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Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated

Last week, Yelp said it was “taking a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies,” as it filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it said is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp …

Twitter ‘Answers’ Analytics Tool Available For Non-Developers Twitter ‘Answers’ Analytics Tool Available For Non-Developers

Twitter announced that its mobile app analytics tool Answers will be available separately from its Crashlytics suite, where it has resided since launching. It will still be available via Crashlytics, but for non-developers, it will also be available in standalone …

Apple Stores Revamp: Are They Getting Even Swankier? Apple Stores Revamp: Are They Getting Even Swankier?

One could say that Apple, and thus its many retail stores, already cater to the wealthy – or at least those with a bit of disposable income. But could Apple make its stores feel even more exclusive – especially ahead …

Facebook Marketing Partners Program Takes Effect Facebook Marketing Partners Program Takes Effect

Back in October, Facebook announced its Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program would become a new program called Facebook Marketing Partners, and that it would be restructuring things to make it easier to find partners based on specific needs. That all …

Study Looks At Top Brands For Customer Loyalty Study Looks At Top Brands For Customer Loyalty

New data has been released finding that WhatsApp, Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, and Google are the leading brands for customer loyalty in their respective categories (Instant Messaging, Social Networking, Online Music, Online VideoStreaming, and Search). This data comes from the Brand …

Yelp Aims To Eradicate Food Poisoning Yelp Aims To Eradicate Food Poisoning

Two years ago, Yelp started showing health scores on listings in San Francisco and New York City. In the meantime it has begun doing so in other areas as various municipalities have adopted the system. Last May, Yelp was actually …

Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan-Starring ‘Jadotville’ Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan-Starring ‘Jadotville’

Netflix has picked up Jadotville, a war drama starring Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan for a 2016 debut. The movie will go into production in April, with shooting locations in Ireland and South Africa. Netflix acquired the film at …

Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’ Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’

Yelp filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it says is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp Consumer Alert program as well as federal and state regulation. Revleap has fired back, saying …

Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months

Well, that’s strange. I was just thinking about Google Helpouts last week for the first time in I don’t know how long, and today, news is out that Google is killing the product. Google announced Helpouts in 2013. It was …

CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks Business Accounts, Coming Features & More CEO Of StumbleUpon’s 5by Talks Business Accounts, Coming Features & More

Video discovery app 5by, acquired by StumbleUpon in 2013, has seen “tremendous growth” thanks to Google’s Chromecast streaming device, and has businesses on its mind as it continues to grow. It’s also about to get an update with some new …

Apple Puts $848M into Solar Farm, the Current Largest Commercial Clean Energy Deal Apple Puts $848M into Solar Farm, the Current Largest Commercial Clean Energy Deal

Apple has announced plans to construct a giant solar farm that it says will power all of its California operations – and then some. Apple is partnering with First Solar, the company behind Monterey County’s California Flats Solar Project. The …

Amazon Launches Self-Serve Giveaway Promotion Tool Amazon Launches Self-Serve Giveaway Promotion Tool

Amazon just launched a new tool for hosting giveaways. It can be used by pretty much anyone, including brands, bloggers, authors, artists, non-profits, etc. This pretty much sums it up: “The idea of running giveaway promotions is easy. They are …

Yelp Buys Eat24 For $134 Million Yelp Buys Eat24 For $134 Million

Yelp just announced that it has acquired Eat24, the web and app-based online food ordering service that made headlines last year when it “broke up” with Facebook. The deal is valued at $134 million, consisting of stock and cash. The …

Netflix Is Now Available in Cuba Netflix Is Now Available in Cuba

It appears that Netflix is one of the first tech companies to take advantage of the “Cuban Thaw”, the recent decision by the Obama administration to warm up trade and travel relations between the US and Cuba after decades of …

Taylor Swift Is Reportedly Going After Etsy Sellers Taylor Swift Is Reportedly Going After Etsy Sellers

If you’re thinking about painting “party likes it’s 1989″ on a coffee mug and trying to sell it on Etsy, you might want to reconsider. Taylor Swift, or more specifically, Taylor Swift’s lawyers, are reportedly going after sellers on Etsy …

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and …

Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year

Twitter reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday, with 97% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter at $479 million. Ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $2.37 in the quarter, which was up 60% year-over-year. The …

Yelp Grew Local Advertising Accounts 48% Over 2014 Yelp Grew Local Advertising Accounts 48% Over 2014

Yelp just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. Net revenue for the quarter grew 56% year-over-year as the company grew local advertising accounts by 48% to approximately 84,000. To be clear, Yelp considers local …

‘Super Bitch’ Is Comcast’s Latest Customer Insult ‘Super Bitch’ Is Comcast’s Latest Customer Insult

Just a week after winning hearts and minds by calling a customer “Asshole Brown” on his bill, Comcast is continuing this stellar customer service thing by slinging more insults at people. This time, it’s a 63-year-old Chicago area woman named …

Netflix Picks Up Series ‘The Get Down’ From Baz Luhrmann Netflix Picks Up Series ‘The Get Down’ From Baz Luhrmann

Netflix announced that it has picked up a new television series called The Get Down from Sony Pictures Television and director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby), which will premiere exclusively on the streaming provider next …

Netflix Announces Japan Launch Plans Netflix Announces Japan Launch Plans

Netflix announced its plans to launch in Japan in the fall. This is part of the company’s full global roll-out, which is planned to be be completed by the end of next year. “With its rich culture and celebrated creative …