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    The Yelp extortion accusations, they just keeping popping up. The latest report reveals several separate tales of sponsor-related bullying, including some froyo ad shenanigans and a wine shop that suddenly has a single, permanent negative review atop its page of positive reviews, unless of course a sponsorship is purchased: "Shop owner Gerald Wiesl said Yelp told him the review at the top has 'the greatest impact' but he could place the review of his choice at the top by becoming a sponsor. 'They're holding a little bit of a gun to heads of people who don't participate to ask them to pony up some money,' Weisl said." [CBS]