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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.
‘Mako Mermaids’ Season 2: Another Production Vlog Released [Netflix Originals] ‘Mako Mermaids’ Season 2: Another Production Vlog Released [Netflix Originals]

The second season of Mako Mermaids, one of the less talked about “Netflix originals,” is currently in production. It began shooting in December. Fans (of which there are apparently plenty) were recently treated to a couple of production vlogs, which …

You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which …

Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery Google Gets More Hawaii Street View Imagery

Back in 2012, Google added some stunning imagery from the Hawaiian Islands to Street View. Today, the company announced the addition of more. The new imagery comes as a result of the Trekker Loan Program Google announced last summer, which …

Now There’s A Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole Game Now There’s A Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole Game

So remember that Matt Cutts Donkey Kong game from a few weeks ago? That has inspired a new Matt Cutts Whack-A-Mole game, in which (you guessed it) you get to whack Matt Cutts with a gavel over and over again.

Netflix Acquires ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ As ‘Original’ For International Markets Netflix Acquires ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ As ‘Original’ For International Markets

From Dusk Till Dawn, the upcoming series from Robert Rodriguez, based on the film he did with Quentin Tarantino, just became a Netflix Original. At least internationally. In the U.S., the show will debut on El Rey Network on Tuesday. …

Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses Google Changes Result In Duplicate Listings For Businesses

Google has run into some “complications” upgrading local businesses to the new Places dashboard. In some cases, businesses’ accounts and another accounts that they don’t control were both verified for the same business using the old Places dashboard. In other …

Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney Google Adding Underwater Street View Imagery For Sydney

Not content to just photograph the world’s land for Street View, Google has been acquiring imagery from under the sea as well. Back in 2012, Google teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey to add underwater imagery from the world’s …

AdWords API Gets Support For Shopping Campaigns AdWords API Gets Support For Shopping Campaigns

Google announced that the AdWords API is now available for all Shopping Campaigns to help you create and manage them at scale. The company says it is currently working with external agencies and search management platforms to add Shopping Campaign …

eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce eBay Launches ‘Smart Hashtags’ For Social Commerce

eBay announced the launch of Smart Hashtags on Wednesday. Users can click on the share widget on a product, guide or other page to share to Twitter or Pinterest, and a box pops up with a shareable link, a text …

Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales

Facebook has come under fire recently for enabling users to buy and sell firearms illegally. Now, the company has announced some new efforts to try and crack down on it. Will Facebook’s efforts make a difference? Do they go far …

Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization Yahoo Acquires Vizify For Data Visualization

Yahoo has acquired data visualization company Vizify, which turns social media data into infographic, video and card formats. Vizify announced the news on its blog: We started Vizify in 2011 with the vision of transforming the information that we all …

Autumn Radtke, CEO Of First Meta Virtual Currency Exchange, Found Dead Autumn Radtke, CEO Of First Meta Virtual Currency Exchange, Found Dead

Autumn Radtke, the 28-year-old CEO of virtual currency exchange First Meta, has died. According to multiple reports, suicide is suspected, but not confirmed. The Daily Mail cites “police sources” as saying they have “strongly suspected” suicide, and reports that she …

Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million

Business Insider announced on Wednesday that it has raised a new $12 million round of funding from existing investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Others include IVP, RRE, and Gordon Crovitz. According to CEO Henry Blodget, Business Insider will use …

Recently Announced Google Capital Makes Fourth Investment Recently Announced Google Capital Makes Fourth Investment

Last month, Google announced Google Capital, an investment fund for growth-stage businesses. This is for Google to invest in established companies as opposed to those just getting off the ground, which is what Google Ventures is for. While the Google …

Flipboard Acquires Zite From, Partners With CNN Flipboard Acquires Zite From, Partners With CNN

Flipboard has acquired news reader Zite from CNN, and the two have partnered to put more content from CNN personalities on the Flipboard app. “As a news-loving entrepreneur, I’ve long admired the work of both of these companies: Zite has …

Yahoo To Reportedly Stop Letting Users Log In With Facebook And Google Yahoo To Reportedly Stop Letting Users Log In With Facebook And Google

Yahoo is reportedly going to start making users of its various services sign in with Yahoo accounts. According to Reuters, the company is set to start gradually rolling out the requirement of a Yahoo ID in order to use services …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields LinkedIn Recruiter Gets Searchable Custom Fields

LinkedIn announced that it has made custom fields searchable in LinkedIn Recruiter, potentially making the search tool more useful for finding people based on very specific criteria. LinkedIn uses the example of a candidate who isn’t available until a certain …

Google Busts Myths About Display Campaign Optimizer Google Busts Myths About Display Campaign Optimizer

Google has posted a new Office Hours video about Display Campaign Optimizer. It features a Google Display product manager and product expert discussing the auto-targeting product. If you’re unfamiliar with Display Campaign Optimizer, Google made it available to all two …

Heath Ledger Talks Acting And Michelle Williams In ‘Lost Interview’ Heath Ledger Talks Acting And Michelle Williams In ‘Lost Interview’

Blank on Blank, the PBS Digital Studios project, which takes obscure interviews from entertainment icons, and sets them to interesting animation, has a new video out featuring the late Heath Ledger talking about role playing and about Michelle Williams, who …

Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features Facebook Updates Paper App With New Features

Facebook has released a new update for its Paper news reader app. It will now let users share articles via Facebook Messages, text message or email, and turn sound effects off. It also now supports languages that use multi-stage input, …

eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program eBay Adds More Countries To Global Shipping Program

eBay announced today that it has added Switzerland and Norway to the list of countries sellers can ship to using the Global Shipping Program, which includes 42 additional countries. “As you know, the Global Shipping Program helps you expand your …

Netflix Shares New Clip From Upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season Netflix Shares New Clip From Upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season

Netflix has put out a new clip from its upcoming exclusive season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The trailer dropped last week: Here’s the first clip they put out: The final season, along with all the rest of them …

Demand Media Sells Its Content Creation Services To Brands Demand Media Sells Its Content Creation Services To Brands

Demand Media is extending its content creation services to brands, publishers and agencies. It’s also launching new content formats, like original photography, infographics and animated GIFs for clients. The company says it’s opening up access to its model for creating, …

Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling Microsoft Launches Skype For Outlook.com For All Users, Adds HD Video Calling

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Skype is now available from Outlook.com for users all over the world. Last summer, the company announced availability in the U.S., U.K., Brazil and Canada. They’ve also added HD video calling for PC users, improvements …