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Mile-High Innovation Tech for Travelers

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Mile-High Innovation Tech for Travelers

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As part of a co-branding partnership with Continental Airlines, WIRED published a blog starting on March 27, 2010, titled "Mile-High Innovation Tech for Travelers" ( Shefik developed this blog as a Web Developer, where he incorporated technologies such as PHP and MySQL, utilizing the content management system WordPress. Continental Airlines was a major airline in the United States that operated from 1934 until 2012 when it merged with United Airlines. It had ownership interests and brand partnerships with several carriers.

The blog, written by Robert McGarvey, was well-received. McGarvey has covered technology and travel for over 20 years, for dozens of national magazines and newspapers, and he dates his first online experience back to 1987. He authored "How to Dotcom" in 2001, he wrote "The Techno Traveler" column for Biz Travel for several years, and he blogged for Internet Evolution and CIO Update.

In the virtual age, face-to-face meetings are more critical than ever. Business travel is on the rise, with ground breaking technologies enhancing — not eliminating — in-person communication. Readers joined McGarvey, as he traveled the United States to various technology conferences, from CITA to MobilWare, in search of the innovations poised to impact the business travel experience.


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Last Updated: October 16, 2023

About Shefik

Celebrating over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, and MTV World. He currently serves as a Technical Lead at NBCUniversal. His work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on over 20 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally distributed video series of the same name via Prime Video and other notable outlets.

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