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Oh Good, Yelp Now Suggests Businesses Based on Emoji

Emoji is a strangely useful language, whether you're recapping episodes of wildly popular TV shows or sending your friend a smiling pile of poop when real words fail you. Until now, though, this lexicon was essentially inscrutable to machines. Those days are over: Yelp's mobile app now suggests businesses when you type the tiny pictures in the search bar. Read More >>

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Who Does Facebook Search Screw the Most?

Graph Search, which we're going to call Facebook search from here on out because nobody wants to read or write "Graph Search," is a dramatic new way to browse Facebook. But its implications spill over onto its rivals—which companies lose the most? Read More >>

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How Yelp Scores Make or Break Restaurants

Smart diners rely on restaurant reviews to find good food. But a new study investigates for the first time the complex relationships between online ratings and real-world success—and reveals that losing just half a star can leave a restaurant in ruin. Read More >>

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Bloomberg: Apple Chooses Lamest Partner for iOS 6 Maps

Bloomberg says Apple will include locational checkins with its new homemade Maps app, no extra app download needed. That's actually very cool! Except it will allegedly use Yelp, and it's hard to imagine a dumber choice. Read More >>

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