The Future of Local Internet Is…Edible?

“Hyperlocal” has been a buzzword for quite some time, based around the idea that the Internet should be talking to you about your neighborhood in particular, and not just some homogenous “out there.” But according to a new Pew Institute study, there’s one thing in particular users want from their hyperlocal surfing: food.

While …

Will a New Mobile Partnership Help Revitalize Zagat?

It’s no secret that crowdsourced review services like Yelp and Citysearch are directly responsible for the downfall of Zagat, whose city guides once reigned over the restaurant review space. If anything, it’s a testament to the Internet as the great leveler: Not only were the other services free, but the reviews were submitted by other …

Yelp Reviews Sex Clubs? You Got It

In case you didn’t get the memo, Yelp has expanded — to sex clubs. First, there was the quest to find that ultimate hipster spot (if they hadn’t already deemed it too “mainstream”), but now it’s off to what happens in the dark, naughty crevices of the night.

It’s a little shady, clandestine, and above all else in the …

Yelp Makes “Hipster” a Category to Describe Ambience

Are you searching for that rare can of Pabst Blue Ribbon? Do you need a restaurant that has a place to chain up your fixie bike? Does your definition of “business attire” include a pair of rolled up skinny jeans and a flannel shirt?

You can now find a restaurant that caters to your eclectic taste. Yelp has added “hipster” as one …

Yelp Walks Out On Google, $550 Million

It was reported last week that Google was poised to snatch up user generated review site Yelp for $550 million. It would have been a lovely acquisition and mashup with Google Maps, but something happened over the weekend to derail talks indefinitely.

TechCrunch is citing multiple sources saying Jeremy Stoppleman simply walked away …

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