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Yelp Adds NY Health Dept. Restaurant Ratings to Site

Yelp Adds NY Health Dept. Restaurant Ratings to Site

Yelp is adding NY Department of Health and Mental Hygiene restaurant letter grades to its site. The A, B, C, fail or pending grades will go live on the site within weeks. Customers will also be able to see a restaurant’s inspection history on Yelp without having to go to the Health Dept. site. [Full Story…]

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

#Zagat Gets a Lift From #GoogleMaps

The recently released Google Maps app for iOS devices features Zagat restaurant reviews. This feature competes squarely with Apple’s map app, which uses Yelp. Both integrate restaurant reviews, but according to Crain’s New York Business, the move is a boon for Zagat (which was bought by Google last [Full Story…]

#Apple Wants #Foursquare Data For Mapping App

#Apple Wants #Foursquare Data For Mapping App

Apple is in discussions to incorporate NY-based Foursquare’s local data into its mapping app. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with several companies, including Yelp, to improve the map service, which had a flawed release in September. Speculation about a deal grew after Eddy [Full Story…]

Yelp Tags NY Businesses Buying Reviews on Craigslist

Yelp Tags NY Businesses Buying Reviews on Craigslist

Yelp tagged nine NY businesses—including an exterminator and a nightclub-- with a “Consumer Alert” warning. The bold red notice states, “We caught someone red-handed trying to buy reviews for this business.” The social media sight actually found Craigslist ads soliciting reviews for businesses, [Full Story…]

NY SMBs Debate Pros and Cons of Yelp

NY SMBs Debate Pros and Cons of Yelp

Yesterday, the Online Marketing Conference in NY set out to educate local businesses about online marketing. According to Street Fight Mag, some of the owners spoke of their issues with finding viable marketing options and also their experiences with Yelp. Laurie Nicholson, co-founder of Raising [Full Story…]

New #FourSquare Feature May Revamp App

New #FourSquare Feature May Revamp App

Foursquare recently launched its newest feature a few months ago, called Explore, which gives users location-based recommendations and attempts to create a game atmosphere for the app. More recently, according to MediaPost, the company has been facing criticism from some who have said the app lacks [Full Story…]

NY Startup Tout’d Creates Food and Shopping App

NY Startup Tout'd Creates Food and Shopping App

NY-based Tout'd has created a food and shopping app that friends recommend, rather than strangers. This month the company raised $1.4 million in a seed round led by Warner Hills Angels.  Arron Kallenberg, TechStars alum, along with Rob Morelli and Saro Cutri, former Wall Streeters, founded Tout'd. [Full Story…]

Foursquare to Launch New Deals Platform with App in July

Foursquare to Launch New Deals Platform with App in July

Companies such as Groupon, Facebook and Yelp have already delved into the market of location-based promotions. Last year's $600 million valuation of Foursquare has been met with some criticism, but CEO Dennis Crowley hopes that this new viable revenue source will help quell skepticism, as Foursqaure [Full Story…]

What Does the Future Hold for Foursquare? #4sqDay

What Does the Future Hold for Foursquare? #4sqDay

As today is officially considered "4sqDay" by it users, Foursquare  announced that it now has 20 million of them, accounting for 2 billion check-ins, according to The Next Web. Questions regarding the startup's longevity, however, have arisen as Business Insider indicates that Foursquare is no [Full Story…]

Upcoming Version of MyCityWay is Quadruple-square With a Side of Yelp

Upcoming Version of MyCityWay is Quadruple-square With a Side of Yelp

The next iteration of MyCityWay will be a formidable combination of Foursquare, Yelp, Google Maps, Weatherbug and more, according to founder Sonpreet Bhatia. The new version, which is still in development, will feature a dashboard offering up news, weather and event listings tailored to user [Full Story…]

At Age Three, Foursquare Seeks Profitablity #SXSW

At Age Three, Foursquare Seeks Profitablity  #SXSW

Just three years after Foursquare launched its location based app at SXSW, the company has more than 20 million users and 750,000 merchants. Now Foursquare is in a phase of transforming into a company with a profitable product. The recent departure of co-founder Naveen Selvaduri indicates [Full Story…]

NY Startup BestVendor Launches Yelp-like Business Resource

NY Startup BestVendor Launches Yelp-like Business Resource

BestVendor, a NY-based startup recently launched its Yelp-like resource for business products, harnessing social recommendations to help small businesses make quicker and more efficient purchasing, The Next Web notes. The startup's business directory includes ratings and reviews for web services, [Full Story…]

Bloomberg Helps to Open Yelp’s NY Office

Bloomberg Helps to Open Yelp's NY Office

Earlier today,  Mayor Bloomberg stopped by (and held a press conference) at the new NY office of Yelp, which is now part of a growing trend of Silicon Valley companies opening up offices in NY. According to Bits,  Yelp employs "roughly 80 people"  in the office, which Bloomberg pointed to as an [Full Story…]

Getting the Most Out of NY Daily Deals

Getting the Most Out of NY Daily Deals

Consumers considering deals offered by the likes of Groupon, LivingSocial, GiltCity and others should read the fine print. The New York Daily News talked to Cheryl Yeoh of CityPockets for advice on not paying more than you bargained for. If a deal doesn’t offer specifics about what kind of wine [Full Story…]

Yext Receives $10M in New Funding For PowerListings

Yext Receives $10M in New Funding For PowerListings

NY-based startup Yext just closed a $10 million series D round led by Michael Walrath of WGI Group Investment, according to TechCrunch. Investors IVP, Ron Conway’s SV Angel and Sutter Hill were also participants. The startup’s pay-per-call ads for local businesses has brought in tens of millions [Full Story…]