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Hunger Games: What’s Behind Yelp’s Fake Restaurant Reviews?

– 1 hour ago @ npr.org: Restaurants with a “weak” reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.

– 47 mins ago @ npr.org: When it comes to scouting out a new bakery, pizzeria or noodle shop, there are few review sites that compare to Yelp. In turn, the reviews left on sites like Yelp can have a big effect on many restaurants’ bottom lines. That’s created a huge incentive …

– 1 day ago @ lasvegasweekly.com: A group of California Yelp reviewers recently filed a class action lawsuit against the popular website claiming their reviews of restaurants and other businesses are integral to Yelp’s success, and therefore, they deserve compensation—even though all …

– 1 day ago @ fastcompany.com: Yelp’s not yet profitable, and investors are okay with that. Instead of putting pressure on the review site to focus on the bottom line, they’re pushing the company to invest in its growth. “When you have this kind of opportunity, what your investors …

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