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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.
Netflix Originals Viewed By 7 In 10 [Report] Netflix Originals Viewed By 7 In 10 [Report]

Centris Marketing Science released some research indicating that seven in ten Netflix subscribers watch the company’s original programming to some extent. The popularity of Netflix’s original content has always been something of a mystery beyond the little clues Netflix has …

Ace Metrix Ranks Top 10 Holiday Ads Ace Metrix Ranks Top 10 Holiday Ads

Television and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix announced the top 10 highest scoring holiday ads heading into Thanksgiving. “As is true throughout the year, advertisers develop ads based on a variety of creative strategies. During the holiday season, however, …

Regulators Want ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Extended To Google.com Regulators Want ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Extended To Google.com

As reported last week, a French court ordered Google to pay fines of €1,000 unless links to a “defamatory” article are removed from its global network. This prompted many to wonder if Google would start removing links taken out of …

Google Expands Its Offerings In Cuba Google Expands Its Offerings In Cuba

As you’re probably aware, there’s a trade embargo that prevents U.S. exports to Cuba. That’s not stopping Google from launching some of its free services there. Google launched Chrome in Cuba in August, and just announced that it’s now offering …

Firefox Adds To Its New Search Efforts Firefox Adds To Its New Search Efforts

Mozilla really wants to give you more non-Google ways of finding things. As you may know, it recently announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with Yahoo, which will see the search engine become the default experience for …

Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars

Netflix is getting Camp Takota, a film from Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, who have become stars on YouTube. The film’s Twitter account announced the news, and was retweeted by the official Netflix account: CAMP TAKOTA IS COMING …

Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster? Is Cyber Monday Losing Its Luster?

There’s always a lot of hype around Cyber Monday this time of year, but various sources seem to paint a less than exciting picture about the alleged biggest holiday shopping day of the year. Do you plan to do some …

Should Google Be Broken Up? Should Google Be Broken Up?

As reported late last week, the European Parliament is considering a call to break up Google. This would specifically involve breaking the search business away from the rest of the business. Do you think a break-up of Google is a …

Mark Zuckerberg Is Doing Another Q&A Mark Zuckerberg Is Doing Another Q&A

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held a live Q&A session enabling people and businesses to ask whatever questions they wanted to about Facebook. Among the topics addressed were controversial ones like the company opting to require mobile users to download …

Facebook Updates Rooms iPhone App Facebook Updates Rooms iPhone App

If you’ll recall, Facebook launched a standalone app called Rooms in October. This is not to be confused with Groups, which it has since launched. Facebook described rooms as “inspired by both the ethos of early web communities and the …

Google-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat Google-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat

SurveyMonkey, one of the initial companies in Google Captial’s portfolio, announced that it has teamed up with Pew Research Center and Westat to “examine non-probability sampling and potential frameworks for measurement and evaluation.” The primary focus of the collaboration, SurveyMonkey …

Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, …

Pinterest Android App Gets An Update Pinterest Android App Gets An Update

Pinterest recently gave its iOS app a significant overhaul. Now, the company announced its Android counterpart’s update. Android users will find simplified navigation, some visual tweaks, and a quicker start-up time. Here’s a quick look at the before and after: …

Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox? Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in …

Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands

Twitter announced that it’s testing a new offering for advertisers called Twitter Offers, whicn enables them to provide card-linked promotions to users. When a Twitter users sees a Twitter Offer in their timeline, they can add it to their credit …

Vine Keeps You From Missing Your Favorites Vine Keeps You From Missing Your Favorites

Twitter’s Vine announced the addition of a new favoriting feature, which allows you to select your favorite accounts, so you won’t miss Vines from them. You’ll see a little star icon in the top right corner of users’ profiles, which …

Chromecast Adds Support For Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street Chromecast Adds Support For Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street

Google announced yet more apps that are now supporting its $35 Chromecast streaming device. These are some significant ones that should only serve to help sales for the holidays (which are bound to be pretty good already). The device will …

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between …

Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK

Google has settled a defamation suit in the UK, which was filed in response to content Google simply indexed in its search results. The settlement is noteworthy as historically Google has not claimed responsibility for the content in its results. …

Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’ Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’

In a couple weeks, Netflix will debut comedian Nick Offerman’s stand-up special American Ham. This should be a much more crowd-pleasing addition than the Bill Cosby special Netflix just pulled. Offerman tweeted: I made you a gift of #Ham. @BarackObama @VogtRoberts …

YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and …

Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

As you may know, Google has been focusing on how it can better rank mobile search results. The big news last week was that it added a “Mobile-Friendly” label to results, and would give such sites a ranking boost. Google …

Netflix Getting New Show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock Netflix Getting New Show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock

Netflix announced late on Friday that it will premiere globally in March a new Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (pictured). It’s called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive home to …

Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool ‘Grapevine’ [Report] Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool ‘Grapevine’ [Report]

Facebook reportedly has a marketing program called Grapevine, which it shares with some of its highest-paying advertisers, that gives those advertisers access to unprecedented user data on an anonymous basis. This is according to AdWeek, which cites anonymous sources, and …