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OpenTable Sorry for Employee's 'Disgraceful' Scheme

Worker fired after logging 300 fake reservations on rival service

(Newser) - Tactics are apparently rough in the business of online dinner reservations. An employee for OpenTable, the nation's No. 1 such service, made 300 fake reservations over three months at dozens of Chicago restaurants through rival service Reserve, reports Eater Chicago . The idea was to make Reserve look bad. As...

OpenTable's Future Uncertain Amid Competition, Complaints
Is OpenTable
Slowly Dying?

Is OpenTable Slowly Dying?

It revolutionized online reservations, but faces threats

(Newser) - It's been almost 20 years since OpenTable launched in 1998. Now seating more than 23 million diners a month in 43,000 restaurants worldwide, it's still a force to be reckoned with, but the New York Times details the company's recent devaluation and other woes, and calls...

OpenTable Brings (False) Hope for IPOs
OpenTable Brings (False) Hope for IPOs

OpenTable Brings (False) Hope for IPOs

Great company creates an old-school frenzy, but it's a one-time deal

(Newser) - A hot website goes public, and investors go wild. Shares soar 59% on the first day of trading. “Is this really May 2009?” asks James B. Stewart of SmartMoney. The stock is, which went public at $20 and is trading just south of $27. "The company...

Online Restaurant Reservations Surge

(Newser) - OpenTable is the leading purveyor of online reservations.   While it might seem an obvious application for online technology, it has taken patience and persistence to succeed.   From the French Laundry in Napa Valley to Per Se in the Time Warner Center in New York, you can book...

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