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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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.
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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.