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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 News Gives Publishers New Newsletter Google News Gives Publishers New Newsletter

Google announced that it’s giving publishers in Google News a newsletter to keep them up to date on things they need to to know. To get it, you’ll need to make sure your site is in Google News, log into …

Google Open Sources Cloud Dataflow SDK For Java Google Open Sources Cloud Dataflow SDK For Java

Google announced the open sourcing of its Cloud Dataflow SDK for Java in a move it says will make it easier for developers to integrate its managed service while forming the basis for porting Cloud Dataflow to other languages and …

Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

Bing announced some updates to its apps for iPhone and iPad in time for the holidays, when many will no doubt be unwrapping these devices. The iPhone app has a redesigned home screen with the larger size of the newer …

Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android Report: Car Integration To Be Focus Of Next Android

Google is reportedly working to make its next version of Android (the “M” version) more compatible with cars, so that automakers can build it into their models. Google is not commenting on the matter, but Reuters is reporting on the …

Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content Hulu Acquires ‘Fargo’ And Other MGM Content

Hulu announced that it has acquired exclusive streaming rights to hit television series (or mini-series, if you prefer..it was renewed for a second season) Fargo. The acquisition comes as part of an expansion of Hulu’s relationship with MGM, and it …

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Netflix Wants To Help You Navigate ‘Friends’ Netflix Wants To Help You Navigate ‘Friends’

In October, Netflix announced it will be getting one of the titles customers have wanted most – Friends. That’s the entire series, and it’s coming on January 1st. I don’t know how familiar you are with Friends but that’s 10 …

Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions Google Adds Store Visit Conversions To Estimated Total Conversions

Google announced that it will be rolling out store visit measurement to advertisers in the U.S. as an enhancement to Estimated Total Conversions, which it launched last year. Estimated Total Conversions is designed to show advertisers the conversions they see …

Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool Facebook Gives Developers New App Testing Tool

Facebook announced a new testing capability for developers, which enables those currently using Graph API v1.0 to preview how their app will behave using Graph API v2.0 or higher, before they actually change any code to upgrade. You may recall …

Flickr Apologizes, Backtracks On Selling User Photos Flickr Apologizes, Backtracks On Selling User Photos

As recently reported, Yahoo’s Flickr upset some users when it started selling their photos without sharing profits. Yahoo appears to have been within the confines of the law, but still, users felt like they were being taken advantage of. The …

Yahoo Mobile Apps Get Local News, Commenting Yahoo Mobile Apps Get Local News, Commenting

Yahoo announced updates to its Android and iOS apps, adding local news, comments, and a new side-swiping navigation interface. “Want to know more about what’s going on around you? Today we’re bringing local news to your fingertips with the Yahoo …

Amazon Updates Fire Phone With A Bunch Of Features Amazon Updates Fire Phone With A Bunch Of Features

Amazon launched a software update for its Fire Phone, bringing a bunch of new features to the device, which it’s been having a pretty hard time selling. The Firefly feature will now translate text and identify famous artwork, not unlike …

Internet Ad Revenues Had A Record Quarter Internet Ad Revenues Had A Record Quarter

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PwC have released their latest figures on Internet advertising revenues, looking at the third quarter. According to their findings, U.S. revenues hit $12.4 billion, making it the the highest quarter on record. Earlier this …

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Gets A Lot More Content

Amazon announced the addition of some new content to its Amazon FreeTime Unlimited kids offering (previously known as Kindle FreeTime Unlimited). The service is available on Fire tablets, Amazon Fire TV, and Kindle e-readers. All in all, FreeTime Unlimited now …

Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports …

Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Wikipedia Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Wikipedia

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their year-end round-ups. Sometimes they come in the form of lists. Sometimes they’re videos. Sometimes both. The Wikimedia Foundation is getting in on the fun this year with its first-ever annual video …

Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable Facebook’s Rooms App Gets More Usable

Facebook has released an update to Rooms, the mobile message board app it launched in October. The update adds a new “Explore” feature to make it easier to discover new “rooms” to join. When Rooms launched, it wasn’t as ridiculous …

Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY Amazon Prime Now Brings One-Hour Delivery To NY

Amazon announced the launch of a new delivery service called Prime Now. It’s launching in New York City (specifically select areas of Manhattan) for now, and offers one-hour delivery on items through a mobile app. Actually, Prime members will still …

Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API Yelp Wants To Save Lives With Its API

Yelp announced that it’s lending its API to the U.S. Department of Transporattion to use in its SaferRide app. The goal is to keep people from driving after they’ve had too much to drink. “The app encourages potential drunk drivers …

LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering

LinkedIn announces is opening up analytics feature previously only available to premium SlideShare users to all users. “Really helpful in slicing, dicing and understanding your traffic so you can understand and do more of what’s working (and less of what’s …

Netflix Will Never Have Offline Viewing Netflix Will Never Have Offline Viewing

If you thought that Netflix might one day enable you to watch content offline, I’m afraid you’re sorely mistaken. The company has officially shot down the notion that this will ever be offered. Some content providers offer such a feature. …

LinkedIn Reveals Top Skills That Got People Hired In 2014 LinkedIn Reveals Top Skills That Got People Hired In 2014

This time of year, just about every major Internet service puts out some kind of look back at 2014. The search engines reveal the top trending searches of the year. The music streaming/download services reveal the hottest tunes. The social …

Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’ Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’

Facebook is reportedly testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appears as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a question” when you go to post in a Facebook Group. TheNextWeb shares a screenshot of what it looks …

Flash Player 16 Includes Important Updates Flash Player 16 Includes Important Updates

Adobe released Flash Player 16 last week. It comes with important bug and security fixes, and adds stand alone installation and plugin support for the PPAPI (“Pepper”) version of Flash Player. Before, this was only available as an integrated component …