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Yelp Wanted

2008_07_yelpwantedsmall.jpgRemember the lengthy expose by the East Bay Express on Yelp extortion that spawned all kinds of fist-shaking from Yelp overlord Jeremy S.? Well, the author of the EBX piece is back with a follow-up that includes more stories, this time from non-anonymous sources: "Their stories are no less damaging: several said that the reps would offer to move negative reviews if they advertised; and in some cases positive reviews disappeared when they refused, or negative ones appeared. In one case, a nightclub owner said Yelp offered positive reviews of his business in exchange for free drinks." [EBX]