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Yelp Turns Down $550M Google Bid

User reviews site may have been approached by rival

(Newser) - Crowd-sourced local business review site Yelp has backed out of a $550 million acquisition by Google that was thought to be almost certain just days ago. Michael Arrington, writing on TechCrunch , is uncertain as to why the deal fell apart, but surmises that “someone” came up with a counteroffer... More »

Google Near $500M Deal to Swallow Yelp

Site that lets users review local biz part of shopping spree

(Newser) - Google is on something of a shopping spree, and its next acquisition looks to be Yelp, the site that allows users to post reviews of local businesses. The price for fast-growing Yelp is in the $500 million range, TechCrunch reports tonight—a hefty jump from its $200 million valuation early... More »

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