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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  • #TBT LOL

    … high barriers to entry “One [netspeak] term that died but was very important: ROT13. If you wanted to type something that was NSFW (not safe for work) – you ROT13’d it. (rotated 13 characters over for every letter) You had to type a special command (ROT13) to decode it.” ~Pioneering engineer of the first Palm Pilot and early employee at Yelp…

    Sarah Burns/ BoostBlog- 40 readers -
  • New California Law Protects Consumer Right to Write Online Reviews

    … to the writing and posting of negative online reviews. This new law aims to protect California consumers who offer online opinions or reviews of businesses, cracking down on those retailers seeking to stop negative online reviews on public sites such as Yelp! via non-disparagement requirements. Non-disparagement clauses are often buried in the lengthy terms…

    Dex Media- 2 readers -
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