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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

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, 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 …

Early jOBS Reviews Are Mixed, Generally Approving of Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Portrayal

On Friday, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic jOBS had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, which is directed by Joshua Michael Stern and co-stars Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, will open to the public on …

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data

Foursquare is looking to give users access to even more information about locations in some of the country’s biggest markets. Today, they’ve announced a “strategic data syndication partnership” with Voice Media Group – more specifically their “Voice Places” and “Best …

Google Adds Review Info To Places API Google Adds Review Info To Places API

Google announced the addition of Place Summaries to its Google Places API. This means developers will be able to use review information in their apps. “For example, car manufacturers can use the API to provide drivers with detailed reviews of …

All Android Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To Reviews On Google Play All Android Developers Will Soon Be Able To Reply To Reviews On Google Play

In a rather awesome move for developers, Google allowed Android developers to directly reply to reviews on Google Play back in June. Unfortunately, the ability to do so was restricted to those who had achieved “Top Developer” status on the …

Yelp Reviews Ruled Free Speech Until Proven Defamatory. Right Call? Yelp Reviews Ruled Free Speech Until Proven Defamatory. Right Call?
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Last month, in a case of free speech vs. business reputation, a Virginia judge ordered Yelp (and Angie’s List) user Jane Perez to change negative reviews on the sites, which cast a contractor as a thief. The contractor, Christopher Dietz …

Restaurant Plays Peeing Patrons Their Negative Yelp Reviews

Online reviews have been pissing off restauranteurs for many years now, and Yelp is one of the biggest offenders. I feel their pain – I mean, some woman gets in a fight with her boyfriend and then has one cold …

Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers Google Play Is Now No Country for Anonymous Reviewers
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If you prefer to hide behind the veil of anonymity when posting reviews, Google Play is probably not the place for you anymore. In a move that will pretty much wipe Google Play of nameless, faceless feedback, Google is now …

That Hilarious Guy Fieri Restaurant Review Has Over 45,000 Facebook Shares That Hilarious Guy Fieri Restaurant Review Has Over 45,000 Facebook Shares
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In what has to be one of the most viral reviews of all time, a New York Times restaurant review has hit a ridiculous number of shares on Facebook. Today, the social network announced that “As Not Seen on TV,” …

Google Shopping Gets Your Friends Involved Google Shopping Gets Your Friends Involved

Google announced a couple of new features for Google Shopping today: the ability to read reviews from people you know, and the ability to share your reviews. “Now you can now easily see if someone you’ve connected with on Google …

Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos Yelp Adds Restaurant Menus With User-Uploaded Photos

Yelp is rolling out a new Menus feature, which compiles visual menus along with Yelp reviews and user-uploaded food pictures. These will be accessible from business pages, on the website and the Yelp app. You can find them under “Explore …