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  • cancel190 cancel190 Nov 28, 2012 5:16 AM Flag

    YELP Is Hurting Boutique Small Business across the U.S.

    Did not Sam Walton and others forget the "human side" of their models? Then, so what and big deal! It is all about survival of the fittest. If you don't like it then go find yourself another universe to live in! LOL!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • Your analogy about Sam Walton is IMO flawed. Walmart may have issues with it's labor and suppliers but it provides a good service for it's customers. The negative press about Yelp comes from small business which also happens to be Yelp's market. It is not "bitter" to question the validity of a business model that alienates its main revenue source. In fact, it is a very prudent concern. I do agree that one shouldn't make investment decisions based on the perceived humanity of the company. However, it is a very dodgy proposition to suppose that Yelp can continue to alienate it's prime market and be considered a financially viable investment.

      Sentiment: Sell

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