Find a Restaurant Anywhere in 4 Seconds Flat

Hand me your text-message-enabled cellphone, and I can find you an Indian restaurant in Paris, a public pool in Columbus, or a movie theater in Quebec in about four seconds. How? With Google’s latest innovation, Google SMS. You don’t even have to pay for a call to use...

The Power of Who You Know

“Who should I say is calling?” the assistant to the TV network producer curtly demanded. “This is Paul Lawrence. I’m the executive producer of the International Sketch Comedy Championships, which I produce with the Laugh Factory,” I responded. “Please hold,” the...

How Restaurants Are Reacting to the Economy

“If you really want to be sure of that 7:30 p.m. table, ask for it with a French, Spanish, or Italian accent. It will brand you as a potentially bigger spender, the kind helping restaurants outlast a weak dollar and a wobbly Dow.” This advice comes from Frank Bruni of...