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Toptable Inks U.K. Restaurant-Booking Partnership With Yelp-Owned Reviews Site, Qype

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Another partnership for toptable: following deals last months with MyVoucherCodes and lastminute.com, the OpenTable-owned restaurant-booking service has inked a partnership with Yelp-acquired local reviews site Qype to provide real-time restaurant bookings for Qype.co.uk. The deal looks to be an extension of an existing partnership between toptable/OpenTable and Yelp, following the latter’s acquisition of Qype last month. The...
Toptable Inks U.K. Restaurant-Booking Partnership With Yelp-Owned Reviews Site, Qype

Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

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We've seen a bunch of stories over the years about local businesses upset about critical online reviews on sites like Yelp and Angie's List. Sometimes these business owners go to court, but rarely get very far. However, in a hearing last month, a court in Virginia issued a preliminary injunction,...
Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

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The inexorable rise of mobile devices isn't just a chance for brand-new startups to offer new services--shifting consumer behavior gives established brands a chance to reinvent themselves, too. Here's a case study--Citysearch, once synonymous with local reviews in the '90s, is battling back against the upstarts with its refreshed iPhone app....
We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy
Yelp publicly shames businesses that pay for reviews
How to get more positive reviews for your businesses (the honest way)

Yelp Offers Local Businesses New "Revenue Estimate" Tool

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Today must be the day of ROI calculators. Google just introduced one for mobile and Yelp, last night, debuted its “revenue estimator” for small businesses. The tool is free to all businesses that have claimed their Yelp profiles. The Yelp revenue estimator is the same for advertisers... Please visit Marketing Land...
Yelp Offers Local Businesses New "Revenue Estimate" Tool

Yelp: 45 Percent Of Searches Come From Our Mobile Apps

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Yelp formally reported Q3 earnings this afternoon. Last week the company announced preliminary third quarter results along with the acquisition of one of its largest European rivals, Qype, for $50 million. Yelp said it earned quarterly net revenue of $36.4 million, which was 63 percent greater than... Please visit Marketing...
Yelp: 45 Percent Of Searches Come From Our Mobile Apps

HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)

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(Updates with Fairsearch.org comment in ninth paragraph.)   Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc. is poised to offer voluntary concessions that will end a 20-month U.S. antitrust probe of its business practices without any enforcement action being taken, two people familiar with the matter said. Google, which has been under...
HUGE WIN FOR GOOGLE: Antitrust Investigation May End This Week After Two Minor Concessions (GOOG, MSFT)
Holler wants to be the voice layer of your apps

Why Brick-And-Mortar Still Beats E-Commerce, An Analysis

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Editor’s note: Mike Ghaffary is the vice president of business development at Yelp. He also co-founded Stitcher and BarMax, the $1,000 iPhone app, and is a former VC. Follow him on Twitter at @newmike. Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman recently debated whether software would eat traditional retail, leaving no brick-and-mortar presence behind. Both articles noted that e-commerce...
Why Brick-And-Mortar Still Beats E-Commerce, An Analysis

ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

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ShowScoop launched its so-called ‘Yelp for live music’ online service last summer, serving up a Web app to help gig-goers assess which bands and artists can really cut it on stage. Well, now it has officially landed on mobile too, in the form of an iOS app called ShowScoop Concerts....
ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS
Yelp Reports Q4 Losses As Local Gets More Crowded Than Ever

Skyfire updates its iPad browser to support Skyfire Horizon for a more customizable experience

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Mobile video and cloud solutions company, Skyfire has released an update to its iPad application that it says will make mobile browsing more “social, contextual, and useful.” With the release of version 5 of Skyfire Web Browser for iPad, it includes its browser extension platform, Skyfire Horizon, giving users the ability...
Skyfire updates its iPad browser to support Skyfire Horizon for a more customizable experience

Path's Personal Take on Social Discovery

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Path, the small-scale “personal network” that limits users to 150 friends, released a much-lauded feature last week, a slick search function that allows users to comb through the history of their network to find different items of interest. It was widely praised, mostly because, hey, search is fun! And the...
Path's Personal Take on Social Discovery

This app uses your text messages to recommend restaurants

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Intelligent robot assistants like Siri have changed the way we interact with our mobile devices to help make recommendations for us, but the technology has yet to fully adapt to our personal preferences. University of Washington graduate student Jared Bauer is developing an application that has several of the same...
This app uses your text messages to recommend restaurants

Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Competition With Yelp, Foursquare

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Groupon’s VP of mobile, David Katz, says that it has been “business as usual” at the daily deals company since the dramatic departure of founder/CEO Andrew Mason. “We’re still just focused on shipping new stuff,” Katz told TechCrunch in an interview. Today, that includes news of updates to Groupon’s iPhone...
Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Competition With Yelp, Foursquare

Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

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By far, the biggest complaint I've heard about the new iPhone iOS6 operating system is the decision to replace Google Maps with a proprietary Apple map system. The complaints were loudly trumpeted on the front page of "The Wall Street Journal." They mostly revolve around the lack of detail on...
Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare
MomentFeed gets $1.8M more, is quietly powering the local efforts of some major brands

Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 22 percent gain. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 4.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service....
Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU
Yelp.com Welcomes 100 Million Unique Visitors in January 2013
'Uber For Local Home Services' Provider ClubLocal Launches In The Bay Area

DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

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Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures says smaller search companies, such as DuckDuckGo, will become more commonWhat of the future of search? Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures went out on a limb at the DLD13 conference on Tuesday to predict that Google will not be able to retain such...
DLD 2013: Google's dominance of search will loosen, says expert

Facebook Graph Search takes on Google

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Facebook's new smart search tool challenges Yelp, LinkedIn and Google. Also, new car tech unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show includes eye tracking, and hand gestures to change radio stations. [Read more]...
Facebook Graph Search takes on Google
Yelp implements consumer alert system to combat fake, paid reviews

iPhone 5 Will Benefit Business... Eventually

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The arrival of Apple's iPhone 5 is a source of much joy for many consumers who long to get their hands on the latest gadget from Cupertino. But right now it might be causing some some headaches for businesses dealing with some half-baked software and potential jumps in their data...
iPhone 5 Will Benefit Business... Eventually

Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

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Foursquare has been undergoing a transition over the past year from something of a check-in game to a full-fledged ‘decision service’ along the lines of Yelp. That transition has been accomplished by taking the massive amount of data from its 3.5B check-ins and offering up that value to people ‘searching...
Foursquare redesigns web listing pages for its 50M site visitors after Explore usage doubles in 2 months

Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Tech

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They're smart. They're attractive. They're powerful. And, wait for it, they're single. These bachelors and bachelorettes have it all--and people are undoubtedly lining up to meet them.  As a rule of thumb, we're defining bachelors and bachelorettes as anyone who is not yet married.  That means there is still time to...
Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Tech

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

Why I Think Google's Ingress Could Redefine Mobile Gaming [Video]

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It was 10:30pm on a Tuesday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A slurry of snow and rain fell in clumps as I huddled in front of my local post office, clutching my smartphone and shivering. People walked by, giving friendly nods to me, this creep lurking on the street with no apparent...
Why I Think Google's Ingress Could Redefine Mobile Gaming [Video]

Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet

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Facebook’s upgrade to its Nearby mobile feature was framed as a Foursquare killer by some with its ability to provide local search, recommendations and information. But in trying out Nearby, Foursquare still comes out on top for me as a local search tool. That’s to be expected when you consider all the investments Foursquare...
Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?