Another five-star legal ruling. Once again, a federal court has said that there's nothing illegal about Yelp's controversial business practices. The last decision came in September, when the Ninth U.S. District Court said that there's no reason Yelp can't, in theory, control the order of reviews as it pleases. On Wednesday, the U.S. Show More Summary
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a new regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: strolling grimly down the shore, stepping over puke. Read more...
Last summer, some Yelp shareholders filed a class-action lawsuit against the online review site, alleging that Yelp misled them about the quality of user-generated reviews and the process Yelp uses to screen for bogus write-ups. This...Show More Summary
Back in October, the Virginia Supreme Court held oral arguments in a case about the limits of anonymous speech. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning wanted to sue the authors of several anonymous Yelp reviews, claiming that had never even been to the business. The state appellate could said Yelp had to turn......
Suspicious of an Italian restaurant's weirdly negative reviews, Tim Carman headed out to see if it was some kind of Yelp bullying thing. Nope, it is just awful. Aftermath: an interview with the manager.
If you want to make a chef or restaurateur bristle, just mention Yelp. Of the first 20-plus people contacted to discuss their opinions of the review site, not one was willing to open up, most likely out of fear of “poking the beast,” as one publicist put it.Read full article >>
D.C. Yelpers have been exceptionally harsh to Pasta Italiana, a restaurant in Woodley Park with over 80 reviews and a one-star overall rating. The restaurant is located blocks from the zoo and has been open for five years. Manager Mohammed Renu agreed to discuss the sorry state of the restaurant’s Yelp page from his perspective.Read full article >>
Thinking about having a baby, but don't know who to turn to for advice? What if there was a website with reviews of newborns?
The long-running defamation suit against anonymous Yelp reviewers -- brought by Hadeed Carpet Cleaning -- finally has produced some good news… sort of. Hadeed's lawsuit defines "problematic," seeing as it both threatens anonymous speech...Show More Summary
Studies of popular travel and review sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp indicate that between 10-20% of all reviews are negative. Anecdotally, that seems to be a pretty reasonable percentage of customers who will not be happy with a product or service. Show More Summary
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a new regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: death, the ultimate one-star experience. Read more...
"No real Christian would deny someone service due to their background -- it's opposed to what the Bible says"
Farrah Abraham‘s so-called blissful relationship with new boyfriend Simon Saran was blasted after an old restraining order from his former lover surfaced, accusing the real estate agent of “violent outbursts”… READ ON
Popular restaurant review and ratings app Yelp has been updated today with support for the Apple Watch. With today's update, users with an Apple Watch will be able to perform all of the functions they've come to expect from Yelp, like finding nearby restaurant and looking up directions, right from their wrists. Show More Summary
In the buildup to Apple Watch's debut next week, Yelp on Thursday updated its app with support for the wearable, bringing direct wrist access to tentpole features like nearby businesses, reviews, address lookups and more.
Horrible Yelp reviews, too.
Yelp today has joined the long list of companies that have debuted apps for Apple Watch. In a blog post this evening, the popular ratings and reviews app shared the first screenshots of its Apple Watch app. The Yelp app for Apple Watch provides the majority of the information you’re used to seeing in the […]
A bar in Hollywood learned the lesson that you can't please everyone, and tonight they're celebrating. [ more › ]
Virginia Supreme Court focuses on jurisdiction, punts on key free speech issue.
Recently, when I was sitting in Carter Notch Hut in – well, Carter Notch – I noticed a sign bearing the ubiquitous logos of trip advisor and yelp, and I realized that people actually must ‘yelp’ about these iconic landmarks in the White Mountains. I started to wonder what else people yelp about – what other......