Yelp

  • No. Just… No.

    No. Just… No.

    This is never something I thought I’d have to explain, but I’m realizing that for some people who are new to the internet, the rules here may not be clear. Read More

  • Yelp Tanks Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings Report

    Yelp Tanks Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings Report

    Yesterday Yelp reported its second quarter earnings, beating on revenue, and announcing that it was profitable in the period, a first for the company. Its shares rose, and then fell in after-hours trading. Yelp opened down today, and is currently off nearly 12%. What’s going on? With $88.8 million in revenue, and $0.04 in per-share profit, Yelp more than hit its big numbers. However… Read More

  • Yelp Swings To Profitability In Strong Q2 With $88.8M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.04

    Yelp Swings To Profitability In Strong Q2 With $88.8M In Revenue, EPS Of $0.04

    Today after the bell Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $88.79 million, and a profit of $0.04 per share. The company had net income of $2.7 million in the period, up from a $878,000 loss in the year-ago quarter. Investors had expected Yelp to lose 3 cents per share on revenue of $86.32 million. The company’s revenue tally for its most recent… Read More

  • Yelp Liberates Its API To Box Out Foursquare And Google

    Yelp Liberates Its API To Box Out Foursquare And Google

    Yelp wants as many inroads and reminders for its service around the web as possible, so today it upped the limit on its API for pulling nearby places, ratings, and photos from 100 calls a day to 25,000 without the need for pre-approval. By freeing up usage of its API, Yelp becomes more appealing to developers looking to help people discover local businesses, and could persuade them to use… Read More

  • Leaked Documents Show How Yelp Thinks It’s Getting Screwed By Google

    Leaked Documents Show How Yelp Thinks It’s Getting Screwed By Google

    Documents leaked to TechCrunch from inside Yelp allege that Google is manipulating its search results to favor Google+ content over Yelp content. The materials accuse Google of blatantly highlighting its own products in searches made in the US but not in Europe in order to avoid angering EU regulators who are reviewing Google anti-trust complaints. Read More

  • Yelp Throws Spanner Into Google EU Antitrust Settlement By Filing Formal Complaint

    Yelp Throws Spanner Into Google EU Antitrust Settlement By Filing Formal Complaint

    Just as Google looked to be nearing the end of a long-running EU antitrust investigation, Yelp, which competes vertically with Mountain View in local search, has thrown a spanner in the works by filing a formal complaint. It was already a witness in the case, but, via a letter to Europe’s Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, the U.S. company has thrown its full weight behind… Read More

  • Yandex’s New Local Search App, Yandex.City, Goes Where No Yelp Has Gone Before

    Yandex’s New Local Search App, Yandex.City, Goes Where No Yelp Has Gone Before

    Yandex, Russia’s answer to Google, continues apace with its strategy to launch more products that stretch it beyond basic search. Today, it is tackling the business of local search with Yandex.City, an iOS, Android and web app that aggregates user reviews on restaurants, bars, shops, auto mechanics and more and then plots the results on a map based on what you’re looking for… Read More

  • Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

    Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement

    The $2.6 billion acquisition of OpenTable by Priceline bounced a number of companies’ share prices today, including a 3.91 percent rise for Groupon, and a 2.39 percent bump for Zillow. Yelp, however, shot north 13.79 percent. Investors seem to be betting that, in the wake of the OpenTable deal — executed at a more than 40 percent premium — other companies that are local… Read More

  • We Search More On Apps, Less On Google Now

    We Search More On Apps, Less On Google Now

    We’re using apps on our smartphones and tablets much more to look things up now, according to a new report out from eMarketer. That means a serious drop in ad revenue for many of the major search engines Google, Bing and Yahoo. According to eMarketer, Google mobile ads saw a dramatic 17 percent drop in revenue from 2012. The search giant owned 82.8 percent of the $2.24 billion search… Read More

  • Foursquare Declares Local Search (Yelp And Google) Broken, Vows Fix With Personalization

    Foursquare Declares Local Search (Yelp And Google) Broken, Vows Fix With Personalization

    Foursquare escalated its battle versus Yelp and Google today with a blog post explaining that its redesigned app will beat their “one-size-fits-all results” that users get “regardless of their interests or places they’ve been before”. Foursquare explains it transplanted checkins into its Swarm standalone app to let the forthcoming overhaul of its main app focus… Read More

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