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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.
Apple Shows Off New iMac With Retina 5K Display Apple Shows Off New iMac With Retina 5K Display

At its big press event on Thursday, Apple unveiled its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The usual adjectives were tossed around: breathtaking, amazing, magical, gorgeous. It costs $2,499. It has 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost …

Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday

Apple announced at its iPad event on Thursday that Apple Pay, which it unveiled in September, will officially launch on Monday. It is also now supported by 500 more banks in the U.S. Apple Pay is the company’s new payment …

Apple Event: OS X Yosemite Available Today Apple Event: OS X Yosemite Available Today

It’s been slow going at the big Apple event today. From more streaming issues to an incredibly long run of self congratulations and demos of products previously announced, it took roughly forty-five minutes to finally get to the new iPad …

Apple Event Has Streaming Issues Again Apple Event Has Streaming Issues Again

Update: It seems that the streaming issues are only getting worse as the event goes on. Apple began its latest product event at 1:00 PM Eastern, once again promising to stream it live. Last time, the streaming didn’t go so …

Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment

At a press event, Google announced that Google Fiber will come to Austin in December, where it will reside alongside AT&T’s gigabit internet. Google announced plans to launch Fiber in Austin back in April of last year. “It’s a mecca …

Netflix Is Getting ‘Person Of Interest’ Next Year Netflix Is Getting ‘Person Of Interest’ Next Year

On Wednesday, Netflix announced that it is getting the entire Friends series. It will be available on January 1st. This came as the result of a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Friends isn’t the only addition Netflix is getting …

Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays

Amazon announced that it is creating 80,000 seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment and sortation center network for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand. The company adds tens of thousands of seasonal jobs for the holidays ever year, …

Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor? Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor?

There was a time when Google considered Bing its biggest competitor in search, which probably makes sense to most people, as it’s more of a direct competitor in terms of being a web search engine. It’s actually Amazon, however, that …

eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12% eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

eBay released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue growth of 12%. Payments volume was up 29% while eBay Marketplaces volume growth was 9%. As you probably know, eBay and PayPal are splitting up next year. eBay CEO …

Google Glass Gets Android Notifications Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google …

Netflix Releases Earnings, Ends Quarter With 53.1 Million Members Netflix Releases Earnings, Ends Quarter With 53.1 Million Members

Netflix just released its earnings report for the third quarter, and announced that it had 53.1 million global members at the end of Q3. That means they’ve added roughly 3.1 million since last quarter. 37.22 million of its members are …

Google Tag Manager Gets New API, Interface, Templates Google Tag Manager Gets New API, Interface, Templates

Google announced the launch a new Tag Manager API as well as a new interface for it, and some more third-party templates. The company expects these to make both marketers and IT teams happy. “Many large enterprises use Google Tag …

Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices Google Announces Android 5.0 Lollipop, New Nexus Devices

Google just announced that the new version of Android is called Lollipop. It also announced a trio of new Nexus devices: the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player Android TV device. First things first. Google …

‘Friends’ Gets A Netflix Release Date (The Entire Series) ‘Friends’ Gets A Netflix Release Date (The Entire Series)

Netflix just revealed that it will be getting one of the titles customers have wanted most – Friends. That’s the entire series, and it’s coming on January 1st. A spokesperson for the company tells us in an email: Netflix is …

Samsung Says It Set A 5G Speed Record, And It’s Over 30 Times Faster Than 4G LTE Samsung Says It Set A 5G Speed Record, And It’s Over 30 Times Faster Than 4G LTE

Samsung says it has set a 5G speed record at 7.5Gbps, which is over thirty times faster than 4G LTE. The company has deemed this a major milestone in the development of 5G. 7.5Gbps is equivalent to 940MB per second, …

Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014 Amazon Reveals Its Holiday Toy List For 2014

Each year around this time, Amazon releases its annual Holiday Toy List, which it describes as a “curated list of the hottest new products for kids,” and includes top-rated toys, games, electronics, books, movies, sporting goods, etc. “There are more …

Amazon Instant Video App Adds Personal Photo, Video Access Amazon Instant Video App Adds Personal Photo, Video Access

Amazon announced that Amazon Cloud Drive users can now access their personal photos and videos through the Amazon Instant Video App on PS3, PS4, and select LG and Samsung smart TVs in the U.S., U.K., and Germany. “The Amazon Instant …

Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Google Discovers ‘POODLE’ Vulnerability In SSL 3.0

Google announced that it has discovered a vulnerability (referred to as POODLE) in SSL version 3.0, the details of which can be found here. Bodo Möller of the Google Security Team found the issue along with fellow Googlers Thai Duong …

Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company’s relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon. …

Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals

Amazon announced that it is giving Prime members early access to holiday deals. Members will get access to select “Lightning Deals” on Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.com thirty minutes earlier than other customers. Lightning Deals are limited promotions, …

Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade

Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins …

Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your …

Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence) Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence)

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over …