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  • Zomato Buys NexTable To Rival OpenTable And Yelp In Reservations

    Zomato Buys NexTable To Rival OpenTable And Yelp In Reservations

    Just one week after Zomato raised a round valuing it at more than $1 billion and acquired a point-of-sale startup, the India-based restaurant services company has made another acquisition. Zomato has acquired NexTable, a U.S.-based restaurant reservations and table-management platform that competes against the likes of Priceline’s OpenTable and SeatMe from Yelp. The service will soon… Read More

  • Google’s Conversational Search Gets Smarter, Adds OpenTable Integration

    Google’s Conversational Search Gets Smarter, Adds OpenTable Integration

    Google’s conversational search is a great example of how well the company can handle natural language queries. It’s not just about the initial search (“How old is Barack Obama?”), though, but also about the follow up, which means the service has to be able to understand pronouns and the keywords they relate to (“Where was he born?”). Read More

  • OpenTable Expands Mobile Payments To New York, And Soon, 20 More Cities

    OpenTable Expands Mobile Payments To New York, And Soon, 20 More Cities

    OpenTable, which first announced its mobile payments pilot program this February in San Francisco, is about to speed things up. The company said this morning that it’s now expanding its mobile payments service to a number of restaurants in New York and plans to introduce payments to 20 more cities before the end of 2014. Read More

  • Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

    Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

    The $2.6 billion acquisition of OpenTable by Priceline bounced a number of companies’ share prices today, including a 3.91 percent rise for Groupon, and a 2.39 percent bump for Zillow. Yelp, however, shot north 13.79 percent. Investors seem to be betting that, in the wake of the OpenTable deal — executed at a more than 40 percent premium — other companies that are local… Read More

  • Priceline’s Swallowing Of OpenTable For $2.6B Investigated For Being Too Low

    Priceline’s Swallowing Of OpenTable For $2.6B Investigated For Being Too Low

    Travel behemoth Priceline this morning said that it planned to gobble up restaurant booking service OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, news that sent OpenTable’s share price skyrocketing by nearly 50 percent to over $104 per share. But, a little like a belch after a big meal, swiftly on the heels of that news comes another development: Former SEC attorney Willie Briscoe and… Read More

  • Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion In Cash

    Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion In Cash

    Hotel booking site Priceline has agreed to acquire reservation booking company OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, adding the leader in digital reservations to its portfolio, the Wall Street Journal reports. OpenTable has over 31,000 restaurants on board its platform, and sees an average of 15 million people book reservations on its site and mobile apps per month. Priceline offered $103 per… Read More

  • After Acquisition, OpenTable Plans To Shut Down Ness On April 21

    Ness, the personalized restaurant recommendation app acquired by OpenTable last month, now has an expiration date. The company announced that the app would be discontinued on April 21, just a few months after the acquisition first was announced. OpenTable paid $17.3 million for Ness in early February, as part of a string of acquisitions that also included Quickcue, JustChalo, and Foodspotting. Read More

  • OpenTable Buys Ness For $17.3M To Beef Up Mobile And Restaurant Recommendations

    OpenTable Buys Ness For $17.3M To Beef Up Mobile And Restaurant Recommendations

    Restaurant reservation platform OpenTable, gearing up to announce its earnings any minute now, also has some other news: the company has acquired Ness Computing, makers of the personalized restaurant recommendations app Ness. It’s an all-cash transaction that OpenTable says is worth $17.3 million, although it comes with cash in Ness’s coffers that brings the net value… Read More

  • OpenTable Now Piloting Mobile Payments In San Francisco Restaurants

    OpenTable Now Piloting Mobile Payments In San Francisco Restaurants

    OpenTable is taking its restaurant reservations service into a new vertical today, the company says: mobile payments. According to a post on the OpenTable blog, a pilot program is currently underway in San Francisco which allows diners to not just book a table, but also pay for their meal right in the OpenTable iPhone app. “Select restaurants” are testing partners for the new… Read More

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