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Livebookings and Urbanspoon join forces to offer a world of dining choices on the web and mobile devices


Livebookings, the European leader in real-time reservations and online marketing services for restaurants and Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant discovery application and reservation management system, today announced they have partnered to add Livebookings' reservations capabilities to Urbanspoon's website and mobile apps. Urbanspoon will add 5,000 bookable restaurants in the UK to their website from the Livebookings inventory, offering consumers more reservation choices and providing thousands of restaurants with an extra channel to drive covers.

Through its site and mobile apps, Urbanspoon reaches millions of consumers monthly and is one of the top rated apps on iTunes.

Guy Halfhead, Vice President of Sales, Livebookings said: “In a competitive environment, it's imperative for restaurants to be open to bookings from as many avenues as possible. This new partnership with Urbanspoon is testament to our commitment to securing crucial strategic relationships for our restaurant customers.”

Kara Nortman, Senior Vice President, Consumer Businesses for CityGrid Media, parent company of Urbanspoon, said: “Urbanspoon unlocks the very best dining experiences the UK has to offer, and endless choice and availability has always been something we strive to deliver. Working with Livebookings, Europe's leading online bookings company for restaurants will increase the richness of our restaurant profiles by offering customers the ability to book reservations instantly.”

About Livebookings

Livebookings makes restaurants and diners click. We operate the world's only global, web-based restaurant reservations and marketing service, delivering over one million diners every month to over 9,000 restaurants including Jamie's Italian, Pollen Street Social, OXO Tower and Ping Pong. Our reservations tools enable restaurants to provide their diners with a free, easy-to-use online bookings service, to manage those reservations efficiently and to collect valuable customer data.

About Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant content from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, both on the Web and mobile. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants Urbanspoon Rezbook - a complete reservation and table management system. Urbanspoon is available throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media, LLC (, an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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