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Spotlight: Yelp employee fired after blog post decrying salary goes viral

Yelp employee Talia Jane wrote an open blog post to CEO Jeremy Stoppelman complaining about her salary and the cost of living in San Francisco last week and was fired a few hours later.

News Scan: Merchants can provide on-the-go feedback with Yelp app; Jailbroken iPhones vulnerable to eavesdropping malware; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 16, including the latest feature Yelp is providing business owners, how jailbreaking an iPhone affects its security, the ever-increasing mobile transactions market, more and more cell phone users turning to smartphones and the fastest growing mobile device by ownership.

Google sees dramatic drop in mobile search ad revenue share

Google is seeing a steady decline on mobile search ad revenue as a result of market fragmentation and rise of mobile apps, according to the latest stats from eMarketer.

Yelp for iPhone adds recommendation tools to combat foursquare

Yelp is revamping its local merchant search and discovery application for Apple's iOS, rolling out an overhauled Nearby tab presenting customized recommendations influenced by the user's profile as well as contextual factors.

American Express wants you to trust online reviews

While credit card companies and retailers team to sift through every morsel of data they have about their customers, one positive by-product of this exercise for consumers is coming from American Express.

Facebook overhauls mobile Pages to challenge Yelp, foursquare

Facebook is redesigning its mobile Pages platform to help consumers more efficiently access local merchant information on the go.

New website lets enterprise buyers rate products and services

IT Central Station is a new service that lets enterprise buyers rate the products and services they purchase.

Report: Apple's new iOS maps app integrating Yelp check-ins

Apple's forthcoming iOS 6 mobile operating system overhaul will incorporate location-enabled Yelp check-in services,  Bloomberg  reports.

Facebook, Apple targeted in mobile app privacy class action suit

A new class action lawsuit alleges that popular mobile applications like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram routinely steal address book data including names, phone numbers, email addresses, job titles

Yelp teams with T-Mobile USA for customized local search app

User reviews and recommendations platform Yelp is introducing a new application customized for T-Mobile smartphones running Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile operating system, promising tools to