Shares of Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.92 points or 2.39% at $39.38 with 6,651,887 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $38.99, the shares hit an intraday low of $38.90 and an intraday high of $41.47 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $3.12 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 68.80 million shares.
Yelp Inc (YELP) on September 20, 2016 announced the launch of a new developer program to meet increasing demand for local data and content for mobile apps, platforms, products and services. Yelp Fusion includes access to much broader content and sophisticated search tools for developers and partners and a new initiative to integrate the Yelp Fusion API into developer curriculum and education.
Yelp now gives developers more photos at a much higher quality as well as more review content and the ability to easily feature restaurants that offer food ordering for delivery. Helpful attributes like hours of operation and pricing are now also available in the Yelp Fusion API for the first time.
“As devices and services are increasingly expected to be locally aware, Yelp content is more important than ever. We are delighted at the amazing array of independent developers, startups and industry leaders who want to integrate Yelp content,” said Chad Richard, SVP Business & Corporate Development at Yelp. “We have had over 1,000 developers involved in the Yelp Fusion public beta program. We can’t wait to see these new experiences roll out.”
Since launching Yelp’s first public API in 2007, tens of thousands of developers have built Yelp data and search into their applications. Yelp content has been used by thousands of startups and some of the largest companies in the world, including Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, for a broad array of products including augmented reality devices, in-car navigation, artificial intelligence, virtual assistants, transit, navigation, messaging, data visualization, local search, and even robotics.
Some of the companies announcing Yelp Fusion integrations and in the coming weeks include SoundHound Inc.’s Hound and Houndify, Logitech’s ZeroTouch, Graphiq, Blippar, Bar Roulette, SoftBank’s Pepper robot, Thingthing, INRIX OpenCar, Coffee Meets Bagel, Eniro, Hiya, iValu8’s VivaSpot Wi-Fi, and Local Motors and IBM with the smart shuttle Olli.
“We know that picking the perfect first date spot is important, but challenging,” said Dawoon Kang, co-founder of Coffee Meets Bagel. “We immediately thought of working with Yelp because there is no other service that has such an extensive and nuanced understanding of local businesses. With the Yelp Fusion API we are able to query Yelp’s database by rating, price, and business attributes like atmosphere and noise level and return the right recommendations for Coffee Meets Bagel singles, which is exciting.”
“Logitech takes pride in bringing cool, new experiences to our customers, so we’re excited to work with a company like Yelp that shares those same values,” said Patric Frank, Head of New Ventures at Logitech. “Through Yelp’s new developer program, we’ve integrated the Yelp Fusion API into Logitech ZeroTouch in a way that fuses in-car navigation with quality local content, so people can drive safer and still use Yelp.”
Shares of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.48 points or -1.62% at $29.15 with 6,594,085 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $29.11, the shares hit an intraday low of $29.05 and an intraday high of $29.19 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $75.53 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 26.56 billion shares.
Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (VOD) is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 56 more, and fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 30 June 2016, Vodafone had 465 million mobile customers and 13.7 million fixed broadband customers.