India is going to be a mobile-first country when it comes to the travel industry, says Google travel industry boss, Siddharth Dabhade.
Yesterday, Google updated its Flight Search. To put things in context, James van Thiel, the industry leader for Google’s Netherlands Travel team, talks about integrating search with metasearch and other developments.
Federal regulators closed a 20-month probe of Googleâ€™s search business without finding any antitrust violations.
A search of a Gmail user’s in-box will fetch hotel reservation confirmations and then spotlight those confirmation e-mails in natural search results when the user runs an ordinary Google.com search on a phrase like “my reservations.”
US regulators may end their antitrust investigation of Googleâ€™s search business by letting the company make voluntary changes, such as limiting use of restaurant and travel reviews from other websites, say two news reports.
Following Google’s movement of Schemer to mobile, the company continues to push deep into the mobile travel application space with the FieldTrip app for Android.
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Google has optimized Google Flight Search for Android and iOS mobile devices — before launching international capabilities.