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Expedia Close to Selling a Potential $1 Billion Stake to Private Equity to Help Shore Up Finances

Pictured is Expedia Group chairman Barry Diller. Two private equity firms may invest in the company to get it through the coronavirus pandemic. Patrick Fallon / Bloomberg Skift Take: Two private equity firms are likely taking a minority stake in Expedia Group at very attractive terms — for the investors. There will be a flood […]

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Airport Automation to Speed Up for a Crisis Rebound With Less Human Contact

A boy watches a robot at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport as Chinese tech companies start to deploy their wealth, technological prowess and massive databases to help combat the coronavirus outbreak. Reuters Skift Take: Sanitizing robots. Amazon’s touchless checkouts for airport stores. Contactless dining. Airports had already been embracing automation, but the crisis may accelerate the […]


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Art in the Time of Coronavirus

When Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation was instated on March 23, restaurants and retailers across the city started closing, with many boarding up for the downturn. Soon after, however, those simple plywood facades began morphing as local artists answered the call to help beautify the boarded up storefronts. Before long, what now feels […]

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The best films set in Asia

When it comes to movies that show the beauty of Asia, we’re spoiled for choice — yet only a few original language creations make it through to mainstream status here in the United Status. Some Hollywood productions show off the sights, but most end up just feeling like extended travel ads: pretty, but inauthentic. There’s […]

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Best things to do in Juneau, Alaska

Those of us in the Lower 48 may think of glaciers as remote, exotic formations that require overnighting at an alpine base camp in order to be seen. But residents on the north side of Juneau, in southeast Alaska, can just look out at the 13-mile-long Mendenhall Glacier over their morning coffee. In fact, Juneau’s […]