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Is Yelp Still Strong-Arming Merchants?

For years the complaints about Yelp’s “sales” tactics have been heard. Maybe I am just not paying attention but I thought that had gone away to some extent. Now with Yelp going public and all the positive vibes flying around about the company as an investment it may get even harder to find the reality. [...]
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More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago

Technology : Message (5 years ago)

The Yelp story is like a fire in a peat bog: it doesn't go away, even when it looks like the flames are completely gone. The newest chapter is based on allegations by Chicago store owners [via DCSmitty]: [from Chicago... Read Post

Yelp Throws Spanner Into Google EU Antitrust Settlement By Filing Formal Complaint

Technology : TechCrunch (yesterday)

Just as Google looked to be nearing the end of a long-running EU antitrust investigation, Yelp, which competes vertically with Mountain View in local search, has thrown a spanner in the works by filing a formal complaint. It was alr... Read Post

Affirm Introduces Split Pay - Enabling Installment Payments for eCommerce

Business & Finance : Payments News (yesterday)

Affirm, a new consumer finance service, has announced its new Split Pay service that lets online merchants offer installment payments to consumers at the point of sale. Using Split Pay, online shoppers can make a purchase and pay ac... Read Post


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