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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.”

Scott Hutchison has long since carved out a …


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

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


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, Sukirae. But in …


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

In 2001, Smith begins and ends a series of recording sessions with Jon Brion, which fall apart after Brion confronts him about his drug use and self-destructive behavior. By the fall of that year, he contacts producer David McConnell.

DAVID MCCONNELL [producer; From a Basement on the Hill]: I had XO, …

Elliott Smith

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 …

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 …


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.

Phil Blackett, 52, has written critiques on 780 eateries, from takeaways and Greggs the bakers to Michelin starred restaurants and hotels.

His reviews, posted on the …

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

Independent hotels using TripAdvisor now have an advantage over online travel agencies and big hotel chains -- a self-service advertising platform.


Beats Music Drops the Deets

What? No Freemium? Via Hypebot:

From Insiders Who’ve Seen Beats

Several sources, who have seen early versions of Beats, say it looks impressive. …


How TripAdvisor Tailored Its TV Ads for an International Audience

TripAdvisor launched its first national ad campaign in late September.

The online reviews website started testing the TV ads in several U.S. markets …


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 Saturday Night Live. Costello was 23 years …

Elvis Costello

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 …

Indie Music

NME News Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich 'distraught' over LSE report on music piracy | NME.COM

Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich has said he is "distraught" over a report published by London School of Economics which claims that digital …

Entertainment Industry

NME News Danger Mouse and James Mercer's Broken Bells announce new album 'After The Disco' | NME.COM

Broken Bells have announced that they will release their new album 'After The Disco' next year.

The brand new studio album will be released in January …

Danger Mouse

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 …

American Express

TripAdvisor, American Express partnership helps authenticate reviews - Business

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

Encouraging the Reviewers, Honestly

The credibility of online reviews has come under attack so many times that it is hard to know which, if any, to believe.

Go to an unfamiliar city, look up a promising restaurant and almost invariably there will be a sheaf of reviews celebrating the food, ambiance and service, and then a smaller …

American Express

App Store on Twitter

Today we added @Duolingo and @TripAdvisor to our #DesignedforiOS7 collection.

App Store

Kate Thomas on Twitter

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


TripAdvisor's New Smartphone App Is All About Metasearch

Today TripAdvisor took another step into the mobile hotel booking game with the relaunch of its apps for Apple’s iOS and Android. The app clearly …


TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants 8.0 Features New iOS 7 Redesign And More

The official hotel, flight, and restaurant deal finder app of the popular travel website TripAdvisor has just been updated to version 8.0 for iOS 7.

A …


One minute with TripAdvisor CEO Steve Kaufer - TripAdvisor Blog

TripAdvisor is a community of travelers all around the world, helping each other plan and have the perfect trip. But do you know how it began? To …

TripAdvisor establishes engineering hub in Dublin, creating at least 50 jobs - Careers | - Ireland's Technology News Service

Online travel hub TripAdvisor announced the establishment of its first European engineering hub in Dublin’s docklands region and will begin …

Out of Nest, TripAdvisor Soars Past Expedia - WSJ

Children often outgrow their parents by their teens. TripAdvisor Inc. did it in less than 20 months.

That milestone was crossed after Expedia Inc. executives spent months warning analysts and investors that aggressive marketing tactics from old rivals like Inc. could hurt profits this …


TripAdvisor shows who is the boss, top source for direct hotel bookings

TripAdvisor has overtaken the OTAs and all other sources to become the number one source of traffic for bookings made in a hotel’s website.

A study by …


Does Expedia Have TripAdvisor Spinoff Remorse?

There’s no doubt that Expedia Inc. and TripAdvisor shareholders are laughing all the way to the bank regarding Expedia’s late-2011 spinoff of …