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Yelp connects people with great local businesses. Our users have contributed more than 170 million rich, local reviews of almost every type of local business, from restaurants, boutiques and salons to dentists, mechanics, plumbers and more. These reviews are written by people using Yelp to share their everyday local business experiences, giving voice to consumers and bringing “word of mouth” online. The information these reviews provide is valuable for consumers and businesses alike. Yelp’s Engineering and Product teams' work is driven by our values. We’re a cooperative team that prioritizes individual authenticity and encourages “unboring” solutions to problems. With the support of their mentors, managers, and teammates, new hires contribute to the product in their first week, and their impact only grows from there. At the end of the day, we’re all about advocating for our users, growing as people, and having fun in an inclusive, collaborative environment.

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Yelp adds new feature to flag businesses accused of racism

  • Eater
  • 1 week ago
  • Yelp will display warnings if restaurants and other businesses are associated with racist conduct.
  • The change comes amid ongoing protests and bolstered advocacy against racism, anti-Blackness, and police brutality, sparked in part by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black people this year.
  • Yelp reviews mentioning Black-owned businesses increased more than 617 percent this summer compared to last year. According to the company, between May 26 and September 30, it flagged more than 450 businesses that were accused of, or the target of, racist behavior related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Yelp adds new feature to flag businesses accused of racism

Jeremy Stoppelman

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Co-founder and CEO of @Yelp
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IPO (Mar 2012)