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Can Foursquare's New CEO Right the Ship?

13 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

During an informal meeting with some San Francisco market analysts in December, I found myself in the middle of a straw poll on why Foursquare, the locally based discovery app, was slogging behind its competitor Yelp. The vote did not take long, and I remember it was a nearly unanimous. Show More Summary

Yelp Revenues To Increase But Profitability To Decline

Yelp is set to release its Q4 2015 earnings on Monday, February 8th.  Yelp’s stock continues to under-perform the broad market as it did in 2015. Although, the company continues to report good revenue growth, its performance metrics have grown at a decreasing pace — indicating that growth across its businesses is slowing down. Nevertheless, […]

Amazon Stores: Books, Branding or the Future of Retail?

Credit: Yelp This past week there has been considerable discussion about Amazon potentially opening several hundred book stores in malls around the country. This was sparked by an article in the Wall Street Journal in which the CEO of mall operator General Growth Properties discussed these alleged plans. GGP subsequently was forced to issue a […]

What is Proximity Based Marketing?

Today’s smartphone-toting consumers are relying on new ways to find local businesses, which may include recommendations from social networks, customer reviews social-local apps like Yelp, retargeted ads from business websites previously...Show More Summary

A Montage of Angelina Jolie's Ridiculous Acting in By the Sea

No creative decision in the bomb for the ages that Angelina Jolie wrote, directed, and starred in, makes very much sense, but among those that are the most confusing is her decision to yelp, whimper, moan, purr, and screech her way through the movie. Show More Summary

To See L.A.'s Best Hip-Hop Shows, You'll Have to Drive to Orange County

Santa Ana will never be mistaken for southwest Atlanta, but tonight is as close as it’ll ever get. On a cold Thursday in January, a rowdy, all-ages mob of a thousand Orange County kids chants, bounces, sweats and yelps the most popular hooks and deep cuts of ATLien anti-gravity agent...

Reviews Rashomon: Plumber Remembers Yelp Threat That Never Actually Occurred

3 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Yelp has been accused of manipulating local reviews to “blackmail” business owners into advertising on the site. It’s widely believed that Yelp uses the threat of removing positive reviews as leverage accordingly. Beyond this belief — and related claims in unsuccessful litigation against the company — I have never seen actual evidence that Yelp does […]

Customers Who Left Bad Yelp Reviews Got Double-Charged, City Says

The owner of an online maid service faces criminal charges for double-billing customers who left negative Yelp reviews. [ more › ]

Artist Uses Yelp to Shame Plagiarizing Restaurant and Wins

last weekArts : Art Fag City

Turns out Yelp isn’t only useful as a go-to website for dining destination consensus. For Kelly Mark, it’s an effective way to pressure a restaurant to remove its unauthorized copy of an artwork. Last August, the Canadian artist served...Show More Summary

Think it, book it, do it: Vurb app eases the work of going out

Get ideas for where to go or what do to, then make suggestions and chat with your friends in order to decide — all with the same app. Name: Vurb What it does: Combines service apps such as Google Maps, Foursquare, Yelp and Lyft to help you find destinations, restaurants, movie theaters, trending...

I went to the best-reviewed psychic on Yelp

Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you can’t find it.

UberEats Expansion Could Hurt Yelp

Uber will be competing with Yelp's Eat24. UberEats is diving deeper into the food delivery market, and if it's successful, the service will have to put a dent in another company's business. Which delivery start-up might take a hit? It...Show More Summary

13 real reviews of totally fake places

Just because it doesn't exist, doesn't mean it can't receive a Yelp rating Online review sites aren't just places to help diners and travelers make their decisions. Some users prefer to make hyper-specific references and inside jokes on it. Show More Summary

Peach app still kinda fuzzy

Peach is here. ”Posting on it is a lot like texting, but with a twist,” claims the new social media platform's welcome email. It’s like Weird Twitter meets the unfiltered nature of Snapchat with a dash of Yelp thrown in — you and friends can post doodles, share GIFs, give anything a 1- to 5-star rating, share a song you’re listening to, create your own looping videos, and more.…

The Yelp CEO announced a sixth star and it is insane

Finally, a Yelp ranking to separate the great companies from the really great companies. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman stopped by The Late Show to announce a new, extra star on the platform. The only issue is that Stoppelman has a pretty...Show More Summary

Brooklyn's artisanal mayo shop gets a crafty Yelp review

Trevor L. isn't much of a mayo guy, but that didn't stop him from crafting a five-star review for Brooklyn's very own artisinal mayo shop. Empire Mayo, a tiny specialty mayonnaise store (seriously) located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, has seen plenty of criticism since it opened in 2011. Show More Summary

How Many Anti-Abortion Protestors Does It Take to Screw In a Light Bulb?

This is too good: “Right now – Planned Parenthood Protest, 16th and L St NW… At a location that has been closed for two months. Only in DC. Looks like someone forgot to check Yelp.” Oops.

Bar gets one-star Yelp review, tears it to shreds in deeply satisfying response.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

After a woman left a one-star review for a bar on Yelp, the bar replied and made her review look quite thoughtless. The establishment that received the review is called The Iron Horse, and it's a dive bar in New York City. A reviewer...Show More Summary

#NEWYORKVALUES: New York dive bar owner takes bad Yelp reviewer to task and tells them to get real: …

#NEWYORKVALUES: New York dive bar owner takes bad Yelp reviewer to task and tells them to get real: “I give you one star as you are terrible at finding bars and restaurants that suit your tastes.”

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