四川南充高级中学高三检测考试(4)
作者:佚名 发布时间:2018-06-29 11:30:48 本文来源于:莲山课件
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  Yelp, the San Francisco Internet company that makes reviews of restaurants and other businesses across a large part of America, is getting into the food delivery business.

  Today, the company has announced that it has agreed to acquire Eat24, a food company that delivers food to homes on behalf of partner restaurants. Yelp is paying $134 million for the company—$75 million in cash and the rest in stock. Eat24 works with 20,000 restaurants in more than 1,500 cities all over the U.S.

  On Yelp's reviews site, you can find new restaurants to suit your tastes, and now that the company is acquiring Eat24, the idea is that it will also let you take the next step: order food to your door.

  “If you're looking at a restaurant, you want to be able to book that restaurant,” Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy said in a Tuesday interview. “If we can integrate(融入) that into the Yelp experience, it makes the site much better.”

  The move is just one way that some of Internet's most recognizable names are branching into online food delivery to improve their existing business. Last August, payments company Square bought Caviar, a high-end quick food delivery service. And that same month, Uber tested a fast food delivery service called UberFRESH, which aimed to deliver meals from local restaurants to customers in less than 10 minutes.

  In each case, food delivery can provide an added source of income, and it can also help these companies push the use of their existing services. The market for food delivery is hardly small, and mobile technologies can speed up the process, potentially expanding the business even further.

  28. How does Yelp pay for the company Eat24?

  A. Totally by cheque. B. Totally in cash.

  C. Partly in stock. D. Only in credit.

  29. What can customers NOT do on the new Yelp's website?

  A. Finding the restaurants they like.

  B. Booking a restaurant they like.

  C. Ordering food to their door.

  D. Enjoying much cheaper food.

  30. What does the underlined word “acquire” in Paragraph 2 mean?

  A. Bargain.   B. Claim.    C. Request.   D. Purchase.

  31. From the passage, we can infer that many companies ________.

  A. begin to set up their own food branches

  B. make little money from their existing business

  C. begin to attach importance to food delivery making

  D. give up the present business and turn to food making

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