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The China Post
Uber pulls into mobile dining, travel apps via partnerships on smartphones
Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Uber Opens Software Platform to Boost Ride Demand
Summoning a ride from Uber is as simple as opening the company's mobile app. Now you won't even have to do that.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
How A Company Called Twilio Quietly Helped A Startup Get Bought For $200 Million
What makes SmartThings truly valuable is its SMS feature, which allows Internet connected-devices to 'communicate' with human beings by sending text messages.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
eBay eyeing bitcoin use for its payments unit, report says
A deal to allow bitcoin as payment would apply only to eBay's PayPal Braintree business and not to eBay itself or to its PayPal subsidiary, says The Wall Street Journal.
OpenTable mobile payment system launches in New York City
Paying the bill is the least fun part of any meal. To counteract this culinary buzzkill, there have been many apps released lately that are aimed at making bill payment as easy as touching a button.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Wed Aug 13, 2014
OpenTable expands mobile payment service to New York and beyond
OpenTable is launching its mobile payment service in New York after a successful pilot in San Francisco.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
New York payment startups prep for restaurant battle with OpenTable
The UpTake: OpenTable is the latest big company to bring mobile payments to traditional dining and bars in New York.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Square, OpenTable eye each other's niches
AUGUST 19: Square CEO Jack Dorsey and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp look on as Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus attempts to download the Square Wallet app while touring the Square headquarters on August 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
Daniel Kurnos on Priceline Group Inc (PCLN) and OpenTable Inc (OPEN) Acquisition
PCLN ) on CNBC ahead of the earnings and pointed out various interesting things in the company and especially citing why they think the company has made interesting moves in recent times through acquisitions.
Priceline bookings top forecast as travel website expands reach
Priceline Group Inc., the largest U.S. online travel-reservation service, reported better-than- forecast second-quarter bookings as more consumers used its websites to plan summer trips.
OpenTable Mobile Payments National Expansion Kicks Off in New York City
OpenTable , the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group , today announced that it kicked off the national expansion of its pay with OpenTable feature with a launch in New York City.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Mobile-Payments Firms Order Up New Strategy: Restaurants
Shoppers in stores have so far shown little interest in smartphone apps to pay for purchases.
9 Travel Apps for Google Glass
With wearable devices such as Google Glass becoming technology's next big thing, it's little surprise developers are going after the travel market.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
No whining for this wine startup joining the competitive food tech landscape
The UpTake: San Francisco-based Gruv is for wine lovers. It allows restaurant goers to reserve a bottle of wine online ahead of time and get a discount, much the way OpenTable allows for users to make online restaurant reservations.
Best views in the U.S.? Monterey Bay Fish Grotto and Isabela on Grandview make top list
The Monterey Bay Fish Grotto on Mt. Washington recently topped the list of our readers' favorite restaurants in the Pittsburgh region - and now it's on a national list as well.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Priceline Invests $500 Million in Chinese Booking Giant Ctrip
This deal has huge implications despite the fact that the Priceline Group gets only a 10% piece of Ctrip.
The Honolulu Advertiser
Five Hawaii restaurants are among Top 100 Most Scenic in U.S.
Three Honolulu restaurants and two on Hawaii island offer among the best scenery in America, according to online dining reservations site OpenTable.com.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Yelp Long-Term May Devour OpenTable, GrubHub & Groupon
Yelp is considered the internet's "yellow-pages" and will become the preeminent mobile search app for all local businesses.