Does Google own Yelp?
As of April 25th, 2011 (the day of this writing), Google does not own Yelp. Although Google was in talks to acquire Yelp in late 2009 for around $500 million, the deal never happened.
Yelp was founded in 2004 as a way for people to review businesses. Yelp is a privately held company, so it doesn’t disclose all of it’s financial information. Yelp’s revenues in the year 2010 are approximated to be at $50 million.