Liz Gannes

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Uptake Travel Research Site Adds Social Q&A

Uptake, a three-year-old travel resource site with a respectable four million visitors per month, today adds tools to help users solicit travel advice from friends who have visited or lived in relevant locations. While Gogobot, Trippy and Gtrot do similar social stuff, Uptake says it’s different because it has honed techniques for discovering where people have been, using “unstructured” source data. So, instead of relying on explicit Foursquare and Facebook check-ins, for instance, Uptake would deduce where a person has been from her photos and status messages.


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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google