Apple's Tim Cook laments Indiana's new anti-gay bill and urges Arkansas not to do the same thing. Yelp says it won't expand in states with anti-gay laws. San Francisco mayor bans city-funded travel to Indiana.
NEW YORK — Four days in New York in the spring can be a delightful time. Shopping, sightseeing, a night in the theater district to take in a Broadway show. According to Yelp, there are a few decent restaurants in the area as well. The...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: swimming pools, and the horrifying mysteries floating in them. Read more...
While the list of corporations, politicians and celebrities boycotting Indiana grows, the CEO of Yelp is taking preemptive action to ensure other states understand the economic consequences of choosing to move forward with discriminatory "religious liberty" bills. In an open...
Arterra Picture Library/Alamy Review sites have given consumers a way to amplify their voices and make an impact on a company's business -- for good or bad. For Virginia resident Jennifer Ujimori, bad reviews on Yelp and Angie's List...Show More Summary
Companies like Yelp, Salesforce, and the NCAA are starting to reconsider doing business with the state. The post 8 Entities That May Boycott Indiana Over New LGBT Discrimination Law appeared first on ThinkProgress.
It’s a tail (get it, like a dog’s tail) as old as time. Woman has bad experience at a business. Woman posts about her bad experience on the internet. Business
From Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman: It is unconscionable to imagine that Yelp would create, maintain, or expand a significant business presence in any state that encouraged discrimination by businesses against our employees, or consumers at large. Show More Summary
Jennifer Ujimori posted negative reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List after being dissatisfied with her experience with a Burke, Va. dog obedience class. Now the owner is suing her for damages. [Washington Post] Unlike D.C., Maryland and...Show More Summary
As of today, lawmakers have introduced more than 85 anti-LGBT bills in 28 state legislatures.
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A few months ago, a Virginia woman began taking her dog to obedience class, and when the training wasn’t what she expected, she requested a pro-rated refund and wrote a negative review of the school on Yelp. Now she’s facing a $65,000 defamation lawsuit. The Washington Post reports on this lawsuit, the latest in a string of legal actions … [More]
Yelp, Trip Advisor, Angie’s List. Sites where consumers can immediately recommend or dismiss an establishment have become an integral part of the way people choose everything from their morning coffee to to a tour through the Amazon rainforest. Show More Summary
"In a nutshell, the services delivered were not as advertised and the owner refused a refund." Sounds like a pretty standard negative Yelp review, but it got Jennifer Ujimori slapped with a $65,000 lawsuit. The Virginia woman wrote it after signing her Bolognese puppy up for a $175 basic...
NYC-based sushi chef David Bouhadana is incredulous.
Yelp this week introduced five new business categories users can transact with via its website and mobile apps, including outdoor activities, florists, nightclubs, spas and salons, and even legal advisors.
Jennifer Ujimori wasn’t happy with the dog obedience class she booked for her pint-sized puppy, so the Springfield woman dashed out negative reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List to inform consumers about her experience.Read full article...
Being unable to get a seat at a busy restaurant where you don’t have a reservation is probably not a justifiable reason to give the place a one-star writeup on Yelp. But if you are going to put that negative stamp on a restaurant, at least tell the truth. A man in California recently posted a one-star takedown of a … [More]
Founded in 2004 to help people find great local businesses, Yelp has some 135 million monthly unique visitors. With those traffic volumes Yelp’s 300+ engineers are constantly working to keep things moving smoothly – and when you move that fast you learn many things. Show More Summary