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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.
Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows: September 9 in Madrid, Spain September 10 in Rome, Italy …

Netflix Has Already Renewed BoJack Horseman Netflix Has Already Renewed BoJack Horseman

It’s only been four days since the first season debuted, but Netflix is apparently already happy enough with the outcome to renew BoJack Horseman for another season. The Hollywood Reporter says the show will be back with another twelve episodes. …

Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily

Google has added a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail to let you see more easily who’s online. The company announced the feature on its Gmail Google+ page. It says: Starting today it’s easier to see which of your chat …

Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition

Automattic, the company that runs WordPress, announced that it has acuiqred BruteProtect, which makes a plugin and service for protecting sites from malicious logins, and saves server resources to help sites run faster. The plugin, according to the company, also …

Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

Square introduced Square Cash last fall, enabling people to send money to one another using a simple email. Now, you can also send money by texting. The company announced today that it has released an update to the mobile app …

Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete

Last month, Yahoo announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company announced on Tuesday that the transaction is now complete. “Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to …

Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render

Google announced that it has acquired Zync, which makes Zync Render, a visual effects cloud rendering technology that was used on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and Looper. The Zync team will join the Google Cloud Platform team. “Creating …

Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App For Time Lapse Videos Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App For Time Lapse Videos

Instagram just announced the launch of a new app called Hyperlapse, which lets users capture high-quality time lapse videos. This can even be done while the user is in motion. Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. “Traditionally, time …

Report: Facebook To Take On DoubleClick With Atlas Report: Facebook To Take On DoubleClick With Atlas

Facebook is getting ready for an all-out “assault” on Google’s DoubleClick this fall, according to a new report from The Information, which broke the news about Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch on Monday. Facebook acquired the Atlas ad platform from Microsoft …

Pinterest Makes Analytics Generally Available Pinterest Makes Analytics Generally Available

In early June, Pinterest announced “new and improved” analytics, and now they’ve made the offering generally available. The company describes it as a “new, smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about …

Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets

Twitter announced that it’s expanding Twitter Ads into twelve new markets in Eastern Europe and Portugal. “There has been tremendous growth in this region over the last year, and Twitter Ads will now be available in 35 EMEA (Europe, Middle …

Newegg Gives Same-Day Delivery A Try Newegg Gives Same-Day Delivery A Try

Electronics e-tailer Newegg announced that it is testing a same-day delivery service starting in Los Angeles. With rival Amazon increasing its own same-day delivery coverage, it’s as good a time as any for Newegg to get the ball rolling. ‚ÄúTesting …

Tumbleweeds For Netflix Shows During Monday’s Emmys Tumbleweeds For Netflix Shows During Monday’s Emmys

Netflix originals accumulated a total of thirty-one Emmy nominations last month, but Monday night’s ceremony didn’t amount to much for them. They did manage to snag seven awards in the Creative Arts session, but those were given before the Primetime …

Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated] Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today …

Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS

Google announced the launch of new apps for Docs, Sheets & Slides for iPhone and iPad. The Slides app for iOS is brand new, and the Docs and Sheets apps are getting significant updates. The apps enable users to work …

Should You Be Concerned About Facebook’s New News Feed Changes? Should You Be Concerned About Facebook’s New News Feed Changes?

Facebook announced – wait for it – more changes to the News Feed algorithm and how it will deliver your Page’s posts to its alleged audience. As you’re probably well aware, Facebook has been mixing things up all year, and …

The Word’s Most Expensive Comic Book Was Just Sold On eBay The Word’s Most Expensive Comic Book Was Just Sold On eBay

“History has been made on eBay,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. We reported last month that Action Comics #1 – the comic book that introduced the world to Superman – was to go up for auction on eBay. …

Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and …

Yahoo Expands ‘Recommended’ Content Ads To Other Publishers Yahoo Expands ‘Recommended’ Content Ads To Other Publishers

Last year, Yahoo started showing native ads in the form of a “recommended” articles box to users on its own properties. Visitors see several articles in a row with one actual ad, which is marked as sponsored, but is otherwise …

Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon …

Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense Amazon Is Going After Google’s AdSense

Amazon is looking to move further in on Google’s turf with an expanded ad network, which would aim to rival AdSense. This is something that consistently disappointed investors would relish. Amazon invests a lot of money on future growth, and …

Pinterest Tests Social ‘News’ Section On iOS Pinterest Tests Social ‘News’ Section On iOS

Pinterest is becoming more things to more people. Most recently, in addition to an advertising platform, it’s become more of a search destination as the company has placed a great deal of emphasis on search features. In fact, co-founder Evan …

Twitter Timeline Changes Might Not Be Quite As Bad As You Thought Twitter Timeline Changes Might Not Be Quite As Bad As You Thought

Those changes to the Twitter timeline that everyone has been talking about for the past week or so may not be quite as bad as they sound. You may have heard (or noticed) that Twitter was starting to show favorites …

Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X] Google Acquires Gecko Design For Google [X]

Google has acquired Gecko Design for its Google (X) unit, which is responsible for projects like Google Glass, Driverless Cars, Project Loon, the Google contact lens, and surely many more “moonshot” ideas to come. It’s unclear exactly what the company’s …