Facebook to compete with Groupon with 'Deals on Facebook'

By on April 26, 2011 at 1:29 PM.

Facebook to compete with Groupon with 'Deals on Facebook'

In November, Facebook announced its new “Deals” platform that allows users to check-in to various local businesses for discounts. On Tuesday, the social network announced that it’s taking that idea one step further with its new “Deals on Facebook” service — which is currently being tested in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego, and San Francisco. Using the Deals on Facebook, friends will be able to see local specials — such as concerts or group discounts at restaurants – and buy them directly from the social network. While we definitely see this service competing head-to-head with similar services from Groupon and Living Social, Facebook has teamed up with a number of partners, including aDealio, Gilt City, HomeRun, kgb deals, OpenTable, Plum District, PopSugar City, ReachLocal, Tippr, viagogo, and zozi for a more robust offering. If you’re in one of Facebook’s beta markets, hit up http://www.facebook.com/deals for more info. More →

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Yelp to provide reservations via OpenTable

By on June 4, 2010 at 12:33 PM.

Yelp to provide reservations via OpenTable

Yelp-OpenTable

Yelp, “an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play,” announced that is has partnered with online restaurant reservation company OpenTable to provide added functionality to its website. The new alliance will allow registered Yelp users to make restaurant reservations directly from within Yelp.com. According to the NY Times, the reservation feature will, “begin in North America and will cover about 11,000 restaurants,” and that the feature “could come to international restaurants at a later date.” No details were given about when/if the company plans to integrate the OpenTable reservation feature into its Yelp mobile applications. We’re curious, how many of you out there actually use Yelp? More →

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