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18 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

One Of The Smartest VCs Of All Time Has An Ominous Warning For The Tech Industry

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Gurley says the current environment reminds him of the tech bubble that formed in the late 90's. Every incremental day that goes past I have this feeling a little bit more.


Related Topix: OpenTable, Startups, Software

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Tech turns Chicago's Skid Row into country's top office market

Chicago's River North, a district once notorious for its prostitutes and dilapidated warehouses, has become one of the hottest office markets in the United States. The neighborhood has transformed from a wasteland in the 1970s to a trendy spot for living, dining and entertainment that's also attracting technology tenants.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, River North (Chicago, IL), Startups, Groupon


Yelp's Advertising Policies Aren't Illegal, But That Doesn't Mean They Are Fair

While a clear, immediate win for Yelp, the ruling's logic leaves the site wide open for additional criticisms of how it surfaces reviews and could exercise a wider latitude in soliciting advertising. That's how Judge Marsha Berzon of the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco described the user reviews service Yelp's alleged manipulation of its ratings to charge advertisers higher fees.


Related Topix: Startups, New York

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Apple Deal Sheds Light on McDonald's Digital Transformation

Along with the list of expected partners for Apple Pay this week was a bit of a surprise: McDonald's. How did the Golden Arches, not an outfit known for its association with cutting-edge technology and gadgets, get on Tim Cook's radar? It turns out the partnership was the fruit of a year-long effort that began with the hiring of Amazon exec Atif Rafiq last October.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Fast Food, Dapper, Citizen Sports, Startups

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Central Ohio

Hold the ketchup? Restaurant bans cause outrage

Sang Yoon with a couple of his famous gourmet hamburgers in the kitchen of the new "Father's Office" in Culver City, Calif., in this May 29, 2008, file photo. / Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY A Florida restaurant's decision to ban ketchup to patrons over 10 years old has sparked a virtual food fight.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Culver City, CA, Startups, Potatoes, Vegetables

Thu Sep 11, 2014

National Public Radio

Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-Founder of Yelp

Host Jessica Harris speaks with Jeremy Stoppelman, the co-founder and CEO of Yelp. Harris also speaks with Marc Decosta, co-founder of Enigma, a company that makes public data understandable.


Related Topix: Startups


Airbiquity Broadens Choreo Connected Car Content Portfolio With Applications From Reuters And Yelp

With these integrations, both Reuters, the world's largest multimedia news provider, and Yelp, the company that connects consumers with local businesses, will be made available to the company's automotive manufacturer customers deploying the Driver Experience infotainment delivery offering. Leveraging the Airbiquity content portfolio, automotive manufacturers can introduce Reuters and Yelp content into their branded connected car programs meeting the infotainment needs of their drivers while helping to differentiate their in-vehicle experience from competitors.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Airbiquity, Startups, Reuters, Bluetooth, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Hatchback, Nissan Versa, Nissan, Sedan

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Daily Free Press

EDIT: Yelp Needs a Review

Although Zagat issues a charge for full access to its restaurant reviews, the public Yelp has worked to the non-paying commoners as a poor man's restaurant and business review outlet. However, the website does not work to the advantage of the non-paying businesses it features.


Related Topix: Startups

Federal court OK with Yelp manipulating reviewsFederal court OK with...

Federal court OK with Yelp manipulating reviews A recent federal appeals court ruling could lead to more doubts about the accuracy of positive Yelp reviews. Check out this story on The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a proposed class-action damage suit by small business owners who claimed Yelp's sales representatives told them their ratings would depend on their decision to buy ads, according to a report by SFGate .


Related Topix: Startups, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Small Business, Personal Finance

New York Post

Sparks Steakhouse sues Yelp to identify Internet troll

The famed Sparks Steakhouse in Midtown steakhouse has a beef with an Internet troll who posed as former worker at the eatery - claiming on that he "personally spit saliva into dishes," a new lawsuit claims. The storied eatery - where Gambino mobster Paul Castellano was famously gunned down in 1985 - is demanding the online review site reveal the name of the user who posted the "malicious and defamatory" comment, according to court documents filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Sept.


Related Topix: Startups

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Street Fight

YP Hooks Up With Goodzer to Add Product Data to Search

YP has announced a new partnership with Goodzer that will populate the company's local search product with inventory and pricing information from the startup.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Street Fight

Daily: Baidu Bets on Local, Court Says Yelp Doesn't Extort

Baidu Boosts Location-based Platform With New Services, $10M Investment Baidu has launched a service that helps retailers advertise on the smartphones of nearby users as China's dominant search engine company expands its location-based technology to drive growth.


Related Topix: Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Reuters, Internet, Science / Technology, Marketing, New York


Yelp can manipulate ratings, court rules

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Startups, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA


Cloud service provider ZenPayroll boosts partner integrations

The cloud-based payroll software provider ZenPayroll is barely two years old, but the San Francisco-based startup - which is backed by the CEOs of Yelp, Dropbox, Yammer, and Box, as well as Y Combinator - is well on its way toward its goal of becoming a robust ecosystem for SMB technology.


Related Topix: Dropbox, Startups, Yammer, BayPoint Benefits, Expensify, Small Business, Personal Finance


Yelp Busts Businesses By Using Their 'Private' Messages As Evidence Of Fake Reviews

Yelp announced that it has released another round of Consumer Alerts on business pages.


Related Topix: Startups, Auto Dealers, Long Beach, CA

Search Engine Watch

How Google Pigeon Impacted Local Queries, and What You Can Do

Google's local algorithm update, " Pigeon ," took flight around July 24, 2014, affecting U.S. English queries.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, BrightEdge

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Courthouse News Service

9th Circuit Tosses Claim Yelp Extorted Businesses

California business owners failed to show that Yelp attempted to extort advertising money from them by manipulating online reviews, the 9th Circuit ruled.


Related Topix: Startups, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Seattle Times

Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman poses at his company's headquarters in San Francisco.


Related Topix: Startups, PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google, iPhone

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Insider Selling: Yelp CEO Sells 13,513 Shares of Stock

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman unloaded 13,513 shares of the company's stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 27th.


Related Topix: Startups

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Will This Local Search Player Overcome Competition?

Specialty search stage Yelp has picked up a considerable measure of users, and it's developing its center business metrics across the board.


Related Topix: Startups, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines


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