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The trav-olution begins again? Desti brings Siri-like personal assistant into the travel ecosystem

The trav-olution begins again? Desti brings Siri-like personal assistant into the travel ecosystem | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it
Desti joins the ranks of travel startups claiming to be on the path to "travel nirvana" with their Siri-spawned travel planning iPad app.
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Travopia: Google Now - The Revolution In Travel Industry Has Just Begun, In Google's Style

Travopia: Google Now - The Revolution In Travel Industry Has Just Begun, In Google's Style | eTourism Trends and News | Scoop.it

Travel companies now have a lot more things to worry about. Tackling only their direct competitors isn't enough any more. The threat from indirect competition is extremely high. And this is evident from the work by non-travel companies like Apple (primarily a digital electronics company) and Google (primarily a search engine company) in travel industry. For Apple, it started with their Siri product, they have merely penetrated into travel industry.

 

In July 2012, Google launched what we call a "masterpiece" - Google Now! It's a super intelligent personal assistant for Google's Android. Google Now performs actions that are similar to what Siri does, but Google Now is significantly superior in terms of use cases handled and the functionalities supported. In our view, Google Now and Apple's Siri cannot be compared at all.

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