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Hipmunk and Yelp want to streamline your next hotel search

If you still prefer the reliability of hotels to Airbnb, then Yelp and travel site Hipmunk have a little treat for you. Today Hipmunk joined Yelp’s invite-only platform, enabling Yelp users to book hotels directly from “tens of thousands” of hotel review pages in the U.S.

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Yelp takes over the world in Q2 earnings report

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.

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Facebook now has 1M active advertisers

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.

The ‘Smart apps’ explosion is happening right now

You might think your smartphone is pretty smart, but many smartphone apps are still pretty dumb, lacking contextual knowledge about you, your preferences, and your environment. That’s about to change.