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Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.
Google Penalizes PostJoint, Another Guest Blog Network Google Penalizes PostJoint, Another Guest Blog Network

Google has taken out another guest blog network. This time it’s PostJoint. Techtada tweeted about it to Matt Cutts (via Search Engine Land), who responded: @techtada any link or guest blog network that claims to have "zero footprints" is waving …

Businesses Frustrated With Yelp Reviews On Yahoo Businesses Frustrated With Yelp Reviews On Yahoo

Yelp has been in the headlines as business owners have been complaining. You’re shocked, right? This seems to be a narrative that the company just can’t shake. One of the big topics this week has been about a deal Yelp …

Facebook Launches Update For Paper Facebook Launches Update For Paper

Facebook has launched a new blog for its Paper app, with the first post announcing an update to version 1.1. This is now available in the Apple App Store. The company launched the news reader app in January, and added …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. This week’s list isn’t all that extensive, but it …

Netflix Said To Be In Talks With Vodafone Netflix Said To Be In Talks With Vodafone

Netflix might be on the verge of expanding its services to yet another customer base. AdAge is reporting that the company is in talks with Vodafone to offer its subscribers access to its streaming service. This one sounds interesting, because …

Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’ Schema.org Enters Its ‘Next Chapter’

In 2011, Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo, the big three search engines (Yandex later joined), teamed up to launch Schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on webpages. This week, the companies announced …

Google Trends Adds Email Notifications Google Trends Adds Email Notifications

Google just announced that it’s adding email notifications to Google Trends. You can subscribe to any topic, hot searches for any country, or any U.S. monthly top chart. You can also get notifications about search interest in any topic. “I’m …

LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Members, Compares Today To Five Years Ago In Infographic LinkedIn Hits 300 Million Members, Compares Today To Five Years Ago In Infographic

LinkedIn announced on Friday that it has surpassed the 300 million member mark. When it reported its earnings in February, it had 277 million. A third of the 300 million are members in the U.S. “While this is an exciting …

Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’ Facebook Says It Doesn’t Use ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature For Ad Targeting ‘Right Now’

On Thursday, Facebook announced the launch of a new “Nearby Friends” feature, which enables people to see when they’re friends are close to their own location. How close? A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews that the feature recognizes when …

Here’s A New Clip From ‘Derek’ Season 2 [Netflix Originals] Here’s A New Clip From ‘Derek’ Season 2 [Netflix Originals]

There’s a lot to look forward to for fans of Netflix’s originals. In recent days, we’ve seen the first teaser for Hemlock Grove: Season 2, which is due out in July. This morning, we got the first real trailer for …

Google Analytics Lets You Look At Web And App Data Together, Simplifies Language Google Analytics Lets You Look At Web And App Data Together, Simplifies Language

Google announced that it is adding the ability to see both web and app data in a single reporting view in Google Analytics. This should be quite helpful as consumers continue to access sites and apps through an increasing number …

You Can Now Watch Live Major League Baseball Games On Chromecast You Can Now Watch Live Major League Baseball Games On Chromecast

MLB.TV has added Chromecast support so paying customers of its Premium service can now stream live out-of-market major league baseball games using Google’s $35 device. Users can download the MLB.com At Bat app from the Google Play Store or Apple …

LinkedIn Makes SlideShare More Mobile-Friendly LinkedIn Makes SlideShare More Mobile-Friendly

LinkedIn has launched an Android app for SlideShare, as well as a redesigned mobile web experience and a mobile preview feature for uploads on the desktop. Video: SlideShare Android App from SlideShare LinkedIn acquired SlideShare about two years ago, and …

New Facebook Feature Shows Your Friends When You’re Nearby New Facebook Feature Shows Your Friends When You’re Nearby

Facebook is rolling out a new feature for its Android and iOS apps called Nearby Friends. It shows you when your Facebook friends are close to your location (and vice versa), so you can meet up with them if you …

Twitter Launches App Promotion Suite Twitter Launches App Promotion Suite

As expected, Twitter announced the launch of a new mobile app promotion suite, enabling app developers to use mobile app-install ads on Twitter, and throughout the MoPub Marketplace, which spans over a billion Android and iOS devices. The suite is …

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 Gets New Trailer [Netflix Originals] ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 Gets New Trailer [Netflix Originals]

Netflix’s much talked about Orange is the New Black will be back soon with its second season. The first teaser hit the web in February, but now we have a full trailer. Fired up yet? Netflix also put out this …

Cutts Talks SEO ‘Myths,’ Says To Avoid ‘Group Think’ Cutts Talks SEO ‘Myths,’ Says To Avoid ‘Group Think’

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video, Matt Cutts talks about SEO “myths”. He responds to this question: What are some of the biggest SEO Myths you see still being repeated (either at conferences, or in blogs, etc.)? There are a …

Should Apple Replace Google Search With Yahoo On iPhones And iPads? Should Apple Replace Google Search With Yahoo On iPhones And iPads?

Rumor has it that Yahoo is focused on trying to convince Apple to switch the default search experience on iOS to Yahoo rather than Google. Would you like to see this happen? Let us know in the comments. Kara Swisher …

The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better The 20th Most Popular Person On Google+ Tells You How To Use It Better

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says …

Google Earnings Released: Revenue Up 19%, But Stock Falls Google Earnings Released: Revenue Up 19%, But Stock Falls

Google just released its earnings report for the first quarter. Revenue was up 19% from the same period last year, but it missed Wall Street estimates, and the stock is on the way down at the moment. Revenues from Google’s …

Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop Bing’s Answer To Google Now Comes To The Desktop

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it is launching personalized cards on the Bing Homepage, which will let users keep track of news, weather, flights, stocks, and eventually more. Kind of like an early version of Google Now on the desktop, …

Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers, Adds Features

Late last year, Google revealed that it had been testing +Post ads, enabling advertisers to reach audiences across the Google Display Network with their Google+ posts. Today, the company announced that it has opened the ads up to all advertisers. …

‘House Of Cards’ Season 2 DVD, Blu-ray Release Date Announced ‘House Of Cards’ Season 2 DVD, Blu-ray Release Date Announced

If you don’t have a Netflix subscription, but are still interested in getting caught up on House of Cards (or if you just want to own a hard copy), the second season will be hitting DVD and Blu-ray on June …

This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics This Infographic Compares Search And Social Advertising Across 6 Important Metrics

Kenshoo has put out an interesting infographic comparing the performance of search and social advertising. As it notes in the highlights, spend and advertiser revenue for both have been strong, social is growing faster, and both deliver positive ROI with …