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  • Cranking up Google Apps for Work, using an actual key

    If the password isn't dead, it ought to be, shout headlines. Security experts almost universally despise the use of the password as almost the only form of end-user authentication, but there simply aren't that many alternatives.

    Written by Jon Gold22 April 15 22:41
  • Yelp sues positive review provider Revleap

    Yelp has filed a lawsuit against Revleap, a company that says it can help businesses improve their ratings, though Yelp says it actually spams them and cons them out of money.

    Written by Zach Miners14 Feb. 15 12:39
  • FTC ends inquiry into manipulated reviews on Yelp

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ended a nearly year-long inquiry into Yelp's businesses practices, after some companies claimed they received unfair or fraudulent reviews after turning down pitches to advertise.

    Written by Zach Miners07 Jan. 15 07:26
  • Mastering the Business Basics of Online Reputation Management

    Consumers and business people "search for everything" today before they do anything, according to Paul Shapiro, SEO director of GroupM. "What will people find when they Google your businesses name? Will it be a bad Yelp review cautioning them to not buy from you? Or will it be something positive that will cause them to buy from you? This is your online reputation, and it's important."

    Written by James A. Martin14 Nov. 14 03:25
  • Yelp settles US FTC charges of violating child privacy

    Yelp has agreed to pay US$450,000 to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.

    Written by John Ribeiro17 Sept. 14 17:06
  • Yahoo gets help from Yelp to fight Google

    Searching on Yahoo will now deliver local business reviews from Yelp, through a partnership that could help Yahoo search compete against Google, or at least make it more useful.

    Written by Zach Miners12 March 14 19:06
  • 4 mistakes to avoid when your business gets bashed online

    When your company's products or services get attacked on a social network or a customer review site, don't go with your first instinct. Instead of lashing out or ignoring it completely, take a measured response and avoid these common mistakes.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige05 Feb. 14 11:45
  • A CEO's Guide to Setting Goals for 2014

    One CEO gains inspiration from quotes by business luminaries such as John Chambers, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey and Howard Schultz

    Written by Michael Friedenberg25 Nov. 13 13:50