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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.
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 …

Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp) Facebook Is Reportedly Buying Drones (For Far Less Than Price Of WhatsApp)

Now Facebook is buying drones apparently. TechCrunch is reporting that the company is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million. Yes, that is far less than what the company is paying for WhatsApp. Titan Aerospace makes …

Square Tests ‘Square Capital’ Cash Advance Program Square Tests ‘Square Capital’ Cash Advance Program

Last week, a report from The Information said Square was testing a product to give merchants “thousands of dollars” in capital to help them grow, and that it was considering another round of funding that would delay an IPO. This …

Chrisann Brennan Talks Steve Jobs At Google Chrisann Brennan Talks Steve Jobs At Google

Chrisann Brennan, author of The Bite in the Apple, and mother of Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs, recently gave an “At Google” talk about her memoir of her life with Jobs. Here’s a description of the book via YouTube: The …

Google’s ‘Completely Clear’ Stance On Disavowing ‘Irrelevant’ Links Google’s ‘Completely Clear’ Stance On Disavowing ‘Irrelevant’ Links

We knew that when Google launched the Disavow Links tool, people were going to use it more than they should, even though Google made it clear that most people shouldn’t use it at all. A person doing some SEO work …

Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates

Microsoft announced new updates to the Office 365 platform and the launch of OneDrive for Business the SharePoint conference on Monday. “As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile …

Here’s How Google Determines Whether Or Not Your Links Are ‘Paid’ Here’s How Google Determines Whether Or Not Your Links Are ‘Paid’

Google put out a new 8-minute video about paid links. Matt Cutts talks about the various things that the search engine takes into consideration when determining whether or not links are “paid”. 99 percent of the time it’s abundantly clear, …

‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 Script Is Now 1/13 Complete ‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 Script Is Now 1/13 Complete

It looks like the first episode of the third season of House of Cards has now been written. Creator Beau Willimon tweeted on Friday: It's happening, folks. Binge-writing. One down, twelve to go. @HouseofCards @netflix pic.twitter.com/cPE30aqQKp — Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) …

‘House Of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Answers A Bunch Of Questions About The Show (Spoilers) ‘House Of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Answers A Bunch Of Questions About The Show (Spoilers)

House of Cards creator Beau Willimon held a 30-minute Q&A about the show on Twitter on Saturday. If you’re not caught up on the recently launched second season yet, you’ll probably not want to read further. There are some major …

Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year Report: Square Not Ready To Go Public This Year

It’s looking like Square won’t be going public in 2014 as multiple reports indicate IPO aspirations have been put on hold. Last week, The Information reported that the company was considering raising another round of funding that would delay an …

Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars

A tweet from Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscars on Sunday night – a photo of her with eleven other celebrities from the audience (taken by Bradley Cooper) has set a new record for retweets. It even crashed Twitter at one …

‘The Lady In Number 6′ Gets Netflix Its First Oscar ‘The Lady In Number 6′ Gets Netflix Its First Oscar

The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life won the Oscar for documentary short on Sunday evening. While Netflix hasn’t yet made any official announcements about the film, multiple reports last week, indicate that Netflix acquired it. The film …

Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results Google Officially Announces Restaurant Menu Results

Earlier this month, Google was spotted showing new card-style menu results for restaurant searches for some users. One tweeted a screenshot: Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February …

Pinterest Lets You Create As Many Secret Boards As You Like Pinterest Lets You Create As Many Secret Boards As You Like

After numerous requests from users, Pinterest finally launched Secret Boards in late 2012. Listening to feedback it has gotten since then, the company has now gone a step forward, and let users create as many of them as they like. …

Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On More Pages, Renews Them On Others Yelp Slaps Consumer Alerts On More Pages, Renews Them On Others

Yelp announced on Friday that it has launched a new round of Consumer Alerts for “a handful of businesses” in its latest efforts to combat the ongoing problem of fake reviews. Do you think the fake review problem has gotten …

Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage Yahoo Reportedly Working On New App Project For Homepage

More Yahoo sports-themed-codenamed project news from Kara Swisher… Professional Yahoo internal chatter sharer and memo leaker Swisher, of Re/code, recently reported that Yahoo has a couple projects codenamed “Fast Break” and “Curve Ball,” which are designed to help wean Yahoo …

Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against …

Netflix Engineers Made These Cool Features That The Company Likes, But May Never Release Netflix Engineers Made These Cool Features That The Company Likes, But May Never Release

Netflix engineers have built some interesting features for the service, which could be quite popular with users, but they may never see the light of day. But then again, who knows? Netflix held its Hack Day last week, and came …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Places The Lotion In The Basket) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Places The Lotion In The Basket)

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 reported earlier, Pokemon fans are about to get …

Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality …

Jelly Has The @Jelly Twitter Handle Now Jelly Has The @Jelly Twitter Handle Now

Remember when Biz Stone launched Jelly, but couldn’t get the @Jelly Twitter account? The company has it now: Jelly had initially made the guy who had the account an offer, but he declined. All the while, he continued to have …

Google Talks Real Time Bidding With Audience Targeting Google Talks Real Time Bidding With Audience Targeting

Google has made a recent webinar on real time bidding with audience targeting available for everyone. Google says in the description, “In this Learn with Google Hangout On Air we’ll explain a new bid strategy, Target ROAS. By walking through …

Can Google Solve The Scraper Problem? Can Google Solve The Scraper Problem?

Google has a form called the Scraper Report for people to report when they see a scraper site ranking ahead of the original content that it’s scraping. The idea is that you can let Google know about people stealing your …

Here’s Danica Patrick’s ‘At Google’ Talk Here’s Danica Patrick’s ‘At Google’ Talk

Race car driver and “GoDaddy girl” Danica Patrick recently spoke in an “At Google” talk as part of the Women at Google series. Google has now made the discussion available for all. “As a woman in a male dominated field, …