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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 Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

Google announced the launch of add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These are third-party apps that add features to the programs. You’ll find an “add-ons” menu at the top of your screen when you have a document or spreadsheet open. …

Video Explains Why John McAfee Is ‘The Real Most Interesting Man In The World’ Video Explains Why John McAfee Is ‘The Real Most Interesting Man In The World’

John McAfee has a new video out. It’s a parody of the Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign in which McAfee is “The REAL Most Interesting Man in the World”. It’s an ad for crowdfunding company …

Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters

There is now an official Google+ page for Google Webmasters. Matt Cutts tweeted a link to it, and the page made its first post last night: So far, that’s all that it has to offer, but we can probably expect …

Google Expands Link Network Crackdown Across Europe Google Expands Link Network Crackdown Across Europe

Google has been cracking down on link networks like never before in recent months. That continues with a couple more announcements from head of webspam Matt Cutts. In January, Cutts said Google was taking action on French link network Buzzea. …

Flight 370: Ju Kun, Who Was Working On Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo,’ Was On Board Flight 370: Ju Kun, Who Was Working On Netflix’s ‘Marco Polo,’ Was On Board

Details about some of the passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight 370 have been emerging over the last couple days, and one of those on board was Ju Kun, an assistant martial arts choreographer, who was working on the upcoming Netflix …

Google Launches AdWords Format With Consumer Ratings, Says CTR Can Improve By 10% Google Launches AdWords Format With Consumer Ratings, Says CTR Can Improve By 10%

Google announced that it is rolling out a new consumer ratings annotations format for search ads, which gives users “detailed” consumer opinion data. Don’t worry. They highlight the good ratings. Specifically, Google says the ads will highlight one or more …

Yelp Gets Blasted By Business Owners And Celebrity Yelp Gets Blasted By Business Owners And Celebrity

Yelp is taking some harsh criticism in the media once again. Its handling of fake reviews is coming under fire, as is its worth to consumers. Business owners are speaking out (as usual), and celebrity chef/TV personality/food writer Andrew Zimmern, …

Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages Facebook Redesigns Timelines For Pages

Facebook announced the launch of some changes to Pages, including a redesigned timeline, new options for admin tools and a new Pages to Watch feature. With the new Timeline design, all posts will appear on the right-side column, while the …

Matt Cutts Was ‘Trying To Decide How Sassy To Be When Answering This Question’ Matt Cutts Was ‘Trying To Decide How Sassy To Be When Answering This Question’

Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help video” with the title “Can sites do well without using spammy techniques?” That’s a bit rephrased from the actual question that prompted the response: Matt, Does (sic) the good guys still stand …

Netflix Expands ISP Speed Index Netflix Expands ISP Speed Index

A year ago, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index site. Since then, updates have included regional reports and prime time performance metrics. Now, the index has been expanded to include the top 60 in the U.S. Here’s a look at …

Comcast Gives Customers ‘House Of Cards’ Without Netflix Comcast Gives Customers ‘House Of Cards’ Without Netflix

Comcast subscribers have the ability to watch House of Cards without Netflix thanks to a new deal with Sony Pictures, Variety reports. Comcast will sell the first season of the show through its Xfinity Store in addition to to other …

Moz Partners With Bitly For Click Tracking And Link Data Moz Partners With Bitly For Click Tracking And Link Data

Bitly announced today that it will provide click tracking technology and inbound link data to Moz to help users better understand who is linking to websites and how relevant those links are. The data will use number and frequency of …

Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience Katie Couric Launches Tumblr To Interact With Yahoo Audience

Katie Couric has a new Tumblr blog as the Yahoo’s Global Anchor, and will interview Michael Bloomberg on Friday. Couric was announced for the role at Yahoo back in November, when CEO Marissa Mayer referred to as “the face of …

Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India Google Reportedly Facing $5 Billion Fine In India

Google is reportedly facing a $5 billion fine from the Competition Commission of India in relation to an antitrust probe launched two years ago. The probe began after a complaint from consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) …

Google Redesigns AdWords Express Dashboard Google Redesigns AdWords Express Dashboard

Google has redesigned the dashboard in AdWords Express making it easier to find info you’re probably looking for. Here’s a look: “It’s easy to manage your advertising, even when you’re away from the office,” says product manager Francisco Uribe. “For …

‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Release Date Announcement Expected Soon ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Release Date Announcement Expected Soon

Less than a month ago, Netflix released the second season of House of Cards. Shortly thereafter, it announced a release date for its other big name show Orange is the New Black. But don’t forget, there was another show that …

Sandy Pentland Talks Social Physics At Google Sandy Pentland Talks Social Physics At Google

Data scientist Sandy Pentland recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to view. He talks idea flow, collective intelligence and social influence. Google shares this in the video description: If the Big …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

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. Not the biggest week in Netflix releases (and when …

Women’s Day 2014 Gets Google Doodle Women’s Day 2014 Gets Google Doodle

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 with a doodle, and featuring a video with women from around the world. Google says in a Google+ post, “Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrated every year on March 8, we’re getting started a …

Google Announces New Enforcement For Google Shopping Unique Product Identifier Requirements Google Announces New Enforcement For Google Shopping Unique Product Identifier Requirements

Last summer, Google started enforcing its new unique product identifier feed specification for Google Shopping. Google said it was improving support for merchant-defined multipacks. The feed specification clarified how multipack products should be submitted. As it moved toward high-resolution displays, …

Groupon Celebrates Women’s History Month Groupon Celebrates Women’s History Month

Groupon has partnered with Barbara Corcora – a businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author and TV personality – to celebrate women-led businesses in the U.S. for Women’s History Month. For the first time, Groupon will feature a set of …

Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort

Yahoo announced that it is now offering indoor maps for some places. The feature comes as the result of a partnership with Nokia, utilizing its Here service. Yahoo has released maps for various shopping malls, train stations and airports, not …

Here’s A Closer Look At How To Use Google’s New Shopping Campaigns Here’s A Closer Look At How To Use Google’s New Shopping Campaigns

Google is really pushing the Shopping Campaigns. The company just announced AdWords API support as well as beta support in DoubleClick Search (part of the Commerce Suite). Now, they’ve uploaded an hour-long hangout discussing the campaign type for those looking …

Google Adds Shopping Campaign Support To Doubleclick Search Google Adds Shopping Campaign Support To Doubleclick Search

As reported earlier, Google has added support for Shopping Campaigns to the AdWords API. The company has also now announced that DoubleClick Search is getting beta support for Shopping Campaigns as well. This is part of the Doubleclick Search Commerce …