Yelp, OpenTable Team Up; ‘Reservations Without Registering’

OpenTable has affiliate relationships with hundreds of sites, which receive a percentage of OpenTable’s reservation fees in exchange for the link. Diners are treated as regular OpenTable customers. They register and are entered into a Guest Directory, where they are eligible for dining credits etc. Now, OpenTable has opened its network a bit, allowing registered […]

AlikeList, a New Local/Social Platform, Raises $5 million and Launches

This has been the year for new sites that combine service directories and social features such as ratings and reviews. Earlier this year, we’ve seen sites such as RedBeacon, HelpHive, and others launch. Depending on definitions, earlier entrants include Citysearch,,’s DoneRight, FixR , LocalPrice, InsiderPages and Centerd. Behind their fancy Web 2.0 veneers, […]

ILM:09: Keynote from Yelp COO Geoff Donaker

Yelp has taken a counter-intuitive approach by taking a slow and expensive city by city rollout approach – and has apparently succeeded as it attracts 26 million unique visitors per month, up 40 percent from last year, and has planted community managers in 33 cities in the U.S. and abroad. Moreover, the site has an […]