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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.
Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing? Were Your Google Authorship Efforts All For Nothing?

Google introduced authorship support over three years ago, leading webmasters and anyone concerned with SEO to jump through a new set of hoops to make sure their faces were visible in Google search results, and hopefully even get better rankings …

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Hits iOS [Updated] LinkedIn Sales Navigator Hits iOS [Updated]

Update: A LinkedIn spokesperson has informed us that the app went up prematurely, and that the company is still in the process of finalizing some of its functionality. They’ve removed the app, and plan on making it available in the …

Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations Netflix Launches New Social Recommendations

Netflix just announced the launch of a new social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it will ask you if you know anyone else who’d like the show, and will …

Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps Apple Reveals Its Reasons For Rejecting Apps

Apple is now providing the most transparency it ever has when it comes to informing developers why it rejects their apps. While it could certainly be a great deal more transparent, the company has a new webpage up for “Common …

Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest Here’s A Look At Which E-Commerce Categories Are Growing The Fastest

E-commerce is booming, and the coming holiday season will only fuel the fire. New research finds that consumer purchase intent is skyrocketing for many e-commerce categories. Do you expect your own online sales to increase significantly this year? Let us …

Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of) Google Blog Search Goes Away (Kind Of)

Google Blog Search is no more – at least as a standalone offering from the search engine. Search Engine Land points out that if you go to its previous home – google.com/blogsearch – it simply redirects you to the Google …

Netflix Kicks Off New Blast Of Exclusive Comedy Specials Netflix Kicks Off New Blast Of Exclusive Comedy Specials

Netflix’s latest blast of exclusive stand-up comedy performances has now begun. On Friday, Netflix debuted Jim Jefferies: Bare. Earlier this month, the company announced four new comedy specials, including this one as well as new specials from Bill Cosby, Bill …

Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library Yahoo Stops Development On User Interface library

Yahoo announced that it is stopping development on the Yahoo User Interface library (YUI). It’s been around since 2005, and was launched to the public the following year. The library offere developers free, open source JavaScript and CSS tools and …

YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast

Google just announced a new feature that will make watching YouTube videos a little better for Chromecast users. You can now queue up videos to play as you watch. In an announcement on Google+, YouTube says: Are you casting from …

DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Gets New Reporting Tools DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite Gets New Reporting Tools

Google announced the launch of several new tools for DoubleClick Search Commerce Suite: Adaptive Shopping Campaigns, bid optimization for Shopping Campaigns, and Purchase detail reports. Adaptive Shopping campaigns let you dynamically create and optimize your Shopping Campaign structure based on …

Twitter Analytics Reveal Low Reach, Suspect Engagement Twitter Analytics Reveal Low Reach, Suspect Engagement

“On Twitter, nothing comes between your Tweets and your followers.” That’s what Twitter said in July when it introduced organic tweet analytics. This week, Twitter opened the analytics dashboard to all users after previously only letting advertisers and verified users …

Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely Google Just Killed Authorship Entirely

Google announced that it is no longer using authorship markup or displaying author information in search results, saying that it just wasn’t as useful as expected. Actually, it was Google’s John Mueller who announced the change on his personal Google+ …

Google Retires Web Search API Four Years After Announcement Google Retires Web Search API Four Years After Announcement

Google announced on Friday that the Web Search API is officially retiring. The day has been coming for four years, but it is finally approaching. Google product manager Dan Ciruli writes on the company’s Developers blog: On November 1, 2010, …

Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones Project Wing: Here Come Google’s Delivery Drones

Late last year, Amazon introduced Amazon Prime Air, its ambitious effort to bring a delivery-by-drone experience to customers. I don’t suppose it should come as much of a surprise that Google is also working on delivery drones. Perhaps a little …

Facebook Launches New Event Ad Options Facebook Launches New Event Ad Options

Facebook announced the launch of new advertiser tools for promoting events and giving them more visibility. For one, Pages will soon be able to create ads for desktop and mobile News Feed to boost awareness for events. In the past, …

Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates Microsoft OneDrive Gets Mobile App Updates

Microsoft announced some updates to its mobile apps, adding different features to each one. The Android app (pictured) now lets users access and manage both personal and work files, which should prove quite helpful. “This is the first example of …

Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny

Last week, Drew Curtis, CEO of the popular news aggregation site Fark, announced that the site is cracking down on misogyny in comment threads. Do you think popular websites do enough to keep misogynistic comments away from users? Share your …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Robin Williams Classics Included) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Robin Williams Classics Included)

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. If the …

Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself Google To Keep Even More Traffic For Itself

Google announced the launch of Knowledge Graph a little over two years ago. It’s already become inadequate for Google’s needs. The search engine wants to be able to quickly answer all of your questions without having to send you to …

Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration Google Publisher Toolbar Adds New Analytics Integration

Google announced the launch of new Google Analytics integration into the Google Publisher Toolbar. This will enable AdSense publishers to easily access insights right from their site pages, like so: Google Analytics is now integrated by default, so you don’t …

Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability. Amazon previously described Zocalo as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and …

Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users

Twitter announced the expansion of organic tweet analytics, opening its dashboard to all users. Twitter launched the dashboard in July, but it was only available to advertisers and verified users (and you know how hard it can be to become …

Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening

Whenever a new social media experience catches the media’s attention, marketers are usually among the first to take note and utilize it. On Tuesday, Facebook’s Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a new iOS app designed to let users create …

Google Announces DoubleClick Planning Google Announces DoubleClick Planning

Google just introduced DoubleClick Planning, a new way for clients to plan and buy cross-channel advertising. Features include two-way sync between planning and campaign execution, an “efficient” request for proposal process, and IO management/billing actualization. “Marketers can only make better …