Tag Archives: Yelp

Trump Hotels Flooded With “Shithole” Reviews

Splinter News reports: The Trump brand is taking another hit as people on Yelp strike back over the president’s description of African nations, Haiti, and El Salvador as “shithole countries” this week. Trump hotels across the country are being targeted by Yelp users leaving one–star reviews and describing the facilities as shitholes. The effort caused the luxury Trump International Hotel …

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NEW YORK CITY: Petition Launched To Legalize Bodega Cats After Bitchy One-Star Yelp Review Goes Viral

Bodega cats are a beloved Gotham institution and the subjects of popular Tumblr and Instagram accounts. But their technical illegality is in the news this week thanks to an outraged Yelp review that has gone locally viral. Yahoo News reports: Don’t mess with the bodega cats. Walk into any corner store a.k.a bodega in New York City, and you’ll find …

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A Real Life Burn Book: Yelp For People

The Washington Post calls this a “terrifying concept.” They write: You can already rate restaurants, hotels, movies, college classes, government agencies and bowel movements online. So the most surprising thing about Peeple — basically Yelp, but for humans — may be the fact that no one has yet had the gall to launch something like it. When the app does …

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Tech Giants Denounce RFRA Bills

Via press release: The values of diversity, fairness and equality are central to our industry. These values fuel creativity and inspiration, and those in turn make the U.S. technology sector the most admired in the world today. We believe it is critically important to speak out about proposed bills and existing laws that would put the rights of minorities at …

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New Yelp Search Option

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Yelp CEO: We Will Not Expand In States With License To Discriminate Laws

From Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman: It is unconscionable to imagine that Yelp would create, maintain, or expand a significant business presence in any state that encouraged discrimination by businesses against our employees, or consumers at large. I encourage states that are considering passing laws like the one rejected by Arizona or adopted by Indiana to reconsider and abandon these discriminatory …

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Intel & Yelp: Veto The Hate Bill

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Yelp Posts Hipster Heat Map Of NYC

Gothamist explains: If you’ve been wondering where the bearded, slim-hipped throngs of Daft Punk-worshipping, artisanal razor-shaving blog cliches prefer to get their kale and PBR, well, Yelp has got you covered; the all-encompassing Reviews of the People site has been kind enough to create heat maps documenting where reviewers mention words like “yuppie,” “tourist” and “bacon” most, and naturally they’ve …

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Contractor Sues Over Online Reviews

A Virginia contractor is suing the woman who posted a negative review of his work on two websites.  The suit claims defamation and seeks $750,000 in damages. In her write-ups on the popular business review sites Yelp and Angie’s List, Perez accused the company of damaging her house, trespassing and stealing jewelry. On Wednesday, Judge Thomas FortKort granted a temporary …

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