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.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 news10.net: http://on.news10.net/1tyqpSz 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 .
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 Yelp.com 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.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
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.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Yelp CEO reviews his own business after 10 years
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman poses at his company's headquarters in San Francisco.
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.
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.