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PayPal CTO, Yelp CFO Resign
These are tumultuous times for North America's tech titans. Amid the chaos at LinkedIn and persistent mediocrity at Yahoo, PayPal and Yelp are experience their own turbulence. James Barrese,... more
Techvibes TV: Yelp's Mike Ghaffary on Yelp Deals
The rapid growth of daily deal sites was bound to see a turn at some point and that day may be near. Yesterday Yelp cut staff and scaled back its one-year-old Yelp Deals service days after... more
Canpages acquisiton of ZipLocal finalized, battle for local continues
Vancouver's Canpages Inc. announced last month that they had an agreement to acquire the assets of from JLA Ventures. The acquisition of the online business search directory will be... more
Vancouver Coffee Blogger Gets Kicked Off Yelp
Serious drama is unfolding online between a local coffee blogger, Robert Dall, and the giant review site Yelp. I had a brief chat with Robert on the phone about this.  It seems interest from... more
Urbanspoon acquisition - who likes it?
In my opnion this week’s announcement that Seattle-based Urbanspoon has been bought by Internet giant IAC was excellent for the startup community. While financial terms were not disclosed,... more
Launch It Networking Event Draws a Big Crowd
I was a guest at Launch It this evening at Heritage Hall on Main St.  The event was in support of Dress for Success and was sold out.  There were more than 130 business entrepreneurs who... more
Yelp’s Launching New iPhone App
I’ve been reviewing hyper-local review sites in Vancouver and I know some of them, like Rilli, are working on integrating a mobile component.  I think we’re all aware of the... more
Transparency and Social Media
It’s difficult to please everybody, all the time.  But when it comes to social media sites that depend on customer (user and advertiser) satisfaction, it pays to be transparent so the... more
Its All About Bloggers and Dollars
In a time where bloggers and writers have to moonlight because the pay is well…erm…less than what we'd like it to be, Yelp has decided to give back some digital love where it's... more
Yelp comes North to Canada
San Francisco based Yelp has quietly penetrated the 49th Parallel this month with their successful hyperlocal recommendation site and are now delivering Canadian city content at Yelp is... more

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