Food.com, the leading online source for food and dining information and services, today announced it has signed on with OracleMobile, a division of Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL) focused on the wireless Internet industry, to develop and host Food.com’s wireless Web service. The agreement will allow Food.com to extend its service and content to all existing and emerging wireless devices, enabling mobile users to order food through Food.com anytime and anywhere. In addition, OracleMobile will provide access to Food.com through its public wireless portal at http://www.oraclemobile.com.
Food.com Anytime and Anywhere
Food.com aims to make its services accessible through any Internet-enabled device from personal computers to handhelds, mobile phones or televisions. As the strategy takes shape, Food.com is teaming with OracleMobile to build and host Food.com’s wireless service, designed for any mobile device on any carrier network. By visiting Food.com’s wireless site, users will be able to search for restaurants in their area and order a prepared restaurant meal. The personalized “My Food.com” service will also allow mobile users to select from their individual lists of past orders, usual orders, and favorite restaurants.
“With OracleMobile’s wireless service creation and hosting offering, Food.com is able to retain control of their content and focus on their core business,” said Denise Lahey, CEO of OracleMobile. “Food.com’s service is a natural candidate to be extended to the wireless world, and its customers will benefit from being able to search restaurants and order their favorite meals on the go.”
“Food.com is committed to bringing our premier food and dining content and services to our customers in a secure and reliable fashion, on any web-enabled device,” said Richard Frank, chief executive officer at Food.com. “When we looked at different technology solutions, OracleMobile stood out as the trusted wireless technology leader to build and host our wireless site.”
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Food.com is the leading online source for food and dining information and services. Offering a wide range of benefits 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 dining and food. At the core of Food.com’s offerings is the online ordering service for prepared restaurant meals. With nearly 17,000 restaurants on the service nationwide and over 1,400,000 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 Corporation, 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.
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