The Verge had Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp, on their podcast. He was talking up his anti-trust talk against Google. The article that accompanied the podcast didn’t mention anything about how much Yelp is dispised by small business owners. I pointed that out in a series of tweets. I decided to turn that tweet thread … Continue reading Yelp! No Help!
After Yelp reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2015, its stock took a hammering — even I got a touch of vertigo while peeking at its annual stock performance. The company’s market capitalization has fallen 59 percent between July 31, 2014, and July 31, 2015. Yelp’s fate prompted me to wonder, How are other older publicly traded internet companies … Continue reading Hot or Not: Internet Stocks Edition
In the middle of the slow summer months, this has been one hectic week: Earnings and other news have kept the information flowing at a much faster pace. I have been taking notes and wanted to share these interesting tidbits, which have gotten lost in the noise. Yelp calls for help! You might not have paid attention … Continue reading Yelp, Cord-Cutting, Expensive Eggs, Facebook and 7 Billion Mobile Subscribers
The Wall Street Journal recently published a report based on accidentally released documents about FTC’s two-year investigation into Google. The 160-page document concluded that Google’s “conduct has resulted—and will result—in real harm to consumers and to innovation in the online search and advertising markets.” I am sure Yelp and others would agree with that conclusion, and are … Continue reading How to win friends & buy influence in Washington DC: Google edition
Vine Tribes: How the drama kids are winning the mobile video wars. [Julie Anderson] A US manufacturing comeback won’t build the middle class. [Nin-Hai Tseng] An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg: Is Facebook a human right? [Jen Schardie] Perpetual war and its cost. [Digby] Live Q&A with artist (and Facebook millionaire) David Choe. [Nitasha Tiku] … Continue reading What I am reading today