It is quite amazing that the tech enabled OTAs haven’t disrupted the agent model yet – they’re all mostly playing the same information access game – that is not something that will continue to be defensible as a business model too long. Both search engines, as well as social, are making it possible for even small, well run places to connect with their audiences directly.
In their march towards this goal, they’ve crossed many a grey line. Scratch that. They’ve gone outright bad pretty often.
And yes, we think startups should learn from some of this.
But nineteen billion? Just not quite adding up in the context of the planet we live on.
We end up ignoring the P2s and P3s too often – those “not critical now” priorities that then start to add up real quick and the quality of your life and living deteriorates. Those are often the little things that make life worth living.
There may be the odd gadget review, or industry insight around devices, but the #MobileLife will no longer appear every Tuesday. So long, and thanks for all the fish, folks!
Thanks! It’s a big word. It’s a tough one to say seriously, in a heartfelt way, for many of us. Especially as our sense of self and of entitlement grows, it gets even tougher.
A little startup in Bangalore is trying to solve a major problem in the city. The task? Organize auto drivers & make it work really well for commuters.
Seriously – I just haven’t been able to figure out why I need a tab.
Given this, it is very very surprising that Aviate got not only installed on my phone, but has managed to be my homescreen app for over 3 weeks now!
The Costas, Gloria Jeans and CCDs of the world offer space for just hanging out and meeting people – the coffee is merely incidental. The push is for the “grande” and more and more ‘laced’ coffee, at a premium.