The SCAN – Apple streetview patent, Kayak turns profit, IHG inventory in Ctrip and more travel tech news.
The SCAN – Apple streetview patent, Kayak turns profit, IHG inventory in Ctrip and more travel tech news
No matter what map service or platform weâ€™re talking about, I think now, more than ever, one thing is clearâ€”digital maps and mapping technologies are more important than theyâ€™ve ever been.
The War of the Maps (Worlds? Ha!) between Apple and Google is that the struggle is not about immediate revenue, it is about ownership of geo-behavioral data and overall strategic positioning
Today Apple’s CEO Tim Cook published a letter of apology on the company’s website in what is a nod to the spate of negative user reviews over the digital maps the company used to replace Google Maps for its iPhone and iPad operating system.
Embark, an app for figuring out how to use public transit in major cities, has enjoyed a huge spike in adoption by iPhone users since Apple debuted its operating system, iOS 6, which replaced Google Maps with a buggy mapping tool.
Three elements stand out for travel when it comes to Apple’s iOS 6 release which is likely to be the back end of this year