Facebook to offer mobile restaurant bookings

Facebook is advancing in the mobile arena after establishing a deal with a restaurant reservation firm.

Facebook will begin working with online restaurant booking service OpenTable to allow its users to book and reserve tables through the social networking site.

The tech giant said in a post on the Facebook website that through a mobile app, over 20,000 OpenTable customers in the U.S. will be able to use the new service to reserve tables at restaurants.

It is not yet known if Facebook will receive commission.

Due to roll out this week, the new service highlights how companies are adapting their Internet presence to the rising trend of consumers using mobile technology in their daily lives. In addition to the Facebook-OpenTable deal, the company has also added another feature this week -- TV listing information on U.S. primetime TV and movie Pages.

Via: Reuters

Image credit: Facebook

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