Detroit Free Press: Things get cozy online at hotel sites
I think she mixed up her numbers but it demonstrates what has become of hotelroom shopping.
Economist: Click to buy and fly
Travel websites are fast catching on with customers and transforming the business of leisure travel. A revolution in business travel may not be far behind.
If Architects Had To Work Like Web Designers…
I hope I’m not one these clients…
TiVo is one of those companies that gets it. They looked at the user of TV and recognized a way to enhance their experience by giving them more control over the User Experience of TV. Mike Samsay explains it well in an interview with Engadget:
I installed the new Google Desktop Search today and…WOW. This is amazing. It indexed all 23,000 files. Now, when I Google something, it displays the number of result from my own files plus the top two results. The interface is just like the regular Google results and so far it works like a charm. It seems to give more weight to recent files. Makes sense. It hasn’t been able to index my emails yet. It seems to be a problem with Outlook though, because Outlook has given me some problems lately. When my 75,000 emails are indexed, I will be ecstatic. This is going to make life much easier.
Excellent Alertbox by Jacob Nielsen. I thought it’s stating the obvious but it still surprises my how many marketers, designers and techies just don’t get it. This article is a very nice summary.
I don’t live in the US, in live in Canada. But US politics has a huge impact on world affairs, just look at what’s happened over the last 4 years. So I’m directly impacted by the way 300 million (well, the 50% that vote) US citizens perceive things. So I took a keen interest in the presidential debate last night. It looked pretty obvious to me that Kerry knocked one out of the park. He addressed the “flip-flop” issue to a point where Bush literally had nothing to say anymore. But the US media saw things differently. Is that the new reality after the Dan Rather incident, am I skewed by my personal believes or is politics really a matter of repetition, true or false, the more you say it, the more people will start to believe it. Salon.com was the only source I’ve found that reported on the debate I saw.