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You're about to get a fresh alternative to internet-based restaurant delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless. Groupon has just launched the simply-titled Groupon To Go, an order-in service that focuses on (what else?) discounts for your food. The company promises that you'll get at least 10...

August 2nd 2015 at 8:02pm 0 Comments
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Ever had a Facebook friend rave about a restaurant, only to find out that it leaves your own tastebuds underwhelmed? Facebook might just come to your rescue. It's experimenting with a feature that adds critic reviews to certain restaurant pages in New York and San Francisco, so you'll know wheth...

May 26th 2015 at 1:40pm 0 Comments
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It's pretty easy to find local restaurants using Google Maps, but figuring out if they're any good or not? Most folks turn to Yelp or TripAdvisor, which have larger, more hardcore user communities. But Google has just done a makeover on its City Experts service, by switching the name to Local Guid...

February 6th 2015 at 10:13am 0 Comments
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Amazon's already shown that it's intent on replacing your grocery store, with same-day deliveries and its Dash scanner, but now it wants to help at those times when you don't want to be in the kitchen. As part of its latest Amazon Local expansion, the internet retailer has launched a new Takeout &...

December 4th 2014 at 6:58am 0 Comments
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Good news, far-flung fast food fans. Burger King has announced that its iOS app (free) is now available in the UK and Ireland. What does it offer? Discounts for one, plus an overview of the chain's menu and a convenient way to find the restaurant nearest you. Lastly, it provides nutritional inform...

November 7th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Wish you didn't have to pay for online orders before they showed up? You won't have to, if you've loaded up a PayPal account. In the wake of a trial run, the company has formally rolled out Pay After Delivery, a service that gives you up to 14 days after your order to cough up the necessary fund...

November 3rd 2014 at 4:06pm 0 Comments
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Sure, you might be able to make reservations at your favorite dinner spot (or tip your barista) via mobile app, but that won't tell you how busy it'll be once you get there. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what mobile payment outfit Dash is hoping to solve with its new trick, Venue Vibes. By meshin...

November 3rd 2014 at 11:32am 0 Comments
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You can already organize fine dining excursions through a single app like OpenTable, but you still have to pull out your phone or wallet to pay when the night's over. You won't have to worry about the bill with Reserve's new concierge service, though. The currently iOS-only platform lets you not o...

October 29th 2014 at 2:54am 0 Comments
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By nabbing up Appetas, a company that gives restauratuers a way to build a website in minutes, Google appears to be diving deeper into small business. The culinary outfit announced the acquisition on its blog, along with the news that it would be shuttering the service to get to work on its "new e...

May 7th 2014 at 2:29pm 0 Comments
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Alternative payment methods seem to be all the rage these days, from retailer-specific virtual cards that can be loaded with currency to the movement to make NFC-based payment kiosks an option at retailers. As VentureBeat reports, New York's Dash wants to do things a bit differently and by targeti...

July 19th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments