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Yelp

Yelp always excelled at half the retail experience: browsing. For its 117 million monthly users, the online service offers user-generated opinions on local restaurants, doctors, you name it—47 million reviews and counting. But when users wanted to buy something, Yelp was no help. No longer. "We're finding new ways to bridge the online and offline world," says Mike Ghaffary, vice president of business development.
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Resy wants to take you to dinner all around the world

Equipped with a newly redesigned website that features restaurant reviews and guides, Resy is officially pushing deeper into the global market. Today the company announced a new API and business segment called Resy Global Services. This product will give restaurant groups the ability to list their properties on Airbnb through Resy’s booking platform. So far, … Continue reading “Resy wants to take you to dinner all around the world”

Resy wants to take you to dinner all around the world
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Yelp faces a “dilemma” as Philly Starbucks gets pummeled with one-star reviews

In the wake of a viral video in which two black men were seen being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks as they waited for a friend, the coffee giant is facing fierce criticism and calls for a company-wide boycott. The incident has sparked accusations of racial profiling, and Starbucks itself has deemed it a “reprehensible event,” with … Continue reading “Yelp faces a “dilemma” as Philly Starbucks gets pummeled with one-star reviews”

Yelp faces a “dilemma” as Philly Starbucks gets pummeled with one-star reviews
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Know what else is a “sh**hole”? Trump’s hotels, says Yelp reviewers

The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. had a 4-5 star rating on Yelp just five days ago, but has since fallen to a 2-star rating after hundreds of reviewers took to the site to leave reviews calling his hotel a “sh**hole,” reports CNN. The reviews follow Trump’s alleged incendiary remarks about African and other … Continue reading “Know what else is a “sh**hole”? Trump’s hotels, says Yelp reviewers”

Know what else is a “sh**hole”? Trump’s hotels, says Yelp reviewers
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