Travel Trends – Las Vegas, Earthmine
Las Vegas – To complement new 30 and 60 second spots debuting this week, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority introduced a new section of VisitLasVegas.com that allows visitors to loosen up by listening to their ‘evil’ side. The section, which is surprisingly sparse of content, features an email a friend function that lets users ‘impose your free will’ via an angel or devil personalized message. The email a friend feature is powered by Oddcast, which is famous for those creepy talking avatars.
Earthmine – A great post from TechCrunch introduces us to another virtual mapping company called Earthmine. Simliar to other companies and projects in the virtual mapping field such as Microsoft’s Photosynth and Everyscape, the introduction of Earthmine places yet more emphasis on a searchable visual world.