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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.
Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays. The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people’s plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten …

Is Amazon Part Of Your Search Strategy? Is Amazon Part Of Your Search Strategy?

If you sell something online, and you’re not showing up in Amazon search results, you might be missing out on a major opportunity. This is especially true as we enter the holiday season. Do you have search visibility on Amazon? …

Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early Amazon Starts Black Friday Deals Early

Amazon announced that it’s starting its Black Friday deals early. In fact, they’re starting a week early on November 21. The company will be adding new deals every ten minutes for eight straight days, so people are going to be …

Netflix Officially Revives ‘Longmire’ Netflix Officially Revives ‘Longmire’

Last week, we learned that Netflix was in talks to produce a new season of Longmire, which was canceled by A&E. The company has now made it official. This is one thing Netflix is making a habit out of. It’s …

Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born …

Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google Yahoo Takes Major Search Partner Away From Google

Yahoo may have lost its way in search over the years, but it would appear that CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to bring search back to the forefront. Going to head with her former employer in its specialty may not …

You Can Now Embed Street View,  Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site You Can Now Embed Street View, Photo Sphere Imagery On Your Site

Google announced that you can now embed Street View or PhotoSphere imagery on your website. Snippets Reloaded: now you can embed #StreetView or #PhotoSphere imagery to your site. pic.twitter.com/1Aq4s0CXf7 — Google Maps (@googlemaps) November 19, 2014 This is thanks to …

Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free Google Acquires RelativeWave, Makes Form Free

Google has acquired RelativeWave, makers of Form, a mobile app protyping application for Mac. RelativeWave announced the news on its website with the following message: I’m very excited to announce that the RelativeWave team is joining Google to continue the …

Google Tests Feature That Could Keep Even More Traffic From Sites Google Tests Feature That Could Keep Even More Traffic From Sites

Google is apparently testing a feature that could lead to even less clicks from users to third-party websites. Is Google going too far with its on-site content? Should it be sending more traffic to publishers? Let us know what you …

Google News Now Gives Personalized Suggestions Google News Now Gives Personalized Suggestions

Google News has had personalization feature for a long time now, but a new feature actually suggests stories for users based on their interests. Google’s Krishna Bharat announced the feature in a post on Google+ (via Search Engine Land): Google …

Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features Google Releases New Shopping Campaign Features

Google announced the launch of some new features for its Shopping Campaigns. These include an auction insights report, a revamped search impression share, device/time segmentation, bid simulator columns, and a flattened view of product groups. The auction insights report lets …

Google Expands Merchant Promotions Google Expands Merchant Promotions

Back in 2012, Google launched Merchant Promotions, which enabled retailers in the United States show promotions alongside their Product Listing Ads on Google’s search results pages and on Google Shopping. Google announced this week that it is now expanding this …

Google Shows Social Profiles On SERPs Google Shows Social Profiles On SERPs

Google is now displaying social profile links in the “knowledge panel” section on the right-hand side of search results for some people. This appears to be mainly the case for celebrities at this point. Here, you can see it displaying …

Nielsen To Start Measuring Netflix, Amazon [Report] Nielsen To Start Measuring Netflix, Amazon [Report]

Nielsen will soon start measuring viewing on Netflix and other streaming services, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, which claims to have reviewed Nielsen client documents. This, according to the report, will begin as soon as …

Netflix Reportedly ‘Postpones’ Bill Cosby Stand-Up Special Netflix Reportedly ‘Postpones’ Bill Cosby Stand-Up Special

Back in August, Netflix announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials, including one from Bill Cosby. As you may have heard, Cosby’s reputation has suffered some major blows since then. Titled Bill Cosby 77, the special was scheduled to be released …

Netflix Readies Australia, New Zealand Launch Netflix Readies Australia, New Zealand Launch

Netflix announced that it will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March. The launch has been anticipated for a long time, but in recent weeks, we’ve seen talk of its inevitability ramp up. Now it’s official. Netflix said in …

Hulu Orders Amy Poehler-Produced ‘Difficult People’ Hulu Orders Amy Poehler-Produced ‘Difficult People’

Hulu announced today that it has given a straight-to-series order for Difficult People, a new Hulu Original series executive produced by Amy Poehler and starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner. The description is as follows: Difficult People hails from Julie …

Apple WatchKit Released To Developers For Apple Watch Apps Apple WatchKit Released To Developers For Apple Watch Apps

Apple released WatchKit, the developer platform for the upcoming Apple Watch, which is expected out next spring. Developers can now start creating apps for the device, which may or may not spark the interest of a significant amount of consumers. …

Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo Amazon Lets Invited Consumers Order Echo

Amazon has begun sending out invitations for its new Echo smart device. The company unveiled the device on November 6th, and let interested consumers request invites. ZDNet’s James Kendrick writes that he received his invitation today, and shares a screenshot …

Congressman Thomas Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act Congressman Thomas Massie Voices Opposition To Marketplace Fairness Act

Congressman Thomas Massie on Tuesday voiced his opposition to the Marketplace Fairness Act, following in the footsteps of his Republican colleagues. Massie took to Facebook with the following message: Today I joined Senator Ted Cruz, Senator-elect Congressman Steve Daines, Congressman …

IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech

IBM announced the launch of a new social email product called IBM Verse. It uses IBM’s analytics technologies to “get to know you,” what you think is important, and key people and groups you interact with. “And in contrast to …

Google Will Give You Money To Refer Friends To Google Wallet Google Will Give You Money To Refer Friends To Google Wallet

Google has a new Google Wallet referral program in which it will give users $5 when their friends claim money from them. Google explains how it works in a support document (via TheNextWeb): You and a friend can each get …

Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android …

Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App

Continuing its strategy of launching standalone apps for various functions, Facebook announced a new Facebook Groups app, which comes from its Creative Labs division. This one is immediately available for both Android and iOS (some of the other apps have …