In the Bay Area, OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation service, is responsible for 25% of all restaurant reservations. The San Francisco-based company is expanding in the U.K., Germany and Japan.
Thirty percent of Americans with cell phones currently use smartphones, and experts predict that number to rise to 50 percent this year. Service providers offer tiered data plans to keep from overburdening networks.
Author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki closed Stanford’s E-Week with advice to student entrepreneurs: great products are “deep, intelligent, complete, empowering and elegant.”
As more restaurants offer online reservation options and more diners use the service, San Francisco company OpenTable jumps ahead of competitors, announcing higher-than-expected revenue.
Eighty-nine percent of surveyed respondents will dine out for Valentine’s Day this year, according to data released by OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation company. Does this indicate the economy is on the mend?