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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.
Pinterest Ads Are Coming In Q2 [Report] Pinterest Ads Are Coming In Q2 [Report]

Pinterest announced its forthcoming ads in September, and began testing the “Promoted Pins” the next month. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the ads will get a proper launch in the second quarter, which isn’t too far off. …

Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design Facebook Answers Your Questions About The New Page Design

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new redesign for Facebook Pages. The changes began rolling out, but the company has been telling Page admins that they can get on a waiting list for the new design. It’s rare that Facebook …

Google’s Attack On Guest Blogging Reignites Irrational Link Removal Craze Google’s Attack On Guest Blogging Reignites Irrational Link Removal Craze

Remember the days when you could build some nice solid links by writing guest posts on other people’s blogs and publications? Well, it’s entirely possible that those days are still here, but Google is freaking people out once again in …

Two Out Of Five Salespeople Aren’t Meeting Their Quotas [Report] Two Out Of Five Salespeople Aren’t Meeting Their Quotas [Report]

Qvidian has some new research out finding that only 63% of salespeople are making their quotas. As a result, improving overall quota attainment is one of the top goals of executive managers. The report, based on data from CSO Insights, …

WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs

WordPress.com is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .com.br .net.br .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in WordPress.com now offers a total …

Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty

If you’ve ever lost your search engine rankings to a competing site, you may have wondered if you were suffering from an algorithmic penalty from Google or if your content simply wasn’t as good as your competitors’. You’re not the …

Supply Chains To Be Significantly Impacted By Huge Growth Of ‘Internet Of Things’ Supply Chains To Be Significantly Impacted By Huge Growth Of ‘Internet Of Things’

Gartner is predicting a 30-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices within the next six years, and says this will “significantly” alter how the supply chain operates, and create more “cyber-risk exposure”. So how much is a 30-fold increase exactly? We’re …

Microsoft Expects Nokia Deal To Close Next Month Microsoft Expects Nokia Deal To Close Next Month

Microsoft announced on Sunday night that its big Nokia deal is nearing the final stages, but won’t be completed until next month. The company has already received approval from regulatory bodies in 15 markets on five continents, but is awaiting …

Dorothy Irene Height Honored With Google Doodle Dorothy Irene Height Honored With Google Doodle

Dorothy Irene Height is being remembered with a Google doodle on her 102nd birthday (she passed away in 2010). Height was a civil rights and women’s rights activist, as well as an educator and administrator. She was the president of …

Here’s Larry Page’s TED Talk Here’s Larry Page’s TED Talk

Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page participated in a TED talk by way of interview by Charlie Rose last week at TED2014. He discusses his vision for the company, which includes things like Internet balloons (which it already has) and …

ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far ICANN: Over 175 New gTLDs Delegated So Far

ICANN announced on Monday at ICANN 49 in Singapore that the number of new gTLDs that have been delegated has surpassed 175. The month of March has seen the approval of .NYC, .Cologne, .AXA, .Webcam, .Trade, .Jetzt, .世界 (xn--rhqv96g) – …

Report: Native Advertising Flourishing (Especially In Social) Report: Native Advertising Flourishing (Especially In Social)

It’s no secret that native advertising has been on the rise. According to a new report from eMarketer, it has been “flourishing” across social media channels, content portals, news sites, video-sharing sites, and streaming services. It’s giving a great deal …

Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show You

Facebook may be going out of its way to hide more content from users from Pages that they’ve liked, but they’re also testing a way to make sure those users don’t miss some of their friends’ posts. Inside Facebook and …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Alright, Alright, Alright) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Alright, Alright, Alright)

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. If you were disappointed with last week’s list (but …

Here’s How To Add Google’s Remarketing Tag To Your Site Here’s How To Add Google’s Remarketing Tag To Your Site

Google has been putting out “quick tip” videos for using its various ad products, including remarketing. This one doesn’t come with that label, but it might as well, though it’s really more of a how-to. It’s essentially a quick look …

Infographic Looks At Viewable Impressions’ Impact On Brand Lift Infographic Looks At Viewable Impressions’ Impact On Brand Lift

Adconion Direct recently partnered with DoubleVerify and Millward Brown Digital to analyze the impact of viewable impressions on changes in brand lift. They’ve presented their findings in a new infographic. “One interesting finding the research uncovered that it’s not just …

Facebook Stops Letting Pages Automatically Promote Posts Facebook Stops Letting Pages Automatically Promote Posts

A little over a year ago, Facebook added a feature to Pages to give admins the ability to automatically promote page posts, in order to help the Page get more likes. Now, it seems that Facebook is taking this feature …

The Overwhelming Majority Of CIOs Plan On Changing Technology, Sourcing Relationships The Overwhelming Majority Of CIOs Plan On Changing Technology, Sourcing Relationships

As many as 70% of CIOs intend to change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years, according to new survey results from Gartner. A variety of reasons were cited by CIOs from around the world. …

Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes: The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast …

Pinterest Ads Aren’t Going To Be Cheap Pinterest Ads Aren’t Going To Be Cheap

It looks like advertising on Pinterest is going to be pretty costly, at least at first. The company first announced its forthcoming ads back in September, and began testing Promoted Pins shortly thereafter, but only in search results or category …

Watch This LinkedIn Webinar About Recruiting And Hiring Trends Watch This LinkedIn Webinar About Recruiting And Hiring Trends

LinkedIn recently held a webinar discussing the “latest buzz and talent trends” related to recruiting, staffing, and hiring. The company has now put it on YouTube for all to view. Lou Adler, CEO of The Adler Group, who LinkedIn calls …

Gartner: European CRM Budgets To Be Strong In 2014 Gartner: European CRM Budgets To Be Strong In 2014

European customer relationship management (CRM) budgets remain strong, despite economic uncertainty, according to a survey from Gartner. About half of those polled intend to increase CRM spending this year at an average increase of 2.5% over last year’s budgets. While …

Yelp To Businesses: Want More Customers? Try Our Ads. Yelp To Businesses: Want More Customers? Try Our Ads.

In a push to get more advertisers, Yelp put out a new blog post and video about why businesses should advertise on Yelp. Have you advertised on Yelp? Was the experience positive or negative? Are you considering giving it a …

Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014 Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014

UK-based Real Business Rescue has gathered some findings about B2B social media use to project what’s in store for the remainder of the year. Data comes from a bunch of sources including eMarketer, Social Media Examiner, InternetRetailer, BusinessInsider, MediaBistro, AdAge …