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Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery Yelp’s New Focus on ‘Transactions’ Starts with Food Delivery

Yelp, one of the leading places online to find both quick information and reviews for a variety of business types, wants you to be able to do more without leaving its cozy confines. To that end the company has just …

Early ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Reviews Are Quite Positive Early ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Reviews Are Quite Positive

It looks like Netflix is on a roll, as it just may have another hit on its hands. Already. Late last week, Netflix announced that it has renewed its upcoming original series Orange is the New Black for a second …

Is Yelp Getting Better For Businesses? Is Yelp Getting Better For Businesses?
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Yelp has always been about helping local businesses find customers, and helping potential customers find local businesses of interest. Despite the general functionality of the service, there have been plenty of complaints from businesses who feel that Yelp has hurt …

Yelp Matches Users’ Photos With Their Reviews, Displays Them Together Yelp Matches Users’ Photos With Their Reviews, Displays Them Together
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Yelp announced today that it will now display user-uploaded photos in-line with review text on business reviews. This will put imagery more directly in users’ faces, obviously. Yelp simply matches photos and reviews contributed by the same Yelp user for …

Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content
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At the LeWeb conference in London this week, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman took to the stage to discuss his business with host Loic Le Meur. Inevitably, the topic of fake reviews and the Review Filter came up. This has been …

Yelp: We Don’t Extort Small Businesses Yelp: We Don’t Extort Small Businesses
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Yelp has been accused of extorting businesses by burying positive reviews for businesses who won’t advertise with them, and surfacing those reviews if they do advertise. The company staunchly denies that this is happening, but there have been multiple reports …

Hangover 3 Reviews Are Mostly Negative, Say Film Isn’t Funny Hangover 3 Reviews Are Mostly Negative, Say Film Isn’t Funny
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The Hangover 3 didn’t seem like it would wow critics, but we couldn’t be for sure until the reviews came in. Well, Hangover 3 reviews are now coming in and critics aren’t exactly in love with it. Currently sitting at …

Tesla Review From Consumer Reports Is Publication’s Best-Ever For A Car Tesla Review From Consumer Reports Is Publication’s Best-Ever For A Car

The 2013 Tesla Model S has received a rave review from Consumer Reports. This was just published (though a subscriptions is required), and is bound to be huge for the car maker. The car got a 99 out of 100, …

Google Talks Online Reviews For Ten Minutes Google Talks Online Reviews For Ten Minutes
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As part of the “Friday 15″ series for small business owners, Google has shared a video discussing the importance of online reviews. It features Whitney Lemon from Google’s’ “Get Your Business Online” team and Cody Julian, the associate marketing manager …

Google Now Makes Anonymous Negative Reviews More Visible Google Now Makes Anonymous Negative Reviews More Visible
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Google made local business pages (and the reviews contained within) a lot more visible this week, with the launch of Google Now for the iPhone and iPad. That includes negative reviews from anonymous, non-accountable “Google Users,” just so you know. …

Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews
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Facebook Home, Facebook’s Android homescreen takeover, has been available for just over a week. In that time, we’ve seen the app take on a barrage of negative reviews. But people are still downloading it and trying it out. As of …

Hemlock Grove: The Early Reviews Are In, And It’s Not Looking Good Hemlock Grove: The Early Reviews Are In, And It’s Not Looking Good
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Today, Netflix debuted all 13 episodes of their new original series, Hemlock Grove. Based on Brian McGreevy’s book of the same name, the horror series deals with the brutal murder of a teenage girl and eventually, werewolves. The series is …

Roger Ebert’s Site Gets a Major Redesign, Will Continue to Feature Reviews from Contributors Roger Ebert’s Site Gets a Major Redesign, Will Continue to Feature Reviews from Contributors

If you’re like me, RogerEbert.com was a frequent stop on your internet browsing schedule. Every Friday morning (or Thursday night, occasionally), I would visit Ebert’s site to find out what he had to say about all the newly released films …

Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store Facebook Home Has 47% 1-Star Reviews in the Google Play Store

Well the reviews are in for Facebook’s OS-lite “app family” Android takeover, Home, and it’s not looking great – to say the least. Since hitting the Google Play store on Friday, nearly 4,000 users reviews have been logged (3.955). And …

Roger Ebert’s Last Review Is Now Online Roger Ebert’s Last Review Is Now Online

Just a few days after his death at the age of 70, the Chicago Sun Times has posted legendary film critic Roger Ebert’s final review. It’s now online and available at rogerebert.com. Ebert’s final review turns of to be To …

Roger Ebert: Cancer Returns as Reviewer Takes a “Leave of Presence” Roger Ebert: Cancer Returns as Reviewer Takes a “Leave of Presence”

Roger Ebert, perhaps the most well-known film reviewer in history, has announced that he will be taking “a leave of presence.” Though Ebert stressed that this does not mean he will quit writing for good, it does mean that his …

Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’ Authors Guild Calls Amazon/Goodreads Deal a ‘Devastating Act of Vertical Integration’

On Thursday Amazon announced its acquisition of Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. At its core, Goodreads functioned as a social network for ardent readers. With this acquisition, Amazon has snatched up an independent network that …

Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs
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Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s …

Yelp Earnings: Net Revenue Up 65% Year-Over-Year Yelp Earnings: Net Revenue Up 65% Year-Over-Year

Yelp released its Q4 and full-year 2012 earnings report on Wednesday after market close. The company posted net revenue of $41.2 million for the quarter, a 65% year-over-year increase. Yelp also posted a $5.3 million net loss for Q4. Cumulative …

Foursquare’s Voice Media Group Data Integration Goes Live Foursquare’s Voice Media Group Data Integration Goes Live

Last month, Foursquare announced a partnership with Voice Media Group, publishers of regional magazines like Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village Voice. The partnership brings Voice Media Groups’s products like “Voice Places” and “Best of” to Foursquare’s location services. …

Yelp Tops 100 Million Uniques For First Time Yelp Tops 100 Million Uniques For First Time

Yelp announced today that it surpassed 100 million unique vistors on its site in January, marking the first time in Yelp history it has had that many uniques in a month. “That’s an all-time high for traffic to the desktop …