Travel Media & Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 2 October 2018

Our weekly bulletin on the latest developments in media and technology around the world, as published every Tuesday morning at 06:00 BST.

London Air Travel » Travel Media & Technology Bulletin » Travel Media & Technology Bulletin – Tuesday 2 October 2018

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt at the Victoria & Albert Museum
Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt at the Victoria & Albert Museum (Image Credit: London Air Travel)

Hello and welcome to our weekly travel media and technology bulletin featuring the latest developments on media and technology around the world, published every Tuesday at 06:00 BST.

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum has in the past couple of weeks opened a great exhibition “Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt” exploring the world of contemporary video games.

It’s not always an easy subject to put into an exhibition space, but this has been done very well with expansive display and interactive exhibits. The exhibition runs until Sunday 24 February 2019. Tickets are on sale now from the V&A.

On a technology related note, “The Future Starts Here 100 projects shaping the world of tomorrow” is also running at the V&A until Sunday 4 November 2019.

easyJet targets the Instagram generation

easyJet has launched a new “Look & Book” feature to its smartphone app.

The idea is that if you see an image of a destination you like on Instagram, you can screen grab it on your phone. easyJet’s app can then attempt to identify the location and search for a direct flight to the destination. Though, presumably the technology will work with images sourced from anywhere.

As powerful and influential Instagram is, we’re not sure how many would simply go straight from viewing a picture to booking a flight.

Hold My Beer

Does this sound familiar?

Rupert Murdoch accused of using his newspapers to interfere in domestic politics. A governing political party actively engaged in internecine warfare. A public broadcaster facing Government funding cuts, a hostile press, senior management departures and restless staff.

The UK? No, Australia.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s long-running show MediaWatch, a format that should have been imported to the UK a long time ago, explains the turmoil at the ABC.

Also of note this week:

The BBC promises improved coverage of climate change on BBC Radio 4 and The World Service. (BBC)

CNN Money relaunches as CNN Business this coming Thursday 4 October. (CNN)

Spotify announces integration with Google Maps to allow control of Spotify when browsing Google Maps. (Spotify)

How voice phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated. (Krebs on Security)

Our weekly Travel Media & Technology Bulletin is published every Tuesday morning at 06:00 BST. If you have any comments or suggestions, please e-mail us at mail [at] londonairtravel.com

We welcome any thoughts and comments below: