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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.
Study: Spending More On Facebook Ads Helps Paid Search Performance Study: Spending More On Facebook Ads Helps Paid Search Performance

Kenshoo, which recently launched a solution that matches paid search clicks to Facebook audiences in real time, has a new study out looking at how Facebook ads affect paid search conversions. Obviously, it’s a bit self-serving, but interesting nevertheless, particularly …

Google Looks At Apparent IE Sponsored Post Spam Google Looks At Apparent IE Sponsored Post Spam

Tech blogger/investor Michael Arrington revealed that someone who claimed to be a “social strategist on behalf of Microsoft” tried to get him to write about Internet Explorer for payment. The message he got says: Hi Michael, I work as a …

BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS

BlackBerry announced that the Amazon Appstore will be available with the launch of the next version of its operating system BlackBerry 10.3. This will come in the fall, and will be a significant increase in availability for Amazon’s offering. “With …

‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2: The Closest Look Yet ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2: The Closest Look Yet

Last week, Netflix gave us the first official trailer for its upcoming second season of Hemlock Grove, and it didn’t disappoint. Now, Extra has a behind the scenes look at the season with comments from cast and crew, including Mr. …

Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets Wikipedia Gets A Revamp On Tablets

The Wikimedia Foundation unveiled a new look for Wikipedia and its other properties for tablets. There are similarities to the mobile web version you’ve already been seeing on your smartphone, but there are also some differences. For one, they’ve increased …

Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google Another Antitrust Complaint Filed Against Google

Google is a magnet for antitrust complaints, so it’s never a shock when a new one is filed. This time it’s Aptoide, and the complaint alleges “abuse of a dominant position in the App Store market.” Aptoide operates an independent …

eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff For You eBay Has A New App To Get Others To Sell Your Stuff For You

eBay launched a new iPhone app called eBay Valet, which provides sellers with another way to sell on the site. It finds what items are worth, then sends them in for valets to sell them for you. Take pictures of …

Did Yelp Just Become Better For Businesses? Did Yelp Just Become Better For Businesses?

Yelp may have a tough time overcoming negative perception from some businesses thanks to a seemingly never-ending barrage of unproven accusations, but the company continues to add features that can potentially help merchants. Do you think Yelp is getting better …

Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch Facebook’s Slingshot Gets Official Launch

Facebook accidentally pushed out its new Slingshot app in the App Store last week for a short period of time, but now it’s back, and it appears to be on purpose this time. This time, the release is accompanied by …

Facebook Graph Search For Mobile Spotted Facebook Graph Search For Mobile Spotted

It’s been a year and a half since Facebook first unveiled Graph Search. Since then the updates have been few and far between, that it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are supposed to be more features coming to it. …

Hulu Original ‘Deadbeat’ Heads To DVD Hulu Original ‘Deadbeat’ Heads To DVD

They don’t get as much media attention as Netflix’s, but Hulu has original shows too. One of them, Deadbeat, is reportedly heading to DVD later this summer. The official description from Hulu is as follows: Deadbeat is an all new …

Tumblr Sponsored Posts To Be Shown Across Yahoo Properties Tumblr Sponsored Posts To Be Shown Across Yahoo Properties

Here we are just about a year since Yahoo officially acquired Tumblr. Yahoo announced today that content from Tumblr Sponsored Posts will now be promoted across Yahoo in addition to Tumblr, giving them the potential to reach over 800 million …

Netflix Deals With Mattel For ‘Ever After High’ Series Netflix Deals With Mattel For ‘Ever After High’ Series

Netflix announced on Monday that it has partnered with Mattel on a new animated original series based on the popular Ever After High franchise. It will premiere in fall of 2015 in all Netflix territories. Here’s the description of Ever …

Salesforce Launches New Desk.com, Mobile App Salesforce Launches New Desk.com, Mobile App

Salesforce announced a new version of Desk.com on Tuesday complete with a mobile app, reporting engine, and “intelligent” agent console. The console can be personalized on a per agent basis to make each more productive, but still honor the rules, …

Breaking Bad Now Available In Ultra HD 4K On Netflix Breaking Bad Now Available In Ultra HD 4K On Netflix

Netflix’s Joris Evers announced on Twitter that Breaking Bad is now streaming in Ultra HD 4K everywhere the service is available. The company had said in the past that the show would be available in 4K in June, and has …

Will Policy Changes Make Wikipedia More Trustworthy? Will Policy Changes Make Wikipedia More Trustworthy?

The Wikimedia Foundation announced changes to its terms of service to address the problem of black hat paid editing of content such as Wikipedia articles. With half a billion people using Wikipedia every month, and the major search engines drawing …

Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features Facebook Gives Paper App Some New Features

Facebook launched a blog for its Paper app in April, announcing the version 1.1 update, which introduced support for birthdays and events, photo comments, group updates, and nine new article covers. The company just put up the blog’s second post …

Most ‘Very’ Small Businesses Are On Social Media, But Have No Strategy [Infographic] Most ‘Very’ Small Businesses Are On Social Media, But Have No Strategy [Infographic]

90% of “very small businesses (or VSBs) are on social media, according to a new report from Endurance. This is based on nearly 600 such businesses that participated in a survey. While most are on at least one social network, …

Google Announces Glass at Work Certified Partners Google Announces Glass at Work Certified Partners

Google announced its first round of “Glass at Work” certified partners, getting Google Glass into the workplace for some companies. “We’ve been searching for developers who are creating Glassware to help businesses reach their goals,” the company said in a …

Google Makes Reconsideration Request Responses More Helpful Google Makes Reconsideration Request Responses More Helpful

It appears that Google is actually making the reconsideration request process more helpful for webmasters by giving them more clues on what the problems are with their sites. At the Search Marketing Expo last week, Google’s Matt Cutts said the …

Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play …

Pinterest Continues To Make Search Improvements Pinterest Continues To Make Search Improvements

Pinterest has been focusing a lot of its efforts on search lately, and that continues with the announcement of some improvements to place search. Back in November, Pinterest launched Place Pins for those interested in traveling. The pins provide details …

Hulu Gets More Movies Through New Magnolia Pictures Partnership Hulu Gets More Movies Through New Magnolia Pictures Partnership

Hulu just announced a new partnership with Magnolia Pictures, which will see various movies titles come to the streaming service. Naturally, as the latest awesome episode of Game of Thrones was directed by Neil Marshall, Hulu is talking up his …

Google Partners Get New Certificate, Profile Google Partners Get New Certificate, Profile

Google announced personalized HTML certificates and public profiles for Google Partners. “Google Partners is a program that offers agencies the resources, training and support they need to help their clients succeed on the web,” Google said in a blog post. …