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Remember that app Peeple? You know, the "Yelp for People?" It launched this week under the guise of a more sugar-coated definition of rating your friend. But guess what: It still sucks.
Facebook is testing out a new, unannounced tool that allows you to search for all kinds of services in your area. Can Facebook finally kill Yelp?
After the owner of a pizzeria said last week that he wouldn't cater a gay wedding, a group of Yelpers took action, using their reviews to bring down the business. Not customers unhappy with the service, but social justice protesters reviewing the business based on ideology. And it's not just an isolated case.
Yelp has come under fire in the past for gaming reviews on its site and attempting to extort businesses that refuse to pay for ads. But now, it claims the Federal Trade Commission has finished a year-long investigation and found... precisely nothing to take action over.
In honour of Yelp's 10th anniversary, Eater has published a fairly comprehensive history of its journey from startup to revenge vessel. The best part, though, comes at the very beginning of the journey, when Yelp's entire business model consisted of sending out what were essentially chain letters. And then badgering those who refused to respond.
In a move that will probably backfire instantly thanks to the always lovely denizens of the internet, Yelp is now allowing you to send messages directly to business owners. All of your questions, comments, and trolls can now directly filter into the inbox of the restaurant or plumber or day care you would like to express your appreciation or hatred toward.
Emoji is strangely useful, whether you're recapping wildly popular TV shows or sending your friend a smiling pile of poo when real words fail you. Until now, this lexicon was probably inscrutable to machines. Those days are over: Yelp's mobile app now suggests businesses when you type tiny pictures in the search bar.
Graph Search is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over its rivals — which companies lose the most?
One of the more annoying omissions in Siri's Australian incarnation is that it doesn't offer directions. Apparently that's because reviews service Yelp, which Siri uses to help determine useful places to recommend, wasn't available down under at launch. However, while Yelp Australia has launched today, that doesn't necessarily mean Siri will get clued up for directions any time soon.
I'm glad to be back home in Sydney, but Yelp is one of the few things that I still miss from living in the States. The restaurant tips site morphed into a feature-packed, heavily trafficked business review app for phones — and seriously craps on anything we've got here: I'm looking at you Google Places and TrueLocal. So we're ripe for Yelp's picking as they team up with Telstra-Sensis-Yellow Pages to open doors in Oz.