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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yelp is a web site that offers user-reviews of restaurants and other businesses, and is perhaps more known for their mobile app that also adds geo-mapping to see what options are close to the user. While a major player in the U.S. for years, Yelp has now been making a splash in Brazil largely with the help of American expatriate in Rio, Monica Silvestre.

Yelp was founded in San Fransisco, California (U.S.) in 2004, expanded throughout Europe and Asia and went public in March 2012. As of . . .

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