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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.
Facebook Is Working To Save You From Yourself Facebook Is Working To Save You From Yourself

Facebook is reportedly working on some kind of virtual assistant that would ask users if they’re sure they want to post a picture if its algorithms find something they think the user might find embarrassing. That’s how focused on image …

Google Adds My Maps To Google Drive Google Adds My Maps To Google Drive

Google announced that users can now create, access, and share Maps with its My Maps feature in Google Drive. Google’s goal was to make creating a map as easy as creating a new document. To do just that, go to …

Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features

Google launched an update for its Hangouts app for Android that includes a bunch of new features. For one, there are new “smart suggestions” in conversations. “When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks, …

Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream

Yahoo announced the launch of a personalized, real-time news stream with news summaries in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail. This was made available on the mobile version earlier this year. The stream includes top stories across different categories, with …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile) Facebook’s Trending Feature Just Got A Lot Better (And Mobile)

Facebook announced some updates to its Trending feature, including availability on mobile and new sections for different types of content. Availability on mobile is pretty self-explanatory other than to say it will only be available in the US for the …

Google: Clicks On App Deep Links Jumped By 10x Last Quarter Google: Clicks On App Deep Links Jumped By 10x Last Quarter

Google started testing app indexing on Android in October of last year, adding deep links from apps within search results on its operating system. In June, they opened it up to everyone. On Tuesday, Google provided an update on what’s …

Google: There Will Be No End To Penguin Roll-Out Google: There Will Be No End To Penguin Roll-Out

Google confirmed what we pretty much already knew, making perhaps its clearest statement on the matter yet. That last Penguin update it launched is going to continue indefinitely. It was originally billed as a slow roll-out, but now we know …

The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here

Back in July, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad with over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions. These would include native apps for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically …

Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis Cisco To Acquire Security Company Neohapsis

Cisco announced that it intends to acquire Neohapsis, a company which offers network, cloud, and app security, as well as IT risk and compliance services. Cisco says it will use the acquisition to help customers build security capabilities and overcome …

Google Makes Mobile Lightbox Ads Available Globally Google Makes Mobile Lightbox Ads Available Globally

Google recently announced it would bring its Lightbox ad format to mobile devices. They’re now available to AdWords advertisers globally. “With Lightbox ads, it’s easy to use existing creative assets to create beautiful, engaging ads that look great on any …

Hulu Makes Deal For Discovery Content Hulu Makes Deal For Discovery Content

Hulu announced that it has entered into a partnership with Discovery which will see it become the exclusive subscription video on-demand home to Deadliest Catch. It’s the first ong-form content partnership between the two. The agreement will also see Hulu …

YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014 YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their best of 2014 lists. This time it’s YouTube with the top ads of the year. These are ads that debuted on YouTube. They evaluated them based on things like watch time, …

Netflix Releases Another ‘Marco Polo’ Featurette Netflix Releases Another ‘Marco Polo’ Featurette

Last month, Netflix gave us a behind-the-scenes look at Marco Polo in a featurette, which appeared on YouTube. Now, as the show’s premiere draws near, they’ve given us a second one. You can get a look at the actual trailer …

Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot Etsy Launches New Local Feature In Pilot

Etsy announced that it’s launching a pilot program that will alert shoppers on their mobile device that an Etsy seller they like is selling at a local event. “Etsy Local push notifications are a new way for Etsy sellers and …

Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences From Mobile Apps Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences From Mobile Apps

Twitter announced the launch of tailored audiences from mobile apps, enabling advertisers to create targetable audience segments based on mobile app actions (like installs, purchases, or sign-ups). This follows the recent news that Twitter would track which apps users have. …

Google Cloud Platform Gets Expanded Windows Support Google Cloud Platform Gets Expanded Windows Support

Google announced expanded Windows Support for its Cloud Platform. This comes in the form of Microsoft License Mobility, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition availability, and an optimized version of the Chrome RDP app for Windows. Microsoft License Mobility for …

Facebook’s Parse Gets Crash Reporting, Local Datastore for iOS Facebook’s Parse Gets Crash Reporting, Local Datastore for iOS

Facebook announced Crash Reporting and Local Datastore for iOS for Parse. The former lets you register, track, and resolve crashes in your apps. “Being able to capture and fix crashes efficiently means fewer frustrated users, and better retention–one of the …

Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content Amazon Releases 4K Ultra HD Video Content

Amazon announced that it has added 4K Ultra HD video to Amazon Instant Video. And guess what. It’s not only for Prime members! I’ll bet you didn’t see that coming. Of course Prime members do still get the perk of …

Yahoo Adds App Install Ads To Gemini Yahoo Adds App Install Ads To Gemini

Yahoo announced that app install ads are now available through Gemini, the ad marketplace the company launched earlier this year. Advertisers in the United States with managed accounts can use Gemini to promote apps across the Yahoo network with the …

Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board

Salesforce announced it has appointed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to its Board of Directors. Her role went into effect on December 5, and increases the board size to 11 members. “We are delighted that Susan has joined our Board of …

Is Amazon’s New Feature A Game-Changer? Is Amazon’s New Feature A Game-Changer?

Amazon has a new feature that it’s calling a game-changer, and could really make selling Amazon all the more attractive to people looking to unload items. This could have an effect sellers listing on eBay and other auction sites. It’s …

Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery

This probably doesn’t surprise anyone, but Amazon is now trying out bicycle messengers for package delivery, because why wouldn’t it? MarketWatch reports: In its latest attempt to take on brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is testing plans to offer deliveries within …

Apple Names Best Apps, Music (Not U2), TV, Movies, Books Of 2014 Apple Names Best Apps, Music (Not U2), TV, Movies, Books Of 2014

Apple named its top apps, music, movies, TV shows and books on iTunes for 2014. These are for the U.S. Elevate took the top iPhone App spot with Threes! winning the top iPhone Game spot. Pixelmator won best iPad app, …