Author Archives: Tony Cheng

About Tony Cheng

CEO of Tripfilms.

Go See Bellechord at SXSW

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One of our multi-talented developers, Thierry, will be performing with his band Bellechord at SXSW this week! How cool is that? They will be playing at Spinner’s Bar in Austin on Friday, March 14th. Check out the lineup!

Do you think Thierry will love the Austin weather, music scene, Texas barbeque, friendly Texans, and tech scene enough to leave NYC and start a Tripfilms Austin office? We look forward to the answers next week when he gets back.

A Taste of Turkey: Food in Istanbul


I love when Tripfilms staff members share their travel experiences on video! I must admit it’s been too long of a time for me. I have, however, been busy posting hotel videos on our new site www.hotelconfidential.com.

We all know that Mimi is a real foodie, and she proves it with a video of all the delicious foods she enjoyed during her latest trip to Istanbul.

You Can Now Watch Tripfilms Videos on Samsung SmartTVs

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If you are lucky enough to have one of those fancy new Samsung SmartTVs, you’ll find a few dozen Tripfilms videos streaming on the “VTV” App. These connected TVs let users download apps to watch videos over the internet instead of only using the cable box to watch TV shows.

Connected TVs that can stream internet video make up a small fraction (about 10%) of the TVs that are in homes today, but this is going to increase as new devices like Google’s Chromecast, AppleTV, and Samsung’s SmartTV help more people watch web video content in the living room on their big screen TVs.

When we started the company 6+ years ago, we thought it would be amazing to have our own TV channel like The Travel Channel. While this isn’t our own TV channel, it’s easy to imagine how we could have our own internet TV App.  (We should start working on that one of these days!) We’re very excited because the videos look fantastic on these big screens and it’s another way travelers can discover Tripfilms.

USA Today Cruise Experience Site Features Tripfilms Videos

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USA Today has launched a new cruise travel site called “Experience Cruise” that is focused on helping people plan and research cruises. As you can see from the screenshot above, it’s a pretty stunning site!

We’re excited to report that the video section features a selection of Tripfilms videos that showcase some of the top cruise ports in the world. It makes us really proud when partners like USA Today highlight some of our amazing filmmakers and their work. Check out the videos on the videos section of the USAT Cruise Experience!

Thursday Is Bubble Tea Day

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Here’s a photo of Omar, Gino, and Jamie enjoying Thursday Bubble Tea.

There is a new bubble tea place that just opened up next to the famous Yip’s Chinese Buffett, which for some reason is Gino’s and Omar’s favorite lunch place. As a bubble tea expert, I can say that Vivi definitely has some unique flavors like Tiramisu, Yakult, and Chocolate Milk bubble tea. Omar has confirmed that the Tiramisu bubble tea is delicious!