Yelp Comes Around to Mobile Reviews

Yelp has had lots of success with its iPhone app, which currently accounts for 5 percent of its overall traffic. This is partly because its base of urban "foodies" maps well to iPhone user bases. This was a smart platform…

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Yelp Crosses the Pond

Yelp announced today that it will launch Yelp U.K. From the release: Now people in the UK can use Yelp to read and write reviews about great businesses in their neighborhood. Locals are able to share their opinions on everything…

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2008: The Year That Was

We’re out with our predictions for 2009. But what’s the final word for 2008? Truly, it was a very stimulating and thoughtful year for our local media and commerce industry. But speaking for myself, it’s hard to say whether it…

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Happy Yelp Day (in S.F.)

Today is Yelp Day in San Francisco, by order of Mayor Gavin Newsom. If memory serves me correctly, this is the second annual Yelp Day. It's a nice PR boost for Yelp. For the city, it's probably a way to…

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Yellowbook Gets in the UGC Game

This isn't a brand-new item but is something I just noticed: Yellowbook.com now offers the ability for users to rate businesses and read the reviews of others. The reason this is notable is that the IYP for a while was…

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Citysearch’s Compelling Revamp

Citysearch has just completed a full revamp of its product and strategy that it hopes will position it in the long-term battle for local. Elements of the revamp include a more intuitive interface, an embrace of social media, a major…

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