Snake Oil for Sale: The True Cost of Inaccurate Hotel Photos

The 19th century was arguably the zenith of con-artistry. A traveling salesman would set up a public demonstration to convince the townspeople that snake oil had miraculous properties, or that certain investment opportunities simply could not fail. Often times there would be a shill or stooge — a planted audience member who lent “objective credibility” to the scheme. Using these and other tactics, the mysterious visitors would fill their pockets and leave town.

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What do the 2017 Oscars Say About the Hotel Business?

We all know the Oscars are a fashion event and a political contest, in addition to being an awards ceremony based on merit. Provocative comments are often made, and newspapers and social media enthusiasts delight in discussing (and criticising) the entire four-hour affair.

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Can Bad Hotel Reviews Be Hacked Out of Existence?

In the wake of Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing back in 2013, the Russian Federal Guard made an order for typewriters. Some documents, they decided, are better kept out of cyberspace altogether. Old-fashioned paper archives are not connected to anything. In a heavily guarded facility, you’d have to be James Bond to get ahold of them.

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