Yelp Is Now Available In Norway
- The Fjords are set to resonate with Norwegian Yelping
OSLO, Norway, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Norway (http://www.yelp.no). Beginning today, Norwegians are able to create accounts on Yelp.no to share their opinions about great local businesses and services. Yelp's free iPhone and Android applications have also been made available in Norway, as well as its free suite of business owner tools: Yelp for Business Owners (http://biz.yelp.no).
"A nation with a history of exploration and discovery in its heart, we feel that Norway and the Norwegians have the ideal mindset to understand and embrace the concept of Yelp," said Miriam Warren, Vice President of New Markets. "Oslo in particular has a vibrant cafe culture and nightlife, in spite of the long cold winters. At this time of year the locals jump at the first opportunity they get to enjoy a cold beer outside in the warm sun and debate the price of it, amplifying the local desire to recount tales and recommendations with friends."
The site supports Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, English, and Spanish, providing users access to local insights in any one of these languages. Norway is the thirteenth country to have a dedicated Yelp community in Europe as the company continues to deliver on its international growth strategy.
While available throughout Norway, Yelp will focus its initial community building efforts in Oslo -- a city-by-city approach that the company has used to launch in markets throughout the world.
To learn more and see pictures of Yelp.no and our iPhone and Android applications, visit our Yelp Official Blog (http://officialblog.yelp.com).
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