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.
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.
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.