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Thanks to Yelp, We've Assembled Your City-by-City Illinois Restaurant Travel Guide

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you're having a hard time figuring out where to take the family for dinner, or maybe that hot date of yours, there's a list for that.

Justin Hartfield & Weedmaps.com

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Bill_Robinson

Justin Hartfield founded an Irvine, California-based company, Weedmaps, that I came to find out is considered the "Yelp of Cannabis."

12 Tips for Reading Yelp and TripAdvisor Reviews

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

"Meh": If this word is used, usually in the first sentence, stop reading and move on. The person is obviously trying to sound trendy and really has nothing to offer you.

Yelp Is About To Get Even More Annoying

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.22.2014 | Taste

Food photos just graduated to video, and we're not excited.

Rentals, Transparency, and Accountability: An Interview with Swapt's Clair Byrd

Phil Simon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

Apartment construction is surging with no end in sight. Enter Swapt, a company that bills itself as a platform that uses reviews from real renters t...

Great Gatsby Era Building in San Francisco Goes Green

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Alison van Diggelen

Built in the "Great Gatsby era," this remarkable Art Deco building was the tallest tower in San Francisco for almost 40 years. Today, 140 New Montgomery may be only 33rd in height, but it's still the talk of the town, from NPR's KQED Radio in San Francisco to The Atlantic in D.C.

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

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology

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. Yelp rele...

Go Home, Facebook. Yelp Just Won

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Maybe Facebook should have held off on that decision to buy Oculus VR after all. I mean, sure, that's a cool virtual reality headset maker. But it...

Behold: The Most Well-Rounded Restaurant Bucket List Ever

Posted 03.05.2014 | Taste

People have bucket lists for different things: travel, activities, movies, etc, but here, we keep a bucket list for where to eat. Thankfully, Yelp.com...

Online Image Repair: From 'Do Nothing' to 'Black Ops'

John P. David | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
John P. David

Restaurants get bad reviews, businesses get slammed for poor customer service, and some people have Internet skeletons which inconveniently appear in search engine results. What does one do if this happens? The spectrum of solutions runs wide from "let it ride" to engaging in black ops activities.

Christina Wilkie

Yelp Ready To Push Congress On Libel Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The review site Yelp plans to lobby Congress for patent reform and protections against abusive lawsuits for online reviewers, according ...

Trend Report: A Day In The Life Of A Person Who Eats Food In 2014

Foodbeast | Posted 03.01.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Bacon, sriracha, Yelp, cronuts -- we think we're all about ready to move on.

Yelping Christmas

Tom Falco | Posted 02.23.2014 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Check out Tom Falco's cartoons daily at Tomversation.com or at the iPhone app Comic Chameleon....

Yelp -- Is It Hurting Small Business?

Anne Phillips | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Anne Phillips

Big businesses are less likely to have to rely on Yelp reviews as people know who they are -- but small businesses may live and die by Yelp reviews.

Why I'm Not Taking Down My Lulu Reviews (For Now)

George Zaidan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
George Zaidan

Yes, most of the material in your Lulu review is sand and salt, but there are probably a few grains of truth buried in there, too... truths that you've recognized. And knowing that other people recognize them too is a powerful thing.

Do eCommerce Giving Programs Effectively Raise Money for Charity?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The idea behind craigconnects is giving the voiceless a real voice, and the powerless real power. I see it as everyone doing some small, or big, part. One way to do this is by giving back via purchases and a few key initiatives.

Hilarious: Texas Woman Horrified After Accidentally Staying In Gay Hotel

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Yelp reviewer Elise K. got a bit more than she bargained for when she checked into THE OUT NYC hotel in New York's Hell's Kitchen (apparently she miss...

Were These Yelp Reviews From Chuck E. Cheese Or Prison?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Comedy Central's new show social media-centric comedy game show "@Midnight" showed panelists some Yelp reviews with a surprisingly challenging questio...

Insufferable Yelp Reviewers Sue Company, Call It A 'Slave Ship'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.31.2013 | Small Business

A group of irate reviewers have sued Yelp, claiming that they are unpaid writers who are vital to the company’s existence. The plaintiffs filed ...

Yes, There's Actually A Yelp Review Of Dade County Jail

Posted 10.31.2013 | Miami

Those who've never had a brush with the law could likely guess that Dade County Jail would have lousy food and scratchy sheets. But a Yelp review o...

Trust Is the New Business Currency

Matthew Ricketts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Matthew Ricketts

Today there is a new business currency. It can't be found at the local bank, or purchased for any price. The new commodity is trust. And while I speak of trust as a commodity it can't be bough or sold. It has to be earned.

5 Ways to Combat Negative Reviews on Yelp

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 12.07.2013 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

Unless something drastic happens, Yelp is here for the long haul and it's up to businesses to embrace it and make the most of it.

Gerry Smith

Think Writing A Fake Yelp Review Is Easy? Think Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.25.2013 | Technology

It's not easy writing fake reviews. One company that posted bogus praise online for its clients told its writers to make their reviews seem authent...

The Incredible Way One State Busted Fake Yelp Reviewers

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

(Repeats story to add missing slug) By Chandni Doulatramani Sept 23 (Reuters) - Nineteen companies caught writing fake ...

Turns Out - Haterz Are Gonna Hate

Beverly Macy | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Beverly Macy

Awhile back, in my social media marketing class at UCLA, we had a discussion on the power of recommendation, influence, and user reviews. It's a very good topic -- the Yelp generation relies almost totally on what their peers say -- good and bad.