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Yelp, Inc. is an American company that operates an “online urban guide” and business review site. Headquartered in San Francisco, Yelp was founded by Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons in 2004. The company’s Yelp website began as an email service for exchanging local business recommendations and later introduced social networking features, discounts, and mobile applications. Yelp Inc. has extended its services to Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe.
Google Inc. offered to buy the company in 2009 but Yelp Inc.’s management team and board of directors failed to reach an agreement on the terms of the sale. Yelp Inc. received $130 million in venture finance as a privately held company and began public trading of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. The firm acquired Qype, its largest European rival, in 2012 and the online reservation company
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