News publishers in the USA are setting up a guard dog company to protect their content.
Twenty-nine major news and information companies have signed on as initial investors and participants in NewsRight, an independent digital rights and content licensing organisation led by former ABC News President David Westin. NewsRight will ‘facilitate the use of published news content and data analytics with the permission of publishers’.
The 29 founding organisations of NewsRight publish original news reports on 841 websites Continue Reading
Paid links are a touchy subject, and especially so for the ‘Linkcatcher General’ aka Google Inc, who were embarrassingly caught out earlier this week sponsoring a blog post with a full strength link in it. Now they appear to have punished themselves.
The sin/error/crime was first spotted by Aaron Wall at SEO Book. He searched for the phrase “this post is sponsored by Google” and found a bunch (400 pages) of posts about Google’s Chrome browser, seemingly an Continue Reading
Headed to Malaysia? Expect to find free (or reasonably priced) wi-fi at every restaurant you visit in the capital, starting in April.
In what is undoubtedly the greatest turn of events in tourism so far in 2012, The New Straits Times reports that City Hall in Kuala Lumpur will be rolling out a legal requirement for all restaurants and “eateries” in the city to offer free wi-fi – starting as early as April this year. The new rules Continue Reading
Last October, in an effort to bolster the country’s reputation following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Tourism Agency announced that it would give away 10,000 free flights to Japan in 2012. However, the day after Christmas, officials announced that the flight giveaway will be a no go.
Good news for travel writers seeking ‘le mot juste’. HarperCollins has published its famous Collins English Dictionary online.
There are numerous online dictionaries already on the web, usually awash with advertising, but this is the first time a major publisher has placed its dictionary content online, free to use and for now at least, free of ads (other than their own).
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LabTrip is another startup which is hot off the blocks and on a mission to reinvent how people plan and book their travel arrangements. The Barcelona based company was founded in 2010 and seems to be one of those rare Spanish tech startups who are going places, founded by two ambitious former KPMG employees.