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Marketing is undergoing a transition that bears some similarity to what happened to IT as software became more central to enterprise success It’s probably high time to require Marketing to meet quality, reliability, and predictability “industrial strength” standards.  Manufacturing and IT went through this transition first, but it’s Marketing’s turn:  when you’re spending rivers of […]

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Rejoice fellow geeks and just plain normal folk everywhere!  I know you’ve been putting free hotel Wi-Fi on your letters to Santa for years and years now, with admittedly mixed results. Some chains provide free Wi-Fi to higher level members of their loyalty programs.  Others provide free Wi-Fi in some brands but not in others.  Some […]

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Aerospike (the fastest read/write database that operates in-memory, on flash, as a hybrid and on disk as well) is now open source under the Free Software Foundation’s AGPL License, while its client software SDK became available under the Apache license. Especially for Internet-scale applications in travel, this is a huge deal because it presents a […]

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Tripadvisor launched a new online hotel booking site today: Tingo.com. Dont look for it (yet) on the Tripadvisor site however – not even as a search comparison option. Tingo takes a little bit from Expedia (hotel inventory), a little bit from Orbitz (Price Assurance) and combines them into what is pitched as a new offering […]

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