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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 Merchant Center Gets Shipping Configuration Tool Google Merchant Center Gets Shipping Configuration Tool

Google announced this week that it has launched a new shipping configuration tool in Merchant Center aimed at making it easier to configure shipping rates. The idea is that this will help merchants’ prices remain consistent with what Google shows …

Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada Netflix Gets ‘Happy Valley’ In U.S. And Canada

Netflix announced today that it is about to start offering exclusive streaming access to hit BBC drama Happy Valley in the U.S. and Canada. “This year's biggest word-of-mouth hit” out of the UK, #HappyValley is coming exclusively to Netflix, Aug …

Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy

Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has a new book coming out called How Google Works. He co-wrote it with former Google SVP and current advisor to Larry Page, Jonathan Rosenberg and Google Director of Executive Communications Alan …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (More Trejo) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (More Trejo)

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. A few …

What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You What Google’s New Ranking Signal Means For You

This week, Google introduced the webmaster and SEO world to a new ranking signal. Webmasters using HTTPS (HTTP over TLS, or Transport Layer Security) to make their sites more secure will be looked upon more favorably than those that don’t …

Facebook Launches App Ads Helper Tool, Updates App Ads, Parse SDK & Graph API Facebook Launches App Ads Helper Tool, Updates App Ads, Parse SDK & Graph API

Facebook announced some updates to App ads, the Parse SDK, and the Graph API Thursday evening. They also announced the launch of a new tool called the App Ads Helper. The App Ads Helper, the company says, helps you “answer …

Twitter Gives Advertisers Objective-Based Campaigns, Pricing Twitter Gives Advertisers Objective-Based Campaigns, Pricing

Twitter announced a new way to optimize Twitter Ad campaign performance with objective-based campaigns, reports, and pricing. Advertisers will be able to create and optimize successful campaigns, while only paying for the actions that are “aligned with” their marketing objectives. …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Reportedly Picks Up Joanna Christie As One Of Its Leads Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Reportedly Picks Up Joanna Christie As One Of Its Leads

Narcos, the upcoming Pablo Escobar television series headed for Netflix next year, has just picked up another cast member. The Wrap is reporting that the show has added Broadway star Joanna Christie, who will play one of the lead roles. …

Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone

Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company continues to expand internationally, this will only become more important. The app makes use of Bing …

Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability Google Fit Preview SDK Hits Developer Availability

Google announced Google Fit, its developer platform for fitness apps, at Google I/O earlier this summer. The company just announced the availability of the preview SDK. Now, developers can start creating all kinds of cool apps to help people improve …

Facebook Announces Acquisition Of PrivateCore Facebook Announces Acquisition Of PrivateCore

Facebook is buying PrivateCore, a secure server technology company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer announced the news in a post today (via TechCrunch): I’ve seen how much people care about the …

Kevin Spacey To Tell The Advertising Industry What’s Up Kevin Spacey To Tell The Advertising Industry What’s Up

Frank Underwood himself will be headlining the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Mixx Conference next month, the IAB announced. Kevin Spacey will will deliver a keynote address on September 30th, with a “special presentation discussing how digital platforms are transforming the way …

Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads

Google announced that it has acquired Directr, which will join its YouTube ads team. The company revealed the acquisition on its YouTube Creators Google+ account, after Directr announced it on its own site. The acquisition even got its own video: …

Google Announces New Ranking Signal Google Announces New Ranking Signal

Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company has been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at Google I/O, so …

Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews? Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while …

Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news on the Arrested Development front. It took many years for the show to finally be revived after its premature cancellation at FOX. Netflix eventually swooped in, and saved the day, debuting …

Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature

Pinterest announced the addition of a new messaging feature, which allows users to reply to someone when they shoot them a pin. You can reply back with text or with another pin. Users can also now send pins and messages …

Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can …

Yelp Continues To Celebrate Being 10 Years Old With An Infographic Yelp Continues To Celebrate Being 10 Years Old With An Infographic

I feel like Yelp has been celebrating being ten years old for months now (according to Google, it was founded in October). August 6th is apparently the date Yelp considers to be the anniversary. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman wrote a blog …

Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot …

Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities

Amazon just announced that it’s expanding same-day delivery into six more cities: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia,and Washington D.C. These cities have been on Amazon’s list here for months, but are just officially getting the offering apparently. The …

Messaging App Emu: We’re Joining Google Messaging App Emu: We’re Joining Google

Messaging apps continue to attract the interest of Internet giants. Google has apparently acquired Emu, which which created a mobile messaging app with virtual assistant features. We are thrilled to announce that we'll be joining Google later this month. Thanks …

Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’ Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’

It was recently reported that Google is removing links to Wikipedia articles from search results in Europe thanks to the new “right to be forgotten“. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has now put out a statement. Do you think …

Bob Iger Talks Disney’s Relationship With Netflix Bob Iger Talks Disney’s Relationship With Netflix

Disney posted its fiscal Q3 earnings on Tuesday. The company had a record quarter with earnings per share up 27% from the prior year. CEO Bob Iger said, “Our strategy of building strong brands and franchises continues to create great …