Why Yelp is the Digg of local

The other day, I tweeted “I should be able to ban anyone who rates Applebee’s 4* from ever influencing a Yelp result for me.” That sentiment touched a nerve among my followers. Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures coined it ” The Agrawal-Applebee Law”.

LinkedIn acquires recommendation technology company mSpoke

LinkedIn today announced it’s acquiring recommendation technology company mSpoke for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will help LinkedIn provide its members with more relevant insight from professionals, according to the company’s announcement.