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.
The popular business review site Yelp just announced it now allows users to directly contact businesses to get quotes on a wide range of services. The new feature also lets users see response times and rates for each business.
Sure to be just as enjoyable as the classic 1950s film, 12 Angry Men, 12 Hungry Yelpers is a true sign of our times, and will feature some of Yelp's most acrimonious reviews in order to help spur restaurants to fix their issues.
Now, not only can you order food from nearby restaurants using DoorDash, you'll also be able to make smarter decisions thanks to its new "Delight score," a feature that rates the food delivery quality of its restaurants.
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.
Google, Apple, and Microsoft have some serious competition. SoundHound has released its digital voice assistant, Hound, from private beta. The company is touting it to be faster, while offering a more normal conversational experience.
Talia Jane writes an open letter to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, saying she's just about living in poverty, incapable of even buying groceries. And now, she's also jobless -- Jane was fired on Friday just hours after her post broke.
Divorcing couple Copia Blake and Peter Birzon posted online defamatory reviews of the former's divorce attorney, which wasn't a good idea because they led to the attorney winning $350,000 in punitive damages.
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.
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.
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.