Some people are hiring, and others are firing: Zagat laid off sixteen employees yesterday reports MediaBistro.
Zagat recently launched their very own $10 iPhone application, Zagat To Go '09, which is completely different from the paid subscription website. Herewith, we apply Zagat's review methodology, using customer reviews from the iTunes Store:
The "prematurely released" Zagat iPhone application comes off as "cumbersome" and "not intuitive." The "content itself is strong" but "the UI [...]
Spotted at the Tastings NYC event. I still can't figure out why Zagat thought this might have been a good idea — brand awareness? Or maybe they thought a blogger would see it, take a picture, and then write a post about it. But they're not that savvy.
A hearty WTF.
Well, at least the Zagats say there's nothing to be worried about. The internet was abuzz yesterday over Tim and Nina Zagat's editorial for the Wall Street Journal titled "People Still Have to Eat." But I think their reasoning is seriously flawed.
Admittedly, they've been at this a long time—the Zagat Survey dates back to 1971, [...]