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Groupon Reportedly Refuses To Fix False Deal Until It’s Over, Massage Therapist Furious [Updated] Groupon Reportedly Refuses To Fix False Deal Until It’s Over, Massage Therapist Furious [Updated]

Update: A Groupon spokesperson has now told us, “We have paused the deal, fixed the name and also contacted Google in order to de-index the link from search results (which typically takes 1-2 business days to process).” It’s getting to …

Foursquare Comes To HootSuite Dashboard Foursquare Comes To HootSuite Dashboard

HootSuite just announced that it has partnered with Foursquare to let SMBs manage their Foursquare presence from the HootSuite dashboard. This comes at a time when Foursquare has been greatly expanding its own offerings for businesses. “Currently, many companies do …

Google Helpouts Offer A New Way To Make Money Online Google Helpouts Offer A New Way To Make Money Online
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Google has officially announced the launch of Google Helpouts after several months of teasing us about what we’d be in for. Essentially, it’s a new offering that people and businesses can use to make money via live social video. Do …

Google Places For Business Gets A New Android App Google Places For Business Gets A New Android App

Google has launched a new Google Places for Business Android app, which lets businesses keep their listings up-to-date across Google. The app lets businesses update their info like hours, address, contact information, photos and description, and lets them post updates …

Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend For Entrepreneurs Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend For Entrepreneurs

Google announced a new partnership with UP Global, which will see the organization expanded to twice as many cities, going from 500 to 1,000. As part of this, Startup Weekend will be expanded, and is now powered by Google For …

GoDaddy Buys Media Temple, Will Keep It As Separate Company GoDaddy Buys Media Temple, Will Keep It As Separate Company

GoDaddy announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Media Temple, a web hosting and cloud services company based in Los Angeles. GoDaddy says the acquisition will give it direct access to Media Temple’s “hosting gurus”. These, the company says, will …

Any Small Business Can Now Advertise On Foursquare Any Small Business Can Now Advertise On Foursquare
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Foursquare announced on Monday that it is opening its ads to all small businesses. Last year, the company launched promoted updates, but they were only available to big chains. That changed this past summer when Foursquare started testing the offering …

Yelp Android App Adds Ability To Write Reviews Yelp Android App Adds Ability To Write Reviews
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About two months ago, Yelp launched an update to its iPhone app, adding the ability to write reviews for businesses from the app. Now, the functionality has come to Android. This is obviously a major part of Yelp, and it …

Groupon’s Breadcrumb POS App Gets New CRM, Management Features Groupon’s Breadcrumb POS App Gets New CRM, Management Features

At Money2020, Groupon announced a new update to its Breadcrumb POS app, adding some CRM and employee management features. A new CRM feature lets businesses track customers and learn more about them, while storing their contact info and analyzing purchase …

Yelp On Fake Reviews: Don’t Worry, We’ve Got This Yelp On Fake Reviews: Don’t Worry, We’ve Got This
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Last week, a study from Harvard Business School came out looking at Yelp review fraud, suggesting that about a fifth of Yelp restaurant reviews are fake. Do you trust reviews you read on Yelp? Let us know in the comments. …

Will Yelp’s Lawsuits Curb Phony Reviews? Will Yelp’s Lawsuits Curb Phony Reviews?
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As phonebooks become a thing of the past, local and small businesses now rely more than ever on the internet to get the word out about their services. However, the social nature of today’s web makes it hard work for …

Say Goodbye To GoDaddy Girls And Hello To ‘Ass-Kicking’ Small Businesses Say Goodbye To GoDaddy Girls And Hello To ‘Ass-Kicking’ Small Businesses
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If you haven’t seen it yet, GoDaddy has a new ad out, and it stars Jean-Claude Van Damme. Yes, that Jean-Claude Van Damme. Why are we telling you about this? Well, it’s not just a commercial. It’s significant because it’s …

Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study
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There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Yelp and the impact the online review service can have on small businesses. This has included everything from fake reviews to alleged extortion, with numerous businesses speaking out on the Internet, in the …

Yahoo Is Bigger Than Google, And That Should Mean Something To Your Business Yahoo Is Bigger Than Google, And That Should Mean Something To Your Business
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I bet you didn’t see this coming after years of Google domination. Yahoo is back as the top web property (in the U.S.). This comes from comScore Media Metrix, which releases monthly lists of the top 50 U.S. web properties. …

People’s Court’s Judge Milian ‘Horrified’ By Business Owner’s Yelp Story People’s Court’s Judge Milian ‘Horrified’ By Business Owner’s Yelp Story
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Yelp is looking for increased user trust as it recently announced more consumer alerts aimed at letting users know about businesses who have been caught with fake reviews. Businesses, on the other hand, continue to voice their frustration with the …

It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity It’s Official: Yahoo Acquires Lexity
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Earlier this week, rumors emerged that Yahoo was close to acquiring e-commerce app platform provider Lexity. It was unclear just how close the companies were to a deal, but apparently it was really, really close, because Yahoo and Lexity just …

Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses
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In their continuing attempt to monetize the platform, Foursquare has just expanded their “Explore”-based self-serve ads to a few thousand small businesses. Foursquare first launched Promoted Updates about a year ago, and up until June of this year the company …

Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses
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Not content to simply exist as a mobile payments platform, Square is expanding into the world of ecommerce with a new online marketplace for local businesses to display their wares. It’s called Square Market, and it lets any Square-using small …

Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard Google Gives Businesses New Dashboard

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Dashboard, which is designed to help businesses manage their presence across Google properties, including Google+, AdWords, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. Google’s Pavni Diwanjhi made the announcement in a Google+ post in which …

Foursquare Tests Small Business Promotions in Attempt to Better Monetize Foursquare Tests Small Business Promotions in Attempt to Better Monetize

Foursquare may be looking to take their promoted ads product to smaller businesses in an attempt to further monetize the 4-year-old company. AdAge reports that the company is currently testing a promotion program for small businesses in the New York …

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 …