TAIPEI, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Taiwan (http://www.yelp.com.tw). Beginning today, people throughout Taiwan are able to create accounts on Yelp.com.tw 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.tw).
"From shopping at street markets for sweet and savory snacks, to getting lost on the many hiking trails, Taiwan is an energetic tropical island full of surprises," says Miriam Warren, Vice President of New Markets. "Similar to Yelp’s home in Silicon Valley, a bevy of influential technology firms make their home in Taiwan. It’s definitely a natural fit."
Yelp continues its growth across Asia with the launch in Taiwan, and will initially appoint a Community Manager in Taipei. The main role of the community manager will be to building a local community of Yelpers in the city, and embody its commitment to connecting people with great local businesses.
Yelp is available to everyone in Taiwan with access to the Internet, whether that be via their desktop, smartphone or tablet, and they can do so in any one of the 16 languages that Yelp currently supports, including Traditional Chinese.
Yelp Inc. (http://www.yelp.com or http://www.yelp.com.tw) 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, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Hong Kong & Taiwan. Yelp had a monthly average of 135 million unique visitors in Q4 2014*. By the end of Q4 2014, Yelpers had written more than 71 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 72 million unique visitors visited Yelp via their mobile device on a monthly average basis during Q4 2014.
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