Online Reviews—a Blessing Or A Curse?

TripadvisorThe firm, whose profit also fell more than anticipated, stated on Wednesday that referral income dropped thirteen.three % to $189 million in the quarter.

I hate the implicit strain: on small companies to sign up or pay the value, to place buttons on web sites and stickers on doors, the truth that even the inadvertent person is bulldozed into downloading the wretched bloody app. I hate TripAdvisor as a result of the top listing in one Italian town was totally fictitious Because it offers awards to inns like the Tunisian one closed months earlier after 38 holidaymakers have been shot dead Because there is a whole industry dedicated to churning out faux, by-the-yard reviews”.

Expedia, whose chairman is media billionaire Barry Diller, joins a host of companies which have set plans to split and spin off models this yr, including diversified producer ITT Corp ( ITT.N ) and food company … Read more