FROM John Mercurio
Yelp and the Business of Ranking Businesses For years, small businesses have complained that Yelp manipulates their reviews. They claim that Yelp extorts them by asking them to purchase advertising, and if they decline, their good reviews disappear and their negative reviews move to the top. Yelp denies it, and yesterday, a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court came down on Yelp’s side.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?