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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.
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 …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (And A Bunch Of Stills Of Tim Allen) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (And A Bunch Of Stills Of Tim Allen)

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. Last week’s …

Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results Google Maps Lists New Ads In Results

Google is adding AdWords ads to search results that are listed within Google Maps. They recently added a list view for regular local search results, and are now complementing these results with paid ones. Google explains in a Google+ post: …

Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature

Google announced that it has added a new Explore button to the Google Maps app on Android and iOS, giving users a better way to discover places of interest that are nearby. There was already a “Nearby” feature, but now …

Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61% Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 61%

Facebook just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $2.91 billion, up 61% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.68 billion, up 67%, with mobile ad revenue representing 62% of all ad revenue. Payments and other fees accounted for $234 …

Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone Amazon Launches Exclusive Games For Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire phone comes out on Friday, and ahead of the release, the company is showing off some new games made exclusively for the device, taking advantage of its “Dynamic Perspective” technology. Dynamic Perspective uses a set of front-facing cameras …

Amazon Reportedly Has A Self-Serve Ad Tool Amazon Reportedly Has A Self-Serve Ad Tool

Amazon reportedly has a new programmatic advertising offering, which enables agencies to buy ads on a self-serve basis. AdAge reports that Publicis Groupe’s VivaKi is signed on as the first agency to use it, and that it runs ads on …

Congressman Reportedly Wants To Investigate Google Over ‘America’ Movie Congressman Reportedly Wants To Investigate Google Over ‘America’ Movie

Earlier this month, Google received a letter from the lawyers of Dinesh D’Souza whose film “America” is not showing up in search results how the filmmakers’ would have liked. People were seeing all kinds of different results for their “America” …

Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature Reddit Launches Reddit Live Feature

Reddit announced a new type of post called Liveupdate about five months ago. It made the feature available to admins, who could add reporters to them. Now, reddit announced that it’s making the feature available to everyone under the name …

William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’ William Shatner: Facebook’s Mentions App ‘Ill Conceived’

Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its latest app Mentions. It’s an app aimed at letting “public figures” (or celebrities) manage their Facebook presence, talk with fans, and talk with each other from their mobile devices. Celebrity William Shatner …

Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month Action Comics #1 To Hit eBay Auction Next Month

eBay just announced that Action Comics #1, considered the “Holy Grail” of comic books, is going to be auctioned off on the site next month. According to the announcement, there are believed to only be about 50 unrestored original copies …

Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance Yahoo Launches Contributor Network For Finance

Yahoo may be in the process of killing the Yahoo Contributor Network (thanks to the Google Panda update), but it just announced the launch of the Yahoo Finance Contributor Network. The company describes the new offering as “a finance-focused network …