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Yelp, longtime Google enemy, hopes for different outcome in Europe’s case against Google

 |  January 4, 2013

As the Federal Trade Commission announced on January 3 a settlement with Google over a longstanding antitrust case, the local listing service Yelp is voicing disappointment over the outcome of the case, and in a statement said that the settlement was “a missed opportunity to protect innovation in the internet economy.” Similar to other Google opponents, Yelp has now said that it will look towards the European Commission, who is in the midst of a similar major antitrust investigation into Google, to meet the opportunity the FTC had “missed.” Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has a history of vocalizing his opposition to the search giant and their business practices, often calling the company “unfair” and accusing the giant of ranking its own reviews higher than competitors’.


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