Flickr Now Supports Video

Flickr has announced
that it is supporting video in addition to the standard digital
photograph or image. Videos are limited to 90 seconds in length and
150MB in size and will still inherit other Flickr features, including
geotagging, comments, captions, and privacy restrictions.

Link: Flickr Now Supports Video.

eMarketer Releases Mobile and Online Advertising Projections [SearchEngineWatch]

Link: eMarketer Releases Mobile and Online Advertising Projections [SearchEngineWatch].

This year, US mobile ad spending is expected to reach $1.7 billion, up from $878 million last year. By 2012, it will reach $6.5 billion in the US, but it’s the Asia-Pacific market that’s expected to dominate the mobile landscape by then, with the middle class in China and India making up the bulk of that demographic. Worldwide, mobile ad spending is projected to reach $19 billion by 2012.

Farecast sold in $75 million deal

Link: Farecast sold in $75 million deal.

Farecast has been sold in a deal that values the online travel search startup at more than $75 million, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Hospitality Net – Industry News – TripAdvisor Reaches 15 Million Reviews and Opinions

TripAdvisor(R), the world’s largest travel community, today announced
it now features 15 million reviews and opinions, up from 10 million in
June 2007. TripAdvisor-branded sites reached more than 25 million
unique monthly visitors* in the past year.

Link: Hospitality Net – Industry News – TripAdvisor Reaches 15 Million Reviews and Opinions.

Orbitz introduces live destination specialists

Link: Orbitz introduces live destination specialists.

Planning a trip to a new destination can be a challenge, with decisions about which airport to fly into, where to stay, and local activities that are available, all in an unfamiliar region or city. To provide travelers with the local expertise they need to make these decisions, Orbitz introduces live destination specialists for select vacation hotspots, who are available to assist online bookers with planning the perfect vacation.

April 08 Edition of HotelCast 2.0 is Up

Just wanted to let you
  know that the April 2008 edition of our HotelCast 2.0 podcast is online! This month we cover:




  • Online research boosts offline sales;
  • goes back to basics;
  • HotelCalendars, our latest innovation in tying your
          hotel’s promotions, specials, and packages to local events, all fully managed by Lodging Interactive;
  • The future of the hospitality industry—brought to you by




To listen in or to
  download it onto your iPod visit the following link:



A Google Reality Check – eMarketer

Last week, MarketWatch quoted comScore data showing a second straight month of slower growth in paid clicks for Google’s main ad-serving business.

Link: A Google Reality Check – eMarketer.