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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

Yelp Pops 7% After Hours On Q3 Revenue Beat Of $143.6M

Today following the bell, Yelp reported its third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $143.6 million, and earnings per share of $0.03, calculated using non-traditional metrics. Inve

You’ve Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn

Imagine if the founder of a very successful consumer technology company knocked on your door and offered to get you in on the ground floor of their new enterprise. Almost any VC would jump at the chan

Our Marketplace Obsession And Bubble

Service marketplaces have recently become Silicon Valley darlings. The marketplace model has been a popular way for VCs to efficiently tap into the local economies at scale, specifically the $800 bill

Google Maps Tests A New Feature That Collects Users’ Foodie Photos

Though services dedicated to photos of food – like Foodspotting or Forkly, for example – have exited the scene (as well as consumers’ collective consciousness) over the years, snapp

Bar Roulette Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The premise is simple: tap a button, get into an Uber and have no idea where you're going. Actually, that sounds like a really awful nightmare I had once. Bar Roulette is a fun mashup built by Tyle

Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy

On the heels of Homejoy’s failure, the fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. That questioning is very relevant, as there ha

Yelp Drops 14% After Reporting A Profit Miss In Q2 On Stronger-Than-Expected Revenue Of $133.9M

Following the bell, Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $133.9 million, and a per-share loss of $0.02. The street had expected Yelp to generate a cent in per-s

Earnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours

Have you recovered from last week? If not I forgive you -- after that earnings deluge I think that we all need a break. However, tomorrow has two key earnings reports that will help set the camber of

Zomato Buys NexTable To Rival OpenTable And Yelp In Reservations

Just one week after Zomato raised a round valuing it at more than $1 billion and acquired a point-of-sale startup, the India-based restaurant services company has made another acquisition. Zomato h

Tech Titans Blast New Anti-Gay Law In Indiana

It’s hard to believe, after how far the gay rights movement has come, that we’re still doing this. But here we are. Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that allow

Yelp Hooks Up With Startups To Offer A Larger Selection Of E-Commerce Bookings

As part of its ongoing efforts to transform itself from a reviews site into an e-commerce platform, Yelp announced today that it has partnered with startup Vimbly to offer activities bookings on its s

Yelp Buys Delivery Network Eat24 For $134M To Ramp Up In Food Operations

Another acquisition for Yelp that will take the local listings company even deeper into commerce and food-related services. It’s gobbling up Eat24, a U.S. food delivery business that competes w

Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program

Google is rolling out a “Local Guides” program in an update to Google Maps – a move that seemingly sees the company taking on “Yelp’s Elites” – that is, Yel

FTC Closes Its Yelp Investigation Without Taking Action

One of the biggest and most influential review platforms in the world, Yelp has constantly been hit with claims that it manipulates reviews so its advertisers get higher rankings. This led to an inves

Hands-On With Facebook Post Search: Strong Recommendations, Yelp Should Worry

We’re all critics, whether we Like it or not. Our Facebook posts are implicit reviews and recommendations of restaurants, apps, movies, news articles, dry cleaners, and even whole cities. Now, F

Yelp Buys Cityvox To Build Out Restaurant And Nightlife Reviews In France

Yelp continues with its march across Europe to build up its reach in local listings in the region. Today, the company announced the acquisition of Cityvox, a reviews site in France that focuses on

Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germany

Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more tha

Yelp Strikes Hotel Bookings Partnership With Hipmunk

Yelp has partnered with Hipmunk to allow people to book hotels within the business review platform. While this is not the first time Yelp has offered a way for users to purchase from businesses right

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.
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