Qype

  • Google, Nokia sniffing around local business review site Qype

    Google, Nokia sniffing around local business review site Qype

    Hamburg, Germany based Qype, a Yelp-like site that's focused on European markets, has recently had long acquisition looks from both Google and Nokia, we've heard from multiple sources. A deal with Nokia in particular was looking extremely likely until recently. The site was first launched in 2005 and today attracts 9 million monthly worldwide visitors, according to Comscore, just a little less… Read More

  • Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Gets A Look From Google & Nokia

    Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Gets A Look From Google & Nokia

    Hamburg, Germany based Qype, a Yelp-like site that's focused on European markets, has recently had long acquisition looks from both Google and Nokia, we've heard from multiple sources. A deal with Nokia in particular was looking extremely likely until recently. The site was first launched in 2005 and today attracts 9 million monthly worldwide visitors, according to Comscore, just a little less… Read More

  • Exclusive: Qype reveals global traffic and plans for social

    Exclusive: Qype reveals global traffic and plans for social

    Last week I met with Stephan Uhrenbacher, the founder and chairman of Qype, the European startup which competes most directly with Yelp in local reviews and listings. He revealed to me some exclusive information about where Qype is now. In Jan 2009 Qype had 8m uniques across Europe. As with Yelp, Qype members evaluate businesses, places or services such as bars, restaurants, stores, petrol… Read More

  • Qype Makes Europe Tough For Yelp, Reveals Traffic And Social Plans

    Qype Makes Europe Tough For Yelp, Reveals Traffic And Social Plans

    Last week I met with Stephan Uhrenbacher, the founder and chairman of Qype, the European startup which competes most directly with Yelp in local reviews and listings. He revealed to me some exclusive information about where Qype is now. In Jan 2009 Qype had 8m uniques across Europe. As with Yelp, Qype members evaluate businesses, places or services such as bars, restaurants, you name it. Today it… Read More

  • Foursquare Faces A Rummble In The Jungle

    Foursquare Faces A Rummble In The Jungle

    Social mobile location startup Rummble has gradually been updating its service over the last few weeks to meet the oncoming competition from new kids of the block like Foursquare. As we prefaced recently in the Summer, today it's launched a new Android app for its service (download here). Rummble has had an iPhone app for a while and a Windows Mobile version is in the works. Furthermore it has… Read More

  • Qype – What's the latest at the "European Yelp"?

    I met Qype last week at the Seedcamp Speed Dating event as part of the Traveling Geeks tour.  Here’s a quick heads-up if you’re new to it: Qype is a way to discover new places (restaurants, events, nightlife, sports, etc.) with a focus on European cities, by going through other users’ reviews and feedback. There are many categories for each vertical, along with a simple to use… Read More

  • Yelp's European Counterpart Qype Continues Global Expansion

    Yelp's European Counterpart Qype Continues Global Expansion

    The German startup community has been notorious for blatant clones of popular sites developed elsewhere (my personal favorite is Freundefeed). One startup that is sometimes associated with this trend (perhaps unjustly) is Qype, a Yelp-like site for reviews that has established a strong presence throughout Europe. CEO Stephan Uhrenbacher says that he wasn't aware of Yelp's existence when he… Read More

  • Web 2.0 in Germany: Copy/Paste Innovation or more?

    Web 2.0 in Germany: Copy/Paste Innovation or more?

    Last week we reported on Frazr, one of Germany’s many Twitter clones (if you’re eager for more side-by-side comparisons, see Sloggen, Wamadu, Faybl or 1you, which all launched in March or April). Frazr is symptomatic for the state of Web 2.0 in Germany and to get a better understanding for the many international developments, this post starts a series of regional profiles on Web 2.0… Read More