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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.
Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61% Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61%

Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, up 67%, with mobile ad revenue representing 62% of all ad revenue. Payments and other fees accounted for $234 …

Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire phone comes out on Friday, and ahead of the release, the company is showing off some new games made exclusively for the device, taking advantage of its “Dynamic Perspective” technology. Dynamic Perspective uses a set of front-facing cameras …

Amazon Reportedly Has A Self-Serve Ad Tool Amazon Reportedly Has A Self-Serve Ad Tool

Amazon reportedly has a new programmatic advertising offering, which enables agencies to buy ads on a self-serve basis. AdAge reports that Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi is signed on as the first agency to use it, and that it runs ads on …

Congressman Reportedly Wants To Investigate Google Over ‘America’ Movie Congressman Reportedly Wants To Investigate Google Over ‘America’ Movie

Earlier this month, Google received a letter from the lawyers of Dinesh D’Souza whose film “America” is not showing up in search results how the filmmakers’ would have liked. People were seeing all kinds of different results for their “America” …

Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature

Reddit announced a new type of post called Liveupdate about five months ago. It made the feature available to admins, who could add reporters to them. Now, reddit announced that it’s making the feature available to everyone under the name …

William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’ William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner …

Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month

eBay just announced that Action Comics #1, considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books, is going to be auctioned off on the site next month. According to the announcement, there are believed to only be about 50 unrestored original copies …

Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance

Yahoo may be in the process of killing the Yahoo Contributor Network (thanks to the Google Panda update), but it just announced the launch of the Yahoo Finance Contributor Network. The company describes the new offering as “a finance-focused network …

Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz? Did Google Penalize A Site For A Natural Link From Moz?

Update: We’ve updated the post with some additional comments from Fishkin he gave us via email. See end of article. Google has been on a warpath against what it thinks are unnatural links, but many think it’s off the mark …

Microsoft To Offer One Operating System For All Screens Microsoft To Offer One Operating System For All Screens

At some point in the future, Microsoft will offer its users a single operating system experience across all screens, making things a lot easier on application developers. Rather than having to worry about developing apps for Windows, Windows Phone and …

LinkedIn Is Acquiring B2B Marketing Platform Bizo LinkedIn Is Acquiring B2B Marketing Platform Bizo

LinkedIn announced that it is acquiring B2B brand marketing platform Bizo. The price is about $175 million (subject to adjustment) in a combination of about 10% stock and 90% cash. Bizo offers products to help brands with their display and …

Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $37.4 Billion Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $37.4 Billion

Apple announced its earnings for its fiscal 2014 Q3 (ended June 28). This includes revenue of $37.4 billion, and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These are up from $35.3 billion revenue, net profit of $6.9 …

Google Antitrust Probe Apparently Not Wrapping Up Anytime Soon Google Antitrust Probe Apparently Not Wrapping Up Anytime Soon

Earlier this year, it was starting to look like the EU’s lengthy antitrust probe into Google was getting close to finally wrapping up. Now, it’s not looking like that’s the case. In early February, the EU announced that it had …

Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $23.38 Billion Microsoft Earnings Released, Revenue $23.38 Billion

Microsoft just released its earnings report for FY14 Q4 with revenue of $23.38 billion, gross margin of $15.79 billion, operating income of $6.48 billion, and diluted EPS of $0.55 per share. CEO Satya Nadella said, “We are galvanized around our …

Facebook Gives Mobile App Ads Device Level Targeting Facebook Gives Mobile App Ads Device Level Targeting

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is adding device level targeting to mobile app ads, enabling developers to reach the precise devices they need to in order to succeed with their campaigns. For example, developers will be able to specifically …

AOL Offers Up Ad Inventory Programmatically In UK AOL Offers Up Ad Inventory Programmatically In UK

AOL UK announced on Tuesday that it is making all of its reserved advertising inventory available programatically. That’s 100% of if inventory from its owned and operated sites, which will be in its proprietary Demand Side Platform (DSP). Advertisers can …

Microsoft Adds Online Insertion Orders To Bing Ads Microsoft Adds Online Insertion Orders To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced that Bing Ads users can now create and manage insertion orders online through Bing Ads or the Bing Ads API. Included is a new workflow aimed at simplifying the billing process, and making it less time-consuming. Users can …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …

Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report] Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report]

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout …

Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release

Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device. “As we approach the release …

Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email

My.com recently put out this infographic as an “open letter to email,” which provides a plethora of interesting stats about how and when people use email. Marketers, take note. “In addition to getting feedback from myMail customers, we are always …

Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry

Yahoo announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company says it will use the acquisition to help it build and support mobile apps and monetization solutions. Flurry has been around since 2008, …

Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to …

Netflix Earnings Out As Company Prepares To Expand In Europe Netflix Earnings Out As Company Prepares To Expand In Europe

Netflix just released its earnings report for the second quarter, and announced that it has surpassed 50 million global members. That means they’ve added roughly two million since last quarter. 36 million of them are in the U.S. The company …