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Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants

This was announced last week, but it kind of flew under the radar. Yelp has formed an open data partnership with Socrata to distribute restaurant inspection information. The companies are calling it a strategic partnership aimed at helping improve public …

Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. Right now, it’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to …

Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show

Here’s a tough question. When the Patriots and the Seahawks go to the locker room for the halftime break, what would you rather watch to pass the time? Your choices are a) Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the official …

Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips

Last summer, Pinterest made its “new and improved” analytics offering generally available. The company described it as a “smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about what their customers are interested in.” …

Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business …

What You Get With Google Domains (Now Open To All In The U.S.) What You Get With Google Domains (Now Open To All In The U.S.)

Back in June, Google launched Google Domains on an invitation-only basis, effectively making the search giant a domain registrar. Noting that 55% of small businesses still didn’t have a website, Google set out to make it easier for them to …

Getting Google Analytics Data Into Google Sheets Just Got A Lot Easier Getting Google Analytics Data Into Google Sheets Just Got A Lot Easier

About ten months ago, Google launched add-ons for Docs and Sheets, enabling users to get more functionality out of the products. Similar to how web browser extensions make browsers like Chrome more powerful, add-ons do the same for Google Docs …

Gigamon Launches Enhanced VAR Partner Program Gigamon Launches Enhanced VAR Partner Program

Gigmon, creator of Visibility Fabric announced the launch of a new worldwide channel program rewarding VAR partners. It includes incentives and financial benefits, sales, technical certifications, sales enablement tools, and access to marketing resources. The company is going for a …

Yelp Adds Nightclub Reservations From Tablelist Yelp Adds Nightclub Reservations From Tablelist

Yelp has partnered with VIP table reservation provider Tablelist to power such reservations at nightclubs. With the new integration, Yelp users won’t have to leave Yelp to book VIP reservations at nightclubs in in select cities. The integration will work …

Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities

Car service Uber has just cut rates in nearly 50 cities across the US. Uber’s not saying exactly what the rate cut will be, but it’s guaranteeing that it will reduce cost for riders while still maintaining wages for drivers. …

Comcast: Customer Service Will ‘Soon Be One of Our Best Products’ Comcast: Customer Service Will ‘Soon Be One of Our Best Products’

According to Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit, dealing with customer service representatives will soon be one of the best parts about being a Comcast customer. “We do need to transform our customer experience, and I think we have a lot …

Charlie Hebdo Gets Help from Google for Massive Print Run Charlie Hebdo Gets Help from Google for Massive Print Run

Though French weekly Charlie Hebdo was knocked down, the satirical magazine is looking to bounce back in a big way – and Google has stepped up to help the cause. The paper is planning a massive print run next week …

Netflix Eyes Expansion In Europe, Asia Netflix Eyes Expansion In Europe, Asia

Netflix expanded into new European markets last year, and appears to have additional ones on its roadmap, as well as some Asian countries and those where Arabic is widely spoken. A research note from Citibank analyst Mark May has drawn …

Amazon Apparently Working On Secret Startup Platform Amazon Apparently Working On Secret Startup Platform

Amazon is reportedly working on some kind of new “platform for inventors”. Details about just what this might entail are far from plentiful, but there are some job listings Amazon has, which hint at the project. Re/code’s Jason Del Rey …

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Finally Gets Release Date Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Finally Gets Release Date

It’s been about a year and two months since Netflix first announced its upcoming live action Marvel shows. The first of which, Daredevil, finally has a release date, and it’s not really too far off. Fans will be able to …

Netflix Renews ‘Marco Polo’ For Second Season Netflix Renews ‘Marco Polo’ For Second Season

Netflix’s latest original series (at least for grown-ups) Marco Polo hasn’t even been available for a month yet, and it got mixed reviews at best, but that’s not stopping the company from bringing it back for a second season. Netflix …

The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even

If the metric of success for Sony regarding The Interview is recouping its money (which at this point it’s probably not), then the film will likely fall short. But by any other metric, the Seth Rogen/James Franco film has been …

Yelp: FTC Closes Investigation, Takes No Action Yelp: FTC Closes Investigation, Takes No Action

Yelp announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into the company’s business practices without taking any action against it. Last spring, the FTC published a letter stating that it had received over 2,000 complaints …

Yelp Filter Not Catching Biased Reviews Yelp Filter Not Catching Biased Reviews

It may be a new year, but there are still problems with Yelp’s review filter. We’ve been tipped to some research finding reviews featuring promo codes, which would seem to violate Yelp’s guidelines, showing up for Uber and Lyft, as …

Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company

Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a company that builds voice recognition and natural language processing tools for developers. It has over 6,000 developers on its platform. The platform is open, which is a quality the startup clearly takes pride in. “For …

Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc ‘My Own Man’ Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc ‘My Own Man’

Netflix announced that it will exclusively premiere My Own Man, a documentary from executive producer Edward Norton, on March 6. The film was written, produced and directed by David Sampliner (Dirty Work). The description is as follows: When director Sampliner …