Yelp

Yelp creates LIVE standard to unify restaurant hygiene scores

Yelp has launched a unified health code standard for venues in San Francisco and New York called LIVE, which will let customers know the hygiene of a restaurant.

Social Media

Negative Yelp review will not be censored, Virginia court rules

A Virginia court has reversed a preliminary injunction against a Yelp user that would have required her to censor a negative review of a business. Online rights advocacy groups are calling the decision a win for freedom of speech on the Web.

Web

Foursquare adds deeper Facebook integration, uses your friends for location suggestions

Foursquare recommendations will now show activities by your Facebook friends and recommend venues using your Facebook friends' data.

Mobile

WSJ: Apple in talks to bake Foursquare into Apple Maps

After a rocky start, Apple Maps is reportedly returning to the drawing board - and getting a little help from social app Foursquare.

Apple

How to not get sued for writing a negative Yelp review

Slamming businesses with bad Yelp reviews has landed an increasing number of people in court. Here's how to warn people about a negative experience without breaking the law.

Web

Watch out Yelp, Foursquare adds ratings with social signals for venue discovery

Foursquare has updated its iOS app to introduce a new ratings system that aggregates signals from likes, check-ins, number of visits and others variables.

Social Media

Long-awaited photo menus make their way to Yelp’s desktop and mobile apps

Yelp has finally added a crucial feature to its mobile and desktop apps, a native menu feature powered by user-generated reviews and photos.

Home

Yelp tries public shaming to discourage businesses from gaming reviews and ratings

Yelp, in its latest measure to discourage businesses from gaming its reviews and ratings, will display warning signs on businesses suspected to be be illicitly enhancing their visibility and profile.

Social Media

Foursquare homepage gets a search bar as the platform competes with Yelp’s local search status

Foursquare is taking more aggressive measures to compete with Yelp by launching a redesigned homepage that focuses on search.

Social Media

Foursquare partners with OpenTable to offer in-app reservations

Foursquare has partnered with OpenTable to offer an in-app reservation service for its users.

Social Media

Foursquare iOS update gets more personal with tailored results, also adds iOS 6 compatability

Foursquare has pushed an iOS update, offering a robust social recommendation engine, iOS 6 and iPhone 5 compatibility, and faster map.

Mobile

Yelp hops on Mitt Romney’s ‘Amercia’ train with new iOS support

Is "Amercia" a real place? According to the latest Yelp iOS update, it might be time to add your recommendations for "our newest country."

Mobile

Foursquare CEO plans to take on Yelp with new social recommendations

During a keynote speech at Mobile World Congress today, Foursquare CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley laid out his plans to take Foursquare from a check-in and badge-earning social network into a full place recommendation engine that may compete with Yelp.

Mobile

Yelp IPO slated for March 2, shares to start at $12 to $14

Yelp will finally go public on the New York Stock Exchange on March 2, hoping to sell $100 million in stock.

Web

Foursquare partnership with SinglePlatform adds pricing menus to venue pages

Foursquare is nipping at Yelp's heels with its latest offering: Pricing menus from its partnership with startup SinglePlatform.

Social Media