Google’s flu snafu and the reliability of web data

Google Flu Trends significantly overestimated the number of Americans afflicted with flu-like symptoms during the season’s peak a couple months ago, but assuring accuracy is a big part of the puzzle any time we’re talking about web data.

CruiseWise finds open waters in pursuit of online travel dollars

With 90 percent of cruises still being booked offline, there’s huge room for disruption in the online cruise industry. So Cruisewise wants to let you book your cruise vacations online, aggregating 95 percent of the most popular cruise lines in the U.S. and Canada at once.