ReservationHop

  • ReservationHop Ditches Restaurant Reservations, Launches Scheduling Tool OK Shift

    ReservationHop Ditches Restaurant Reservations, Launches Scheduling Tool OK Shift

    Hey, remember ReservationHop? You know, the much-criticized service that promised to sell restaurant reservations to users? Well, founder Brian Mayer is officially abandoning the idea. The service seemed to attract the hatred of pretty much every tech journalist on Twitter (or at least the ones I follow) back in July — in fact, it spurred our own Josh Constine to write a post asking… Read More

  • JerkTech Startups Shut Down Or Pivot. Good Riddance.

    JerkTech Startups Shut Down Or Pivot. Good Riddance.

    ReservationHop and MonkeyParking, the two startups last week called emblems of exploitative #JerkTech, have both changed their ways. ReservationHop announced Tuesday a “soft pivot” away from its site that stole and resold dinner reservations without compensating restaurant owners. Meanwhile, MonkeyParking has complied with its cease-and-desist order from San Francisco by… Read More

  • Stop The JerkTech

    Stop The JerkTech

    “Go disr*pt yourself” is what I have to say to founders of startups like ReservationHop and Parking Monkey. They’re emblematic of a compassionless new wave of self-serving startups that exploit small businesses and public infrastructure to make a buck and aid the wealthy. Let’s call these parasites #JerkTech. It’s one thing to outcompete a big, stagnant company… Read More