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American Express
American Express Company is a leading global payments, network and travel company founded in 1850.

BOOKING.COM B.V., part of (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates™, the leading worldwide online hotel reservations agency by room nights sold, attracting over 30 million unique visitors each month via the Internet from both leisure and business markets worldwide.

Founded in 1997, Circles delivers a disarmingly simple and unique key ingredient — the ability to get close to people. Circles believes that in the future the only loyalty programs companies will consider are those which have a measurable effect on their bottom line. Circles' intimacy-based programs are the only ones that deliver on this promise today.

Expedia, Inc. is the largest online travel company in the world, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes more than 90 localized®- and®-branded sites; leading U.S. discount travel site Hotwire®; leading agency hotel company™; Egencia™, the world's fifth largest corporate travel management company; the world's largest travel community TripAdvisor® Media Network; destination activities provider ExpediaLocalExpert®; luxury travel specialist Classic Vacations®; and China's second largest booking site eLong™.
The Fox News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service devoted to delivering fair and balanced coverage of the day's events. FNC presents live news programming throughout the daytime hours, which consists of hard news coverage of the day's events and interviews with leading newsmakers. FNC's primetime lineup offers one-hour opinion and news talk programs examining the issues with key players shaping the news coverage of the moment.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine — an easy-to-use free service that usually returns relevant results in a fraction of a second.

The Huffington Post
As one of the fastest-growing news sources on the Internet, The Huffington Post covers a vast array of topics including travel, entertainment and politics. Influential contributing bloggers include Alec Baldwin, Justice Madeline Albright and President Barack Obama.

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MSN City Guides
MSN City Guides is the source of local information on dining, events and nightlife for readers of MSN, one of the world’s top Web portals. MSN City Guides has information on 150 markets in the United States, and provides listings, articles and slide shows.

Open Table
OpenTable, Inc. is the leading provider of Internet-enabled customer relationship management (CRM), marketing, yield management and reservations solutions to the $500 billion global foodservice industry. The company’s proprietary electronic reservation book (ERB) automatically builds a comprehensive customer database that enables restaurants to manage yields, communicate with diners more efficiently, enhance customer service, and conduct highly targeted on- and off-line marketing campaigns.

Single Platform
Most local businesses are not able to market their storefronts online, especially when consumers are researching local products and services. This happens because local businesses do not have enough time and resources to manage the ever-changing landscape of online publishers, review sites, city guides, and mobile applications. SinglePlatform is focused on bridging this gap and helping local businesses get discovered.

Urbanspoon organizes restaurant reviews from critics, food blogs, and users -- covering all the restaurants near you in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. In addition to browsing restaurants on, give Urbanspoon a shake on your iPhone for a nearby suggestion.

The Internet's leading global consumer and business services company, Yahoo! Inc. offers a comprehensive network of essential services for Web users around the globe as well as businesses of all sizes. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, Yahoo! ( is the leader in traffic, advertising, household and business user reach. Yahoo! is also the most recognized and valuable Internet brand globally, reaching over 237 million unique users in 25 countries and 13 languages.

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