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Here’s the list of apps that I actually use every day

A colleague has recently picked up an iPhone. He’s using it in conjunction with the top of the line BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Bold is doing the corporate email — he, like me, just can’t get away from the gorgeous messaging experience from RIM. However, he got the iPhone to test. He obviously asked for […]

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“Forget about apps until mobile web site is live”

An OpenTable executive who spoke at ad:tech said that 10 percent of the company’s online reservations are booked via mobile and stressed the importance of having a mobile-optimized Web site. During the “Mobile Marketing: Big Changes Brought on by Little Apps” panel, the OpenTable executive discussed how mobile creates incremental booking opportunities. The session was […]

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OpenTable’s mobile app generate $150m for restaurants; seats over 3 million diners

Analog restaurant booking has always been a hellish experience for me. I really can’t stand arsing around having to spell out my name or my telephone number. I also really object to calling at 11am to book a table only to realise that the restaurant ‘isn’t open yet’. Ridiculous. Which is why when OpenTable came […]

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Zagat deal with OpenTable enables mobile restaurant bookings

When I was in San Francisco, I used OpenTable all the time. It’s a piece of brilliance. Every restaurant on the OpenTable books has OpenTable technology installed. They use it to manage all their restaurant bookings. There’s no faxing rubbish. No phoning. You simply log on, find a restaurant, hunt for space and click ‘book’. […]