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Yahoo to partner with Yelp on local search engine results

Internet portal Yahoo is partnering with consumer reviews website Yelp to beef up local results in its search engine, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled the news at an employee meeting on Friday, the newspaper said, citing a person present at the meeting.…

Virginia court allows company to identify anonymous Yelp critics

Dangerous Ruling In Virginia Allows Cleaning Company To Identify Anonymous Yelp Critics (via Techdirt) Last year, we wrote about a troubling case in Virginia, in which a cleaning company, Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, sued seven anonymous Yelp reviewers in an attempt to discover who they were. Hadeed did not dispute the…