Yelp Launches in Brazil
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, announced Wednesday the availability of Yelp Brazil (http://www.yelp.com.br). Beginning today, people throughout Brazil are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.br to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.br).
"We're excited to welcome this population of 200 million people into the Yelp fold. With such a diversity of cultures, tastes and ideas from every corner of the world, Brazil seems like a perfect fit for the Yelp family," says Miriam Warren, Vice President New Markets. "We can now give the 7th largest country by GDP the opportunity to share experiences about amazing local businesses; from the best place to watch football to where to drink Caipirinha, the national cocktail, all from their computers and smartphones."