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Social Media Newsfeed: Foursquare Rebrands | Facebook Earnings - Posted 4 days, 13 hours ago
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Facebook Testing Local Rankings On Pages For Restaurants, Hotels? - Posted July 2, 2014
Facebook appears to be experimenting with a little dash of Yelp on its ... [AllFacebook]

Apps Poised to Overtake Search for Mobile Ads - Posted June 18, 2014
eMarketer is predicting that Google's mobile search advertising shares will drop from 68.5 percent in 2013 to 65.7 percent (following a drop from 82.8 percent in 2012). As more specialized and alternative sources of information present themselves to m... [SocialTimes.com]

Who Is On Mark Zuckerberg's Friends List? - Posted June 10, 2014
Much has been made recently over the fact that while Facebook users can set their fr... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Reservations | New Outlook.com Features - Posted May 14, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Acquisition | Social Network, Divorce Linked - Posted April 8, 2014
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Yelp Introduces Emoji-Based Searches - Posted April 7, 2014
We can blame Twitter's latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp's mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves - were many people... [FishbowlDC]

Yelp Introduces Emoji-Based Searches - Posted April 7, 2014
We can blame Twitter's latest desktop support for the new trend in emojis, or, those small, mobile symbols representing words, thoughts, and emotions. Now, anyone can use emojis to search for business on Yelp's mobile app. Of course, we do have to ask ourselves - were many people... [Inside Mobile Apps]

8 Steps To Optimize Your Facebook Page In 2014 - Posted April 1, 2014
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands' awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect w... [AllFacebook]

Common Yelp Lawsuits May Cause Serious #PRFail - Posted March 21, 2014
In the land of the free to sue anyone they want and home of the brave lawyers with no scruples to take their money, frivolous lawsuits are no stranger to the U.S. J... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Programming Language | Turkey Bans Twitter - Posted March 21, 2014
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Yelp + Angie's List + Facebook = Whodoyou? - Posted March 6, 2014
What would you get if you put Yelp, ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Olympics and Social Media | Yahoo-Yelp Partnership - Posted February 10, 2014
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How Much Power Does a Restaurant Critic Have? - Posted January 7, 2014
You may have heard that Adam Platt, primary restaurant critic for New York magazine, recently revealed himself to the world at large after years of "anonymity". Here he is on CBS This Morning explaining his decision: ... [PRNewser]

Online Store Fines Customer for Posting Disparaging Review - Posted November 20, 2013
Defamation and libel are things we often ignore when ranting on sites like Yelp, but we should take more caution when leaving online reviews. Today's tragic story is about an unhappy customer, Jen Palmer, whose credit was ruined when an angry retailer wrongfully... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Is Reddit the New Reputation Management Tool? - Posted November 14, 2013
Confession: we're new to Reddit. We kind of saw it as a place where people gathered to argue over whether Game of Thrones needs to be more faithful to the books before we used it to scroll through theories about the Breaking Bad finale (it's a "degrees of nerditude" issue)... [PRNewser]

Yelp Reviewers File Suit Demanding Pay for Their Sloppy Copy - Posted October 30, 2013
Here's a twist on the "brand ambassador" and "crowdsourced content" trends: a group of hard-working Yelp "critics" has filed a class-action law... [PRNewser]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [Lost Remote]

HootSuite's Hootlet Chrome Extension Offers Easy Access To Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn - Posted October 8, 2013
Social media management system HootSuite released an upgraded version of its ... [AllFacebook]

Lurkers And Superfans: Why You Need Both In Your Facebook Communities - Posted September 26, 2013
Superfans are the most important people in Facebook brand communities, but getting them to engage is only... [AllFacebook]

TripAdvisor Offers to Scrub Negative Hotel Reviews in Exchange for a Little Renovation - Posted September 4, 2013
In what should be great news to anyone with clients in the hospitality industry, top travel blog Skift reports that TripAdvisor has announced plans... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Mobile Updates | Twitter Viral Videos - Posted August 13, 2013
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Zagat NYC and the Rest of the Service is Now Free - Posted July 30, 2013
Can Internet behemoth Yelp be dinged? Google certainly hopes so. After purchasing restaurant review service Zagat in 2011, the company has unveiled a redesigned website and mobile Apps. The biggest difference is there is no longer a paid login required. Zaga... [Fishbowl NY]

Zagat NYC and the Rest of the Service is Now Free - Posted July 30, 2013
Can Internet behemoth Yelp be dinged? Google certainly hopes so. After purchasing restaurant review service Zagat in 2011, the company has unveiled a redesigned website and mobile Apps. The biggest difference is there is no longer a paid login required. Zaga... [FishbowlNY]

Users Can Order Food Delivery From Yelp's 'Platform,' More Transactions to Come - Posted July 9, 2013
Yelp today introduced food ordering and delivery from its website and said that it will roll out transactions between local businesses and the consumers that find them through Yelp across all types of businesses in the coming months. The feature is live for ab... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Lets Users Search for Venues in Other Cities - Posted July 8, 2013
Yelp and Foursquare have been becoming increasingly similar over the last year, but each app offers something the other can't do: With Yelp, users can't search for all venues near them; they have to choose in advance what they want to do. With Foursqu... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Lets Users Search for Venues in Other Cities - Posted July 8, 2013
Yelp and Foursquare have been becoming increasingly similar over the last year, but each app offers something the other can't do: With Yelp, users can't search for all venues near them; they have to choose in advance what they want to do. With Foursqu... [SocialTimes.com]

Today's Social Marketing Special: The Yelp Algorithm - Posted July 8, 2013
Here, there and everywhere, the restaurant business is increasingly anchored to Yelp. We wrote about an establishment that has mastered the art of Yelp in the U.S.'s second largest city. Now, via the Min... [Fishbowl NY]

Today's Social Marketing Special: The Yelp Algorithm - Posted July 8, 2013
Here, there and everywhere, the restaurant business is increasingly anchored to Yelp. We wrote about an establishment that has mastered the art of Yelp in the U.S.'s second largest city. Now, via the Min... [FishbowlNY]

Banjo Lets Users Sort Social Content By Topic - Posted June 28, 2013
Banjo, one of the trailblazing crop of location-based social networking apps that launched in 2011, today launched an update that allows users to tune in... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Sues Pay-for-Review Sites - Posted June 27, 2013
Last week in San Francisco district court, Yelp sued Timothy Catron, the apparent owner of the websites AdBlaze and BuyYelpReview, for selling fake reviews for the website, according to court documents first unearthed by the Daily Dot. "Yelp constantly battles the problem of fake reviews online a... [SocialTimes.com]

Interest in Social Networks Waning, Study Finds - Posted June 24, 2013
Results of a survey released today support the increasingly credible hypothesis that users are growing tired of social networks. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Rolls Out On-Site Commerce, for a Fee - Posted June 18, 2013
Yelp today introduced a "Call to Action" feature that allows merchants to support a single type of transaction on their business listing page on the website. "Consumers come to Yelp ready to make a spending decision and they rely on Yelp's wealth of valuable content to f... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Rolls Out On-Site Commerce, for a Fee - Posted June 18, 2013
Yelp today introduced a "Call to Action" feature that allows merchants to support a single type of transaction on their business listing page on the website. "Consumers come to Yelp ready to make a spending decision and they rely on Yelp's wealth of valuable content to f... [SocialTimes.com]

New Start-Up Giving Consumers a Chance to Blacklist Bad Customer Service - Posted June 14, 2013
There's a new start-up in San Francisco that's aiming to empower consumers with a voice - and it's usually an angry one. At Blacklist, everyone's sharing their bad brand experiences, and from the looks of it, a lot of companies just don't know how to keep customers happy. This is... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Yelp Eyes Shopping On Site - Posted June 5, 2013
Yelp is perhaps best known for bar and eatery reviews, but shopping is the dominant category on the site, leading the company to consider supporting e-commerce on its side, CEO Jeremy Stoppelman said in a presentation at the LeWeb conference in London today. "We have a toe in the... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp CFO: We'd Team Up With Facebook On Graph Search - Posted June 3, 2013
When Facebook introduced Graph Search in January, it was perceived as a th... [AllFacebook]

Expion Unleashes Suite Of New Social Marketing Tools - Posted May 20, 2013
Social media software company Expion released a suite of new t... [AllFacebook]

5 Facebook Consumer Interaction Drivers From Sigmund Freud - Posted May 17, 2013
Sigmund Freud is famous for making society's understanding of the conscious mind versus the unconscious mind popular. The conscious mind is associated primarily with our current moment of perceptions and awareness, whil... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Adds Yelp-Like Filters to Website - Posted May 10, 2013
Foursquare is adding more functionality to its local search features by allowing users to limit their searches to businesses within a certain price range or to those that are open at the time. Users can also search for venues offering specials for those who check ... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Releases App for Windows 8, Reports User Growth - Posted May 7, 2013
Foursquare today released an app for Windows 8, optimized for the Nokia Lumia phone and Microsoft's Metro interface. "We've been working closely with Nokia and Microsoft, and today, we're finally taking the covers off a brand new version of Foursquare for... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Continues to Shrink Losses - Posted May 1, 2013
Yelp reported a first-quarter net loss of $4.8 million, down from 50 percent from the first quarter of last year and 75 percent from the closing quarter of 2012. Revenue continued to gro... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Updates Mobile Location Pages: How Businesses Can Take Advantage - Posted April 30, 2013
Recently, Facebook began rolling out a global redesign of its mobile location pages. The intention of this redesign seems to be focused not only on making it easier to find business' physical locations, but also simplifying interactions between users and businesses on Facebook mobile. ... [AllFacebook]

The Country's Best Bars --- Inmates Review Prisons On Yelp - Posted April 29, 2013
Prison inmates are giving the phrase "best bars" new meaning by reviewing their court-mandated living quarters on the review site Yelp. The Washington Post has ... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Promotes Local Search Function on Website, Following Mobile App - Posted April 23, 2013
Foursquare today launched a redesign of its website today that puts its local-search functions front and center, in keeping with what the company did to its mobile app earli... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Gives Pages On Mobile A Sleeker Design - Posted April 23, 2013
Facebook has redesigned the way mobile users view pages. The company announced Tuesday that pages will take on a sleeker look, making it easier for users to like, message, call, as well as see if a business is open. Users can also easily see how many times they've checked into place-bas... [AllFacebook]

Google to Label Search Results Under Reported Settlement with European Commission - Posted April 15, 2013
Google has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Commission to change its search practices after a two-year investigation on whether the search engine giant favors its own properties in the search results. Unnamed sources ... [SocialTimes.com]

For IOS Users, Facebook's Nearby Feature Becomes Local Search - Posted April 3, 2013
When Facebook announced Graph Search earlier this year, the natural question was, "When will this be on mobile?" It appears that Facebook is trying to push more search queries onto its mobile application (instead of apps such as Foursquare and Yelp). As Inside Facebook Editor Brittany Darwell ... [AllFacebook]

CASE STUDY: Using Facebook To Connect Babysitters With Families - Posted March 29, 2013
An enterprising mom in California had an idea for an application that would be similar to OpenTable or Yelp, but for babysitters. Using Facebook's platform as a vehicle, Lynn Perkins... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Wants to Know What You Had for Breakfast This Morning - Posted March 27, 2013
Facebook's latest plan to convince brands and advertisers that its services have some real-world value involves utilizing ... [PRNewser]

Google and Yelp Launch Mobile ROI Calculators. Why Do We Care? - Posted March 26, 2013
No matter who your clients are and what kind of content you use to promote them, a growing number of people will read it on mobile. That's why Google's ... [PRNewser]

Groupon, Zynga and Pandora Are Giants of the Small Screen - Posted March 25, 2013
Groupon, Zynga and Pandora a much bigger portion of their traffic from mobile users than any of the other top 50 digital properties, according to comScore's first ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Helps Local Businesses, Study Finds - Posted March 19, 2013
[caption id="attachment_121904" align="alignleft" width="300"] mangostock / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Yelp drives an average of $8,000 in business to small businesses that have profiles on the site, according to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group but fun... [AllFacebook]

Foursquare Reportedly Rounding Up More Venture Capital at Flat Valuation - Posted March 18, 2013
[caption id="attachment_121149" align="alignleft" width="450"] Dennis Crowley at SxSW earlier this month.[/caption] Foursquare is reportedly raising more venture funding to support its ongoing move into the local search space, but its valuation will likely remain flat at $600 million. TechCrunc... [SocialTimes.com]

Highlight Jumps on the Bandwagon With Photo Filters and Map View - Posted March 5, 2013
Highlight, the It Girl of last year's South by South West Interactive conference, is playing catch up this year, ... [AllFacebook]

Highlight Jumps on the Bandwagon With Photo Filters and Map View - Posted March 5, 2013
Highlight, the It Girl of last year's South by South West Interactive conference, is playing catch up this year, ... [SocialTimes.com]

MyTime Could Shake Up Local Search With On-site Appointment Booking - Posted March 4, 2013
Ethan Anderson is a successful alumnus of Jason Calacanis's influential Launch conference. He launched Redbeacon in 2009 to disrupt the yellow pages, Anderson says, but Redbeacon could also be described as an early competitor of TaskRabbit: It connected professionals who provide in-home services with individuals looking for a builders, plumbers, etc.... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook News Feed | Yelp Display Ads - Posted March 4, 2013
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Yelp Will Launch Display Ads in Mobile Apps - Posted March 1, 2013
Yelp will launch display ads in its mobile apps this month, with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Taco Bell and Miller Lite as its first advertisers, the company said today. Yelp currently generates most of its reve... [AllFacebook]

Updated Yelp App Shows Users Where Friends Are Checked In - Posted February 27, 2013
Yelp released an update to its iOS app today that shows users which friends are checked in to businesses in the local search results page. The change echoes one recently made by Foursquare, with both app... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Update Shows Map of Friends Checked in Nearby - Posted February 12, 2013
Foursquare released an update to its Android app today with a home page that... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Grammys Go Social | Apple Wristwatch? - Posted February 11, 2013
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Social Media Stock Tracker: LinkedIn Crushes Earnings Estimates - Posted February 9, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector was up 2% this week as LNKD's Q4/12 results dominated with strong numbers across all of its business segments, driving the stock up 21% on the week. YELP also performed well after a... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp, Still in the Red, Reports Solid Sales Numbers From 2012 - Posted February 6, 2013
Yelp reported a loss of $19 million in 2012, but its sales revenue grew 65 percent. Yelp's sales revenue grew 65 percent in 2012. It reported $41 million in revenue in the fourth quarter, which reflected the same 65 percent growth when comp... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Lukewarm Reaction to Facebook Results - Posted February 2, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector was flat this week as FB's Q4 results failed to impress investors who expected dramatic gains in mobile revenue (see commentary below) and YHOO also failed to exc... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Lukewarm Reaction to Facebook Results - Posted February 2, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector was flat this week as FB's Q4 results failed to impress investors who expected dramatic gains in mobile revenue (see commentary below) and YHOO also failed to exc... [Lost Remote]

Foursquare Launches Stand-Alone App for Businesses - Posted January 29, 2013
Foursquare launched its second stand-alone mobile app today, bringing its desktop Web business venue management tools to mobile for small business owners. The company launched its first mobile app in 2009. The Foursquare for Business app, which is available for Android and iPhone, allows business managers to create updates that are pushed out... [SocialTimes.com]

How Facebook's Graph Search Could Beat Google, Yelp in Local Search - Posted January 28, 2013
By Chris Warden In the days before Facebook announced Graph Search, widespread speculation that we could be in for a huge announcement - such as "The Facebook Phone" - sent investors into a frenzy and drove the price of FB stock to its 52-week high. Once the announcement was made, it seems... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Google and Netflix Delight Investors - Posted January 26, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector performed well this week with an average weekly gain of 2% as GOOG's Q4/12 earnings drove the company up 7%, showing marginal CPC improvement, which have been under pressure in the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Debt Collectors Posing As Bikini-Clad Models On Facebook - Posted January 24, 2013
If you're running behind on your bills and suddenly find a friend request on Facebook from an attracti... [AllFacebook]

Quora Users Debate Facebook Search's Impact on Search and Recommendation Services - Posted January 22, 2013
As social search and recommendations company share prices fell due to concerns that ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook's Graph Search Will Both Challenge And Help Brands - Posted January 17, 2013
Facebook's newest addition -- graph search -- can change the way brands not only market on the site, but find potential customers through the... [AllFacebook]

Yelp Adds Inspection Scores to Restaurant Listings - Posted January 17, 2013
Yelp is adding restaurants' inspection scores to their venue pages, starting with San Francisco and New York, the company said today. "While ratings and reviews are incredibly powerful ways to guide spending decisions, we're always looking for new ways to supplement the information to provide a better experience for consumers," CEO Jeremy... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Facebook's 'Graph Search' Affect PR Campaigns? - Posted January 16, 2013
Excuse us for being a little skeptical about the relevance of Facebook's new "Graph Search" function, presented to reporters yesterday by the company's ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Fires Back At Yelp, Google With Graph Search - Posted January 15, 2013
Ever since Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed the topic of search at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, industry expert... [Lost Remote]

Applebee's Makes the Most of Its 'Casual' Reputation - Posted January 9, 2013
Ask the average guy on the street for a prime example of a generic, mediocre "casual dining" chain and chances are very good that he'll name Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or both (though you might get the occasional Outback Steakhouse or T.G.... [AgencySpy]

Applebee's Makes the Most of Its 'Casual' Reputation - Posted January 9, 2013
Ask the average guy on the street for a prime example of a generic, mediocre "casual dining" chain and chances are very good that he'll name Applebee's, The Olive Garden, or both (though you might get the occasional Outback Steakhouse or T.G.... [PRNewser]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Facebook Raises Its Voice, Stocks Follow - Posted January 4, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector has roared so far in 2013 with an average gain of 6% this week as institutional interest intensified. P and WEBM (the parent company of SocialTimes) led the group with gains of 16% ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Facebook Raises Its Voice, Stocks Follow - Posted January 4, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector has roared so far in 2013 with an average gain of 6% this week as institutional interest intensified. P and WEBM (the parent company of SocialTimes) led the group with gains of 16% ... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Facebook Raises Its Voice, Stocks Follow - Posted January 4, 2013
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector has roared so far in 2013 with an average gain of 6% this week as institutional interest intensified. P and WEBM (the parent company of SocialTimes) led the group with gains of 16% ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Send to TV | Yelp Comments - Posted January 4, 2013
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In Reversal, Court Says Accusations in Yelp Review Can Stand - Posted January 3, 2013
A Virginia court has lifted an injunction against a woman who posted a scathing review of a contractor on Yelp. Jane Perez, of Fairfax, Maryland, had alleged that the contractor, Christopher Dietz of Dietz Development, was not licensed and had illegally ent... [SocialTimes.com]

What Marketers Need To Know About Facebook Nearby - Posted January 2, 2013
Ever since Facebook acquired his location-based check-in site, Gowalla, around this time last year, co-founder and CEO Josh Williams (now a product manager... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Uneven Performances in 2012 - Posted December 29, 2012
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE In a quiet holiday week heading towards 2013, there was little meaningful news and accordingly, the social media sector was down a percent. WEBM, the parent company of SocialTimes, led t... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Social Netflix | Yelp Reaction - Posted December 27, 2012
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Yelp Users Punish Iowa Dentist Who Was Legally Cleared for Firing 'Irresistible' Assistant - Posted December 26, 2012
Although an Iowa dentist prevailed in a legal battle and was eventually cleared of discriminatory employment pr... [SocialTimes.com]

Crack the Code: Pitching Tech and Startup Stories - Posted December 13, 2012
With the media echo chamber focusing on the same top tier tech companies, startups have a harder time getting noticed. But at least now your client's company doesn't have to be from Silicon Valley to gain media traction. New York's own Silicon Alley has ... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Yelp Review | LinkedIn [in]cubator - Posted December 10, 2012
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Free Speech Isn't Free for Yelp Reviewer - Posted December 8, 2012
An internet flame war had real-world consequences for the Virginia woman whose contractor sued her for her bad reviews on Angie's List and Yelp. Dietz Development filed a $750,000 lawsuit a... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Stock Tracker: Negative Pressure from Pandora - Posted December 8, 2012
WEEKLY STOCK PERFORMANCE The social media sector was down an average of 4% this week as it was negatively impacted by Pandora's Q3 report (as detailed below) and Q4 concerns for AAPL. There was downward pressur... [SocialTimes.com]

Creative Restaurant Turns the Tables on Yelp Haters - Posted December 7, 2012
Regular readers will know that we have very mixed feelings about the business review site Yelp--and user generate... [PRNewser]

Social Sites Big Winners in ComScore's First Combined Desktop, Mobile Rankings - Posted November 30, 2012
[caption id="attachment_111978" align="alignleft" width="300"] Jirsak / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Web audience measurement provider ComScore yesterday debuted t... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare Asks Desktop Users to Vote on Best Venue Photos - Posted November 28, 2012
Foursquare has begun prompting desktop users to select which photos of a venue are most helpful. Displayed under the map on venue landing pages are a number of photos, with the invitation to "Click a photo to help us show people on Foursquare the best photos." Some photos of a venue... [SocialTimes.com]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [semanticweb.com]

Text and Sentiment Analytics Team In Servicing The Customer Experience - Posted November 5, 2012
Did you ever take a survey and wonder if anyone actually was paying attention to your input? Here's a tip: If it's more than 20 questions, ignore it, advises Sam Keninger, director of product marketing at customer experience vendor Medallia. "That's the old market research way of doing things, and... [AllTwitter]

Yelp Reports Red Ink, But Meets Wall Street Expectations - Posted November 1, 2012
Yelp, the recommendations provider that went public in March, announced a net loss of $2 million in the quarter ended September 30, shrinking its losses by nearly half in a year-over-year comparison. The company brought in $36.4 million in total revenue, up 63 percent over the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Update Makes It Easier to Connect to Friends on iOS - Posted October 30, 2012
Yelp launched an update to its mobile apps today, and the iOS update features a "rebuilt" homepage notification bar designed to make it easier for users to respond to friend requests, approve other users' compliments and view their own previous likes and comments. The home page menu now includ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Cracks Down on Fake Reviews - Posted October 25, 2012
Regular readers will know how much we dislike the "... [PRNewser]

Yelp Continues Expansion in Europe with Acquisition of Local Review Site Qype - Posted October 24, 2012
U.S.-based Yelp is heading across the pond for more local business reviews. The company today announced the acquisition of Qype, a local review site based in Europe, for approximately $50 million. According to the statement, Qype brings along two million reviews and 15 million monthly unique visitors... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Goes Undercover to Catch Solicited Reviews - Posted October 18, 2012
Local business review site Yelp plans to post a "consumer alert" warning on the profiles of eight businesses that have been caught soliciting positive reviews from power users, The New York Times reports. To catch the businesses, Yelp staffers posed as "elite" reviewers and responded to ads for writers on Craigslist. (... [SocialTimes.com]

Crowley: Foursquare Set to Monetize With Targeted Deals - Posted October 12, 2012
Foursquare is a local search company and plans to monetize by providing customized discounts, founder and CEO Dennis Crowley said last night at a Pando Daily event in New York, according to reports on ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Launches 'Rebuilt' Zagat App for Android - Posted October 11, 2012
Google launched a Zagat app for Android on Thursday, which it says it rebuilt completely rather than keep elements of the Zagat app that pre-dated Google's acquisition of the restaurant ratings publisher. The newly launched app is free, whereas the previous app cost $9.99, but users must have a Google+ account.... [SocialTimes.com]

How Has Social Media Changed Nightlife Promotion? - Posted September 27, 2012
In yet another example of "All the News That's Fit to Print", The New York Times ran a somewhat ... [PRNewser]

Yelp Officially Joins Apple Maps - Posted September 19, 2012
Local business review site Yelp has marked a pin in Apple's answer to Google Maps. Now that Apple's latest operating system, iOS 6, is ready for download, iPad and iPhone users will be able to check out Yelp reviews on Apple maps in 17 of the countries that use Yelp. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Are Fake 'User' Reviews an Acceptable PR Tool? - Posted August 27, 2012
Every marketing/PR pro knows (or should know) the value of user-generated content: They're real-life reviews of products, services and professional organizations (like, say, PR firms) written by real-life customers! In certain industries like elect... [PRNewser]

Yelp Redesign Puts You Closer to Your Friends - Posted August 15, 2012
Yelp, one of the two top travel review sites on the web, has recently unveiled a subtle redesign that puts more emphasis on social. The site has slowly evolved over the years from a simple review aggregator to a community-oriented portal. The redesign emphasizes this direction, by making a home page that... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Buys Frommers for $25m; Will They Shoehorn it Into Google+ Local? - Posted August 14, 2012
TripAdvisor and Yelp are the two largest (and dare I say, best) resources for travelers. With millions of ratings and directories that expand every day, the services promise an answer to the difficult questions that travellers face. Where should I eat? What is this city's best attraction? Where's the beer? For a... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Grew Net Revenue 67% in Second Quarter, Lost $2 Million - Posted August 2, 2012
Yelp might not be profitable yet, but the local search and review service's efforts at global expansion and enhancements to its mobile apps have helped increase net revenues to $32.7 million and have left room for growth, according to the company's analysis of its second quarter 2012 financial results. The company shared... [SocialTimes.com]

Discovery App Raved Taps Facebook, Foursquare Friends For Recommendations - Posted July 19, 2012
Recommendations from Facebook friends and ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Search | Yahoo, Facebook Settle | Web Outage? - Posted July 9, 2012
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Upcoming Apple Maps To Include Yelp Ratings and Check-Ins - Posted June 25, 2012
Apple has officially ditched Google Maps. When the company releases iOS 6 this fall, the latest iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices will come standard with Apple Maps. And instead of Zagat ratings and Google's user reviews, Apple Maps will be integrated with Yelp, a popular social network for rating local... [SocialTimes.com]

IPO Sinks Facebook In Customer Loyalty Study - Posted June 1, 2012
The list of casualties of Facebook's staggering ... [AllFacebook]

Is Facebook's Poor Stock Performance Dragging Other Social Networks Along With It? - Posted May 30, 2012
Facebook's stock was down 9.81 percent as of Tuesday afternoon, sending ripples of disappointment through the investment community as shareholders are trying to figure out what to do now that the world's largest social network has failed to deliver massive returns in its first few weeks on the stock market. Meanwhile,... [SocialTimes.com]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu Is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [SocialTimes.com]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu Is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [PRNewser]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu Is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [Fishbowl NY]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu Is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's "Elevator Pitch," host Alan Mec... [FishbowlNY]

Elevator Pitch: Fondu is Yelp Meets Twitter - Posted May 24, 2012
In the latest episode of mediabistroTV's Elevator Pitch, host A... [FishbowlLA]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook IPO Vs. Other Tech IPOs - Posted May 10, 2012
Social media agency Banyan Branch compared the upcoming Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Facebook and Microsoft's AOL Patents | YouTube and Twitter's New Ads - Posted April 24, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Yelp Shares Up 30% This Week... But Nobody's Sure Why - Posted March 29, 2012
If you've been following some of the recent social media and Internet IPOs, you know that while most of them have been having a good run in the last few months, things weren't rosy through 2011. Stocks like Groupon and Pandora were not able to maintain upwards trajectories, while stocks... [SocialTimes.com]

The New Restaurant Critic Is You [Infographic] - Posted March 29, 2012
There was a time when a foodie had only the local newspaper restaurant reviews as an aide to navigating himself towards the nearest quality eaterie. Along came the web, and search, and finally social, and now the world of dining on recommendation has been completely transformed. It's not difficult... [SocialTimes.com]

A Brief History of Yelp [Infographic] - Posted February 22, 2012
Sitting in a Japanese restaurant near Palo Alto after a meeting, I couldn't help notice they had the Yelp logo printed on the menu. "Top 10 in Palo Alto," it said under the big red logo. This was 3 years ago, and it was the moment I knew Yelp... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter: Where People Go to Complain About Other Social Networks - Posted January 30, 2012
It's no wonder that people turn to Twitter for tech support. In the heat of a frustrating moment, it is much easier to fire off a quick question on Twitter than to wait on hold for an operator. But how effective is the microblogging site as a customer service tool?... [SocialTimes.com]

IPO Market Roundup: 10 Social Media Sector Companies to Watch - Posted December 5, 2011
Groupon, Angie's List, Pandora, Zillow, LinkedIn ... it's been an interesting year for social media IPOs so far. And, there are more on the way. Zynga is set to go public in the next two weeks, and there are plenty of other inte... [SocialTimes.com]

What If Cormac McCarthy Was on Yelp? - Posted November 9, 2011
Laughing Squid contributing editor EDW Lynch created a satirical tribute to novelist Cormac McCarthy called "Y... [GalleyCat]

Querying the Whole Web of Data: a vision - Posted October 21, 2011
The holy grail of the Semantic Web is to have intelligent agents that will be able to do all types of stuff for us, similar to what ... [semanticweb.com]

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Dailymotion, Yelp, Total Beauty - Posted August 19, 2011
This week, Dailymotion is hiring a new senior editor, and Yelp is looking for a part-time ... [SocialTimes.com]

4 Pre-IPO Companies with White-Hot Valuations According to SharesPost Activity - Posted June 7, 2011
Once upon a time, a moistened finger was raised into the air ... and the result was private company valuation. Much has changed since then, of course, and the advent of private company trading environments -such as ... [SocialTimes.com]

B2B Gets Yelp'd - Posted May 6, 2011
As its VP of Content Marketing, guest blogger Joe Chernov is responsible for identifying, sourcing and distributing Eloqua's market-facing content over relevant social channels. He co-chairs the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Shopping App TreatFeed Raises $4.5 Million - Posted April 22, 2011
Another social shopping application received some major funding this week. TreatFeed, a startup that is the cross between Groupon and Yelp, raised $5.4 million in funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. TreatFeed, a word of mouth rewards system, is the creation of Brett Markinson and Konstantin Glasmacher. You might recognize those names... [SocialTimes.com]

Twitter Joins San Francisco's Tech Tax Advisory Council - Posted April 15, 2011
San Francisco is doing everything it can to retain its status as the place to be in tech. The city has set up an ad hoc advisory council, which includes Twitter representatives, in order to evaluate how the city's tax structure impacts big tech companies. The advisory council was set up... [10,000 Words]

Startup of the Week: Tello, a Yelp-Style Customer Service Rating Site - Posted February 24, 2011
mbStartups is pleased to announce the Startup of the Week: a weekly post dedicated to the newest faces in new media. ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Media Events 07.19.07 - Posted July 19, 2007
Thursday 07.19.07 WHAT: Premiere of Back Soon at Outfest. WHO: A talented cast. WHEN: 8 p.m. WHERE: ... [FishbowlLA]

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