Yesterday Yelp’s CEO Jeremy Stoppelman appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt, and he shared his opinions on Google's recent acquisition of Zagat. "It's a bit of a funny move to me," Said Stoppelman. "Here's a business that prides itself on algorithms and computer science in solving hard problems. And now it's buying a business... it is a bit of a Yelp designed in 1973... They do have content on a lot of high-end restaurants, but it's a short blurb, they sort of edit it down."
Stoppelman continued: "And historically there hasn't been a lot of transparency in how much content even underlies that blurb that you get. Is it a lots of people and very fresh? Or they got some content three years ago, and it's still sitting there?" Asked if he had considered ever buying Zagat when it was on the market, the Yelp CEO answered, "No." He also talks about, among other things, Yelp's tricky relationship with Google. Watch:
Video: Power play with Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp