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New law cracks down on businesses that ban bad reviews

Sep 17, 2014
A new law stops businesses from banning customers from posting bad reviews online.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, Yelp, lawsuits
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Yelp gets a positive review from the courts

Sep 4, 2014
The company wins big on extortion claims.
Posted In: Yelp, advertising, lawsuits

Yelp's CEO on the end of the professional critic

Aug 6, 2014
Yelp turned ten this year, while posting a profit for the first time.
Posted In: Yelp, reviews, start-ups
Emoji search on Yelp

You can now search Yelp for emojis

Apr 8, 2014
Kai thinks the Internet has gone too far.
Posted In: Yelp, emojis

Marketplace.org is the BEST site I've ever visited

Sep 23, 2013
The fake online review business has moved way beyond having your friends write raves for you. “Reputation-enhancing” businesses provide fake reviews, sometimes outsourcing the job overseas.
Posted In: Yelp, online reviews, fake reviews

New York cracks down on false reviews

Sep 23, 2013
New York's Attorney General has slapped 19 companies with fines for writing fake online reviews.
Posted In: Yelp, online reviews, business, ratings, New York, reviews, fake reviews

Yelp Worldmap: Testing the correlation between hipsters and money

Jul 3, 2013
Yelp has created heat maps showing the geographical density for search terms 'hipster,' 'pricey,' and more. Here's our (unscientific) look at the correlation between hipsters and money.
Posted In: Yelp, hipsters

PODCAST: Oprah cashes in on Lance's confession, 7-11 tries to retake Manhattan

Jan 18, 2013
Oprah Winfrey hopes Armstrong's doping confession will boost her cable network. 7-11 wants to expand in Manhattan. Yelp plans to add health scores to restaurant ratings.
Posted In: Oprah Winfrey, Yelp

Yelp partners with city health departments; New real estate technologies

Jan 18, 2013
Letter grades from the health department found in the windows of restaurants in cities like San Francisco and New York will begin appearing in Yelp reviews. And, the National Association of Realtors gets in the tech startup game.
Posted In: Yelp, food safety, restaurants, real estate, start-ups

Yelp starts branding companies for buying fake reviews

Oct 18, 2012
The popular review site will now post online alerts outing businesses suspected of soliciting paid recommendations.
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