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Yelp IPO: four reviews, 2 stars out of 5

February 29, 2012

Categories - user review websites, stock sales, unprofitable enterprises, Google rivals. Location - Silicon Valley and New York Stock Exchange; Attire - casual; Price range - $ to $$ per share; Good for bankers and backers - yes; Good for investors - no.

Google dips hands into messy local search

December 21, 2009

Google's mobile ambitions make this a natural pairing. Yet Yelp’s untidy human element may fit awkwardly with Google’s clean algorithmic bent.