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The Net is helping restaurateurs decide who gets a corner table on Saturday night

As a customer strolls into Manhattan's elegant Bellini restaurant, owner Donatella Arpia looks up from her reservations desk to greet him. Then, glancing down at a computer screen, she notes the highlight over his name. "Purple means he's a VIP,"she says as the customer is seated. "When he comes in I know to pour on the charm."

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