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Don’t Be Evil Towards Yelp

Yelp’s CEO pens some fascinating, damning testimony against Google’s antitrust tendencies when it comes to the local game:

Because Google competes against Yelp to provide consumers with the best information about local businesses, these government groups have asked Yelp to discuss our experiences with Google’s conduct.

We have responded to these requests and told officials that we believe Google has acted anti-competitively in at least two key ways: by misusing Yelp review content in their competing Places product and by favoring their own competing Places product in search results.