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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.
Flurry Looks At What Mobile Devices People Gifted Flurry Looks At What Mobile Devices People Gifted

Yahoo’s Flurry released some new research on mobile device and app activation from Christmas Day, giving us a look into what devices were gifted this year. Apple accounted for 51% of the new activations worldwide recognized by Flurry in the …

eBay Reminds Sellers Of New Shipping Rates eBay Reminds Sellers Of New Shipping Rates

eBay is reminding sellers of new shipping rates that will soon go into effect for FedEx and UPS. This will obviously affect eBay sellers as well as sellers on sites across the Internet. The new UPS rates go into effect …

Amazon: Prime And Free Shipping Saved People Over $2 Billion Over The Holidays Amazon: Prime And Free Shipping Saved People Over $2 Billion Over The Holidays

This has been Amazon’s 20th holiday shopping season, if you can believe that. The company announced that it also saw record growth for Amazon Prime memberships. Over 10 million new members tried Prime for the first time, and Amazon’s Prime …

Promoted Pins About To Open Up To All Partners Promoted Pins About To Open Up To All Partners

2014 has been a year of testing for Pinterest when it comes to Promoted Pins, which are sure to be the company’s big revenue generator. They first began testing the ad format in the fall of 2013, but officially launched …

The Yahoo Directory Is Officially Dead The Yahoo Directory Is Officially Dead

Back in September, Yahoo announced that it would shut down the Yahoo Directory, its oldest service, and the one that put the company on the map to begin with. In fact, the announcement for such a major product closure was …

Facebook Wants Page Owners To Talk About Holidays Facebook Wants Page Owners To Talk About Holidays

Facebook is reportedly telling some Page admins to tell their fans what they’re up to for the holidays. AllFacebook shows a screenshot of the box that pops up. The box says: “Celebrate the Holiday Season. Share a post about what …

Google Partners Gets Google Shopping Certification Google Partners Gets Google Shopping Certification

Google recently announced the addition of a Google Shopping exam and certification to Google Partners. This is only available in the U.S. for now. Google said in a Google+ post: If you are an agency specializing in Merchant Center and …

Khan Academy Just Hit A Big Milestone Khan Academy Just Hit A Big Milestone

Khan Academy, which took the world by storm with its simple, free educational materials a couple years ago, announced a big milestone this week. They’ve surpassed 3 billion problems answered. That means three billion people have answered quiz questions after …

Netflix Is Reportedly Getting A New Pee-wee Herman Movie Netflix Is Reportedly Getting A New Pee-wee Herman Movie

According to reports, Netflix will be getting the distribution rights to a new Pee-wee Herman movie, which is to go into production next year. We’ve been hearing about the project for a while, but the Netflix angle is new. A …

Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters

After all the chaos and controversy over the past couple weeks with regards to The Interview, Sony has now come out and announced it will indeed release the film in some theaters. It just won’t be getting the wide release …

It May Be A While Before Amazon Releases Another Fire Phone It May Be A While Before Amazon Releases Another Fire Phone

Back in June, Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire phone. While the actual unveiling was somewhat impressive, as it showed off some interesting features that we hadn’t seen on other phones, the reviews weren’t very kind once people …

YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014 YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014

Google’s YouTube Trends team is sharing its picks for the best videos of the year. Seven members have compiled playlists to give us a look back. “Here at YouTube Trends HQ, when we weren’t logging “Ice Bucket” views, watching PSY …

Twitter Gives Analytics Access To iPhone Users Twitter Gives Analytics Access To iPhone Users

Twitter opened up its analytics offering to all users back in the summer, giving people a better look at the engagement surrounding any given tweet. This was only for the desktop, however. Now, some are starting to be able to …

Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video] Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video]

Google recently uploaded a video taking a look inside a Google data center (specifically one in South Carolina). This gives you a glimpse into one of the places that actually powers the services you use every day. Joe Kava, VP …

Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation

Last week, Google said it was “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State …

Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails

Sony appears to be trying to sue just about anybody it can, who as anything to do with sharing materials from its now famously hacked emails. This includes news organizations, Twitter users, and now Twitter. Vice’s Motherboard reports that it …

‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle ‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn’t get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner …

Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For Celeb Weddings (Finally!) Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For Celeb Weddings (Finally!)

2014 has been a big year for celebrity weddings…if you’re into that kind of thing. It turns out that a whole lot of people are into it, and they’re searching for these weddings on Yahoo constantly. They’re searching so much, …

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous? Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against …

Yahoo’s Aviate Lets You Search Apps, Contacts, Web Yahoo’s Aviate Lets You Search Apps, Contacts, Web

Yahoo has added search to its Aviate app, enabling users to search apps, contacts and the Web directly from their homescreen. Yahoo says in a blog post, “Search on Aviate is your gateway to your apps, contacts and the Web, …

Bing Brings Back Webmaster Guy After Laying Him Off Bing Brings Back Webmaster Guy After Laying Him Off

It’s been an interesting year in terms of search engine to webmaster communication. Both Google’s Matt Cuts and his Bing counterpart Duane Forrester went away. Matt announced that he was taking an extended leave, and then later extended that leave …

Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google unveiled what it says its its “first real build” of its self-driving vehicle prototype. Back in May, Google showed off an early mockup that eliminated the steering wheel and gas/brake pedals. But that didn’t even have real headlights. Now, …

News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions

News Corp. announced that it Indian financial site BigDecisions.com. It’s described as a web startup that helps consumers make financial decisions. More specifically, BigDecisions aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions using data and algorithm-based tools. “Our latest …

Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth

Back in January, Groupon acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash to extend its presence in fashion and apparel. Such offers had already been popular on Groupon, and the company pointed to research estimating the off-price fashion market …