I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss on this Thanksgiving Day. Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Forget the Turkey, Pass the Dim Sum It's become an annual pilgrimage for many Asian American families in the Southern California:...
The years-long battle between Yelp and Google continues. Citing a bug "caused by a recent code push," Google claims Yelp and TripAdvisor links being buried in search results on smartphones is purely accidental, writes Re/code. Google...Show More Summary
The CEOs of the two companies accuse Google of prioritizing its own services at the expense of rivals. Both are longstanding critics of Google's search engine.
The search giant blamed a bug--but executives at companies like TripAdvisor are still upset with the company.
Google’s search engine was found displaying the company’s own results ahead of those from rivals Yelp and TripAdvisor in response to queries for those sites on mobile devices, reports Recode. Over the weekend, searches for restaurant...Show More Summary
Executives at Yelp and TripAdvisor are angry at Google for burying their search results well below its own offerings — an issue the search giant says was caused by a "bug" — Re/code reports. Users who searched for queries that contained the company names — e.g. Show More Summary
If you’re looking for restaurant reviews, there are plenty of options out there such as Yelp or TripAdvisor. However Google themselves have also started offering reviews of their own, and recently it was discovered by both Yelp and TripAdvisor...Show More Summary
We’re hearing from sources that GitHub CFO Vlado Herman, who joined in December 2012, is no longer at the company. Herman was a high-profile hire at the time — and prior to GitHub, he was the CFO of Yelp. To be sure, as a company matures, executive departures can and often do happen. Show More Summary
"The decor is similar to the Rainforest Cafe."
While there may be a benign reason -- bad coding, for example -- it looks sinister when the companies throw up a wall of silence.
iOS: Yelp isn’t always the most reliable source for a great restaurant. Establishments might fudge reviews; users might leave feedback based on stuff you don’t care about. Dine is a simplified version of the Yelp experience, telling you only what you want to know about a restaurant. Read more...
The site is being called the Yelp for maternity leave benefits
Over the past few years, in several conversations with Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia, I’ve discussed with him the site’s various opportunities to make money. Like all good startup CEOs Tolia said that he was not focused on making money but on building audience engagement and that there were several ways the site could make money […]
You might not think about your online reputation very much. Your friends on Facebook like you, you have a professional profile somewhere that people can see, and maybe your company has some good reviews on Yelp. But how people perceive...Show More Summary
It’s finally dawned on me why so many hyperlocal businesses hate Yelp and are so afraid of review sites in general. There was massive backlash against the new site Peeple, which was originally marketed as a “Yelp for individuals."
Google Maps offers a ton of local info when you use the navigation system on your Android or Apple smartphone, including local businesses, eateries, or interesting spots. The company is expanding its Local Guides program in Google Maps,...Show More Summary
And, Cate Blanchett and Jimmy Fallon share a mint while talking about Subway. — Macho, mass-market beer ads have often been associated sexism to varying degrees, but Anheuser-Busch InBev, the maker of Budweiser and traditionally bro-tastic...Show More Summary
Google is still trying to beat Yelp at the user review game. Google is trying to beef up its Local Guides feature, a piece of Google Maps that feels and acts like Yelp or Foursquare in giving recommendations and offering user-generated insights into businesses like restaurants. Show More Summary
Apple has updated the acknowledgments page for its Maps app to include Foursquare as a provider of business listings. Foursquare officially joins Yelp, Trip Advisor and Booking.com as official providers of information about businesses,...Show More Summary