in January 2014<p>Broken Bells have announced that they will release their new album ‘After The …

Music

TripAdvisor Becomes Latest Digital Platform to Host Special Deals for American Express Customers

Following in the footsteps of its deals with Foursquare and Twitter, American Express is lettings its cardholders in the U.S., U.K. and Australia …

Banking

TripAdvisor, American Express partnership helps authenticate reviews

TripAdvisor announced a new partnership on Tuesday that is expected to add more credibility to some of its 100 million online reviews of hotels, …

American Express

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What is the best experience you've had in a hotel? Thats what I asked in this #video for @TripAdvisor #travelwithkate

Pioneering TripAdvisor reshaped travel industry

TripAdvisor Inc. tapped into the power of social media right from the company’s start in 2000 by inviting travelers to write online reviews of hotels …

Hospitality

Scaling is Hard, Case Study: TripAdvisor

“TripAdvisor is to travel reviews what Kleenex is to tissues.”<p>– Henry Harteveldt, Forrester<p>TripAdvisor may be one of the most fascinating companies I …

The Secrets to TripAdvisor’s Impressive Scale

Scaling is hard. Really hard. As we have seen with the recent speed bumps at highfliers like Groupon and Zynga, taking “lean startups” from foundation to creating sustainable, scalable, profitable business models is a very rare and special task. So I’m highlighting a few companies outside of the …

Harvard Business Review

As fake online reviews proliferate, fraud detection efforts grow

Seventy times a minute, 4,000 times an hour, new content is submitted to TripAdvisor. And for every hotel or restaurant review that pops up, an …

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor: can users be sued for bad reviews?

In April this year, Canadian Laurent Azoulay stayed at the Hotel Quebec, in Quebec City, with his son. He alleged he was bitten by bed bugs and claimed to have recorded video evidence of this, and to have collected bed bugs to show staff.<p>He wrote about his experience in a scathing review on the …

TripAdvisor

BBJ and MHT name 2013's Innovation All-Stars - Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech have announced the 2013 Innovation All-Stars. This year, two individuals and 15 companies will be …

Innovation

TripAdvisor launches first national TV ad campaign, to cost 'tens of millions' - Boston Business Journal

"We're a very big company to just now be starting on TV advertising,"… more<p>BBJ | W. Marc Bernsau<p>TripAdvisor on Monday announced the launch of the …

Advertising