Snapchat’s new Context Cards use Snaps for spontaneous discovery

Snapchat is introducing a new feature that will transform the experience of using the apps at a fundamental level. They’re called ‘Context Cards,’ and they’re new ways to find

Airbnb invests in restaurant reservation app Resy

Highly-funded Airbnb is making an investment of its own, announcing today that it is leading a $13 million round in Resy, an app for restaurant reservations. “Helping people find and book incredible

OpenTable rolls separate country apps into single app with global booking

OpenTable wants you to book a table for dinner right after you book your city break away. The restaurant booking platform is consolidating multiple apps for different countries into a single multi-lan

Meet your Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield final round judges: John Borthwick, Charles Hudson, Alfred Lin, Susan Lyne, Matthew Panzarino and Alan Patricof

Choosing this year’s Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield winners will be a tough job. There is an exceptionally strong and unique group of young companies competing in Startup Battlefield next week w

Foursquare Taps Button For Deeper Integration With OpenTable

Foursquare is getting a touch closer to OpenTable through deeper integrations via Button. Users on the Foursquare app will now be able to see available tables (from OpenTable) right within the Four

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 h

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 abo

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 payment

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,

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

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 r

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 mont

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

Restaurant reservation platform <a target="_blank" href="">OpenTable</a>, gearing up to announce its earnings <a target="_blank" href="

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 i

Facebook Makes Mobile Pages More Functional With OpenTable Reservations And Rovi TV Guide Info

Facebook's on a mission to make mobile Pages more functional. Following a Yelp-ish redesign in April, iOS, Android, and mobile site updates coming later today add an integration with OpenTable to let

OpenTable For Android Gets Better Google Maps Integration, Booked Reservations To Calendar And Improved Navigation

If you've been using OpenTable to reserve tables at your favorite restaurants, the <a target="_blank" href="">latest update for And

Evernote Food Update Brings OpenTable And Foursquare Integration, Recipe Sharing & More

<a target="_blank" href="">Evernote Food</a>, the now over a year old mobile app offering recipe search and a restaurant locator function, is today getting an update which

Locu Partners With OpenTable For Data, Lets Restaurant Owners Edit Menus In Real Time

<a target="_blank" href="">Locu</a>, a local business data provider which works to extract structured data from business websites, is announcing a notable new partnership today wit

Social Travel Site Gogobot Adds Realtime Hotel Pricing, OpenTable Integration & 360-Degree Looks Via Street View

While the online (and social) travel space has been contracting a bit <a href="">after last year's barrage of new entrants</a>, one of the few youn

OpenTable Offers Restaurants Free Mobile-Optimised Websites If They Sign Up To Its Booking Platform Before February 2013

OpenTable is continuing its drive to push more people to its restaurant-booking service. Fresh from a partnership with and another with FourSquare, the company has moved its attention t
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