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Apple Maps Appears To Have Ended Yelp Exclusivity; Tripadvisor, Booking.com Could Be Big Winners

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Apple Maps Appears To Have Ended Yelp Exclusivity; Tripadvisor, Booking.com Could Be Big Winners

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)'s Apple Maps appears to no longer be monogamous.

The app, which until recently featured Yelp Inc (NYSE: YELP) reviews for every search where these were available, now offers assessments taken from Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Booking.com.

First noticed by Apple Insider, the new review sources show up for both US and international locations; particularly, for restaurants and hotels.

Booking.com seems to have predominance over hotels, and TripAdvisor, over restaurants, the outlet notes. Other locations, like museums, landmarks, stores and shopping malls continue to be in the hands of Yelp.

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There also seems to be some inconsistency within the criteria. Yelp reviews have not yet been replaced for all hotels or restaurants, and it is not clear if this will happen. Both companies have yet to comment.

Apple users will find the new review sources in both mobile and desktop versions of the Maps app. Both Apple and Yelp are trading slightly higher to begin the week.

Tripadvisor stock is up 0.5 percent on the day.

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