Famed review website Yelp filed for a $100 million initial public offering today, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
As the tech IPO window creaks open, contractor reviewing site Angie’s List has announced a $13 opening share price for a planned initial public offering later this month.
‘Tis the season for Internet company IPOs. Veteran local business review site Yelp has signed on bankers Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to lead its initial public offering at a valuation between $1 and $2 billion, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Google Ventures has invested $1.5 million into mobile application development studio Milk, the new project from Digg co-founder Kevin Rose. The investment is both strategic and pragmatic, and will help the startup to build out its team with top talent — an area where Google has always been strong.
Wikets, a soon-to-be-released iPhone application that recommends places and products to friends, announced a $1.5 million seed round from Andreessen-Horowitz and Battery Ventures today. But will yet another recommendations product survive when reviews and opinions already litter the Internet?
Following Google’s recent purchase of Zagat, social review and discovery site Yelp will cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation’s antitrust lawsuit against the search giant, the company announced today.
Despite recent market turmoil and questions about public market stability, the window for new initial public offerings has not closed — and local discovery site Yelp is still on track for its IPO — Yelp chief executive officer Jeremy Stoppelman said today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Google has bought Zagat, the popular restaurant reviews service. The search giant announced the news on its company blog today and said users will immediately start seeing Zagat’s content integrated in Google searches and Google Maps.
Google had launched its Offers service in five more cities — Austin, Boston, Washington D.C., Denver and Seattle, the company said today.
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Local business review aggregator Yelp is going back to its roots. The company is scaling back its year-old Yelp Deals service, which was designed to compete with daily deal giant Groupon, and focusing its resources on more on user-based reviews.
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What do venture firm Andreessen-Horowitz and successful internet companies Opentable, Paypal, Netflix, Yelp and Shopzilla have in common? Rental eCommerce company, Rentcycle and its first $1.4 million round.
We just wrapped our MobileBeat 2011 conference yesterday, which featured many notable speakers including Square’s Keith Rabois, Yelp’s Jeremy Stoppelman, and PayPal’s Laura Chambers.