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SaferRide App Fights Drunk Driving Via Yelp Taxi Suggestions

Yelps has extended it's API to the Department of Transportation's SaferRide app to provide convenient suggestions for local taxi services.  Yelp has announced that it will offer it's API to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to assist in the creation of SaferRide, an app which helps prevent drunk driving through taxi suggestions.

Vancouver Chef Vikram Vij Confronts Mean Yelper on Live Canadian Radio

Well, that's one way to strike back at Yelp. Today, in Canada: Acclaimed Vancouver chef/restaurateur Vikram Vij responded to a Yelper's over-the-top, one-star review by getting in touch with him in person, and somehow, the affair became...Show More Summary

The 10 Best Barber Shops In New York City

Every busy guy needs a good, reliable barber: one he can trust to be quick, pleasant, and most importantly, great at trimming hair. That's not always easy to find, but our friends at Yelp have given us a hand. They ranked the best 10 barber shops in New York City, based on their vast database of user reviews. Show More Summary

Objecting to the Following Dozen Words and Phrases Used to Announce the Seven-Figure Renovation of the Panhandle Playground

TweetHere it is, on the Hoodline: long-suffering playground [IRL, it’s an extremely popular playground. Its current Yelp rating is 4.5 stars, which is the very definition of almost perfect, right?] finally [This "framing" assumes 100% of what the millionaire-run Parks Alliance nonprofit says is accurate] Victim to time [Well sure, you could replace this or […]

Translate your Favorite Foreign Dish with Yelp

4 days agoOdd : It Thing!

Are you looking for a place to dine in Venetia, Italy? Do you want to try the tastiest fajitas in Mexico, and you don’t know anyone who lives there that can offer you advice and tips in the local language? It is time to stop worrying. You can now try Yelp, which announce a useful [...]

TripAdvisor Fined $612K In Italy For Not Doing Enough To Block Fake Reviews

Many consumers look at crowdsourced reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp and understand there is a possibility that a review could be bogus. Sites like these generally have methods for detecting and blocking fake write-ups, but regulators in Italy say that TripAdvisor isn’t doing enough to stop the faux reviews and has to pay up or enact stricter policies. Reuters reports… [More]

8 Reasons Your Local Business Needs Yelp

Yelp, the company that relies on crowdsourcing for reviews and user recommendations, is most closely associated with diners and local eateries. It might surprise you, though, to find out that Yelp’s biggest category isn’t restaurants, it’s shopping. Show More Summary

eBay ditches ALEC

The tech giant joins Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Yelp

The Best Places To Take A First Date, According To Yelp And Zoosk

The holiday season historically brings peak traffic to online dating sites, as more and more singles turn to the Internet to meet someone new. Zoosk and Yelp joined forces to name the best places to bring a first date in 5 major US cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Show More Summary

The Poetry Of Yelp: How The Reviews Site Became A Massive Platform For Creativity

Brunch haikus. Hardware store comedy. A McDonald's cartoon. Inside the rise of Yelpian artistic expression. There are, truly, only two types of people in the world: those who write Yelp reviews and those who don't. Read Full Story

Yelp Wire: Yelp's Palo Alto HQ can officially...

Yelp's Palo Alto HQ can officially move ahead now that the Palo Alto city council has approved a grocery tenant for the development where Yelp is leasing, which was the holdup that threatened to delay the project by several months.....

Can Yelp Reviews Predict Restaurant Shutters?

Using only Yelp reviews, researchers predicted a restaurant's closure with "70 percent accuracy." Can a flurry of negative Yelp reviews be the first sign that a restaurant is on deathwatch? The Washington Business Journal reports researchers...Show More Summary

Today in Small Business: Yelp’s Gift to Business Owners

Americans are spending more than ever on fancy dog food. Monday was the biggest shipping day of the year. And more companies are signing up for Apple Pay.

Yelp’s new mobile app lets merchants reply to ranting customers on the go

Yelp today launched "Yelp for Business Owners," an app which enables merchants to monitor their Yelp page and reply to customer concerns.

Can Yelp reviews predict restaurant closures? Researchers say yes

Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business say they can use Yelp reviews to predict a restaurants chance of success or failure. I know what you’re thinking, it doesn’t take a mathematician or linguistics expert to know that a restaurant with bad reviews is going to close down sooner than […]

Today in Surrealist Yelp Reviews

...we bring you this example of the magic of ice cream trucks from Taco Santo in Brooklyn. Read more...

Why Facebook’s New Search Tool Could Ding Yelp

2 weeks agoTechnology : Disruptors

New search feature serves as a handy recommendation engine for places to go and things to do, if Facebook can fine tune the new service.

Bizarre Yelp lawsuit over alleged fake reviews to finally move ahead

After losing anti-SLAPP motion, defendant says case still "huge pain in the ass."

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