Dueling Acquisitions Heat Up the Food Delivery Market

Seamless, a New York company focused on bringing delivery and takeout services to the Web, has acquired MenuPages for its database of 35,000 menus. Seamless, which made the acquisition from New York Media for an undisclosed amount, said the combined companies have 240 employees and are expected to book $400 million in orders this year. Last week, Seamless’s competitor, GrubHub of Chicago, raised $50 million and acquired Dotmenu and Allmenus. Terms were not disclosed. GrubHub projects that order revenues will total $225 million.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald