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Yelp shareholders are squawking over the company's terrible earnings call this week. Yelp shares tumbled by a whopping 29 percent in just one morning after the company lowered its revenue forecasts on a Q2 earnings call. Yelp stock is now worth only one-fourth of its all-time high $101.75 from March 2014. Greeted with unkind headlines like Yelp is in a 'death spiral' (Business Insider) and Is Yelp on its deathbed? (CNN), the San Francisco-based online review aggregator is attempting to find new life with a powerful tool they already have: native advertising. The increasingly popular — and increasing difficult to define — format of native advertising will be explored in-depth at an ad:tech New York conference session called "Measuring Native Advertising Campaigns." Industry experts and nati

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