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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 Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report] Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report]

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search …

Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling

Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year, has acquired Revolv, another smart-home device maker. According to Liz Gannes at Re/code, the deal just closed, and but the terms are undisclosed. Revolv says in a message on its homepage, “We have …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including Sons Of Anarchy: Season 6) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including Sons Of Anarchy: Season 6)

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 …

Is Yelp Headed In The Right Direction? Is Yelp Headed In The Right Direction?

Yelp, the online review site that businesses love to hate, released its earnings report for the third quarter this week. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman proclaimed it a “great” quarter, but investors weren’t buying what Yelp was selling as the company’s stock …

Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV Amazon Gives An Update On Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon unveiled its long-anticipated streaming device Fire TV. While the company has made a number of other hardware announcements since then (including a new phone and new tablet and Kindle device), we we haven’t really heard that …

Bing Ads Get Universal Event Tracking Bing Ads Get Universal Event Tracking

Microsoft announced the general availability of Universal Event Tracking for Bing Ads to advertisers worldwide. This lets advertisers create and track various performance metrics associated with conversions with one tag. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews it “lays the …

Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature Wikipedia Mobile Apps Get Nearby Feature

Last year, Wikipedia added “nearby” functionality to its desktop and mobile sites to let users find interesting content about subjects relevant to their location. The functionality has now come to the Android and iOS apps. The feature shows you a …

Google Wants To Watch You While You Work Google Wants To Watch You While You Work

Google revealed that it wants to start going to people’s places of business, and watch them work. It says it wants to learn about how it can help you manage your sites easier. Google’s Gary Illyes talked about it in …

Google In-App Ads Let You Target Those Who Have Made In-App Purchases Before Google In-App Ads Let You Target Those Who Have Made In-App Purchases Before

Google announced a new targeting capability for its in-app display ads, enabling advertisers to target users who have actually made in-app purchases in the past. If they’ve done it before, it stands to reason that they’d do it again, so …

Yelp Acquires German Review Site Restaurant-Kritik Yelp Acquires German Review Site Restaurant-Kritik

Yelp announced that it has acquired Hamburg-based restaurant review company Restaurant-Kritik, which means Yelp will control more of the online review scene in Germany. Yelp plans on integrating the content from the site into Yelp Germany. It’s unclear whether the …

Amazon Reports 20% Sales Increase, $544 Million Loss Amazon Reports 20% Sales Increase, $544 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Net sales were up 20% year-over-year at $20.58 Billion, which is a bit under analysts’ expectations. Earnings per share came in at – $0.95, which is significantly less than expected. …

Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter Microsoft Earnings Released With Record Revenue For The Quarter

Microsoft just released its earnings for its Fiscal Year 2015 Q1, posting record first-quarter revenue thanks to its cloud and hardware offerings. The company managed to beat Wall Street expectations with EPS at $0.54 and revenue at $23.2 billion, down …

Report: Yahoo To Launch New Homepage Next Month Report: Yahoo To Launch New Homepage Next Month

As you may know, Yahoo has been toying around with homepage redesigns again. It really hasn’t been all that long since the company launched a new look, but it apparently feels it’s time to start anew yet again. As reported …

Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone …

Square Launches New App Marketplace Square Launches New App Marketplace

Square just announced the launch of Square App Marketplace, which is basically what it sounds like – a place for sellers to discover business apps that sync with Square accounts. “With this addition to our service, sellers can easily discover …

Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API Facebook Adds Access Levels To Ads API

Facebook announced some changes to how developers can access the Ads API. These, the company says, will “empower” them to build more innovative ad tools. There are now three access levels: Development, Basic, and Standard. Development lets you try out …

Facebook Is Changing The Name Of Its PMD Program Facebook Is Changing The Name Of Its PMD Program

Facebook announced some new updates to its Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program aimed at making it easier for marketers to find the right partners. Chief among those updates is a name change. Starting early next year, the PMD program will …

Etsy Just Got A Lot Better For Selling Stuff Etsy Just Got A Lot Better For Selling Stuff

Etsy just got a lot better for sellers. With one simple announcement, sellers are going to be able to offer their inventory in a whole new way. Well, it’s actually a really old way, but it’s a new for Etsy. …

Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers

Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for years. Well, Google and publishers everywhere have been going back and forth for years, but in Germany, a group of publishers pushed for an ancillary copyright law last …

Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions And Oxford University Partnership Google Beefs Up Its AI Work With New Acquisitions And Oxford University Partnership

Google announced that it has formed a partnership with the Artificial Intelligence research teams at Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts in AI, and has hired seven founders of two AI startups out of the university. Google acquired AI company …

Google Ventures Posts Interview With Biz Stone Google Ventures Posts Interview With Biz Stone

Google Ventures has released a new video interview with Christopher Stone (conducted by partner, Digg founder, and noted raccoon thrower Kevin Rose). Stone, better known by his nickname Biz, is the co-founder of Twitter, as well as the CEO and …

Yahoo Does Some New Search Personalization Yahoo Does Some New Search Personalization

Yahoo announced that Yahoo Search is now showing personal results for signed-in users, which include upcoming flights, events, and packages. This is across mobile, tablet, and desktop. You can type “package,” or a store’s name, and you’ll see details at …

Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight Twitter Reveals Fabric Dev Kits, Digits Sign-In At Flight

As expected, Twitter announced a new mobile platform for app developers called Fabric at its first-ever Flight conference. The company says it will make it easier for developers to build apps. It’s made of three modular kits that address stability, …

Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps

Apple launched a new way for businesses to verify listings on Apple Maps – Apple Maps Connect. Between the popularity of Apple devices and the company’s increasingly independence from Google services, it’s probably a good idea to make sure you …