Yelp Will Label Businesses That Engage in Overtly Racist Behavior

Yelp has announced it will start labeling businesses that engage in overtly racist behavior.

Yelp: 61% Of Restaurant Closures Permanent

By far, the hardest hit segment of the economy impacted by the forced government closures mandated by various state governor executive orders over the last six months has been restaurants.

Google Cloud & Sabre Partner ‘To Build The Future Of Travel’

Google Cloud and Sabre announced a 10-year partnership that will see Sabre move to Google Cloud and the two companies work “to build the future of travel,” according to a press release. Sabre is a travel company that was originally…

The Next Silicon Valley? Try Ohio—Columbus-Based Venture Capital Firm Raises $350 Million

Business Insider is reporting that two ex-Sequoia investors have raised $350 million to invest in Midwestern startups. Mark Kvamme left Sequoia nearly a decade ago and, after a brief stint in Ohio Governor John Kasich’s cabinet, invited Chris Olsen—another Sequoia…

AI Learns to Write Convincing Fake Reviews on Yelp

Savvy netizens have learned to be a bit distrustful of online reviews. For one thing, fake reviews glowingly recommending a service or a product can be easily bought. On the other hand, there are those reviews that seem genuine enough…

Facebook Launches Recommendations to Find Local Businesses

Facebook continues to see itself as more than just a social platform for people to share posts, pictures and videos. Today, Facebook announced a Yelp like feature called Recommendations that users can opt-in to. “When you write a Facebook post…

Square Adds Facebook Ad, Yelp Features

Square announced some additions to its Customer Engagement offering. Customer Engagement is a suite of tools aimed at helping businesses grow sales with customers after they’ve left the store. The new additions are Facebook ad integration and an Automated Campaign…

Google Not a Fan of Workarounds For App Install Interstitials

Google doesn’t like app install interstitials, and it doesn’t like sneaky workarounds for things, so it should come as no surprise that it doesn’t like sneaky workarounds for app install interstitials. As an update to its mobile-friendly algorithm in November,…

Yelp Adds Resources To Help Businesses With Their Pages

Yelp announced this week that it has some new and improved resources in its Support Center to help businesses update their business pages. Yelp’s Morgan Remmers runs down the updates on the company’s business owners blog: General Business Info Updates:…

Yelp On Defensive Again, This Time Regarding Wages

Yelp is no stranger to controversy, and this time it finds itself making headlines after now former employee Talia Jane wrote a lengthy open letter to CEO Jeremy Stoppelman complaining about not being compensated enough. Do you think Jane was…