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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.
Facebook Ads Get Cross-Device Reporting Facebook Ads Get Cross-Device Reporting

Facebook announced the launch of cross-device reporting for ads, giving advertisers the ability to see how people are moving across mobile apps and the web before they convert. You can access cross-device conversions and campaigns via Edit Columns in Facebook …

Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You

Wired writer Mat Honan got some attention this week after running an experiment on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. In a nutshell, he liked every single thing he came across in his News Feed for two days straight, and concluded (unsurprisingly) …

Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for

About a month ago, Facebook announced that it’s testing a “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts, which enables users to purchase products directly from businesses right from their News Feeds. The test is limited to a handful of …

Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration

Pinterest and Vevo announced some new integration today, which enables Vevo users to easily share video content from the new Vevo player on the web or the Vevo IOS app to Pinterest. Users can share content to their Pinterest boards …

Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps

Amazon just announced the launch of a new developer tool called Live App Testing, which lets you distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore to a pre-defined set of testers. This way, chances of a successful launch are increased, as this …

Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support

Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam …

Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App For Local Businesses Amazon Launches Local Register, A Card Reader & App For Local Businesses

Last month, we heard that Amazon was readying its own card reader, which would compete with Square. Now, the company has officially unveiled it, and it’s called Amazon Local Register. Like Square, It enables local businesses to accept credit and …

Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search Yahoo Buys Zofari For Local Search

Yahoo has acquired Zofari, which offers a local search and discovery app of the same name. It first launched in 2012. Zofari announced the acquisition on its website (via TechCrunch), where it says: Since our very first alpha in 2012, …

Infographic Looks At What Your Phone Says About You Infographic Looks At What Your Phone Says About You

Como put out an infographic aimed at helping consumers decide which smartphone is right for them based on their personality. Are you a superhero, able to do anything on a smartphone with a few taps? The consciously cool, devotee to …

Google’s Anti-Aging Company Calico Gets A Website Google’s Anti-Aging Company Calico Gets A Website

As you may recall, Google announced the formation of a new company called Calico lat fall, aimed at studying aging and its effects on health and well-being (or as some us put it, keeping us from dying). SFGate discovered (via …

Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers Steve Ballmer Becomes Owner Of Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the proud new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA released the following statement: The transaction in which Steve Ballmer purchased the Los Angeles Clippers closed today following the entry of an …

Twitter Releases Promoted Video In Beta Twitter Releases Promoted Video In Beta

Twitter announced the beta test of a new Promoted Video offering for advertisers after testing Video Cards earlier this year. The tests, the company says, have shown that tweets containing native Twitter video generate more engagement and video views. Twitter …

Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online Perseid Meteor Shower, Today’s Google Doodle Subject, Can Be Viewed Online

Google is showing a doodle for the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight. The Perseids are a well-known meteor shower associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The point from which they appear to come lies in the Perseus constellation, which …

New iPads Are Reportedly In Production New iPads Are Reportedly In Production

Apple’s newest iPad model is currently being manufactured, according to a new report from Bloomberg, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.” From the report: Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with …

Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects Google Notifies Webmasters About Their Annoying Faulty Redirects

Google announced a couple months ago that it would start calling out sites in mobile results for faulty redirects. This was aimed at saving users the “common annoyance” of tapping a search result only to be redirected to a site’s …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of July. Last month, they added some icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. This month, they’ve added …

Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool Google Launches Shopping Campaign Upgrade Tool

Google just announced a new Shopping Campaigns upgrade tool for advertisers preparing to switch their campaign to the new format. Regular Product Listing Ads will be retired and replaced by Shopping Campaigns at the end of the month anyway. The …

Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search, Adds Document Previews Dropbox for Android Gets Better At Search, Adds Document Previews

It appears to be a good day for Android users in terms of getting better search features in third-party apps. As reported earlier, Tumblr has improved its search experience on Android. Now, Dropbox has launched an update for its Android …

This Is One Of The Problems With Facebook’s News Feed This Is One Of The Problems With Facebook’s News Feed

Apparently Facebook becomes a really bad place when you or someone you’re friends with “likes” everything. That appears to be the lesson we learn from an experiment by Wired writer Mat Honan, who tried liking every single thing he came …

This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of …

Demand Media Appoints Sean Moriarty As New CEO, Acquires Saatchi Online Demand Media Appoints Sean Moriarty As New CEO, Acquires Saatchi Online

Demand Media just announced that it has appointed former CEO of Ticketmaster and Saatchi Art, Sean Moriarty, as its new CEO. The company has also acquired Saatchi Online, Inc. which operates online art gallery Saatchi Art. Co-founder and interim CEO …

Tumblr Makes Search Better On Android Tumblr Makes Search Better On Android

Tumblr announced a “little update” to its Android app. It will now let you filter searches by post type. As the company said in its thought-provoking announcement, “Comes in handy sometimes. Cool?” As a matter of fact, yes, this should …

BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger BuzzFeed Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

BuzzFeed, the publisher you either love or hate (or possibly some strange mixture of the two) announced a major expansion plan, propelled by a fresh injection of cash in the form of a $50 million series E round of funding …

Netflix Posts New BoJack Horseman ‘Interview’ Netflix Posts New BoJack Horseman ‘Interview’

Netflix has posted a new “interview exclusive” with BoJack Horseman, the titular character from its upcoming animated comedy. The company put out a trailer for the show a couple weeks ago, which you can see here. The series debuts on …