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TripAdvisor, flood insurance and cars - winners and losers

55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 12 January 2012

Tripadvisor's co-founder Steve Kaufer answers its critics, and outlines the future of the company which revolutionised the way we choose our holidays.
In the first of a series about the UK car industry today we hear what's selling, and what's not.
We hear from the listener unable to get insurance because he shares a postcode with homes at flood risk - despite living 40 meters above water level. And we ask where the ending of the government's agreement with the insurance industry leaves people who live in homes liable to flooding.
Shoppers in many UK shopping malls are being tracked by the owners - should we be worried that our phones are being used to follow our every move?

Producer: Rebecca Moore.


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  • Food Insurance

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  • TripAdvisor Part 2

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