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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.
Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce Pinterest And Shopify Team Up On Social Commerce

Pinterest and Shopify have teamed up to automatically enable Rich Pins for all Shopify merchants. Rich Pins are pins that contain extra information compared to regular ones. Pinterest has five different kinds: Product Pins, Recipe Pins, Movie Pins, Article Pins, …

Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. …

Apple Adds Sue Wagner To Board Of Directors As Bill Campbell Retires Apple Adds Sue Wagner To Board Of Directors As Bill Campbell Retires

Apple announced on Thursday that Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock (not to be confused with politician Sue Ellen Wagner), has been elected to its board of directors as Bill Campbell retires. Campbell is the board’s longest-serving member, …

Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios Microsoft To Eliminate Xbox Entertainment Studios

As you may know, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs over the next year, starting with 13,000 over the next six months. One casualty of the company’s restructuring is Xbox Entertainment Studios, a segment founded in 2012 to …

Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Earlier this week, a new Amazon product called Kindle Unlimited was spotted in the wild without any announcement from the company. Now, that announcement has come. Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month, and gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 …

Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora Steps Down, As Company Releases Earnings Report Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora Steps Down, As Company Releases Earnings Report

Google just released its Q2 earnings report, along with news that its Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is leaving the company. Arora has been with Google for nearly ten years. He will be joining SoftBank, which happens to be one …

Amazon Expands Mobile Ads API To iOS Developers Amazon Expands Mobile Ads API To iOS Developers

Amazon announced that it is expanding its mobile ads API to enable iOS developers to use interstitial and banner ads from the Amazon Mobile Ad Network in their apps. It already enabled developers on Android and Fire OS to do …

Infographic Looks At Web Design Trends Infographic Looks At Web Design Trends

A few months ago, we shared an infographic from Aptitude looking at the history of web design that was pretty popular. Today, we have one from WhoIsHostingThis? examining trends in web design for 2014. “Websites have certainly changed over the …

Pinterest Launches Interest Following Pinterest Launches Interest Following

Pinterest announced a new way for users to follow specific things they’re interested in. You’ll now be able to follow specific interest like “outdoor spaces,” “urban homesteading,” “Chinese architecture,” or “healthy eating,” to name a few. Pins related to interests …

EU To Hold Meeting On ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Next Week EU To Hold Meeting On ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Next Week

It doesn’t seem like the whole mess that is the “right to be forgotten” is going to be thoroughly sorted out anytime soon, as regulators in Europe are now taking issue with Google’s implementation of the rules it is being …

Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures Facebook Launches ‘Mentions’ App For Public Figures

Facebook announced the launch of a new iPhone app for public figures called Facebook Mentions. It’s the latest from the Facebook Creative Labs team, which is responsible for the company’s Slingshot and Paper apps. The app is designed to make …

Report: Paid Search Saw Record CTR In Q2 Report: Paid Search Saw Record CTR In Q2

Kenshoo released some new research looking at search and social advertising spend in Q2, finding that paid search delivered an all-time high click-through rate, and that Facebook ads continue to experience rapid growth. According to the firm, social advertising volumes …

Stephen Elop Talks Plans For Windows Devices Stephen Elop Talks Plans For Windows Devices

As previously reported, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs within the next year, starting with 13,000 of them within the next six months. CEO Satya Nadella laid out the plans in an email to staff, which the company …

Imgur Uses Tagging To Improve Search Experience Imgur Uses Tagging To Improve Search Experience

Imgur just announced some new search and discovery features, which pull what it says is the best and most relevant content out for each user on a personalized basis. Over 1.5 million images are uploaded to Imgur every day, so …

Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs

It’s been rumored that Microsoft would be cutting some jobs – specifically some from its acquisition of Nokia assets. Now, official word from the company on the matter is out. CEO Satya Nadella said in an email to employees, which …

eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 13% eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 13%

eBay just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue growth of 13%, commerce volume growth of 26%, GAAP and non-GAAP EPS growth of 9%, and the announcement that it has repurchased $1.7 billion in stock. Revenue was …

Google Wallet Gets Some New Features Google Wallet Gets Some New Features

Google announced some new features for Google Wallet on Android and iOS, including the ability to manage gift cards and redeem them in stores with the app, request money from friends, and send money with your debit card. Google Wallet …

Adobe Looks At Google’s Search Ad Business Ahead Of Earnings Report Adobe Looks At Google’s Search Ad Business Ahead Of Earnings Report

Adobe is sharing some data on Google’s ad business, including CPC and CTR stats, as well as growth trends for mobile across paid search, advertiser ROI and market share for Product Listing Ads (PLAs). The analysis is derived from 200 …

Report: Microsoft To Overtake Yahoo In Online Ads This Year Report: Microsoft To Overtake Yahoo In Online Ads This Year

Microsoft will surpass Yahoo in digital ad market share this year, according to a new report from eMarketer. This comes as Yahoo just reported a disappointing quarter, with much of the disappointment coming specifically from its display advertising business. “Our …

Google Launches AdWords Express Mobile App Google Launches AdWords Express Mobile App

Google launched AdWords Express in July of 211, as a way for local businesses to get using AdWords with automatically managed campaigns. Now, three years later, Google has launched a mobile app for the offering on both iOS and Android. …

Google Starts Selling Google Earth Imagery To Businesses Google Starts Selling Google Earth Imagery To Businesses

Google announced the launch of Google Maps for Business imagery, which enables businesses to buy and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. Through the new program, Google is giving businesses access to high-res aerial imagery from around the …

Google Launches Chromecast In Ireland Google Launches Chromecast In Ireland

Google’s Chromecast online video streaming device has become available in the Google Play Store in Ireland, according to various people who have spotted it for sale. This comes after Google launched Play Movies in that country a couple weeks ago. …

Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus (Catatafish’s Riddle Will Soon Be Told) Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus (Catatafish’s Riddle Will Soon Be Told)

As recently reported, Hulu has scooped up South Park for its subscription service Hulu Plus. But that’s not all that’s new with the service. Hulu sent us the most recent list of new and upcoming content for Hulu and Hulu …

Google Webmaster Tools Gets Updated Robots.txt Testing Tool Google Webmaster Tools Gets Updated Robots.txt Testing Tool

Google has released an updated robots.txt testing tool in Webmaster Tools. The tool can be found in the Crawl section. The aim of the new version of the tool is to make it easier to make and maintain a “correct” …