Food.com, the Internet’s food and dining destination, and Yodlee.com, pioneer and leader of personal account aggregation on the Internet, today announced a content partnership to provide Food.com services to Yodlee users. Under the terms of the agreement, Food.com will be listed as an option on Yodlee-powered services, enabling users to easily review and place orders from Food.com directly from any Yodlee-powered personal web page or mobile device. With Yodlee, users have single click access to all their personal accounts — including email, travel, shopping, banks, stocks, and more — in one central place, allowing them to conveniently and securely access their favorite sites, like Food.com.
Yodlee’s aggregation technology consolidates user account information in one secure place, enabling consumers to manage their web-based accounts efficiently. With auto-registration and auto-login features, Yodlee users can access each service in one click, without having to reenter their passwords or personal information each time. This will enable consumers to go directly to their “My Food.com” page where they can view past food orders or their favorite menus for quick and easy ordering. Yodlee-powered services are available to users for free at Yodlee.com and on co-branded services at AltaVista, Quicken.com, Freeinternet.com, and soon on AOL and Chase.com.
“Food.com is pleased to be the preferred food service on the Yodlee platform,” said Karen Orton Katz, SVP of Marketing and Business Development at Food.com. “Yodlee provides a valuable service to consumers by consolidating their web-based accounts, and presence on the Yodlee platform will remind consumers to order their next meal while they check their other accounts.”
“Our goal is to give consumers a secure, easy way to manage all the personal activities they conduct online — from ordering food to trading stocks,” said Jim Taschetta, chief marketing office at Yodlee.com. “By working with content partners like Food.com, we can offer consumers the most comprehensive list of personal services available across the web in one central location. It’s the ultimate in consumer choice.”
Food.com is the Internet’s food and dining destination. Offering a wide range of services from online ordering of restaurant meals to editorial content about dining and food, Food.com aims to be the one-stop site for consumers interested in anything and everything about food. At the core of Food.com’s offerings is the online restaurant meal takeout and delivery service. With nearly 17,000 restaurants on the service nationwide and over 1,000,000 registered members, Food.com is the exclusive takeout and delivery partner of America Online. Food.com also enables consumers to search for information on over 400,000 restaurants across the country with the Food.com Dining Guide, and shop for food-related items from select partners in the Food.com Marketplace. The company’s primary initiatives focus on offering a variety of food-related transactions to the consumer, expert food-related editorial, service through any Internet device from personal computers to wireless handhelds and televisions, and business-to-business services for the vast network of Food.com restaurants. Investors in Food.com include Accel Partners, Tribune Ventures, Novell, Liberty Digital, Clear Channel, McDonald’s Corp., Kraft Foods, Tv Guide and Blockbuster, Inc. Food.com can be found on the World Wide Web at www.food.com and can also be contacted at 415/403-5200.
Founded in 1999, Yodlee.com is revolutionizing the way consumers use the Internet by delivering the first e-Personalization Platform. The Yodlee.com service provides users dynamic summaries and one-click access to personal account information, including bank balances, travel reservations, e-commerce sites, email, news, and more from nearly 1,400 leading Web sites. Consumers can access this service via Yodlee.com co-brand partners or at the Yodlee.com Web site. The Yodlee e-Personalization Platform is the foundation for personal services offered by co-brand partners like AOL, Chase Manhattan Bank, Intuit, AltaVista and FreeInternet.com. Yodlee.com is backed by venture capital firms Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital and elite group of private investors, including the founders of Hotmail, Junglee, and Exodus Communications. The Company is based in Redwood Shores and can be reached at 650/980-3600, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.yodlee.com.