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Reservation Wars

SF-based reservations platform OpenTable has announced that it's being acquired by travel site Priceline, for a cool $2.6 billion in cash. (Guess they didn't get to name their own price on that one.) The plan is to focus on international and mobile platform development to supplement OpenTable's stable of 31,000 restaurants, in what's becoming a continual battle with reservation upstarts like Yelp. For some perspective on the deal, Eater National offers a full by-the-numbers history of OpenTable. [~ EN ~]