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Mayor Ed Lee Announces Open Data Partnership With Yelp To Offer Restaurant Health Inspection Scores To Improve Public Health, Transparency

About Yelp

Yelp (NYSE: YELP) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore and Poland. Yelp had a monthly average of 84 million unique visitors in Q3 2012 2. By the end of Q3 2012, Yelpers had written more than 33 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Yelp's mobile application was used on 8.2 million unique mobile devices on a monthly average basis during Q3 2012.

1 Source: Journal of Environmental Health, http://kuafu.umd.edu/~ginger/research/JEH-final.pdf

2 Source: Google Analytics

Examples of LIVES implementation:       http://www.yelp.com/biz/cocobang-san-francisco http://www.yelp.com/biz/delessio-market-and-bakery-san-francisco-2 http://www.yelp.com/biz/eats-san-francisco

Media contacts:

Christine Falvey     Mayor's Office of Communications     christine.falvey@sfgov.org     415-554-6131

Stephanie Ichinose     Yelp, Inc     stephanie@yelp.com     415-908-3679

SOURCE Yelp

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