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The Lone Ranger Reviews Rip The Film A New One

Disney’s modern-day re-imagining of the classic radio-serial-turned-television-show “The Lone Ranger” is facing a gratuitous amount of harsh feedback from critics. The film, which released in theaters on June 22, is facing criticism for being too long, riddled with incomplete and unnecessary sub-plots, and for straying too far from the original source material. The film has a mere 26% rating on …

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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 unveiled Yelp Platform, which they say will make transactions easy – and performed directly through Yelp. The first step in …

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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 season. The announcement was something of a surprise considering that the show has not even debuted yet. “Jenji and her …

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Is Yelp Getting Better For Businesses?

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 their business more than helped it. The company has been making moves lately, which would seemingly make it an even …

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Yelp Matches Users’ Photos With Their Reviews, Displays Them Together

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 the same business, and displays them together on the business’ Yelp page. “We have always said that what sets Yelp …

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Yelp: Consumers, On Average, Can Rely On Our Content

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 a bit of a controversial feature for businesses with some accusing Yelp of hiding positive reviews with the filter as …

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Yelp: We Don’t Extort Small Businesses

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 and lawsuits alleging that this has been going on. Do you think Yelp is extorting businesses or are businesses allegations …

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Hangover 3 Reviews Are Mostly Negative, Say Film Isn’t Funny

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 a 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, The Hangover 3 is a certified critical bomb. Critics around the country are complaining …

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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, which is reportedly the highest it has ever rated a car. Here’s Consumer Reports’ overview: The Tesla Model S takes …

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Google Talks Online Reviews For Ten Minutes

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 at Google Fiber. According to a study Julian cites, seventy percent of Americans say they look at product reviews before …

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Google Now Makes Anonymous Negative Reviews More Visible

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. Are anonymous reviews on Google business pages a problem? Let us know what you think in the comments. Google Now …

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Facebook Home Tops 500K Installs, Over 50% 1-Star Reviews

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 today, Facebook Home on Google Play has surpassed 500,000 installs. We don’t know the exact number of installs, as Google …

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