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Marketplace Tech for Friday, January 18, 2013
Jan 18, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, January 18, 2013

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Yelp is partnering with cities around the country to put public data in their restaurant listings: health department ratings. The program is currently rolling out in San Francisco and in a few weeks will begin in New York, though some restaurant owners are nervous at the prospect. Realtors are launching their own "tech accelerator." And, new research suggests that spending time on Facebook may boost your self-esteem at the cost of your real world self-control.

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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.

Yelp is partnering with cities around the country to put public data in their restaurant listings: health department ratings. The program is currently rolling out in San Francisco and in a few weeks will begin in New York, though some restaurant owners are nervous at the prospect. Realtors are launching their own “tech accelerator.” And, new research suggests that spending time on Facebook may boost your self-esteem at the cost of your real world self-control.

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