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13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

The Daily Startup: Avvo Overcomes Lawyers' Objections, Raises $37.5M

Lawyers who don't like being rated on the Web used to sue or threaten online legal marketplace Avvo regularly, but now they've begun to view the service as a valuable tool instead of a threat, the company says.

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Related Topix: Avvo, Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, VirtualTourist, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Startups

Mon Apr 14, 2014

MediaPost

Restaurant Reviews Tell Us More T...

Restaurant reviews not only tell us if we're eating healthy, but provide insight into the minds of consumers.

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Related Topix: Startups

Sun Apr 13, 2014

SFGate

And which is the 'coolest and best' part of town?

On the cover of the latest Forbes Living, entrepreneur-art collector-philanthropist Trevor Traina is pictured sitting on a rose-colored sofa under a photo portrait of Queen Elizabeth II .

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Related Topix: Elizabeth Ii, Pacific Heights (San Francisco, CA), Startups, Oracle Corporation, Zynga, San Francisco, CA, Entertainment

Sat Apr 12, 2014

OnMilwaukee

Fell's free Yelp workshop

Last month, I wrote an article about Yelp restaurant reviews and whether or not they were helpful or harmful to business owners.

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Related Topix: Startups, Milwaukee, WI, Marketing, South Milwaukee, WI

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Benzinga

Short Interest in Groupon, Twitter On The Rise

While late March saw falling interest by short sellers in a number of social media companies based in the United States, Groupon , Twitter and Zynga had significant short interest gains.

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Related Topix: Groupon, Zynga, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Facebook

Eater

Wire: Yelp's Emoji Search; Josey Baker's Cookbook Party

Are you too hungry to type out full words to search Yelp ? Now, Yelp has instituted an emoji search functionality that allows you to search by hamburger, martini, or whatever other emoji your phone has to offer.

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Related Topix: Startups

Bazaarblog

Busted: 4 review myths you're still falling for

Reviews have become commonplace - table stakes, even - and yet so many businesses share common misperceptions about online feedback.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Non-Profit, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Startups

SFGate

Yelp reviewers love sex metaphors, study finds

That's the important conclusion about human psychology that a team of researchers published in a scientific journal this week .

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Related Topix: Startups, Psychology, Science

The New Hampshire

Music festival review site is first of its kind

Taking a road trip in a van packed with your buddies who haven't showered in a week may not seem like "a good time to be had by all."

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Related Topix: Northeastern University, San Francisco, CA, Twitter, Startups

The Bold Italic

You Can Now Use Emojis in Yelp Searches

Having drunk munchies and typing out whole words to find the closest pizza place that's currently open is so 2013.

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Related Topix: Startups

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Dallas Observer

Using Emoji to Search Yelp for Dallas Restaurants, Because Wordz Is Hard

If you haven't heard the news, Yelp is now searchable by emoji, which is awesome if you happen to be a tween girl looking for the closest available ice cream cone.

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Related Topix: Startups, Dallas, TX, Life, Food, Pizza

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Yelp Has A Weird New Way To Search For Things, But It Might Be More Trouble Than It's Worth

If you're craving Japanese food, and don't know any restaurants in your area, you could search on Yelp for Japanese food.

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Related Topix: Startups

Wall Street Journal

Why Yahoo Has Small Firms Yelping

Floor refinisher Dan Tringale, of Lexington, Mass., says nearly 50 mostly positive reviews of his business have disappeared since Yahoo made its deal with Yelp.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Dapper, Citizen Sports, Lexington, MA, Small Business, Personal Finance

Switched

You Can Now Use Emojis To Search On Yelp, And It's Not As Pointless As It Sounds

For the hungry and the lazy, hunting down the perfect slice of pizza just got better, thanks to the ingenious merging of Yelp and emojis.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Life, Food, Pizza

FindLaw

Your Reputation in the Age of Jerk.com, Revenge Porn, Yelp

The no longer online website just got slapped with an administrative complaint [PDF] by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Fast Company

How Yelp Can Get Its Groove Back

After the Wall Street Journal asked the Federal Trade Commission about customer complaints leveled at the reviews site, the government agency revealed thousands of them, as well as a steady stream of subpoenas from lawyers trying to find out the identities of anonymous reviewers.

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Related Topix: Startups, Travel/Tourism, TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Washington, Washington Government, Business News

Sys-Con Media

Yelp Launches in Japan and Extends Asian Presence

Beginning today, people throughout are able to create accounts on Yelp.co.jp to share their opinions about great local businesses.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, iPhone, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

Tablehopper

Tidbits: Show Dogs at Slow Club, North India Open, an Umami Mart Party, More

To celebrate the beginning of Giants baseball season, Show Dogs will be serving a special menu at ~SLOW CLUB~ until Friday April 11th.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Duck, Meat, Startups, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Pizza

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Street Fight

Daily: Square Secures Credit, GrubHub Shares Soar

Square Secures Credit in 'Low Hundreds of Millions' Mobile payments company Square has secured a new revolving credit facility as the burgeoning startup seeks more permanent capital to grow.

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Related Topix: Square, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Honolulu Advertiser

Yelp's tactics may be unsavory but legal

Among frequently asked questions on Yelp's website, there's this: "Will Yelp remove or reorder bad reviews if a business pays for sponsorship?" And the answer: "No.

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Related Topix: Startups, Small Business, Personal Finance, Fountain Valley, CA, Alhambra, CA, Solana Beach, CA

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