Yelp Launches in Argentina and Extends Latin American Presence
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Argentina (http://www.yelp.com.ar). Beginning today, people throughout Argentina are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.ar to share their opinions about great local businesses. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications will be available as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.com.ar).
"Our 27th country is one of the world's largest wine producers and known for their top quality leather goods," says Miriam Warren, VP New Markets. "Whether you're looking for a meaty Malbec, a delicious dulce de leche, or a cowhide belt to hold up your pants while exploring Argentina's diverse landscape, locals will now be able to find their favorite businesses on Yelp."
Argentina marks Yelp's third Latin American country, following Brazil and Mexico. Yelp's vibrant, global community has contributed more than 57 million* rich, local reviews and now people all across Argentina can use Yelp to discover and rate everything from the best steak or empanadas in town to milongas where they dance tango to the nicest hotels by the mountains, the beach or the countryside. Locals will be able to take advantage of Yelp from their desktop or mobile devices in Spanish or in any of the other 14 languages supported.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.com.ar and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).
*As of Q1 2014
Yelp (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.ar) connects people with great local businesses. Yelp was founded in San Francisco in July 2004. Since then, Yelp communities have taken root in major metros across the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan and Argentina. Yelp had a monthly average of 132 million unique visitors in Q1 2014*. By the end of Q1 2014, Yelpers had written more than 57 million rich, local reviews, making Yelp the leading local guide for real word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. Approximately 61 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q1 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.yelp.com/ or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Source: Google Analytics
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