Qype

  • Tupalo partners with CityGrid Media to expand to the U.S., goes up against Yelp

    Tupalo partners with CityGrid Media to expand to the U.S., goes up against Yelp

    Vienna-based social yellow pages startup Tupalo (a European competitor to Qype) has launched in the U.S. in partnership with CityGrid Media, a local media company “connecting the millions of businesses and customers on the web.” As a result, Tupalo now offers over 1 million business listings across the U.S., adding tens of thousands more on a daily basis. This, of course, also pits… Read More

  • Watch out Qype, Yelp moves in on Germany

    Watch out Qype, Yelp moves in on Germany

    Yelp, the predominant force in the social yellow pages space, has just announced their move into Germany. As Yelp’s CEO Jeremy Stoppelman tweeted last night, they are now “speaking German”. After already launching in France and the UK, Germany and Spain were the other first tier countries that were missing in Yelp’s initial European roll out phase. It’s likely… Read More

  • Qype refreshes its iPhone app with new recommendations feature

    Qype refreshes its iPhone app with new recommendations feature

    Local reviews site Qype has released an updated iPhone app which does something interesting and new. If users use the app to check-in to venues, or if they’ve put in some reviews, it will give automatic recommendations for venues. These recommendations are based on your previous behaviour, such as what you’ve reviewed, check-ins, not on what your friends like. So if you like… Read More

  • Qype Rejects Acquisition Thoughts, Replaces CEO, Doubles-Down

    We’ve been wondering what direction Qype would take recently after rumours that it was in potential acquisition talks with various parties, one of which may have been Nokia, although nothing was ever confirmed. What we do know is that there has been an internal “debate” about whether to enter into a strategic partnership (usually code for acquisition) or whether to double down… Read More

  • Tupalo closes second round funding and goes mobile

    Tupalo closes second round funding and goes mobile

    Tupalo.com, a Vienna based social yellow pages Startup, and a european competitor to Qype, has raised an undiclosed second round from Austria’s leading yellow pages publisher Herold.at. Herold took a 24% stake in Tupalo back in 2009, and since then provided the startup with business listing’s data from Austria. The new funding is primarly going to be used for creating premium… Read More

  • Does Europe's Yelp Now Have An Exit Problem?

    So since TrustedPlaces announced its acquisition by Yell we’ve been digging around to try and find out the purchase price. Understandably, we respect the fact that co-founder Sokratis Papafloratos doesn’t want to say, and Yell certainly won’t. But this information would be very useful to startups out there wondering what the purchase price is these days for a company like this. Read More

  • France gets Yelp's first non-english site

    France gets Yelp's first non-english site

    Local reviews site Yelp has launched a site for France. Yelp France is the startup’s first non-English speaking country. The site can be toggled through French or English. This will be of interest to European player Qype which is bigger than Yelp across Europe. Yelp has claimed one million unique visitors consulted for Yelp UK and Yelp Ireland last month 16 months after launch. Read More

  • France Gets Yelp’s First Non-English Site, Long After Qype

    Local reviews site Yelp has launched a site for France. Yelp France is the startup’s first non-English speaking country. The site can be toggled through French or English. This will be of interest to European player Qype which is bigger than Yelp across Europe. Yelp has claimed one million unique visitors consulted for Yelp UK and Yelp Ireland last month 16 months after launch. Read More

  • Friendticker recycles Foursquare's model for Germany, but with a decent CRM backend

    Friendticker recycles Foursquare's model for Germany, but with a decent CRM backend

    [Germany] Since Foursquare never officially checked in to Germany, another company has decided to become the local Mayor. The clone company Friendticker came out its beta on Friday with a banging underground party in one of Berlin’s secret club locations. Officially, the business of ruling Germany’s location wars starts today. As is generally widely known, Germany has a very… Read More

  • Tellmewhere revamps iPhone app, prepares for US expansion

    Tellmewhere revamps iPhone app, prepares for US expansion

    [France] Social location-based search service Tellmewhere or Dismoioù has released a new version of its iPhone app as part of its quest to conquer local markets. The Paris-based startup is also preparing for US expansion later this year. The company’s current platform – a personalized local search engine – grew out of a former wiki map project, officially launched in 2008. Read More