CNET News Daily Podcast: A closer look at Yelp's algorithm

Reporter Elinor Mills takes a look at the controversy over how negative reviews appear on Yelp's consumer reviews site.

A San Francisco Bay Area newspaper says online review site Yelp is using shady business tactics to get advertisers. The charge stems from the disappearance of negative reviews for certain businesses. CNET News reporter Elinor Mills looks into how the problem may be in how Yelp's algorithm works.

Also on Friday's podcast: Netflix might spice up its business model, a new bill asks Wi-Fi providers and ISPs to retain user data for two years, and did a Google Earth user find the lost city of Atlantis?


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Today's stories:

Yelp's credibility woes: Blame it on the algorithm?

Netlix may offer streaming-only pricing in 2010

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police

Verizon Wireless CTO digs into 4G

Report: More than 5,000 sex offenders purged from Facebook

OMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis?

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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