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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.
LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 47% LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 47%

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue of $534 million, up 47% year-over-year. Net loss (attributable to common stockholders) was $1 million, compared to net income of $3.7 million for the same quarter last year. …

Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

Twitter is apparently on something of an acquisition spree. This week, we already learned that Twitter acquired Madbits, which specializes in deep/machine learning. Earlier this week, it announced the acquisition of CardSpring. On its earnings call this week, Twitter also …

Netflix Releases New ‘BoJack Horseman’ Trailer Netflix Releases New ‘BoJack Horseman’ Trailer

Netflix just put out a new trailer for its upcoming original animated comedy BoJack Horseman, starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul. Here’s the show’s description from the original announcement: Legendary star of the 1990s family favorite …

InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here’s Why. InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here’s Why.

InPowered is the anti-Klout. Okay, maybe Klouchebag is the real anti-Klout, but there can be more than one can’t there? Besides, Klouchebag is dead. InPowered offers products aimed at helping marketers “discover and promote expert opinions about their brands.” Our …

Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that …

Google Analytics Gets Bot And Spider Filtering Google Analytics Gets Bot And Spider Filtering

Google announced that it is adding bot and spider filtering to Google Analytics after hearing from users that it’s been hard to identify real traffic coming to pages. There’s a new checkbox option in the view level of the management …

Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google? Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google?

Yelp has sure done a lot of complaining about Google as the latter faces regulation over allegedly anticompetitive business practices in Europe. When speaking with investors, however, Yelp doesn’t seem too concerned about competing with the search giant internationally. Meanwhile, …

Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014 Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014

Google has released a schedule for presentations from “experts” on the “right to be forgotten,” which will take place throughout the fall. Consider it Google’s Right to be Forgotten Tour 2014 (I hope there are t-shirts). The company recently announced …

Yelp Becomes Profitable For First Time Since Going Public Yelp Becomes Profitable For First Time Since Going Public

Yelp just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $88.8 million, up 61% year-over-year. Net income was $2.7 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss of $(0.9) million, or $(0.01) per share in the same quarter …

Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of …

Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’

As you may know, Netflix has resurrected The Killing, which used to air on AMC. The company brought it back for one final season, so it could offer a complete series to its users (it was already offering AMC’s previous …

This Infographic Is Your Guide To Social Media Ad Formatting This Infographic Is Your Guide To Social Media Ad Formatting

Flightpath has an interesting new infographic out presented as the “Social Media Ads Cheat Sheet”. It provides something of a guide for the formatting of social media ads across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram. “We decided to make the …

Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, Which Is Shutting Down Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, Which Is Shutting Down

Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a service that let users organize and share content for creative projects. The product will be shutting down as its founders join Pinterest, relocating from Spain to San Francisco. Icebergs announced the news on its site: …

Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses

Square announced on Wednesday that it plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company says it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration …

Wikipedia Wins One Battle Against Black Hat Paid Editing Wikipedia Wins One Battle Against Black Hat Paid Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced that it successfully obtained orders preventing four sites, which advertise paid Wikipedia article editing, from using the Wikipedia trademark. The sites are wikipediapagecreators.com, getawikipedia.com, getonwikipedia.com, and onwikipedia.com. The foundation, which has been battling undisclosed paid editing, …

Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus

To go with our weekly lists of what’s hitting Netflix, we recently started sharing updates on new content hitting Hulu and Hulu Plus, as Hulu sends us lists. New additions, as previously reported, include South Park and the WGN show …

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Madbits Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Madbits

Twitter has made another acquisition, picking up Madbits, which specializes in deep learning/machine learning, and has been working on technologies that can help extract information from raw media, such as images. This is the kind of thing that a company …

ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domain ) can’t be considered property. For this reason, it says, it can’t be attached …

Twitter Revenue Up 124%, Monthly Active Users Up 24% Twitter Revenue Up 124%, Monthly Active Users Up 24%

Twitter just released its earnings report for the second quarter. This is the company’s third such report since going public last year. The company beat analysts’ estimates, and stock is quickly taking off. Revenue was was $312 million, up 124% …

‘Google Tax’ Law Could Lead Google To Shut Down Google News In Spain ‘Google Tax’ Law Could Lead Google To Shut Down Google News In Spain

Spain reportedly passed a law last week that requires sites linking to articles published by those in the country’s newspaper association with snippets – as Google and other search engines do – to pay a tax. This is being referred …

StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience, Adds Features StumbleUpon Gets A New Android Experience, Adds Features

StumbleUpon launched an update for its Android app today, adding some new features like sharing via SMS, an Activity Center, and the ability to add content to lists (a helpful feature that has been available on the desktop site and …

BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart

BlackBerry announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Secusmart, a voice and data encryption company, which makes “anti-eavesdropping” solutions for government organizations and companies. The two companies have partnered in the past, offering Secusmart technology, including the SecuSUITE …

Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads Google Adds Ratings To Product Listing Ads

Google announced that it’s adding product ratings to product listing ads (PLAs). Starting in the U.S., users will see star ratings and review counts on PLAs across Google.com and Google.com/shopping. The five-star rating system is based on aggregated rating and …

LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles LinkedIn Launches New Mobile Profiles

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new look for profiles on mobile devices. Here’s a run-through: New LinkedIn Profile on Mobile from LinkedIn “Your LinkedIn Profile is your professional identity of record. It’s also the heart of LinkedIn,” says LinkedIn’s …