People will now be able to book and buy home services like plumbers, painters, appliance repairs, cleaning, directly through Yelp.
LinkedIn and Yelp had very rosy earnings reports this week — and it shows in public trading, too.
In Yelp’s earnings report for the second quarter of 2013, we read some particularly interesting news: The company managed to achieve significant growth by integrating Qype content (from France) and traffic from Spain and Italy and launching six new Yelp Markets, including two domestically and four internationally.
Editor’s Pick Last year Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy quit her job, lived in a hut in Africa with no power and no water, cycled with her father on the Oregon Coast, became certified as a yoga instructor, and travelled the world.
After announcing a big partnership with Yelp, food delivery startup Eat24 releases its own point-of-sale system designed for restaurants that have a high volume of online orders.
It was only a matter of time until Yelp outgrew its partnership with OpenTable and stepped up to offer reservations on its own.
Former Twitter sales exec Amanda Levy has joined Change.org to lead the organization’s sales force as vice-president of sales. Levy previously was the first salesperson and 10th employee at Yelp, and she led Twitter’s medium-sized business sales team.
Yelp is rolling out a new delivery feature so consumers can not only browse for food, but order it as well.
Windows 8 is about to get a handful of new high-quality apps to help give the OS more firepower including Foursquare, Yelp, and Songza.
Facebook announced today that the company now has one million active advertisers — companies or organizations that have advertised on the social network at least once in the last 28 days.
A year ago today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg “rang the bell” to open trading in one of the most hotly-anticipated initial public offerings in history as Facebook hit the stock market. And promptly went splat.
OwnerListens has raised over $1 million in funding for its suggestion box that lets customers anonymously communicate with store owners.
Yelp and Locu announced a partnership that will bring restaurant menus to Yelp in real-time, along with price lists and business information.
Facebook loves local business, apparently. And local business loves Facebook.
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Guest Post Let’s take a step back and understand the technology tools that can benefit the largest group of people who have been hardest hit by large enterprises and new technologies: the tens of millions of local merchants all over the world.
OpenTable has released a Facebook application to help friends connect around food. My question: won’t Facebook Graph support this kind of thing natively?
Three billion tweets and tens of millions of tips ought to add up to something. In Foursquare’s case, that means the “Best of” series, which highlights “the most awesome places in cities across the U.S.”
Yelp will soon add hygiene scores to reviews in several cities, emphasizing the need for dining establishments to earn high marks for cleanliness.
Facebook announced its new graph search today. And everything in local marketing is going to change, again.
Yelp’s stock price dropped an alarming 8 percent following the announcement of Facebook’s Graph Search.
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
Guest Post If you’ve ever thought about paying for inauthentic endorsements like this, you better pump the breaks because third party review sites are now making it as obvious as Snooki’s spray tan that you’ve invested in fake reviews.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the results of its investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws with its current business practices today.
Facebook has updated the “Nearby” feature on its iOS and Android mobile apps, a move that could hurt Yelp and Foursquare in the location data wars.
After all, Santa knows who’s naughty and who’s nice.
Foursquare is checking into Yelp’s territory with the addition of ratings to its listings.
Almost half of Yelp’s searches are now coming from mobile devices like the iPhone and Android phones, the company announced today in its third-quarter earnings report.
Siri is an idiot savante, sometimes more savante, and sometimes more idiot: she doesn’t know where Washington DC is. On the other hand, Google seems to have a bigger brain.
Food porn is not for all, but those who do get a rise out of obscene photos of dishes should check out Yelp. The rest of you should shield your eyes, because what you’re going to find on the reviews site’s new menu pages may be hard to stomach.
“Best of” lists are everywhere, but the Village Voice has decided to lay claim to the “best of” phrase and is suing reviews company Yelp for use of the seemingly generic words on its website.
Guest Post Out-of-home ads, such as those on billboards, transit, and street benches, may get a lot of eyeballs, but they can’t account for our preferences. Mobile can.
Looking to increase its influence and marketshare abroad, Yelp has bought Qype, its largest European competitor, for $50 million.
Business reviews company Yelp has started affixing the equivalent of a scarlet letter to the pages of vendors that try to game its review system by inappropriately garnering stellar ratings.
Yelp, a young public company with an uncertain future, has received an Apple-sized boost that could buoy its business for years to come.
Guest Post Since the owner of Big Apple Pizza in Fort Pierce, Fla., bear hugged President Obama over the weekend, he’s seen his reviews spike. Today, he has more than 2,200 reviews. Last week, he had two.
Guest Post Restaurant reservations service OpenTable announced today that it has collected more than 15 million reviews since it started a little less than four years ago.
Yelp’s shares were lifted more than 22 percent today, despite the fact that insiders were given their first chance to dispose of their holdings.
You know those ladies who’ve had enough injectables to turn their lips into an approximation of water park inner tubes and their foreheads into Alaskan glaciers that will never, ever melt? Well, that’s totally not what has happened to Yelp’s homepage.