Category Archives: Technology News

Glastonbury Music Festival Display Screens Powered by Pee

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This year’s Glastonbury Music Festival in Pilton, England, is using urine to power display screens throughout the event. Yes, you heard that right—power from pee. Bristol Bioenergy Centre (BBiC) at University of West England has developed a technology that can use human urine and convert it into energy. This is not the first time Glastonbury…

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JetBlue Tests Facial Recognition for Paperless Boarding

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Boarding a jetliner is now as easy as stepping in front of a camera. Paperless and deviceless self-boarding is what Jet Blue calls it in announcing that the airline will be the first to partner with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to use biometrics and facial recognition technology to verify customers at the gate…

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Delta to Test Self-Service Bag Drop Machines in US

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To save precious time at the airport, you’ve already checked in online or used a speedy check-in kiosk. Then…argh! Time slows to a glacial pace as you stand in that long, snaking line to check your bag. There is good news on the horizon: Baggage gridlock may soon be a thing of the past. Delta…

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event searching

Google Adds Event Search Tool

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Between juggling open tabs on Eventbrite and endlessly scrolling through Yelp events, many have come to view searching for an event as a cumbersome time drain. On the other side of the coin, planners are often concerned about not getting proper exposure and budgeting for overpriced ad space on social media networks. Google’s new event…

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Event ROI

Etouches Acquired by Equity Firm

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Cloud event management software provider Etouches has been acquired by HGGC, a private equity firm. Etouches’ cloud platform makes event planning easier by bringing together all of the many aspects of organizing an event, including  venue sourcing, marketing, registration, logistics. Etouches also allows planners to analyze their event’s performance with data-driven features that provide real-time…

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GES Adds Event-Tech Value with Poken Acquisition

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Last week, GES, a full-service event provider, announced its acquisition of Poken, a leading engagement technology company. Poken is expected to fit right into GES’ culture of event services and technology. Poken, a long-time partner at Smart Meeting events, offers a cloud-based service used to increase engagement and improve data analytics by combining digital and…

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Google’s Chat & Meet: The Next Step in Virtual Meetings?

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Over the past year, many have speculated on Google’s possible plans to build a business communication tool. The debut of Google’s new programs, Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat, confirms this undertaking. The programs were designed to accommodate two frequent consumer demands—a more seamless video connection during virtual meetings and a more collaborative experience. Accordingly, Google’s…

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