The question remains whether Google
In fact, the company reportedly received an offer for 50% more than Google was willing to pay, but according to a recent article in The New York Times, Yelp may simply be going through some common negotiating tactics. Apparently the two companies remain in contact and discussions could resume.
Still, a potential deal leaves open speculation about the companies' compatibility. As Reuters reporter Robert Cyran adds: "Google's mobile search ambitions makes this a natural pairing. Yet Yelp's untidy human element may fit awkwardly with Google's clean algorithmic bent."
What do you think? Will the deal go through, and if so, is it a match made in heaven? Or will there be some awkward marital counseling sessions in the future? Let us know in the comments box below.