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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.
Posted In: Yelp

Enormous robot to land on Mars, take pictures with a laser

Aug 3, 2012
Curiosity Rover will drop to Mars from ropes on Sunday night.
Posted In: space, mars, Yelp

Foursquare checks in on a new business plan

Jun 7, 2012
Foursquare is adding Yelp-like recommendations to its mobile check-in app in its latest attempt to find a way to make money.
Posted In: foursquare, Yelp, mobile apps

Can tech IPOs save California's budget?

Mar 1, 2012
California is looking forward to both the Yelp and Facebook IPOs in the near future. One analyst estimated it could bring as much as $2.5 billion to the financially struggling state.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, Yelp, california

Online review site Yelp preps for IPO

Feb 29, 2012
Yelp, the website that offers up user reviews for everything from restaurants and bars to barbershops will soon get its own review of a different and perhaps much harsher kind.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

Yelp readies for the stock market

Feb 28, 2012
The site that lets you reviews local restaurants and services is about to get its own review -- from investors.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

Can you really trust online customer reviews?

Jan 30, 2012
Some of them, sure. But it can be hard to tell which ones.
Posted In: Amazon.com, Yelp, reviews

If your business uses Groupon, you might not like the Yelps you hear

Sep 12, 2011
I apologize for the nonsense words in that headline; such are the times in which we live. In a recent study, researchers from Boston University a...
Posted In: according to a recent study, groupon, Yelp

Google Doodles and now, noodles

Sep 9, 2011
Google bought Zagat. It gets a long-standing trusted name in the ratings biz to enhance Google Maps and Places....
Posted In: Google, places, Yelp, zagat

Google competitors grousing that Google gives itself preferential treatment

Dec 13, 2010
The Wall Street Journal has a helpful round up of complaints against Big G from sites that offer services similar to what Google is also doing....
Posted In: business, expedia, Google, orbitz, search, social media, Web Culture, webmd, Yelp

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