Google opened its social network Google+ to businesses and brands on Monday as it seeks to expand the audience for its rival to Facebook.
The proliferation of websites such as Yelp and CitySearch has made it easy to find local businesses that meet common search criteria -- moderately priced seafood restaurants, for example, within a quarter-mile of a particular ...
What's Mark Zuckerberg's biggest takeaway as he wraps up a year of travel to dozens of U.S. states? The importance of local communities.
Japan's panda-obsessed public got their latest fix of cute Tuesday as a Tokyo zoo released footage of its 20-day-old helpless cub, who has ballooned in size since its birth last month.
Swelling hopes for a baby panda in Tokyo have bumped up the stock price of a Chinese restaurant chain in the area, with locals setting their sights on a flurry of tourists.
Yelp shares took a roller coaster ride on Monday after quarterly earnings that beat expectations were accidentally released before the close of market.
A Facebook service that provides reviews of local businesses popped up on the Internet on Tuesday, and shares in crowd-sourced reviews star Yelp dropped.
There is a rapidly growing momentum driving the development of mobile payment systems. New research has shown systems, such as the Bristol Pound, can have a positive effect on the local community by encouraging consumers ...
Employees who work at small, locally owned businesses have the highest level of loyalty to their employers—and for rural workers, size and ownership of their company figure even more into their commitment than job satisfaction ...
Travelers often turn to Yelp to check out consumer reviews of hotels before they go on vacation, and now they can book a room directly through its site and app thanks to a partnership with startup Hipmunk.