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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.
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.
Web

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…
Mobile

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.
Web

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.
Social Media

Yelp launches its first ‘Top 100 Places To Eat’ list, Hawaii restaurant in top spot

Yelp's just posted a crowd-sourced 'Top 100 Places To Eat' list on its site, offering food lovers some new ideas on places to eat. Seafood eatery Da Poke Shack in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, tops the tasty-looking chart.
Social Media

Could Instagram inspire the next Yelp?

Will the next location review service take its cues from Instagram? As the third party apps surrounding the photo sharing platform dive more and more into location, it's possible.
Social Media

Skedadel lets you discover cool places through Instagram images

A new app using Instagram images and a unique algorithm wants to help you find the best places in the world.