In this week's show, Brandon and I look at news articles and some supplemental information released this week that cover some strategic tech acquisitions involving the latest in restaurant reservations, voice recognition on mobile apps and another huge credit card security breach.
1. The Priceline Negotiator has negotiated his way to a deal with OpenTable, valued at 2.6 billion dollars, the latest in the restaurant reservation movement.
2. Move over Siri, Dom is here to take pizza orders. Domino's Pizza has launched a new feature with Siri-like capabilities that will revolutionize the mobile ordering world.
Tune in as we comment on the news, debunk myths and point you to follow trends that will make you both a smarter restaurateur and diner.
Watch the video to check out this week's regular banter.
This Week's Hangout Notes and Resources
A congratulations is due to Brandon, who has recently acquired the title of Vice President of Sales for Zipscene.
Zipscene is a technology company that features a digital marketing platform developed exclusively for restaurants. Brandon has taken on a spot on their team due to his belief in the future of data-driven marketing and his belief that this where restaurants are headed. Zipscene has evolved from mobile apps and loyalty programs to a full featured data management platform. Congrats Brandon on the exciting new job!
The latest restaurant to be hit with a security breach is P.F Changs, and has been ongoing for more than nine months. The restaurant has had a solid response in setting up a special website for questions and concerns on the matter.
Reservation tickets? Yes, there's more on the latest in restaurant reservations. You can now pay for your reservation and may see this trend in your city in the near future.
Restaurants like this one in Philadelphia have taken on the reservation ticket trend. Restaurant owners see this as an anchor of sorts to avoid changing your plans, which can be costly for a restaurant.
Tune in Next Week
Brandon and I will be back with another episode next week. You can tune in on Thursdays here on my blog to catch the archived recording. If you'd like to watch and participate in the live Google+ Hangout, we'll be broadcasting at 11AM EST on the This Week In Restaurant Technologies YouTube Channel.
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