Steve Jobs Urged Yelp Not to Sell to Google

Steve Jobs Urged Yelp Not to Sell to Google

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In a recent report, Yelp's CEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman explains how Steve Jobs supported the company's decision to decline Google's $500 million offer to acquire the service.

Steve Jobs apparently called the Stoppelman himself, and told the CEO to "stay independent and not sell out to Google." Although the deal was already broken by that point, Steve "liked yelp and wanted to make sure about Google."

Interestingly enough, Yelp's most important, and arguably favorite feature -- its user reviews-- weren't originally part of the service. The company realized after the failed launch that the reviews were something very popular, and began building a new site centered on reviews.

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Steve Jobs Urged Yelp Not to Sell to Google
Christina Smythe - July 18, 2012 at 4:03am
He was one of the most influential poeple of not just the 21st century, but in the history of humanity. Steve Jobs was my inspiration. There’s a memorial page for him on Evertalk within Facebook. You can post comments in his guestbook and upload photos of him. Here's the page:
Jacklyn Johnson - July 18, 2012 at 4:05am
I will miss all the amazing things he has done with Apple. Although he is gone, I will remain Apple for Life. Rest in peace Steve. Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk page Christina.