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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.
Infographic Asks If You’re Losing Money On Mobile E-Commerce Infographic Asks If You’re Losing Money On Mobile E-Commerce

Blue Stout marketing manager Jenna Compton posted an infographic from the compnay at Social Media Today, asking readers if they’re losing money with their mobile e-commerce. The graphic explores how many consumers are using smartphones and/or tablets, how user experiences …

Siri Thinks Microsoft’s Phone Is Pretty Smart (In This Microsoft Ad) Siri Thinks Microsoft’s Phone Is Pretty Smart (In This Microsoft Ad)

Typically, Microsoft attacks Google in its ad campaigns (Scroogled, anyone?), especially when it comes to stuff like this, but now, the company has set its sights on Apple. The latest Microsoft ad pits Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana (via the Lumia …

Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature Google’s Knowledge Graph May Get A Timeline Feature

Google is testing a new feature for its Knowledge Graph, which lets users explore timelines for select queries. Florian Kiersch, who frequently identifies Google features in testing, posted a video showing the functionality on Google+ (via Search Engine Roundtable): It’s …

Hulu Gains Exclusive Streaming Rights To ‘Manhattan’ For Plus Hulu Gains Exclusive Streaming Rights To ‘Manhattan’ For Plus

Hulu is making moves to crank up its exclusive content offerings as competition from rivals like Netflix, Amazon, and Yahoo continues to accelerate. Today, Hulu announced that it has become the exclusive streaming home to Manhattan, a drama that airs …

Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store Amazon Launches 3D Printed Products Store

Amazon just announced the launch of its new 3D Printed Products store, offering a marketplace containing over 200 print on-demand products that can be customized to consumers’ needs – including by material, size, styles, colors, text, and image imprints. According …

Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights To Documentary ‘Virunga’ Netflix Acquires Streaming Rights To Documentary ‘Virunga’

Netflix has reportedly acquired exclusive streaming rights to another documentary – Virunga, which is about endangered gorillas at Virunga National Park in the eastern Congo. Variety shares comments from Netflix: “Combining compelling filmmaking with a captivating real-life subject, ‘Virunga’ will …

Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell Apple Gets EU Approval For Beats Acquisition, Is Reportedly About To Buy Swell

Apple’s acquisition of Beats has gained approval from the European Commission. The Commission concluded that the combination of these businesses does not raise any competition concerns because their combined market share is low, and because the two companies themselves aren’t …

Gartner: SCM Software Revenue To Hit $10 Billion This Year Gartner: SCM Software Revenue To Hit $10 Billion This Year

Supply chain management software is on pace to hit $10 billion in revenue this year, according to a report from Gartner. That would be an increase of 12.2% over last year, and would be the biggest growth the industry has …

Google Launches Translate Community Google Launches Translate Community

Google just announced the launch of a new Translate Community aimed at helping the company improve its translation quality for the 80 languages it already supports. The community is aimed at multi-lingual language enthusiasts, who will also be tasked with …

Google Update Hits Local Search Results Google Update Hits Local Search Results

Google has reportedly launched a significant algorithm update that’s shaken up local search results in the United States quite a bit. Following a tip from Brian May on Twitter, local search watcher Mike Blumenthal reported on the “turmoil” in local …

Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic? Are You Still Getting Significant StumbleUpon Traffic?

StumbleUpon has been a major driver of web traffic for years, despite somehow flying almost completely under the radar in day to day media coverage and marketing discussion. There was a time when you heard about it a lot more …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger Facebook’s Oculus Ships DK2 Model, Partners With Samsung & Lets People Pilot A Jaeger

Oculus has been quite busy since its acquisition by Facebook closed earlier this week. For one, the second pre-release version of the Oculus Rift – the DK2 – started shipping. They were supposed to start shipping earlier this month, but …

Amazon Fire Phone Fails To Impress Reviewers Amazon Fire Phone Fails To Impress Reviewers

Amazon’s Fire Phone is now officially available to consumers in the United States through AT&T. It’s time to see how much interest people really have in an Amazon phone. The device has been rumored for years, and the day has …

Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands Google To Collect Genetic And Molecular Info From Thousands

Google is reportedly set to collect genetic and molecular information from thousands of people (it’s already done so with 175) to get a better picture of human health. This is according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, …

Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks) Google Launches Dynamic Sitelinks For AdWords (With Free Clicks)

Google announced the launch of new dynamic sitelinks for AdWords ads aimed at presenting users with more relevant links to your website from your search ads. The links are automatically generated, and appear below your ad text. Relevancy of the …

Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion Google Reportedly Buys Twitch For $1 Billion

Update: VentureBeat is reporting that Google has reached a deal to buy Twitch for $1 billion, and that the company is joining YouTube. Still, neither company is commenting. Original article (May 19): Google is reportedly in talks to acquire video …

Amazon Reports 23% Sales Increase, $126 Million Loss Amazon Reports 23% Sales Increase, $126 Million Loss

Amazon just released its earnings report for the second quarter. Net sales were up 23% year over year at $19.34 billion, which is in tune with analysts’ expectations, though earnings per share were – $0.27, which is a greater loss …

Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro Google Maps Coordinate Added To Maps Engine Pro

Google announced on Thursday that it’s giving Maps Engine Pro users access to Google Maps Coordinate, the job assignment app it launched in 2012. Maps Engine Pro, which costs $5 per user per month, launched last fall as a way …

Google Reportedly Reveals ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats Google Reportedly Reveals ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats

EU regulators had that meeting with the search engines about the “right to be forgotten” ordeal on Thursday, and Google did indeed participate. There had initially been some question regarding whether or not Google would be in attendance. The Wall …

LinkedIn Launches Direct Sponsored Content LinkedIn Launches Direct Sponsored Content

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new expansion of its Sponsored Updates product called Direct Sponsored Content. It lets brands personalize and test content in LinkedIn’s newsfeed without the posts having to appear on their Company Page. In other words, …

Yelp Lets You Look At Trends From The Past 10 Years (For Some Cities At Least) Yelp Lets You Look At Trends From The Past 10 Years (For Some Cities At Least)

Yelp is showing off a new tool called Yelp Trends, which gives you access to its ten years’ worth of data to get a look at trends on a city by city basis. Yelp was founded in October of 2004, …

Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually

Facebook released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. It was an impressive quarter, which led to the company’s stock opening at an all-time high. As usual, the company dropped the obligatory stats, and COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company …

Google Celebrates A Year Of Chromecast, Gives Users Free Google Play Music All Access Google Celebrates A Year Of Chromecast, Gives Users Free Google Play Music All Access

Google’s Chromecast device has now been available for a year, and Google is celebrating its birthday by sharing some stats, and giving users complimentary access to Google Play Music All Access. Anyone with a Chromecast (in the U.S.), who isn’t …