Yelp’s New Homepage Gets More Social, Mobile

Yelp has started rolling out a homepage redesign that places greater emphasis on social activity generated by its roughly 7.2 million mobile monthly users. The company said the page will highlight “photos and tips left by your friends, events they are going to, recent places you’ve checked-in to.” Yelp’s stock is down nearly 5 percent today to $22.70 a share on Google’s acquisition of Frommer’s, even though it just posted surprisingly good Q2 numbers.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik