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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.
‘Derek’ Season 2 Is Now Available On Netflix ‘Derek’ Season 2 Is Now Available On Netflix

The second season of Ricky Gervais dramedy Derek is now available on Netflix as a Netflix original. While it debuted in the UK on Channel 4, it’s considered a Netflix Original in other countries like the U.S. Here’s the show’s …

Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Strategic Cloud Partnership Microsoft And Salesforce Launch Strategic Cloud Partnership

Microsoft and Salesforce just announced a strategic partnership, which will see the two creating new solutions that connect Salesforce’s CRM apps and platform to Microsoft Office and Windows. The company announced two specific products: Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone …

LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’ LinkedIn Looks At ‘State Of Student Recruiting’

With the school year wrapping up, LinkedIn has decided to put together some data to paint us a picture (an infographic actually) of the state of student recruiting in 2014. According to the company, there are over 39 million students …

Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings Press Release Sites Take A Hit In Google’s Rankings

It would appear that some big name press release distribution sites have taken a hit in Google. Sean Malseed at Seer Interactive pointed out that PRWeb lost over half of its traffic, and dropped out of the first 20 Google …

Google Is Doing A Q&A With Cast From ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Google Is Doing A Q&A With Cast From ‘Orange Is The New Black’

Google will be hosting a Q&A with Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, and Yael Stone from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black on Friday, a week before the show’s much anticipated second season makes its debut. The event will be livestreamed, …

Census Bureau: Online Shopping, Mail Order Businesses Up 27% Census Bureau: Online Shopping, Mail Order Businesses Up 27%

The U.S. Census Bureau released some new stats on Thursday, including that online shopping establishments were up 27.4% between 2011 and 2012. It says the number of electronic shopping and mail-order houses establishments grew from 23,697 to 30,185 in that …

D-Link Launches Facebook Wi-Fi Router For Small Businesses D-Link Launches Facebook Wi-Fi Router For Small Businesses

D-Link has teamed up with Facebook on a wireless router for small businesses that utilizes Facebook Wi-Fi. The router enables businesses to offer their customers a Wi-Fi hotspot, which they can access by checking into the business on Facebook. You …

Forrester Looks At The Hows And Whys Of B2B Ecommerce Forrester Looks At The Hows And Whys Of B2B Ecommerce

Forrester has a new report out looking at B2B ecommerce finding what it describes as “solid evidences on the impressive financial successes achieved by companies that have taken the lead in implementing B2B ecommerce.” The report found that 89% of …

What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media What Brands Are Doing Wrong With Visual Social Media

In case you haven’t noticed, consumers on the Internet are doing a lot of their online communication through visuals these days. People are sharing roughly 1.8 billion photos every day just on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. But image sharing …

Netflix Keeps ‘DreamWorks Dragons’ Alive With New Seasons Netflix Keeps ‘DreamWorks Dragons’ Alive With New Seasons

Netflix has been known to revive canceled television shows with new Netflix-exclusive seasons. It also has a huge deal with DreamWorks animation. That’s why it comes as no shock that Netflix will get new seasons of DreamWorks Dragons after the …

Google Not Where It Wants To Be On Diversity Google Not Where It Wants To Be On Diversity

Google revealed some company diversity numbers on Wednesday, and they’re not great. Google is 70% men and 61% white. Google says it’s not happy with these numbers, and that it wants to be better at diversity. Here’s a look at …

Apple Officially Announces Beats Acquisition Apple Officially Announces Beats Acquisition

You knew it was coming, but now it’s official. Apple just made the announcement that it has agreed to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics. Co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will be joining the company. The price is approximately …

Is Google’s Panda Update Helping Small Businesses? Is Google’s Panda Update Helping Small Businesses?

Early last week, Google pushed out a couple of big algorithm updates: a new version of the so-called “Payday Loans” update and a new generation of the famous/infamous Panda update. Google has been talking up the latter for a while, …

Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank Matt Cutts Talks Google Link Extraction And PageRank

In a new video, Matt Cutts, Google’s head of webspam, discussed how Google views two links with different anchor text on one page pointing to the same destination, and how that affects PageRank. The explanation is Cutts’ response to the …

Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain Microsoft Acquires App Analytics Company Capptain

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Capptain, a platform for app developers that combines analytics with push notifications and in-app messaging campaigns. Here it is in a nutshell: Microsoft will integrate Capptain with Azure. “With Capptain’s solution, organizations can …

Square Capital (Square’s Cash Advance Program) Gets Formal Launch Square Capital (Square’s Cash Advance Program) Gets Formal Launch

Earlier this year, Square began testing Square Capital, a cash advance program for business owners. On Wednesday, the company formally launched it. There’s no application process with Square Capital, and businesses get their money the next business day, according to …

Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon Google To Present New Approach To Take-Down Requests Soon

Earlier this month, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. Search engines may not actually delete all results requested, but must …

Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads Google Puts Knowledge Graph Info In Ads

Google is testing a new feature for search ads, which includes links to popups that contain Knowledge Graph information. It appears to replicate a feature that Google already utilizes in organic results. This was launched in January: Typically, like most …

Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins Amazon Now Has A Store Just For Collectible Coins

Amazon just launched a new store for Collectible Coins at amazon.com/collectiblecoins. It claims to offer direct access to over 10,000 unique U.S. coins from over 75 dealers. According to the company, shoppers will be able to peruse a “wide variety …

Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums Bing Is Shutting Down Its Webmaster Forums

Microsoft announced that it is shutting down Bing’s Webmaster Forums as they have apparently not grown in a meaningful way. As of the end of this month or early next month, the Bing Webmaster Community Forum will be no more. …

Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them. Google’s New Self-Driving Cars Eliminate Steering Wheel, Gas And Brake Pedals. Just Trust Them.

Google has been busy building some new self-driving car model prototypes without steering wheels gas pedals or brake pedals, or the need for human intervention. Yikes. With Google’s original self-driving cars, humans were able to take over. This takes things …

Google Analytics Premium Lets Companies View Performance Across Sites Google Analytics Premium Lets Companies View Performance Across Sites

Google announced a big new feature for Google Analytics Premium on Tuesday. The company is launching roll-up reporting to help companies view performance across all of their apps and websites in one interface. “In today’s multi-touchpoint consumer world, this is …

Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows Google Tightens Security On Chrome For Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this. …

Facebook Aims To Give Users More Control Over Sharing From Apps Facebook Aims To Give Users More Control Over Sharing From Apps

Facebook announced some new options for users using apps at f8 last month, letting them decline to share certain data when giving the app permissions. Today, Facebook provided an update on how it’s “giving people more control over when they …