Social Media

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.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Foursquare partners with OpenTable to offer in-app reservations

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

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.

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."

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…

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.
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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.

Mercedes-Benz Mbrace2 adds Facebook, Google Street View and Yelp

While drivers continue to rely on smartphones to check services like Facebook and Yelp while driving, Mercedes-Benz is looking to move that behavior to the dash of the car with the second version of Mbrace technology.
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Foursquare brings its Explore search feature to the Web

Foursquare stretching its model by bringing its recommendation search engine Explore to the Web