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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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Hemlock Grove: The Early Reviews Are In, And It’s Not Looking Good

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 produced by Eli Roth of Cabin Fever and Hostel fame. And the early reviews are in, and they aren’t looking …

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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 of the week. I, like many others, was greatly influenced by not only Ebert’s film reviews, but by his blogging …

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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 out of those nearly 4,000 reviews, nearly half of them have given the app group a 1-star rating. Just over …

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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 the Wonder, the latest feature from director Terrence Malick. To the Wonder stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem, …

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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 output will slow significantly. Ebert made the announcement in a post to his Chicago Sun-Times blog. The reason for his …

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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 has the ability to shape reader perceptions on hundreds of millions of books – and was, in essence, their largest …

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