Facebook loves local business, apparently. And local business loves Facebook.
Guest Post Let's take a step back and understand the technology tools that can benefit the largest group of people who have been hardest hit by large enterprises and new technologies: the tens of millions of local merchants all over the world.
OpenTable has released a Facebook application to help friends connect around food. My question: won't Facebook Graph support this kind of thing natively?
Guest Post We are in the early innings of a new wave of business-focused marketplaces that are likely to succeed, thanks to SaaS, which can serve as the system of record, and generate predictable revenue.
Guest Post Why OpenTable's new acquisition isn't a waste of money.
This morning OpenTable announced that it's bought food photo app Foodspotting for $10 million.
OpenTable and GrubHub own the app-based food ordering space, right? So how does a small startup break into the market?
Siri is an idiot savante, sometimes more savante, and sometimes more idiot: she doesn't know where Washington DC is. On the other hand, Google seems to have a bigger brain.
Guest Post Restaurant reservations service OpenTable announced today that it has collected more than 15 million reviews since it started a little less than four years ago.
With its stock continually reaching new lows, Groupon is going to greater heights to find customers. The daily-deals site is now advertising deals to customers via Gogo’s in-flight wireless service. (Disclosure: I have puts and several wagers relating to Groupon.)…
Since the mid-1990s, entrepreneurs have been trying to tackle the local market. Many have failed. Others, like Yelp and Groupon, have been successful selling services to small businesses, but those services are of dubious value. (Disclosure: I have puts against …
I've spent much of the last year talking about how the sites small businesses rely on to advertise and promote themselves -- think Yelp and Groupon -- are failing them. In fact, helping small businesses at the local level is extremely challenging for technology companies, for the following reasons:
oDesk, an outsourcing platform that brokers long-term and short-term contract jobs worldwide is on track to claim 50 percent of the online outsourcing market, the company announced today.
oDesk lets employers find, hire and pay contractors around the world with …
What do venture firm Andreessen-Horowitz and successful internet companies Opentable, Paypal, Netflix, Yelp and Shopzilla have in common? Rental eCommerce company, Rentcycle and its first $1.4 million round.
Finding the right investors, let alone advisors and board members, can be …
Jeff Jordan, former chairman and CEO of OpenTable, has joined Andreessen-Horowitz as the firm’s fifth partner.
Jordan formerly led online auction site eBay to its acquisitions of PayPal and Half.com as the company’s general manager. He then led PayPal as …