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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.

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.
Employees of the online review site Yelp at the East Coast headquarters of the tech company in New York City. New York is cracking down on fake online reviews.
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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.
A man looks at the internet site Foursquare June 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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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.

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.