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.
Claire Stephanic does not own any of the companies mentioned. Google is a Rule Breakers recommendation. Microsoft is an Inside Value selection and Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call strategy on the company. The Fool has a disclosure policy.