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Oh Good, Yelp Now Suggests Businesses Based On Emoji

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.


Where Hipsters Eat, Visualised

You probably turn to Yelp to look for single, stand-out restaurants and businesses. But there’s a lot of data inside all those reviews, which can make for fascinating analysis — letting you spot trends across geographic locations.


Who Does Facebook Search Screw The Most?

Graph Search is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over its rivals — which companies lose the most?


Yelp Will Now Warn You About Paid Reviews

Think the overly generous five-star rating of that god-awful burger joint in your neighbourhood is a bunch of bull? If Yelp suspects reviews are paid for, it will now post a warning sign.


How Yelp Scores Make Or Break Restaurants

Smart diners rely on restaurant reviews to find good food. For the first time, a new study has investigated the complex relationships between online ratings and real-world success, and it reveals that losing just half a star can leave a restaurant in ruins.


Report: Apple Partners With Yelp For iOS 6 Maps

Bloomberg says Apple will include locational checkins with its new homemade Maps app, no extra app download needed. That’s actually very cool! Except it will allegedly use Yelp.


Forget Yelp, US Gets New Way To Complain About Lousy Meals

Leaving a nasty Yelp review seems practically pointless, now that American diners have a new SMS service connecting cranky customers directly to a restaurant’s owner/s and management staff. Think this sort of thing could ever work in Australia?


Yelp Says No Siri Direction Plans For Australia Yet

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.


Google Just Bought Zagat, Making It The New King Of Restaurant Ratings

The official Google blog says it all: the Mountain View tech monster bought Zagat, whose restaurant ratings are used and respected all over the world. Yelp should be worried.


Why I'm Stoked That Yelp Is Coming To Australia

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.