February 10, 2017

What's different about Snapchat's next new original series

Image: snap inc/mashable composite By Saba Hamedy2017-02-10 11:00:00 UTC A&E has became the latest network to partner up with Snap Inc. to produce original content for Snapchat. Second Chance is the first unscripted show produced by a network for Snapchat that is not based on an existing television brand or franchise. It’s set to premiere on the platform in April.  The show “brings emotional exes face to face to explore

Teenagers spot fire on plane flying overhead, avert major disaster

Image: Altaf Qadri/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Manish SinghIndia2017-02-10 10:54:39 UTC A major mishap was averted Wednesday evening after two teenagers informed authorities about fire in the tail of a GoAir flight that flew overhead.  The flight, carrying 194 people, did an emergency landing at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport minutes after it was informed about the fire. Rohit Singh and his cousin Nitin, residents of Dwarka, Delhi  were sitting on a terrace

Meet the Scottish people who've hated Trump for a decade

By Sam Haysom2017-02-10 10:39:04 UTC [embedded content] If you ever needed proof that Scottish people take absolutely zero shit, just watch the clip above. Filmed for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, “The Original Trump Haters” features interviews with the Scottish people who stood up to Trump back when he was trying to build his golf course in Aberdeenshire. From the farmer who refused to sell him land to the man

Ricky Gervais still manages to be hilarious while failing the hot wing challenge

By April Hautea2017-02-10 10:34:51 UTC [embedded content] If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the interview chair, Ricky Gervais. In the above episode of YouTube series Hot Ones, Gervais manages to talk about his new movie, explain his brilliant bathtub selfies, and demonstrate his random knowledge of the animal kingdom — all while suffering through some pretty intense heat. Even while in pain, Gervais makes comedy look easy.

Disney Business Solutions launches 360° virtual tour of Disneyland Paris

Disney Business Solutions continues to be innovative and places new technologies at the core of its offers, introducing a new application featuring a 360° virtual tour of Disneyland Paris hotels, convention centres and business spaces. The application is available on the App Store and Google Play and makes it easier for professionals to discover all facilities Disney Business Solutions has to offer, either in an empty or equipped setting. Clients

Voyages-sncf signs major partnership with Alitrip in China

Voyages-sncf.com, a major player in European tourism, continues to expand its operations in China. Having opened a subsidiary in Shanghai last March, the group – operating under the Rail Europe banner outside Europe – has signed an agreement with Alitrip to promote and sell French and European rail travel packages. Alitrip is the e-tourism platform of Alibaba, China’s leading e-commerce business, and was launched at the end of 2014. “Less

TripAdvisor launches Storyboard for Restaurants

TripAdvisor has made it easier for owners and operators to help enhance their restaurant listings by telling their own story through the use of vivid imagery with Storyboard for TripAdvisor. Storyboard is a new feature that makes it easy for restaurants to combine images and reviews, creating a dynamic video which engages and entices potential customers on TripAdvisor.  Storyboard replaces a restaurant’s static primary photo with a dynamic attention-grabbing presentation

Priceline to acquire Momondo Group for US$550m

The Priceline Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Momondo Group in a cash transaction valued at $550 million. The Momondo Group, which operates momondo, a leading European travel meta engine that offers flights, hotels and car rentals, and Cheapflights, a leading global flight comparison and travel deals publishing platform, will roll under The Priceline Group’s leading travel meta brand, KAYAK. “Metasearch is appealing to consumers and we’re

CrossCountry goes round the clock on social media support

CrossCountry has enhanced its commitment to customer service by launching a 24-hour, seven day a week online customer contact service. The train company is now contactable 24/7 on the company’s Twitter and Facebook channels to aid passengers with their queries.  CrossCountry’s Twitter and Facebook account was previously monitored between 06:00 and 22:00 Monday to Saturday, and 08:00 and 22:00 on Sundays. The channels feature a mixture of travel information and