Citysearch Recasts Itself As CityGrid Media

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Yelp Raises $15 Million Fourth Round, Rumored Valuation $200 Million

Yelp, the popular local review site, will soon announce a new $15 million dollar round of financing led by DAG Ventures. The valuation is rumored to be in the $200 million range. Yelp says that they w

Judy's Book To Shut Down. Yelp Is The Last of The Local Review Sites Still Standing.

We just got word from Judy’s Book founder and CEO Andy Sacks that the Seattle startup will be shutting down operations, and most of the staff of twelve was let go today. The company had raised a

GarageSeek Rates Mechanics, But Yelp Will Kill This Category Too

It seems like every time you turn around there’s another site out there trying to help you rate this, that, or the other thing. There’s Rapleaf (people), StreetAdvisor (neighborhood), Your

Intuit Shuts Down Zipingo. Yelp Winning This Space Through Attrition

Zipingo, the small business review site launched by Intuit in late 2005, shut down yesterday. When it launched, Zipingo competed with a slew of other startups that were targeting local business review

Troubled Insider Pages Acquired By CitySearch

The Insider Pages acquisition rumors that we posted on last week were accurate – later today Citysearch, a division of InterActive Corp., will announce that they have acquired the company. The s

Insider Pages Acquisition May Be Announced Next Week

Update: See Troubled Insider Pages Acquired By CitySearch . Insider Pages, a user generated review site for local businesses, has been acquired by a public company, according to sources close to the d

Big Layoffs At Insider Pages

Silicon Valley based Insider Pages, one of the many user review sites that have sprung up in the last couple of years, has reportedly laid off 2/3 of their total staff recently. The news is coming fro

Intuit's Zipingo Joins Local Business Review Sites

Zipingo joins the ranks of local business review and ranking services such as Yelp, Judy’s Book (which just raised $8 million from Mobius Venture Capital, Ignition Partners and Ackerley Partners

Yelp's Local Reviews

Company: Yelp Launched: in Beta (since late 2004) Location: San Francisco Yelp is a website that allows users to write and share reviews of local businesses. It also has social networking features (ad