Archives 12/2014

Booking.com

Inside is an unprecedented collection of 17 interviews with the CEOs of virtually all of the world’s top online booking sites, including an extensive, book-only interview with the Priceline Group’s Darren Huston. Huston became CEO of the Priceline Group on January 1, 2014 after being appointed CEO of Booking.com, a role he retains, more than three years ago and turning it into Priceline’s most valuable asset. Aimed at the strategists, marketers and technologists in travel, the Skift Trends Reports provide you with the latest intelligence on travel trends. Below is a short excerpt from the interview. In addition to discussing Priceline’s challenges with Google and TV advertising, Huston addresses what he doesn’t like about travel...

eCommerce Websites

People don’t spend their money online easily. Think about it: If you had to answer a long list of questions or struggle to navigate a website, how much money would you be willing to part with? Online shopping is about convenience and comfort, and those of us who have at least once ventured into the realm of online shopping know how time-consuming and unpleasant it can be. The online stores that stand out from the rest are those that go the extra mile for their users. We’ll look here at some small and big e-commerce websites that create pleasant online shopping experiences. We’ll consider the experience from the very start to the very end, right...

Flickr News

With photo-sharing sites and storage giants like Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox and Amazon, the once-dominant Flickr has lost its place. So what is Flickr now? Its chief says we’ll know in about a year. In May 2013, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was in New York City, standing in front of a sign that was really more of a plea: Dear Marissa Mayer, Please make Flickr awesome again. ♥ the internet The slide was from dearmarissamayer.com, a website set up by a disaffected user lamenting Flickr, the photo sharing site Yahoo bought almost a decade earlier that has since largely lost its way. Flickr had deteriorated under Yahoo’s watch, much to the chagrin of its once-dominant user...

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December news

Curently in development… Healthy Company Review Survey (Discovery Vitality), AICR Presidium Austria / Vienna 2016. We wish all our clients a a wonderful festive season and all the best for the New Year!

Payment Gateways Africa

For Africa’s digital economy to work, it desperately needs an effective payments system that can handle micro payments and with transaction costs that are reasonable. For Africa’s digital economy to work, it desperately needs an effective payments system that can handle micro payments and with transaction costs that are reasonable. Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative has partnered with payments provider Skrill to offer an answer. Russell Southwood spoke to Nilesh Pandya, SVP Emerging Markets, Skrill and Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access and Smart Financing Africa Initiatives. Owned by private equity company CBC, Skrill has been operating since 2001 in the online payments space. It has partnered with Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative to launch its e-commerce platform in...