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Yelp: Fakers Are An Issue, Albeit One Already Fixed

– 5 days ago @ marketwatch.com: CLARIFICATION: Though Yelp deems 20% to 25% of submitted reviews “suspicious,” a spokesman says these are filtered and unseen by the vast majority of users. The office of New York’s Attorney General announced Monday that it fined businesses over …

– 5 days ago @ businessinsider.com: Sure, the people might be real, but apparently one-fifth of all the reviews are big, fat phonies. The number of fake reviews on Yelp rose to 20% in 2013 from only 5% in 2006, according to a new report out of Harvard Business School. The study, which we …

– 6 days ago @ investors.com: Stocks remained lower Monday afternoon, but have pared a large chunk of the day’s losses. The SP 500 was off by 0.4% and the Nasdaq fell 0.3%. Apple (AAPL), which sold more of its new iPhones than expected, continued to buffer the Nasdaq. The SP …

– 6 days ago @ businessinsider.com: By 2014, one out of every ten online product reviews will be “fake,” posted by people who have been secretly paid to write them, says market research firm Gartner. It’s called “astroturfing” and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has …

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