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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.
Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via …

Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year

Square indicated in September that Square Register would eventually support Apple Pay, which officially launched last month. Founder Jack Dorsey reaffirmed Square’s support for the product in a CNN interview. Here’s a snippet from the article: Apple Pay and Square …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including Lilyhammer Season 3) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including Lilyhammer Season 3)

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. As always, dates are subject to change. This week’s …

Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google

Google has had plenty of battles throughout Europe for years, but now it could be facing its biggest yet. According to a new report, the European parliament is about to call for a break-up of the company, which would see …

Apple Opens iAd Access To Ad Tech Companies Apple Opens iAd Access To Ad Tech Companies

Apple announced it is providing access to its 250,000 apps in over 100 countries to demand-side-platforms and ad tech companies for programmatic ad buying. Participating partners include MediaMath, The Trade Desk, Rubicon Project, GET IT Mobile, Accordant Media, Adelphic, and …

Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people …

Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart

Facebook announced that it’s adding benefits provided by Stripe to FbStart, as well as launching a new site where members can manage their benefits and learn more about the program. Faceobook first announced FbStart at its f8 developer conference back …

AdWords Keyword Planner Adds Conversion Estimates AdWords Keyword Planner Adds Conversion Estimates

Google announced the addition of conversion estimates in the AdWords Keyword Planner. The tool is now showing advertisers how varying bids may influence their campaigns’ performance differently for desktop and mobile devices. You can enter your conversion rates and values …

Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support

The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful. Google announced an update …

Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near …

Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which …

Google Launches Analytics Demos & Tools Site Google Launches Analytics Demos & Tools Site

Google launched a new site called Google Analytics Demos & Tools for developers. As you might have guessed, it includes tools and demos. It includes a full-featured Enhanced Ecommerce demo with code samples for Analytics and Tag Manager, as well …

Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content

Google has a new product for publishers that enables them to receive payment from readers who would rather pay for content than see ads. It’s called Contributor by Google. The user chooses a monthly contribution from $1 to $3. When …

Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action

A couple months ago, Twitter officially announced its Buy button to enable users to make purchases directly from tweets. It didn’t make it immediately available to all businesses, however. Twitter said in September that it was beginning to test it …

Bing Launches Homepage Improvements Bing Launches Homepage Improvements

Microsoft announced that it will now feature high-definition images on its home page, as well as new image captions, customization features and quick access to Office Online. The daily homepage image will be wide-screen and HD (1920×1080 pixels). “We get …

LinkedIn Launches “Add To Profile” Button For Certifications LinkedIn Launches “Add To Profile” Button For Certifications

LinkedIn is launching a new feature that lets members add professional certifications to their profile with one click. The company has partnered with Coursera, Lynda.com, Microsoft, HubSpot, and Aspiring Minds over the past year on a pilot of the program, …

Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays. The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people’s plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten …

Is Amazon Part Of Your Search Strategy? Is Amazon Part Of Your Search Strategy?

If you sell something online, and you’re not showing up in Amazon search results, you might be missing out on a major opportunity. This is especially true as we enter the holiday season. Do you have search visibility on Amazon? …

Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early

Amazon announced that it’s starting its Black Friday deals early. In fact, they’re starting a week early on November 21. The company will be adding new deals every ten minutes for eight straight days, so people are going to be …

Netflix Officially Revives ‘Longmire’ Netflix Officially Revives ‘Longmire’

Last week, we learned that Netflix was in talks to produce a new season of Longmire, which was canceled by A&E. The company has now made it official. This is one thing Netflix is making a habit out of. It’s …

Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born …

Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not …

You Can Now Embed Street View,  Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site You Can Now Embed Street View, Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site

Google announced that you can now embed Street View or PhotoSphere imagery on your website. Snippets Reloaded: now you can embed #StreetView or #PhotoSphere imagery to your site. pic.twitter.com/1Aq4s0CXf7 — Google Maps (@googlemaps) November 19, 2014 This is thanks to …

Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free

Google has acquired RelativeWave, makers of Form, a mobile app protyping application for Mac. RelativeWave announced the news on its website with the following message: I’m very excited to announce that the RelativeWave team is joining Google to continue the …