Yelp, Inc. is a multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California, that operates an "online urban guide" and business review site. Yelp was founded by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons in 2004. The company's Yelp website began as an email service for exchanging local business recommendations, and later introduced social networking features, discounts, and mobile applications. Yelp has extended its services to Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and parts of Europe.Google Inc. offered to buy the company in 2009, but Yelp's management team and board of directors failed to reach an agreement on the terms of the sale. Yelp Inc.
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  • Chatbot Therapists, and 4 Other Stories We Loved in May

    … is actually a fascinating look at how the internet is shaping the economy. Before the internet, and especially before smartphones, finding a good restaurant was difficult. You could get a recommendation from a local, buy a guidebook, or just guess until you found a favorite spot. Now, people are turning to crowd-sourced review sites like Yelp…

    The Content Strategist- 22 readers -
  • The Current State of Google Maps — Fake News, Fake Reviews

    …. You and I would have sold them short years ago. I see them totally caught between the boutique side of things and unable to scale fast enough to get out of Google’s and Facebook’s way. David: Well, yes. I’m probably as harsh a Yelp critic as anyone, but let’s set Yelp aside for now and focus on Google. I’ve been following with great interest…

    Street Fightin SEO Google- 17 readers -
  • How to Influence Customers Through Online Reviews

    … reviews, [businesses] need to put a greater emphasis on ensuring testimonials on Facebook, Google and Yelp are accurate and informational. Inaccurate reviews can occur when customers mistakenly review the wrong dealership or write a phenomenal review but give a low rating. It’s important for companies to do their due diligence and ensure that the rating…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin How To's- 22 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Empyr, Pitney Bowes, and Button

    … across North America, Australia, and Europe. Netsertive is in the market for a digital ad sales account executive. Button is hiring a New York-based Head of Product Management. Dallas-based Speakeasy is looking to hire for a number of different positions, including content director and account director. Yelp is looking for a business…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 21 readers -
  • Openings and New Hires at Okanjo, Factual, Bing Maps

    … and looking to take advantage of a growing mobile advertising economy. Factual raised a $25m Series B in 2015 and $62m overall. Pandora Hires CFO Pandora Media has appointmented Naveen Chopra as Chief Financial Officer. Chopra was most recently interim CEO and CFO of TiVo. Chopra is a well respected executive and has worked at TiVo since 2003…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fightin Mobile- 32 readers -
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