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Facebook’s new local business listings feature causes Yelp shares to drop

Facebook is currently testing a new local business listings feature that provides reviews and info for local service providers. News of the tool has caused Yelp shares to plummet.
Social Media

One-star Yelp review? It may be a sign of food poisoning

The power of the masses and public forums may be helping public health officials track food poisoning outbreaks, and Yelp is at the forefront of this new, almost accidental method of food safety alerts.
Social Media

South Park ridicules entitled Yelp reviewers who think their words matter

There's a lot of noise in social media, particular with crowd-sourced reviews sites like Yelp. The latest episode of South Park pokes fun at self-absorbed and entitled Yelp users who think they are important critics.
Mobile

Peeple, the ‘Yelp for people,’ lets anyone publicly rate you as a person

Peeple has been described as the "Yelp for people," and when it makes its terrifying debut in November, it'll be like putting the entirety of the Mean Girls' burn book online. Once you're in it, there's no getting out.
Mobile

Feeling adventurous? Bar Roulette wants to take you to a random bar

Are you sick of going to the same old bar to grab a drink? A new Web app called Bar Roulette, wants to bring out your adventurous side and introduce you to new bars. It uses Uber to drive you there and Yelp to vet the bars for quality.
Web

Google is playing dirty, skewing search results in its own favor, study finds

Google is skewing search results in their own favor. According to the rather unsurprising results, Google favors its own content when returning local search results, which is -- surprise, surprise -- a violation of competition laws.
Social Media

Yelp reveals personal info of users to businesses, and many are unaware

Yelp, the business-reviews site, has a little-known feature that lets businesses find out personal information about users who are searching for said businesses on the site. This could privacy concerns.
Mobile

Is social media on the decline? Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn report stagnant user bases

The earnings reports of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yelp suggest that their user bases are stagnating and failing to grow as quickly as analysts anticipated. The implication is that people just aren't as drawn to social media these days.
Web

Yelp sues company for selling positive reviews

Yelp says that some unscrupulous businesses will promise to massage your user ratings online, for a fee — and now it's taking action against one of the alleged offenders via a lawsuit.
Mobile

Yelp just bought Eat24 so you don’t have to ‘cook, shop, or wear pants’

Yelp and Eat24 will merge to create the ultimate, one-stop food app. Now that Yelp's reviews and Eat24's delivery option will be available in one app, you may never have to go outside again.
Mobile

Hands on: Foursquare’s rebuilt app wants you to stop bragging and start exploring

Foursquare 8.0 is a refreshing redesign that puts the focus on exploring great places instead of just checking in at hot spots. The new app customizes local searches in a colorful way.
Mobile

Yelp adds 12-second video review feature for iPhone users

Ideal for anyone that wants to capture the general ambiance of a business, Yelp added a new video upload feature today for iPhone users that can feature up to a 12-second video of a business.