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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.
AOL Offers Up Ad Inventory Programmatically In UK AOL Offers Up Ad Inventory Programmatically In UK

AOL UK announced on Tuesday that it is making all of its reserved advertising inventory available programatically. That’s 100% of if inventory from its owned and operated sites, which will be in its proprietary Demand Side Platform (DSP). Advertisers can …

Microsoft Adds Online Insertion Orders To Bing Ads Microsoft Adds Online Insertion Orders To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced that Bing Ads users can now create and manage insertion orders online through Bing Ads or the Bing Ads API. Included is a new workflow aimed at simplifying the billing process, and making it less time-consuming. Users can …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …

Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report] Google Faces Potential Fines, Criminal Charges In Italy [Report]

Google continues to walk down a rocky road in Europe as it now faces fines and potential criminal charges if it does not meed requirements set by regulators in Italy. The company has been dealing with numerous regulatory issues throughout …

Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release Amazon Sees A Lot Of Developer Action Ahead Of Fire Phone Release

Amazon’s new Fire phone will see its release on Friday, and the company is taking the opportunity to talk about the developer “excitement” related to the platform and features that are unique to the device. “As we approach the release …

Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email Infographic Dives Into How People Use Email

My.com recently put out this infographic as an “open letter to email,” which provides a plethora of interesting stats about how and when people use email. Marketers, take note. “In addition to getting feedback from myMail customers, we are always …

Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Firm Flurry

Yahoo announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company says it will use the acquisition to help it build and support mobile apps and monetization solutions. Flurry has been around since 2008, …

Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition Facebook Closes Oculus Acquisition

Facebook has closed its acquisition of virtual reality technology makers Oculus VR. The deal gained FTC approval in April, and has now completed its final steps. The Wall Street Journal shares this statement from both companies: “We’re looking forward to …

Netflix Earnings Out As Company Prepares To Expand In Europe Netflix Earnings Out As Company Prepares To Expand In Europe

Netflix just released its earnings report for the second quarter, and announced that it has surpassed 50 million global members. That means they’ve added roughly two million since last quarter. 36 million of them are in the U.S. The company …

Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report] Google Head Of Business Joins Spotify’s Board [Report]

Google announced last week that Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora was stepping down. His replacement is Omid Kordestani, who was the company’s business founder and led Google’s sales team for many years. Google would not speak about the transition on …

Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries Google Expands Flight Search To More Countries

Google announced the expansion of Flight Search into three more countries: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. This is the first time Google has added countries since launching in Ireland and Poland in March. A year before that, Google launched the offering …

Netflix Toys Around With Private Viewing Netflix Toys Around With Private Viewing

Netflix is reportedly testing a new feature that would enable users to hide the titles they’ve been watching for fear of embarrassment. Janko Roettgers at GigaOm shares this statement from Netflix’s Cliff Edwards: “At Netflix we continuously test new things. …

Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S.

comScore just released its Media Metrix monthly ranking of the top 50 web properties (desktop) in the United States. The top five consist of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and AOL, followed by Amazon, MODE Media (formerly Glam Media), Turner Digital, …

Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature Facebook Launches Long Overdue Save Feature

Facebook just announced the launch of a “save” feature, which lets you save things you find to check out later. You can save links, places, movies, movies, TV shows, and music you find on Facebook. Introducing Save on Facebook from …

StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year StumbleUpon Referrals Up 13% From Last Year

Shareaholic just released its Q2 Social Media Traffic Report. Out of the eight top social networks (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn), only Facebook saw an increase as a source of social media traffic referrals, up 10.09%. …

Yahoo Gets Exclusive Pre-Theatrical Release Of ‘One Chance’ Yahoo Gets Exclusive Pre-Theatrical Release Of ‘One Chance’

Yahoo announced today that it has teamed up with The Weinstein Company on a pre-theatrical release of the film One Chance. It will be available exclusively on Yahoo Screen this fall. Yahoo CMO Kathy Savitt said, “Every day we help …

How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest How To Get More Traffic From Pinterest

It would appear that Pinterest is only becoming a greater source of web traffic for sites that focus on trying to get it. According to a new report, Buzzfeed, one of the Internet’s biggest consumers of web traffic, is getting …

Apple Announces This Year’s iTunes Festival Apple Announces This Year’s iTunes Festival

Apple just announced its eighth annual iTunes Festival in London, which will take place throughout the month of September. Robert Plant, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, and Chrissie …

Yahoo’s Search Market Share Reportedly Lowest It’s Ever Been Yahoo’s Search Market Share Reportedly Lowest It’s Ever Been

comScore should be releasing its latest U.S. search market numbers soon, but as Greg Sterling reports, some analysts got them early, and have been talking about them. Yahoo has reportedly fallen below 10% market share, which is the lowest it’s …

Google Penalty Costs eBay Big Time Google Penalty Costs eBay Big Time

Back in May, when Google launched a new version of the Panda update, some quickly noticed that eBay seemed to be taking a hit in the rankings. It turned out that it was apparently at the hands of a manual …

Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists Facebook Reminds Us That Slingshot Exists

Facebook launched Slingshot about a month ago. Since then, it’s pretty much been tumbleweeds. It did go global a week later, but there has been very little coverage or talk about Slingshot in the media or tech blogosphere since launch. …

Is Amazon Prime The Fire Phone’s Biggest Selling Point? Is Amazon Prime The Fire Phone’s Biggest Selling Point?

A month ago, Amazon unveiled its Fire phone, an incredibly advanced smartphone apparently aimed at getting more people buying items from their mobile devices than ever before. For than that, however, it’s a way for Amazon to suck more users …

Big Social Networks Are Looking To Help You Better Sell Online Big Social Networks Are Looking To Help You Better Sell Online

For years, businesses have struggled with how to get the most out of social media. For businesses that sell products online, it’s a very interesting time in the space. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest all appear to be opening up new …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

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. We don’t …