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Genius Woman Uses Yelp To Rate Her Dates

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women

Your favorite fast casual joint might be good for a workday lunch, but how is it for a date?  Natalie Walker, a New York City-based actress, has...

Rival Takes Aim At Yelp, Doggie Style

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weird News

This should catch Yelp's attention. A rival in the service-rating game has crafted a naughty ad in which a feline walks into a bar on the advi...

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: To Yelp or Not To Yelp

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" may be Thumper's Law in the animated world, but versions of it have been around a bit longer than Bambi. The hospitality industry, more than any other, may have created an expectation of servitude and pandering at all costs.

Kerry Alaric Cheeseboro Reveals the True Heart and Soul of New York City Food

Tom Semioli | Posted 11.12.2015 | New York
Tom Semioli

The irony is not lost on me that one of America's most cherished foods is embedded in his surname -- which, incidentally, affords his persona an added measure of flavor!

University of Illinois, Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Throw Hat In Ring For "Mother Of Invention" Title

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Chicago
Dr. Abraham Froman

We've all heard the old English proverb, "Necessity is the mother of invention," meaning difficult or impossible scenarios prompt inventions aimed at reducing the difficulty.

What if Your Wedding Vendors Reviewed You, Bridey?

Bitchless Bride | Posted 10.14.2015 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

If there was a site for vendors to review brides in the same way you very publicly review us, would that change your behavior during wedding planning? Would it change how you treat people knowing that your behavior and conduct could leave a lasting impression not only on your vendors, but on your career too?

Yelp Adds Hospital Wait Times And Nursing Home Ratings Using ProPublica Data

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact

People have been using Yelp to find hotels and restaurants for years. Now, they can make more informed decisions about hospitals, nursing homes and d...

Searching, but Wanting to Explore

Dan Rockmore | Posted 07.17.2015 | Technology
Dan Rockmore

A recent study of Google search results by Tim Wu (of net neutrality fame) and others found that the search giant might be skewing its search returns to favor certain businesses.

Notes From a Dive Bar XVII

Alan Black | Posted 07.13.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

I'm in the present. Things are tense. A guy threatens me with that most dangerous of weapons - YELP!

The Story of Localized Marketing - Part II

Max Gladwell | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

Gretzky's well-known quote is one of the most abused business clichés, but that's because (a) business people love sports analogies and (b) it so perfectly captures the essence of vision.

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2015 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

Watch Top Chef Michael Voltaggio Read One-Star Yelp Reviews

Foodbeast | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste

Chef Michael Voltaggio is known for a lot of things.

3 Ways to Maximize Control of the Image of Your Business

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.22.2015 | Small Business
Ashley Wren Collins

In a world where information travels with the agility of a fast food order and your individual on-line presence thrives long after your death, controlling your image on the Internet, to the extent of what is possible, is imperative, particularly for career success.

Why I'm Betting On Cities And Data

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael R. Bloomberg

How can cities rise to meet big new challenges -- and serve more and more people -- with resources that are always stretched thin? By finding smart ways to use a resource that is always growing: Data. And more and more cities are doing exactly that.

Six of the Best Illinois Bars Outside of Chicago

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While Chicago might have the most famous bars of any other town in Illinois, other cities around the state have their fair share of watering holes, neighborhood joints and dive spots. Here are six great Illinois bars outside of Chicago, as compiled by Thrillist and accompanied by reviews from Yelp.

3 Ways Branded Mobile Apps Help Cities

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

Not every open data feed that is released is useful as an app, but when cities deliver official mobile apps from those data feeds where it can provide better access to information by users of civic services, the results can be invaluable far beyond convenience.

Gap, Levi's Join Other Big Companies Protesting Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business

The companies' CEOs issued a joint statement against the measures in Indiana and Arkansas.

Here Are 17 Major Companies Protesting States' New Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business

See who's taking a stand.

5 Steps to Local SEO Success

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

There has never been more ways to find a Starbucks. You can go to the store locator on the website. Chances are, it will be the mobile version, because that's how local search happens more often than not.

Watch Popular Chefs Read Their 1-Star Yelp Reviews

Foodbeast | Posted 05.10.2015 | Taste

The absurdity of Yelp reviews lives on.

The Worst Yelp Reviews of the Best Restaurants in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.29.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If 100 people had issues with the service, you can probably expect to have issues with the service, too.

Here Is The Most Wildly Popular Type Of Store In Each State

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business

South Dakota is all about its art galleries, apparently.

Sprinkles: Creating Awesome Experiences Through Innovative Service

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Chip Bell is one of my all-time favorite business authors. His specialty is customer service and no matter how many books I read on that topic, Chip's always stand out from the crowd.

Yelp Challenges GrubHub With New Food Delivery Buy

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Technology

Yelp said it bought online food-ordering service Eat24, expanding its business beyond consumer reviews into one of the hottest sectors of the online economy.

Welp... People Disappointed In: Hooters Edition

The Infatuation | Posted 01.12.2015 | Taste
The Infatuation

These restaurant reviewers are way more detestable than Hooters.