The demise of the OpenTable business model?

The demise of the OpenTable business model?

The NY Times is featuring a really interesting article by Stephanie Strom about the OpenTable business model and the changes that are occurring in  the US online restaurant booking industry. It details how OpenTable started in 1998 with the vision of making online...
OpenTable Alternatives force Priceline to scale back expansion

OpenTable Alternatives force Priceline to scale back expansion

Multiple articles today are reporting that Priceline will scale back their investment and expansion for it’s online booking service, OpenTable as the number of OpenTable alternatives increase and limit growth rates out of the United States. OpenTable is the...

Dimmi Restaurant bookings reports flat growth

Last month Dimmi Restaurant bookings data was released detailing the number of bookings made online with Dimmi.  The figures only relate to Restaurants using Dimmi for their online bookings, which is only around 3,000 restaurants.  which according to Ibisworld, has...
Is Priceline / OpenTable about to acquire Tripadvisor?

Is Priceline / OpenTable about to acquire Tripadvisor?

Skift is reporting that Priceline, the owner of OpenTable, may be looking to acquire TripAdvisor.  Dennis Schall writes that Priceline has talked about it’s unappreciated competitive moat, and an acquisition of TripAdvisor would make a big statement and widen...
Is OpenTable Australia about to buy Dimmi?

Is OpenTable Australia about to buy Dimmi?

OpenTable Australia has yet to start approaching restauants as fair as we know, but we have known for a while that OpenTable has been planning on opening up in Australia, and we have also seen that Lisa Hasen, the former BDM at Dimmi has been appointed to as the VP...