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Siri’s favorite table-reservation system gets bought for $2.6 billion

Scott Forstall introduces Siri's newfound ability to book tables, back in 2012

Scott Forstall introduces Siri’s ability to book tables at WWDC 2012.

Hotel booking giant Priceline.com will acquire OpenTable, the online reservation service for restaurants that provides Siri’s table-booking functionality.

Priceline is set to pay a massive $2.6 billion as part of the all-cash deal, which breaks down as $103 per share — or 46 percent above the publicly traded OpenTable’s closing price Thursday.

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Groupon Adopts UDID Alternative That Could Become Standard For Developers

Groupon Adopts UDID Alternative That Could Become Standard For Developers

AppRedeem is hoping iOS devs will follow Groupon's lead and adopt its UDID alternative.

Just six months after announcing that developers must stop accessing a device’s unique device identifier (UDID) within their iOS apps, Apple put its rule into practice last week amid increasing privacy concerns surrounding mobile apps. Any app submitted for App Store approval will soon be rejected if its attempts to access a UDID, and developers need an alternative.

That alternative could come from AppRedeem, a mobile advertising platform for app discovery, branding and monetization, which has developed a system called Organizational Specific Device Identifier, or “ODID,” already being used by Groupon.

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Negotiate This! Priceline App Lands on the iPad

Negotiate This! Priceline App Lands on the iPad

I tend to travel a fair bit, and when I’m not flopping down on friends’ couches (which happens more than I should probably admit — thanks guys), I often turn to Bill Shatner’s pugnacious figure and punch it, firing up the Priceline app to find a killer deal. And now that it’s a universal app, it’s even better on the iPad.

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