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.

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yelp restaurant reviews helping NYC officials to identify outbreaks of food poisoning

Health officials in NY City are using Yelp restaurant reviews to help them locate eateries with dodgy hygiene practices. As many people fail to report incidents of food poisoning to the authorities, the reviews are turning out to be a rich…

Yelp plans to add new video feature to its reviews

Feel like your written review on Yelp just doesn't properly convey your angst? Now you can properly tell people what you think. The social review site is adding a new video feature to its mobile app.

Hotel owners complain of being held ‘hostage’ by TripAdvisor users

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.