Yelp buys Germany's Qype in $50 million deal

Online reviews site Yelp is to buy its biggest rival in Europe, Qype, to boost its business abroad.

Yelp cracks down on fake reviews

Fed up with business owners paying for fake reviews, Yelp is to introduce a system to warn users when it believes they're being misled.

Yelp hires Goldman Sachs & Citigroup for IPO bid

Yelp has enlisted the help of Goldman Sachs Group and Citigroup as it prepares to go public.

Yelp yelps about Google at senate hearing

Yelp, Expedia and Nextag are to pile in on anti-trust investigations into Google at a Senate hearing today.

Google acquires Zagat to boost 'local' presence

Google's latest major purchase is the 32-year-old leader in restaurant and landmark recommendations, Zagat.

Yelp adds new "hipster" description to restaurants and hot spots

Today on Twitter, a friend griped that her favorite brunch place was officially labeled as "hipster" on social recommendation website, Yelp. HIPSTER?

Yelp is definitely not a fan of Google Places

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman recently criticized Google for the way the search giant uses its reviews within Places.

Yelp makes "checking in" more rewarding

The big trend these days is to use your phone to "check in" wherever you go - whether it's at the airport, a holiday shopping trip, or a local hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Now, thanks to a new service from Yelp, you might start getting special discounts and offers for your willingness to share such information.

Google rolls out "Hotpot" service to increase social mobile

Google has launched a new service called Hotpot, a bright and colorful new social way to find the best restaurants and stores in your area.

Facebook wants a smarter, more personalized web

Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a redesigned Facebook platform that will allow websites to "personalize experiences" and "build out" an extensive graph of connections.

Yelp rejigs site to counter extortion claims

Yelp is attempting to sidestep criticism of its business review service with an overhaul of its website.

Ouch! Yelp faces class action lawsuit

Business review site Yelp may be feeling a little hangdog. After being accused last year of offering to take down bad reviews in return for advertising, it's facing a class action lawsuit over its alleged practices.