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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 Launches ‘Google My Business’ Dashboard, App Google Launches ‘Google My Business’ Dashboard, App

Google just launched Google My Business, which it describes as a way for you to “find and connect with your people, wherever you are.” More importantly it helps people find your business. The offering simply brings together various ways Google …

Alibaba Announces New U.S. Main Street-Inspired Marketplace 11 Main Alibaba Announces New U.S. Main Street-Inspired Marketplace 11 Main

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, ahead of its United State-based IPO (said to be the largest ever for a tech company), announced a new U.S. online shopping marketplace called 11 Main. The site aims to emulate the Main Street shopping experience …

Get More Out Of Facebook Insights And Graph Search Get More Out Of Facebook Insights And Graph Search

Shweiki Media and Avital Eidenbom from Studio 5 Innovation have put out this short webinar about using Facebook Insights and Graph search to get more out of your social media content. One Graph Search tip from the video is to …

Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts, Makes Them Load Faster Facebook Revamps Embedded Posts, Makes Them Load Faster

Facebook announced that it has redesigned its Embedded Posts, which now load faster, and include per publisher default widths. When a user embeds a post with an image or video, that media will appear above the text and other content, …

Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables Gartner: Businesses Must Rethink Information Infrastructures For Wearables

Gartner has a new report out called “Adapt Your Information Infrastructure in the Age of Consumer-Centric Mobile Apps”. The firm predicts that most mobile apps will sync, collect, and analyze deep data about users and their social graphs by next …

Pinterest Gives Your Business Another Reason To Pay Attention Pinterest Gives Your Business Another Reason To Pay Attention

Pinterest has moved another step closer to being a major search tool with the addition of Guided Search to its website. The feature launched on Pinterest’s mobile apps in April, but will now be available across the broader Pinterest experience, …

Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App, Android Coming Later This Summer Groupon Adds Freebies To iOS App, Android Coming Later This Summer

Groupon launched the Freebies category in its ecommerce marketplace back in November. This gave users a way to get digital coupons, promotion codes, sales, giveaways and samples from participating brands like American Eagle, Best Buy, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sephora. Groupon …

Feedly And Evernote Go Down, Hit By DDoS Attacks Feedly And Evernote Go Down, Hit By DDoS Attacks

No, it’s not just you. Feedly is down because it’s been attacked. In fact, both Feedly and Evernote were hit by denial of service attacks. Evernote says it’s back up and running now, but notes that there could still be …

Vincent D’Onofrio Is Kingpin In Netflix’s Daredevil Series Vincent D’Onofrio Is Kingpin In Netflix’s Daredevil Series

Marvel and Netflix announced on Tuesday that Vincent D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, otherwise known as Kingpin, in Marvel’s Daredevil, which will debut on Netflix next year. We recently learned that Charlie Cox from Boardwalk Empire will be taking on …

Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits Infographic Illustrates Online Buying Habits

Havas PR put out an infographic based on some interesting data from its “Prosumer Report,” looking at consumers’ online buying habits and behavior. For example, only 12% of those surveyed didn’t make any online purchases in the past year. Roughly …

Amazon Reportedly Readying Local Services Marketplace Amazon Reportedly Readying Local Services Marketplace

Amazon is reportedly going to launch a new local services marketplace later in the year, which would simultaneously compete with review sites like Yelp and home improvement chains like Lowe’s and Home Depot. This is according to Reuters, which cites …

Google Gives Developers New Chrome App Audit Tool Google Gives Developers New Chrome App Audit Tool

Google announced the release of a new version of its Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which will let users audit apps or extensions to see what actions they’re performing. The tool was first launched last year without this functionality. …

Google Officially Acquiring Skybox Imaging Google Officially Acquiring Skybox Imaging

A couple weeks ago, we heard rumors that Google was on the verge of acquiring Skybox Imaging, a satellite company, for over $1 billion. While the price is only $500 million, both companies did finally announce the acquisition. Google said …

CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention CIOs Concerned With Skills Shortage, Talent Retention

Harvey Nash recently released its 2014 CIO survey of over 3,200 chief information officers and technology leaders from across over thirty countries, with a combined tech spend of over $160 billion. It found that investment in new technology is growing …

Newegg Launches B2B Marketplace Newegg Launches B2B Marketplace

Online electronics retailer Newegg announced the launch of a new B2B marketplace called NeweggBusiness. It serves as a third-party channel to connect B2B buyers and sellers, focusing on product selection and competitive pricing. Newegg Business, which is a subsidiary of …

Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations Businesses Not Delivering On Customers’ Social Media Expectations

A recent study from Amdocs found social media to be an emerging channel of preference for consumers seeking customer-care assistance. Customers want to be helped through Twitter and Facebook, but they expect quick, personalized responses. Frankly, businesses aren’t delivering. The …

Salesforce Takes Wearable Computing To Enterprise With Salesforce Wear Salesforce Takes Wearable Computing To Enterprise With Salesforce Wear

Salesforce announced the launch of a new Salesforce Wear developer pack as it aims to bring enterprise services to wearable computing devices. The pack will help developers get companies connected to their customers through apps for wearables. The company has …

GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again GoDaddy To Try This IPO Thing Again

Set to go public, GoDaddy has filed its S1 with the SEC, proposing an initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. Rumors had been heating up earlier this year that the company would move ahead with …

Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears) Facebook’s Slingshot App Appears In App Store (Update: Then Disappears)

Update: Well, that was quick. They’ve already pulled the app from the app store. I guess it’s not quite ready for primetime. The company told The Verge they “accidentally” released a version of the app, but that they’re still working …

Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages Why Some Businesses Are Unsatisfied With LinkedIn Showcase Pages

A couple months ago, LinkedIn killed the Products & Services tab on Company pages, and upset a fair amount of companies. LinkedIn suggested that businesses use its Showcase Pages instead, but some simply don’t think this approach works so well. …

Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service

Amazon is reportedly launching a new service to let users pay for third-party subscriptions (like phone bills, digital music subscriptions, etc.) as early as today. According to Reuters, the service would let members use credit card details stored on Amazon …

Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index, Says ISP Messages Just A Test Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index, Says ISP Messages Just A Test

Netflix has released its latest ISP Speed Index data right as ISP speeds are a hot button issue in the industry (even more than usual), particularly as they relate to Netflix. If you hadn’t heard, Netflix was showing Verizon users …

The Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff That Happens On Facebook In A Minute The Ridiculous Amount Of Stuff That Happens On Facebook In A Minute

Have you ever stopped to think about just how much activity really happens on Facebook and throughout its network of connected sites and apps? Can you really even fathom it? Can you even begin to imagine how much happens around …

Netflix Adds Post-Play Feature To Android Netflix Adds Post-Play Feature To Android

It’s not very often that Netflix launches actual new features. It tends to focus more on content (which is generally fine), but Android users now get a feature that users of some other devices have had for a while – …