For years, business owners have cried foul at the damage one bad Yelp review can do to their business, but now it appears that the balance of power is being restored in the form of patron “performance” ratings.
Social media stocks are some of the bigger movers on Wall Street, and they’re heading in both directions.
Despite all the headlines about the surge in technology jobs in San Francisco, on report suggests the tech sector still makes up only a tiny percentage of the city’s private jobs.
Online reviews site Yelp Inc. reported a narrower fourth-quarter loss on Wednesday as visitors to its website and apps grew from a year ago, before it had gone public.
Yelp plans to shine a bright light on kitchen conditions with the addition of restaurant hygiene scores.
Bay Area restauranteur, Guy Fieri is not going to take criticism sitting down. On Tuesday, New York Times’ food critic Pete Wells published a scathing review of Fieri’s new Manhattan restaurant…
Yelp Inc. said Thursday that some businesses go to “extreme lengths” to boost positive reviews. This includes paying people to write them.
Yelp’s stock is passing one of its biggest stress tests since the online business review service went public nearly six months ago.
The reviews will be available for free on Zagat.com as well as several services on Google’s website as part of a change announced Wednesday.
Yelp’s stock opened to five-star reviews from investors on Friday, soaring 63 percent after pricing above its targeted range on Thursday night.