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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.
Kevin Spacey To Tell The Advertising Industry What’s Up Kevin Spacey To Tell The Advertising Industry What’s Up

Frank Underwood himself will be headlining the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Mixx Conference next month, the IAB announced. Kevin Spacey will will deliver a keynote address on September 30th, with a “special presentation discussing how digital platforms are transforming the way …

Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads

Google announced that it has acquired Directr, which will join its YouTube ads team. The company revealed the acquisition on its YouTube Creators Google+ account, after Directr announced it on its own site. The acquisition even got its own video: …

Google Announces New Ranking Signal Google Announces New Ranking Signal

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

Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews? Was Yelp Misleading About Its Reviews?

Yelp is no stranger to legal battles, nor is it a stranger to complaints about how it handles reviews. Now, the company faces a new class action suit from shareholders, accusing it of selling over $81 million in stock, while …

Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen Netflix Is ‘Positive’ Arrested Development Season 5 Will Happen

It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news on the Arrested Development front. It took many years for the show to finally be revived after its premature cancellation at FOX. Netflix eventually swooped in, and saved the day, debuting …

Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature Pinterest Gets More Social With Messaging Feature

Pinterest announced the addition of a new messaging feature, which allows users to reply to someone when they shoot them a pin. You can reply back with text or with another pin. Users can also now send pins and messages …

Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can …

Yelp Continues To Celebrate Being 10 Years Old With An Infographic Yelp Continues To Celebrate Being 10 Years Old With An Infographic

I feel like Yelp has been celebrating being ten years old for months now (according to Google, it was founded in October). August 6th is apparently the date Yelp considers to be the anniversary. CEO Jeremy Stoppelman wrote a blog …

Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail Google Officially Announces Unsubscribe Feature In Gmail

Earlier this year, we learned that Google was adding an unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails. Eventually, many of us started seeing the feature in action. In fact, I’ve been seeing it for so long now, I forgot …

Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities Amazon Same-Day Delivery Hits Six More Cities

Amazon just announced that it’s expanding same-day delivery into six more cities: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia,and Washington D.C. These cities have been on Amazon’s list here for months, but are just officially getting the offering apparently. The …

Messaging App Emu: We’re Joining Google Messaging App Emu: We’re Joining Google

Messaging apps continue to attract the interest of Internet giants. Google has apparently acquired Emu, which which created a mobile messaging app with virtual assistant features. We are thrilled to announce that we'll be joining Google later this month. Thanks …

Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’ Wikipedia Shows Content Google ‘Forgets’

It was recently reported that Google is removing links to Wikipedia articles from search results in Europe thanks to the new “right to be forgotten“. The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has now put out a statement. Do you think …

Bob Iger Talks Disney’s Relationship With Netflix Bob Iger Talks Disney’s Relationship With Netflix

Disney posted its fiscal Q3 earnings on Tuesday. The company had a record quarter with earnings per share up 27% from the prior year. CEO Bob Iger said, “Our strategy of building strong brands and franchises continues to create great …

Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen Over 1 Billion Online Usernames, Passwords Reportedly Stolen

Wow, this is a big one. A first reported by The New York Times, Hold Security discovered that a Russian crime ring has stolen 1.2 billion user name and passwords combinations and over 500 million email addresses from 420,000 websites …

AOL Sees 6th Consecutive Quarter Of Revenue Growth AOL Sees 6th Consecutive Quarter Of Revenue Growth

AOL just released its Q2 earnings report with its sixth consecutive quarter of revenue and adjusted OIBDA growth. Total revenue grew 12% year-over-year. The company attributes this to accelerated global advertising revenue, which grew 20% year-over-year. The company saw 60% …

Google Adds Features To Web Designer Google Adds Features To Web Designer

Google gave an update on what’s been going on with Google Web Designer, which includes some interesting stats and some new features. During the first half of the year, Google says, DoubleClick Rich Media ad impressions from HTML5 grew 140% …

Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 23% Groupon Earnings Released, Revenue Up 23%

Groupon just released its earnings report for the second quarter with gross billings of $1.82 billion and revenue of $751.6 million. The company also reported adjusted EBITDA of $59.1 million, GAAP loss per share of $0.03, and non-GAAP earnings per …

Justin.tv Shuts Down After Seven Years Justin.tv Shuts Down After Seven Years

There was a time when Justin.tv was one of the biggest sites in streaming video, but that time has passed, and the site is now shutting down. It did, however, spawn Twitch, which lives on. In a post on the …

Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report] Facebook Outage Led To 3% Decline In Traffic To News Sites [Report]

Last Friday, Facebook went down for somewhere between a half an hour and an hour for a lot of users. According to CharBeat, this led to a decline of 3% in overall web traffic to news sites, and an 8.5% …

Etsy Wholesale Graduates From Beta Etsy Wholesale Graduates From Beta

Etsy Wholesale launched in beta over a year ago. Today, it has graduated out of it. As announced a few months ago, there’s a one-time joining fee of $100, and Etsy collects a 3.5% transaction fee for wholesale purchase orders. …

Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, …

What Happens When You Charge People For Negative Yelp Reviews What Happens When You Charge People For Negative Yelp Reviews

Historic hotel Union Street Guest House learned a harsh lesson this week, which should serve as a cautionary tale to those worrying about their Yelp reviews a little too much. Reviews on Yelp and other sites are controversial for a …

Amazon Launches Seller App On Android Amazon Launches Seller App On Android

Back in March, Amazon launched the Amazon Seller for iOS, enabling sellers to tap into various tools from their iPhones or iPads in a dedicated app. Now, the app has launched for Android. “Use the Amazon Seller app for Android …

Salesforce Desk.com Adds Video Customer Support Salesforce Desk.com Adds Video Customer Support

Salesforce announced the launch of a new video support center for Desk.com, which it claims “empowers companies to transform their customer service offerings through video.” A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “Now, companies can add video content from any …