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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.
Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014 Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014

Google has released its annual lists of the top trending searches for the year. In the past, these have come under the “Zeitgeist” label, but this year, Google is just going with “Year in Search” without any explanation as to …

Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience

On Halloween, Google hosted a talk with neuroscientists Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek about neuroscience and zombies. Now as the holidays draw near, Google has made the talk available for our viewing pleasure (and in Night of the Living Dead …

HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn’t support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don’t …

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3 Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 20% In Q3

Smartphone sales grew 20% in the third quarter, according to a new report from Gartner. Sales in emerging markets saw the highest growth ever, though sales in Western Europe continued on the decline. Worldwide sales of mobile phones, in general, …

Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App Amazon Updates Kindle For iOS App

Amazon just launched an update to its Kindle for iOS app, introducing a bunch of new features, including a book browser for iPad, a new welcome experience, Goodreads integration, “Next in Series” info, book detail pages in the library, and …

Foursquare Launches New iPad App Foursquare Launches New iPad App

Foursquare announced the release of a new iPad app to bring an optimized version of its recently re-launched service to Apple’s tablet as a lot of them are bound to be sold this holiday season. According to the company, an …

You Can Search Google News Archives Again You Can Search Google News Archives Again

Google News used to have an archive search feature. It enabled you to search back through the years for old news stories. This can sometimes be helpful in research (obviously). A few years ago, Google pulled the plug on it, …

Software Glitch Causes Major Problems On Amazon Software Glitch Causes Major Problems On Amazon

Over the weekend, a lot of Amazon sellers got screwed by a software glitch, according to multiple reports. The glitch was in Amazon repricing software RepricerExpress, which reduced the price of millions of items from various sellers to just a …

Google Launches Show For iOS Developers Google Launches Show For iOS Developers

Google is making an effort to get iOS developers more interested in Google’s offerings on the platform. Obviously Google generally focuses on Android developers, but given that the company has plenty to offer iPhone and iPad users, it makes a …

Square Sellers Recently Brought In $100 Million In One Day Square Sellers Recently Brought In $100 Million In One Day

Square achieved a big milestone, announcing that its sellers made $100,000,000 in sales in one day. The company is sharing a set of infographics looking at the sellers who made this up: The big day was Friday 12/5. Last month, …

Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API Google Is Shutting Down The Google Earth API

Google announced that it will stop offering its Google Earth API a year from now. The company says it’s going away for security reasons, and in accordance with its policy, will offer it for another year before turning it off. …

Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results Facebook Gets Rid Of Bing In Search Results

Last week, Facebook began rolling out an update to its search experience, finally enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts from their network. One part of the update that the company didn’t exactly announce, but that some have …

Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year Amazon Names Best-Selling Books Of The Year

Amazon has become such a giant in online retail that it’s easy to forget sometimes that it used to be all about books. Even its line of hardware started with the Kindle, which was simply a new way to read …

LinkedIn Makes Profiles More User-Friendly LinkedIn Makes Profiles More User-Friendly

LinkedIn announced some changes to profiles aimed at making it easier to manage them. As LinkedIn’s Alexis Baird says, “A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting and working with several hundred LinkedIn members in Seattle – from …

Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox Yahoo Tells Users To ‘Upgrade’ To Firefox

As you may know, Yahoo recently secured a five-year deal with Mozilla to become the default search engine for the Firefox web browser in the U.S. This went into effect with the latest Firefox release, which was launched last week. …

eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well eBay Redesign Doesn’t Go Over Very Well

This week, eBay launched a redesign for its iPad app, and it doesn’t seem to be going over very well. The company appears to be trying to make its experience less like Amazon and more like Pinterest. The problem is …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Includes Nick Offerman) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Includes Nick Offerman)

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. As previously …

Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns Google Adds Impression Share By Device To Campaign, Ad Group Tabs In Shopping Campaigns

Google announced that it has impression share by device on the Campaign and Ad Group tabs in Shopping campaigns. “More than ever, people are shopping on mobile devices,” says Google. “As marketers it is important to reach these mobile shoppers …

Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions Facebook’s Oculus Bolsters Team With Acquisitions

Oculus, the virtual reality company that Facebook recently acquired, announced some new acquisitions of its own in a bid to bring more talent to its team. The company has acquired Nimble VR (formerly 3Gear Systems) and 13th Lab, and has …

Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations Amazon Launches ‘Pickup Points’ At Canada Post Locations

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Pickup Points in Canada. This is a new delivery option for Canadians where they can pick up orders at Canada Post retail locations throughout the country. “We’re continuously working to introduce new programs and …

Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar …

Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia For Creative Cloud Integration Adobe Acquires Stock Photo Service Fotolia For Creative Cloud Integration

Adobe announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire stock photo service Fotolia, which it will integrate into Adobe Creative Cloud. The idea is that it can give users the ability to easily purchase images right from the …

Facebook Rolls Out Call-To-Action Buttons For Businesses Facebook Rolls Out Call-To-Action Buttons For Businesses

Facebook announced a call-to-action feature to “help Pages drive business objectives directly from the Page itself.” “Businesses will now be able to link from a selection of buttons to any destination on or off Facebook, allowing for a much deeper …

Netflix Original ‘Marco Polo’ Now Available To Stream Netflix Original ‘Marco Polo’ Now Available To Stream

Netflix has been hyping up its new show Marco Polo for quite some time, and as of today, the title is finally available for streaming. The description is as follows: “Marco Polo” is an epic adventure that follows the early …