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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.
Adobe Announces New Mobile App Analytics Offering Adobe Announces New Mobile App Analytics Offering

Adobe announced a new mobile app analytics offering called Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps, which is obviously aimed at helping marketers and developers measure the effectiveness of apps, and get a better idea of how people are using them on …

Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store

The biggest shopping site on the web has its sights set on the physical world, and while that might not have a major impact on smaller businesses in the immediate future, it could have a major impact down the road. …

Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV

Imgur, one of the biggest image sharing sites on the Internet (in no small part thanks to reddit), announced a new format for looping GIF videos – GIFV. The company says it is reimagining the looping GIF video thanks to …

Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App

Google announced the launch of a new Hangouts Chrome app for Chrome OS and Windows, which it calls a “simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside whatever else your’e doing.” The point is that it keeps your …

Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites? Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites?

If you’re feeling the effects of a Google algorithm update this week, there’s a good chance it’s Panda. No, Google hasn’t already launched another one. It’s still the last one. It’s just not done rolling out (at least as of …

Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier

Back in May, Square killed the Square Wallet app in favor of a new one called Square Order. The app is described as “the easiest way to order for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants — available in SF …

Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, …

You Can Now Pre-Order Movies On Google Play You Can Now Pre-Order Movies On Google Play

Google announced that you can now pre-order movie titles on Google Play. The company said in a Google+ update: Forget film release countdowns. Pre-order new movies like “+Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “+Maleficent,” “Maze Runner,” and more, then watch …

Twitter Adds Location Controls For Native Ads On MoPub Twitter Adds Location Controls For Native Ads On MoPub

Twitter announced some new location control features for creating and managing native ads with its MoPub. This is the result of an integration with technology from Namo Media. “MoPub’s new location control features are the first tools that lets you …

Google Adds New Work Features To Chromebooks Google Adds New Work Features To Chromebooks

In a push to get more businesses using Chromebooks, Google announced the launch of some new work-related features. These deal with identity, manageability, virtualization, and performance. There are now single sign-on and multiple sign-in options. The former lets you log …

Google Gives Chromecast Users More Image Options Google Gives Chromecast Users More Image Options

One of the nice things about Google’s Chromecast other than its incredibly attractive price tag, is that it keeps getting better on its own thanks to both Google’s own updates and increasing adoption from other apps. Google announced one of …

It Looks Like Google Is Adding Another Ranking Signal It Looks Like Google Is Adding Another Ranking Signal

It looks like Google is going to be taking the mobile user experience of websites into account as a ranking signal in its algorithm It’s actually pretty surprising if they’re not already doing so. How much weight should such a …

IBM Announces New Watson-Powered Partner Apps, Developer Tools IBM Announces New Watson-Powered Partner Apps, Developer Tools

IBM announced some new Watson-powered cloud apps for the financial services, healthcare, IT services, non-profit, retail, security, and travel industries. This comes as the company opens its new IBM Watson global headquarters in New York. The company is announced new …

Google Adds ‘Show Me My Bills’ Voice Command Google Adds ‘Show Me My Bills’ Voice Command

Google announced that the Google app now lets you tap the mic and say, “Show me my bills” or “My bills due this week” to get access to important billing information. The company said in a Google+ update: When you …

Netflix Gets U.S. Rights To ‘The Honourable Woman’ Netflix Gets U.S. Rights To ‘The Honourable Woman’

Netflix has reportedly acquired the U.S. rights to The Honourable Woman, a spy thriller miniseries from the BBC starring Maggie Gyllenhall. This is according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says BBC Worldwide has also made deals with Canada’s CBC, Spain’s …

Yelp Wants To Help You Respond To Reviews Yelp Wants To Help You Respond To Reviews

Yelp wants to help businesses respond to their reviews, which is something a lot of businesses seem to struggle to do in a productive manner. The company is hosting a webinar on Wednesday that will walk businesses through some best …

Facebook Announces Local Awareness Ads Facebook Announces Local Awareness Ads

Facebook announced a new ad product for local businesses called Local Awareness ads. These let businesses find new customers by showing ads to groups of people who are near that business’s neighborhood. “Local awareness ads are built to be more …

Google Display Network Gets Custom Affinity Audiences Google Display Network Gets Custom Affinity Audiences

Google announced that it will soon roll out custom affinity audiences across the Google Display Network. This will let advertisers define who they want to reach across the web regardless of device. The offering will join affinity audiences, which let …

Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App Facebook Said To Be Readying Anonymity App

Facebook is said to be preparing a new standalone app that will enable users to communicate with one another anonymously, apparently not unlike apps of the moment Whisper and Secret. This comes from The New York Times, which cites two …

Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global Amazon Seller Holiday Deals Program Goes Global

Last year, Amazon gave Marketplace sellers a chance to have their products appear on high-traffic holiday deal pages on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season. This year, the company is opening up such opportunities to more sellers around the world. Deals …

Facebook Launches Audience Network Facebook Launches Audience Network

Facebook introduced the Audience Network at its f8 developer conference in April. This is its new mobile ad network, which lets mobile apps monetize through Facebook’s 1.5 million active advertisers. The network is now “open for business,” as the company …

Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Anymore Google Is Not Going To Be Updating Toolbar PageRank Anymore

It looks like Google Toolbar PageRank may officially be a thing of the past. This will no doubt please some, while upsetting others, but for better or worse, don’t expect it to be updated anymore. Do you think Toolbar PageRank …

Google Insists (Yet Again) That Google+ Is Here To Stay Google Insists (Yet Again) That Google+ Is Here To Stay

Google+ has been around for over three years, and has pretty much faced a never-ending amount of ridicule and expectations of its demise for the majority of that time, but the product just keeps on going. In April, Vic Gundotra, …

Google Notes When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results For More Users Google Notes When Pages May Not Work In Mobile Results For More Users

In July, Google announced that it would start telling mobile users when pages in their search results may not work. For example, if a page uses flash, Google would tell users that it may not work on their device. “A …