While Apple Maps still doesn’t have nearly as many features as Google Maps, it's starting to catch up. Though not yet formally acknowledged, the service now seems to be returning reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com
Hoping to resolve the issue with TripAdvisor at some point in the future, hotels and restaurants are being forced into handing over freebies to TripAdvisor users or be faced with a negative online review.
While many merchants take advantage of Amazon's position as the leading online retailer, one merchant's unethical attempt to game the review system has shed more light on Amazon's inability to protect consumers from paid reviews.
How many times have overly positive reviews on the Web steered you in the wrong direction? A group at Cornell are getting some extra attention from companies like Amazon and TripAdvisor for their research.