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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.
LinkedIn Shows Why People View Your Profile LinkedIn Shows Why People View Your Profile

LinkedIn has shown you who views your profile for quite a while, but now they’re also going to show you why they viewed it. The company just launched a new addition to its “Who’s Viewed Your Profile” feature, which lets …

eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles

eBay announced the launch of a new Live Auctions feature, enabling buyers to participate in auctions for arts and collectibles from actual auction rooms from the website. The company has a schedule of upcoming auctions, which is as follows: 10/9: …

Facebook Messenger Payment Feature Spotted Facebook Messenger Payment Feature Spotted

We’ve heard for months that Facebook Messenger would be getting a payments feature eventually. Now it would appear that such a thing is closer than ever. TechCrunch points to screenshots taken by Stanford student Andrew Aude using iOS app tool …

Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done

Facebook announced in February that it would be acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion pending regulatory approval. All necessary approvals have been granted, and roughly eight months later, the deal is now done. Last week, the deal cleared the big EU …

Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation

There has been no official announcement so far, but according to a report from The New York Times, Square has raised a new $150 million round of funding, valuing the company at $6 billion. The report cites a person briefed …

Netflix Launches New Mobile Search Experience Netflix Launches New Mobile Search Experience

Last month, Netflix launched a new search experience for its website, which included an “instant search” tool to give users quicker access to titles and actors. Over the weekend, the company announced a new search experience for mobile and tablets. …

Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

Redbox Instant, which was once considered a possible threat to Netflix, is already shutting down less than two years after its launch. Of course it was really only considered a threat to Netflix before its launch, which was completely underwhelming …

HP Is Breaking Up Into Two Companies HP Is Breaking Up Into Two Companies

Last week, it was eBay announcing a break-up of its business with eBay and PayPal becoming two separate public companies. This week, it’s HP. Hewlett-Packard announced that it too will split up into two public companies – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and …

Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam

Facebook revealed on Friday that it has obtained nearly $2 billion in legal judgments against spammers, and talked extensively about how it won’t put up with fake likes and other spam on its network. The company says it’s honoring Cyber …

Google [X] Is Reportedly Working On Futuristic Screens Google [X] Is Reportedly Working On Futuristic Screens

Google has a lot of interesting projects in the works. Some of the most interesting ones are taking place under the Google [X] branch, including self-driving cars, Google Glass, Project Loon Internet balloons, smart contact lenses, and product delivery drones. …

A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS A Lot Of First-Page Google Results Are Using HTTPS

Two months ago, Google announced that HTTPS is now a ranking signal used in its algorithm. The company had been pushing the use of HTTPS (HTTP over TLS/Transport Layer Security) for quite some time, and called for “HTTPS everywhere” at …

Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up …

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. As always, dates are subject to change. As reported …

Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’ Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’

If the latest comments from Google about a pending Penguin update are to be be believed, webmasters will find the update just delightful. In all seriousness, it does sound like it will be a little better for those affected, but …

Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias

As recently reported, Yelp has formed a coalition (not entirely unlike the FairSearch Coalition) with other Google critics/competitors Consumer Watchdog, Jameda, HolidayCheck, TripAdvisor, and Fight for the Future. The group launched the site Focus on the User, which comes with …

Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing

Reuters reported last week that Facebook was set to win unconditional EU approval on its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, which the company announced in February. On Friday, the EU made it official. Commission Vice President in charge of …

JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first …

Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment

You’ll probably recall the controversy Facebook found itself in a few months ago when it was discovered that an experiment it conducted a couple years ago manipulated people’s emotions by showing them different types of content in the News Feed. …

Report: Yahoo/Bing Sees Biggest Paid Search Market Share Increase In 5 Years Report: Yahoo/Bing Sees Biggest Paid Search Market Share Increase In 5 Years

The search alliance between Yahoo and Bing saw its biggest market share increase against Google in five years in Q3, in terms of paid search in the U.S., according to a new report from IgnitionOne. The report says the partnership …

GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business Sales GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business Sales

GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Stripe to make it easier for small businesses to sell online. The partnership will enable businesses to get instant credit approval, begin accepting credit card payments and access funds more quickly. …

Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers

Earlier this year at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the mobile Like button for apps. At first it was only available in preview for some iOS developers, but on Thursday, the company announced it’s now available to all iOS …

To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers

As you may know, Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for quite some time. Google wants to continue providing search results for news stories like it has for years, but publishers think Google is taking …

Groupon Launches Cash For Grocery-Buying App Snap Groupon Launches Cash For Grocery-Buying App Snap

Groupon just launched a new app for iPhone and Android called Snap, which gives users cash back on certain products they buy. Basically, you go grocery shopping, then find the participating items in the app, and scan your receipts to …