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  • TripAdvisor (TRIP) launches Local Picks, a Facebook app aimed squarely at Yelp (YELP). Local Picks leverages millions of TripAdvisor reviews for 850K+ restaurants worldwide, and is integrated with Facebook's Open Graph social sharing platform, which has done wonders for the traffic of many content providers. However, Yelp's review library is currently much larger, and its network effect won't be easy to overcome.  [View news story]
    I don't trust the reviews on YELP. YELP forces business owners to buy ad space so that negative reviews get buried.
    Jun 20 08:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook IPO Analysis: The Beginning Of The End [View article]
    I don't use FB; YELP is a good example of a poor business model, in which small business owners are forced (some use the expression "extorted") to buy expensive advertising to remove negative reviews, which may or may not be true. YELP will publish character assassination and personal attacks on employees, while not checking this garbage out. The number of irate users is growing exponentially.
    Is this typical of a company with growth potential??
    Jun 7 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) is set to launch a new small business marketing solution that leverages Google+, Offers, Wallet, and other products. By doing so, Google hopes to grow its share of the $21B+ market for local digital ad spending, and better monetize the 20% of searches that are for local info. Google's efforts represent fresh competition for Yelp (YELP -8%), Groupon (GRPN -8.3%), and Facebook (FB -3.4%), and perhaps also social media marketing firms such as BV and CTCT. (earlier)  [View news story]
    I doubt YELP has much of a future. Word of mouth is the best kind of advertising. YELP puts pressure on small business owners to buy expensive ads so that negative reviews will be buried. These so-called negative reviews are mostly phony and often include character assassination, and below the belt comments.
    Jun 4 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Avoid The Social Media Burst, Buy Shutterfly Instead [View article]
    YELP is the worst of the bunch. It's business model is underhanded. Business owners have to buy advertising from YELP so YELP buries negative reviews. Reviews aren't checked out, so are mostly phony, including character assassination and other libelous comments. Many business owners participated in class action lawsuits against YELP.
    May 31 11:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Insiders Are Dumping These Social Media Stocks [View article]
    YELP is headed for the cellar where it belongs. This stock is trash.
    May 29 12:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Beware Of New Media Stocks That Haven't Changed The Business Model [View article]
    I can comment on YELP. When you see a merchant's page with glitzy ads, a slide show, and a map, you know this merchant pays YELP a lot of money each month. Moreover, most of the reviews are favorable.
    If the merchant doesn't buy space from YELP, reviews are mostly negative. What is most disgusting is this: YELP salesmen call the merchant and tell him negative reviews will be buried if he buys ads. Therefore YELP reviews are highly suspect. There has been several class action law suits against YELP for extortion.
    May 26 09:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reassessing The Social Media Space After Facebook's IPO Flub [View article]
    YELP is a dog. Throw it a bone.
    May 24 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Internet Companies Serve As Less Than Ideal Investments [View article]
    Internet companies with a business model based on service and integrity will grow. Amazon is a good example. Internet companies who seem to exist by selling advertising to scared small business owners will not survive. Selling ad space to restaurants is old hat; everybody does it. Extorting merchants by burying positive reviews, while highlighting negative reviews, is self defeating. YELP is a good example.
    May 16 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The DOJ has opened a criminal investigation into the $2B Chief Investment Office loss at JPMorgan (JPM), reports Bloomberg.  [View news story]
    What happened? Did personnel at the DOJ lose money on this trade?
    May 15 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • JPMorgan's $2B Loss: A Preview Of The Coming Derivatives Market Collapse [View article]
    It's hard to regulate something you don't understand. The derivatives market is based on probabilities (risk vs. reward). You have OR (operations research) people looking at curves and traders making bets. There's no such thing as a "sure thing". Congress, by definition, is a collection of average politicians trying to hold their jobs. You need somebody with smarts to regulate the financial industry.
    May 14 12:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ahead Of Facebook's IPO, Social Media Meanders [View article]
    They scam customers and allow character assassination reviews.
    May 9 01:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ahead Of Facebook's IPO, Social Media Meanders [View article]
    There's no comparison between YELP and FB. YELP is dishonest and will soon be worthless.
    May 8 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Up initially after delivering mixed Q1 results and issuing above-consensus revenue guidance, Yelp (YELP -9.5%) is now selling off hard, possibly a sign its steep valuation led it to be priced for perfection. SA's Paul Zimbardo notes Yelp's opex growth exceeded its strong revenue growth, as the company increases its sales force in order to generate more local ad sales.  [View news story]
    Not to mention character assassination. A class action law suit was dismissed due to lack of evidence. (??)
    May 5 12:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Dissecting Yelp's Loss: Is It Time To Sell? [View article]
    YELP's reviews are not trustworthy. My experience has been negative with YELP's restaurants. Moreover, good reviews are expensive. If you don't buy YELP advertising, negative reviews are prominent. This is how YELP salesmen work -- by extortion. YELP is a dog.
    May 3 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Up initially after delivering mixed Q1 results and issuing above-consensus revenue guidance, Yelp (YELP -9.5%) is now selling off hard, possibly a sign its steep valuation led it to be priced for perfection. SA's Paul Zimbardo notes Yelp's opex growth exceeded its strong revenue growth, as the company increases its sales force in order to generate more local ad sales.  [View news story]
    YELP is going nowhere.
    May 3 12:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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