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Yelp picks up restaurant waitlist app Nowait for $40 million

Yelp has acquired restaurant reservation app Nowait for $40 million, in an all-cash deal, the companies announced this morning. The move will bring Nowait’s waitlist system and seating tool to Y

Yelp launches new feature for asking and answering questions about any business

Yelp is releasing a new feature with the simple, self-explanatory name Questions and Answers. Well, mostly self-explanatory. This is distinct from Talk, a feature where Yelp users can ask an incredibl

Yelp’s bug bounty improves security and attracts talent

Since Yelp opened its bug bounty to the public six months ago, the company has paid out more than $17,000 to hackers who have discovered vulnerabilities in its products. But the bug bounty program doe

Coffee Meets Bagel extends into relationships with DateSpots.co and Mixtape

Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that shows you one match per day, is unveiling a few new tools to help newborn relationships flourish. These new products are web apps, built in collaboration with Y

Crunch Report | GoPro Seriously Botches Earnings

GoPro's earnings report is pretty bad, Yelp to lay off 4% of workforce, YouTube upgrades its comments system, Ford has ideas for last-mile tech and the Obama administration looks to create 48 national

Yelp lays off 175 in sales and marketing as it retrenches internationally

Yesterday, when local ratings and reviews site Yelp posted strong quarterly earnings with a surprise profit of $2.1 million, it also slipped in the news that it plans to lay off 175 people, or four

Yelp invites hackers to expose vulnerabilities through bug bounty program

Hackers, start your engines. Yelp launched a public bug bounty program today, inviting the world’s hackers to pick apart its websites and mobile app in search of vulnerabilities that could affec

Yelp will soon let you skip the line at restaurants thanks to Nowait partnership

Yelp and Nowait announced a partnership that will enable Yelp users to check nearby restaurants’ wait times and “get in line” remotely from the Yelp app. Yelp will be making an $8 million str

Yelp tops 2Q expectations, announces partnership with Nowait and names Jed Nachman as COO

Following the bell today, Yelp reported a strong second quarter 2016 financial performance that made the stock soar almost 11 percent in after-hours trading. Yelp’s earnings release included

TruRating pulls in $12.6M to grow its point-of-sale customer feedback platform

UK startup truRating, which is aiming to offer restaurants and retailers an alternative feedback platform to the likes of Tripadvisor and Yelp by offering bricks-and-mortar outlets the ability to obta

Peek.com raises $10 million, strikes partnership to bring tour and activity booking to Yelp

Peek.com has raised $10 million in equity funding to become what it calls an “OpenTable for the $100 billion activities market,” according to CEO and co-founder Ruzwana Bashir. Based in San Franci

Bar Roulette routes your Uber to a random bar nearby

Want to go party the night away but not sure where to go? Bar Roulette's brand new iOS app has you covered. Press a button to summon an Uber, and it will take you to a bar picked from the highest-rate

How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries

There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of ma

Want to increase your chances with IVF? Make more money or become a teacher says FertilityIQ

Money and teaching might seem at odds with one another but a study out from the Yelp for fertility treatments startup FertilityIQ found both to be the best indicators of success with IVF. Fertility

Twitter integrates with Yelp for location tags in the UK and Japan, bypassing Foursquare

A year ago, Twitter ramped up its game in location services when it announced an integration with Foursquare to provide venue suggestions when you wanted to tag where you were tweeting. Interestingly,

Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

Swarm, the gamified check-in app from Foursquare, has today launched a new feature that will let users check in to locations without sharing that location with their group of friends. The company is c

How real businesses are using machine learning

There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke “Machine learning is like teenage sex; e

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Jeff Glueck to check-in at Disrupt NY

Foursquare is an institution in the New York tech scene, so it only makes sense for us to have Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley and the company’s new CEO Jeff Glueck on stage at Disrupt New Yor

Yelp Shares Are Not Having A Good Year

The year has not been kind to Yelp shareholders. On the year, shares of Yelp have tanked around 50 percent. Today wasn't an exception, with shares of the company down more than 9 percent. That big

Serial Entrepreneur Max Levchin On Leaving A Legacy

In this podcast, Max talks about having true passion for an area of business, on the difficulty of building network effects businesses, the happiest day of an entrepreneur’s life, and leaving a lega
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