Facebook is hoping to attract more airline advertisers with its newest product, Dynamic Ads for Travel for flights, which is geared toward mobile users. Pictured here are images from Cathay Pacific's Dynamic Ads for Travel. FacebookSkift Take: These are the digital trends we were talking about this week. — Sarah EnelowThroughout the week we post dozens of original stories, connecting the dots across the travel industry, and every weekend we sum it all up. This weekend roundup examines digital...
Finding a black one-piece swimsuit seems like it should be easy, right? In seasons past, that meant digging through the sale section at Target, or hoping you could find one at your local mall that wasn’t too high-necked, too ruched, or too, well, geriatric—but not anymore. MORE: The Best Sunglasses to Shop Right This Moment Now that one-pieces are the swimsuit silhouette du jour, finding the style that’s right for you is tough for different reasons: There’s too many damn choices—you ca...
Graduates of Code Republic’s latest batch with YJ Capital’s managing director Shinichiro Hori in front center flanked by East Ventures managing partner Taiga Matsuyama to his left and East Ventures co-founder Batara Eto to his right. Photo credit: Code Republic. Code Republic graduated its second batch of three startups last night. They say ,“threes a crowd,” and the crowd definitely showed up Friday. The accelerator is run by investment powerhouses Yahoo Japan’s YJ Capital and...
 Late on Friday, Amazon announced it will be shutting down its “Underground Actually Free” program which offers customers free versions of Android apps that would typically cost money, including those that relied on in-app purchases but were otherwise free downloads. Though it promised long-term support when it debuted back in August 2015, Amazon today says the “Actually… Read More
An Air Berlin aircraft. The carrier has reported increased losses. Andreas Wiese / Air BerlinSkift Take: For the moment shareholder Etihad is sticking by the struggling carrier. It will be hoping that Air Berlin can turn things around and not go the same way as Alitalia. — Patrick WhyteEtihad Airways PJSC plans to stand by Air Berlin Plc even after its German partner reported soaring operating losses as a strategic overhaul struggled to gain traction. Germany’s second-largest carrier is sh...
At first glance, it's easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft's third-quarter financial results were published yesterday, and they had many high points: cloud revenue is growing well (though we have some misgivings about how the numbers are reported), Windows outperformed the PC market, and Office 365 passed 100 million corporate seats. But there were a couple of significant black marks: Phone revenue has dropped to effectively zero, and Surface revenue was down sh...
President Pranab Mukherjee has granted assent to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which will now allow women to take up to 26 weeks of maternity leave for up to two surviving children from the earlier 12 weeks. The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on August 11 last year and it was subsequently passed in the Lok Sabha on March 9. The positive side of the story is it will bring more number of women in the organised work force. However, on the other hand it might also force smaller org...
What does this mean, exactly?Photo credit: TeroVesalainen, CC0 Public DomainSo I took a look at this headline and thought “yeah, feels about right.”The economy grew 0.7 percent in Trump's first quarter, federal data showThe U.S. economy expanded at its slowest pace in three years in the first quarter of this year, according to government data issued Friday morning, as spending by consumers grew at a slower pace and government outlays fell.During Q1 2017, I lost one freelancing client...
Computers rarely work as well after they've accumulated files and misconfigured settings. Thankfully, with this guide, you'll be able to restore your Windows PC to its original state and, hopefully, boost its performance. The post How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settings appeared first on Digital Trends.
MUMBAI: A village located between the hill stations of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani, popular for its strawberries will now also be known as India’s first “village of books”. The formal inauguration for Bhilar village is scheduled for May 4. “We have identified around 25 premises like homes, school, temples and other public places in the village, where over 15,000 books would be made available for tourists for reading. In a way we are transforming the whole village into a ...
“SHOW me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” So said Manuel II Palaiologos, a Byzantine emperor, of Islam’s founder. Some six centuries later, in 2006, Pope Benedict XVI used the quotation in a speech about reason and religion. The Muslim world was not pleased.Jorge Bergoglio, then a cardinal in Argentina, criticised Benedict’s comments. In 2013, when Father Bergog...
Porridge or uji as we call it is a very healthy beverage. A lot of people leave it for school kids and toddlers but you really should continue taking uji even when you are grown. Here are reasons why uji is good for you. 1. It helps with appetite regulation and weight control. Uji has whole grains and whole-grain derivatives which contain a high amount of dietary fiber. This substance helps fill you up, which prevents you from overeating. If you do not overeat, you will maintain or even lose we...
Imitation is often said to be the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s hard to believe that technologies like Lyrebird won’t be used malignantly. The voice imitation AI claims to require a vocal sample of just one minute, to “compress the voice’s DNA into a unique key” that can be used to generate anything after. By making the software available to anyone, the Montreal-based company hopes to raise awareness that such technologies exist, and eventually “raise a...
Drivers working for Uber in Britain will be able to access illness and injury cover under a new scheme from the San Francisco-based company, which has faced legal challenges over the way it treats its staff. Uber, which allows users to book and pay for a taxi via a smartphone app, said on Thursday it would help fund a program which provides benefits to those workers also willing to contribute. “Drivers who make money through Uber tell us they love the freedom of being their own boss and ch...
Lyft is growing faster than expected, but isn't profitable yet. Lyft co-founders John Zimmer, left, and Logan Green speaking in 2013. JD Lasica / FlickrSkift Take: Lyft's growth shows that Uber still hasn't locked up the U.S. ridesharing market. The #DeleteUber backlash has certainly contributed to Lyft's gains. — Andrew SheivachmanLyft Inc.’s bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter, suggesting the company benefited from user defections and management turmoil ...
A Hilton hotel in Richmond, Va. The brand is making it easier for some loyalty members to share points within a limited circle. Steve Helber / Associated PressSkift Take: Hilton's Honors Loyalty program just got bit more powerful with new functionality that allows for pooling of points among parties of 11. — Grant MartinHilton, which overhauled its Honors Loyalty Program earlier this year, launched a new tool for members to share points this week. Called Points Pooling, the program al...
PROFITS at China’s major industrial companies rose slower in March, damped by excessive hikes in raw materials prices and easing profit growth in coal, oil and steel industries, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. Industrial profits jumped 23.8 percent year on year last month to 688.7 billion yuan (US$99.9 billion), down from 31.5 percent in January and February combined but faster than the 8.5 percent increase in March 2016, the official data showed. He Ping, a bureau a...
UNITED AIRLINES is making amends. After an unconscionable incident earlier this month, in which a passenger who refused to be bumped from a flight was forcibly dragged off the plane, on 27th April the airline announced 10 policy changes aimed at preventing such indignities in the future. Chief among them are increasing the maximum compensation offered to passengers who agree to be bumped to $10,000, and an end to the practice of forcing passengers on the plane to give up their seats against thei...
Look out, Legos. The building blocks of the future are here. Meet Pixio, a new set of magnetic blocks here to ensure that the only obstacle you have to overcome in your construction process is your own imagination. The post Move over, Lego — Pixio is here with its magnetic building blocks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Acer held its 2017 Next@Acer event this morning, where it introduced a number of new and updated products. In terms of PCs, Acer was focused on making things thinner without sacrificing performance or capabilities. The post Acer flaunts improved Swift, Switch laptops during its @Next event appeared first on Digital Trends.