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Yelp Launches in the Philippines to Expand Asia Presence

Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) announced the launch of Yelp Philippines (http://www.yelp.com.ph). Beginning today, people across the Philippines are able to read reviews about great local businesses and create accounts on Yelp.com.ph to share their opinions. Yelp’s free iPhone and Android apps will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.ph). Source: Prnewswire.com Read More »

Yelp No longer Looking to Sell

Yelp shares fell more than 13% on Thursday July 2after Bloomberg reported that the company is not looking to sell itself. According to the Bloomberg report, based on interviews with people familiar with the matter, Yelp had been approached by several companies but is no longer interested in selling soon. Yelp hired Goldman Sachs after receiving interest from a potential buyer, according ... Read More »

Google Brings Indian Business Information Online

A five month trial of the online business registration service Google My Business (GMB) has seen over a million small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) registering in India. With an average of 25,000 businesses signing up to the app each week, the tech giant is hoping to capture the details of some 20 million businesses in the country by 2017. Google’s ... Read More »

Yelp Seeks Buyer Amid Slow Growth & Rising Costs

Yelp Inc. is exploring a sale as the company at the top of many Internet search results struggles to post strong growth with users and advertisers. The San Francisco-based site was willing five years ago to go it alone despite an acquisition offer from Google Inc.  Today, it is working with investment bankers and sounding out potential buyers, people familiar ... Read More »

Bisnode Germany Launches Online Directory

Bisnode Germany announced the launch of „Bisnode Branchenverseichnis“, an online B2B directory.  The newly conceptionalized Online-Directory contains information on approximately five million German companies.  Completeness, acuracy and timeliness of data is veryfied by Bisnode.  The Online-Directory went live on November 18th providing a variety of features permitting companies to add relevant data to their  profiles:  Logos, pictures, video, social media ... Read More »

Yellow Pages (YP) Expands Digital Advertising Portfolio for National Brands, Announces Retargeting for Online Display

YP, the largest local ad platform in the U.S., aims to empower advertisers to turn insights into action by applying retargeting capabilities, powered by DataXu, to its 70 million “doers” using search history to identify and connect brands with a qualified audience across the web.  YP offers retargeting for online display advertising, to enable advertisers and agencies to extend their ability ... Read More »

‘Google My Businesses’ Launched

Google launched ‘Google My Business’, a one-stop way for merchants to manage their presence on a variety of the company’s properties including search, maps and Google+. Business owners who had been using Places for Business or Google+ will be transitioned to the new platform. There is also an Android app that can be used to manage business information and respond to customer ... Read More »

HC International Doubles Profit in Q1

Hong Kong-listed HC International reported its results for the quarter ended 31st March 2014. Revenues in the quarter were US$36 million – an increase of 39% over the same quarter last year. The company recorded profit attributable to equity holders of US$6.8 million, an impressive growth of 109% from 2013. Diluted earnings per share in the period were RMB 0.0615 ... Read More »