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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.
Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping …

Netflix Mulls Offering Short-Form Videos Netflix Mulls Offering Short-Form Videos

We heard nearly a year ago that Netflix was talking about offering some DVD-like extras for streaming content. Now, it looks like Netflix may start offering some short-form content in an effort to get more people using the service from …

EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions EU: Google Must Make Additional Concessions

It’s starting to look like the EU’s antitrust probe into Google may never end, as the European Commission has now said that Google must once again make more concessions. Google has already offered a revised proposal three times, aimed at …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

It’s that time again. Netflix has released its latest ISP Speed Index ranking data for August. According to the company, its agreements with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon are paying off. The company says in a blog post: In the …

Bing Takes Image Product Offline After Getty Suit Bing Takes Image Product Offline After Getty Suit

As reported last week, Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched, which enables people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which …

Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers Yahoo Launches ‘Yahoo Recommends’ For Publishers

Last month, a Yahoo “recommended” content box was spotted on various publisher sites, such as VOX Media’s SB Nation and CBS Interactive’s GameSpot and TV Guide. On Monday, the company officially announced the launch of the offering. It’s called “Yahoo …

Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

Earlier this summer, Amazon made a big splash when it unveiled its first smartphone – the Fire Phone. It revealed some truly interesting features that don’t exist on other phones. When the reviews came out, however, people were left far …

Google’s Schmidt: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites Google’s Schmidt: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google …

Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul Microsoft Gives MSN A Big Overhaul

Microsoft announced a new rebuilding of MSN, which is geared toward a “mobile-first” and “cloud-first” experience. The top of the page includes quick access to what Microsoft is calling the “Services Stripe,” which includes email, OneDrive, OneNote, Facebook, Twitter, Office …

With The New Buy Button, Will Twitter Become An Effective E-Commerce Tool? With The New Buy Button, Will Twitter Become An Effective E-Commerce Tool?

Everyone is trying to figure out mobile commerce, and the big news is that Twitter just unveiled its role in that – a new Buy button, which will enable users to buy goods and services right from tweets. Twitter joins …

Facebook Adds Video View Counts, Tests Related Videos Facebook Adds Video View Counts, Tests Related Videos

Facebook said video views exceeded 50% from May through July, adding that since June, there has been an average of mover a billion video views on Facebook every day. Over 65% of them are on mobile. The company announced an …

Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier

Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people. You can still click the big “Share” button at the top of an open file lis usual, and you …

Facebook Makes It Easier For Apps To Integrate With It Facebook Makes It Easier For Apps To Integrate With It

Facebook announced the launch of a new set-up flow for integrating apps with Facebook, aimed at making it easier to do so. The new flow is starting to roll out today. You should be able to access it here. Over …

Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit Google Settles Photographer Copyright Suit

Google announced that it has settled with a group of photographers, visual artists, and affiliated associations over a lawsuit related to copyrighted material in Google Books. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Google said in a statement, …

Here’s A Google Talk About Managing Your Stress Here’s A Google Talk About Managing Your Stress

Google recently hosted a talk from Gadadhara Pandi, an author, meditation teacher, inspirational speaker, and lecturer at Columbia University. Pandi talks about stress management for work-life balance – something we could probably all stand to be a little better at. …

Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature? Should Twitter Change Its Timeline Feature?

There have been rumors and fears for quite some time that Twitter would one day implement an algorithmic timeline, which would essentially be its equivalent to Facebook’s News Feed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like many users want that. Would you …

Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear Here’s What’s Coming To Android Wear

Google unveiled Android Wear – its operating system for wearable devices – back in March. At Google I/O this summer, they showed off some smartwatches that would take advantage of it. In July, Google gave developers an update to enable …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (We Are Wyld Stallyns) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (We Are Wyld Stallyns)

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. This week’s …

The Blacklist: Season 1 Gets Netflix Release Date The Blacklist: Season 1 Gets Netflix Release Date

We’ve learned that The Blacklist: Season 1 is set to make its Netflix streaming debut on Sunday, September 7th. This should give viewers enough time to catch up ahead NBC’s Season 2 premiere on September 22nd (at least if they …

Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone Skype Now Lets You Host Group Audio Calls From Your iPhone

Skype announced a new update for its iPhone app, which enables users to host group audio calls from the device. There’s a new call button in the app in the bottom navigation bar, which can be used for existing and …

PayPal Launches SDK For Card Reader ‘PayPal Here’ PayPal Launches SDK For Card Reader ‘PayPal Here’

PayPal announced the launch of the new PayPal Here SDK aimed at making it easier for businesses to sell in-store from their iOS or Android device. PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor the company launched over …

Google Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content Google Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s …

Apple To Livestream September 9th Event Apple To Livestream September 9th Event

Last month, we learned that Apple would be hosting an event on September 9th, when they’re expected to unveil its new iPhone model(s) and an “iWatch”. Apple announced today that it will be providing live video of the event at …

Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool

Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to …