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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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Is Yelp The Mafia?

Technology : Message (5 years ago)

Yelp is again in the news for extortionate sales practices alledged by small business owners (see More Complaints About Yelp Business Practices, Now In Chicago, and Is Yelp Committing Extortion?), but this time they are headed for c... Read Post

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

The top 10 ‘arms merchants’ of the cloud

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (last year)

Sept. 9 - 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Over the past few years, a host of companies have been scrambling for a leadership position in one of the hottest areas of the economy: providing the technology … Read Post


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