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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.
Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube

It’s been rumored for weeks, but Google just announced that it has acquired Songza. It will use the acquisition to improve Google Play Music. “They’ve built a great service which uses contextual expert-curated playlists to give you the right music …

Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled

Perhaps in an attempt to divert some of its publicity away from that whole experimenting with people’s emotions thing, Facebook is dropping some stats related to announcements it made at its f8 developers conference in April. As reported earlier, the …

Yahoo Releases New iPad Apps (Yahoo & Yahoo Mail) Yahoo Releases New iPad Apps (Yahoo & Yahoo Mail)

Yahoo announced the launch of new Yahoo and Yahoo Mail iPad apps. The new Yahoo app has what the company refers to as “the best of Yahoo Digital Magazines” and “the very best of the web”. It’s all personalized, of …

LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile

Link Humans has put together an interesting infographic with tips for creating the perfect profile on LinkedIn. This one’s worth paying attention to considering that LinkedIn itself is sharing it. LinkedIn’s Alexis Baird writes, “Your profile is the place to …

Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds

Twitter’s Vine announced that it is now showing loop counts on its iOS and Android apps, and on the web, to show how many times people have looped a video. The loop counts also appear on Vine embeds around the …

‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets ‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets

It looks like Twitter users may soon be able to purchase items directly from tweets. And after the launch of mobile app-install ads, why not? A “Buy Now” has been spotted within the Twitter mobile app. Re/code shows tweets with …

Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2 Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2

Amazon announced the addition of new low-cost, general purpose T2 instances for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The company says they’re designed to reduce costs for apps that don’t require sustained high CPU performance, but benefit from the ability to burst …

Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools In FbStart Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools In FbStart

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has added Braintree, Appmethod, and Get Satisfaction as partners on its FbStart program. That brings the total number to 17. Facebook announced FbStart at f8 in April. It’s a program, which gives startups tools …

Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over

The plot thickens. As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News …

How To Make Money On Google Play How To Make Money On Google Play

As you probably know, Google I/O was last week, and Google has uploaded tons of video from the event, including developer sessions on various topics. Over the weekend, the company posted a slew of them to YouTube, including discussions about …

Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce

Twitter is acquiring mobile retargeting company TapCommerce, as first reported by Re/code . While not officially disclosed, the price is said to be “in the ballpark” of $100 million. TapCommerce and Twitter both just announced the acquisition in a blog …

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time? Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts …

Poster For Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Released Poster For Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Released

In April, Netflix gave us a teaser for the final season of The Killing. Today, we get a poster: The past can't be washed away. #TheKilling returns for The Final Season, August 1 only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/07FfnZ36mu — The Killing …

Twitter Makes App Promotion Ads Widely Available Twitter Makes App Promotion Ads Widely Available

Twitter announced on Monday that it is expanding its mobile app promotion offering to all advertisers globally after beta testing it since April. The offering makes use of Twitter’s interest, keyword, TV, and Tailored Audience, gender, geo, language, and mobile …

Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store

Google is killing Quickoffice two years after acquiring it. Google acquired the productivity software maker in June of 2012, then launched an iPad app later that year. Early last year, they put out the Android and iPhone versions, then made …

Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix (Sweep The Leg) Here’s What’s New On Netflix (Sweep The Leg)

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 skipped …

Google Tells You About The Future Of Apps And Search Google Tells You About The Future Of Apps And Search

Google launched app indexing earlier this year after testing it last fall. About a month ago, they expanded it into more languages. The feature lets Google deliver in-app content in search results on Android devices that have the apps installed. …

Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features Bing Adds New Twitter Search Features

Bing announced on Friday that it is rolling out a feature that lets you search for specific Twitter profiles or hashtags. If you just do a hashtag search, it will give you results for recent tweets for it like so: …

Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy Google Gets You Acquainted With Instant Buy

At Google I/O last year, Google launched the Google Wallet Instant Buy API to simplify mobile shopping, and help sellers get more conversions buy speeding up the checkout process. It was originally launched for Android, but Google expanded it to …

Google Acquires mDialog For DoubleClick Google Acquires mDialog For DoubleClick

Google announced on Thursday that it has acquired mDialog, a video advertising technology company. A post from Google’s DoubleClick Digital Marketing Google+ Page (via TechCrunch) says: We’re thrilled to welcome mDialog to Google. Together, we’re committed to offering more ways …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Picks Up Another Cast Member Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Picks Up Another Cast Member

Earlier this month, we learned that Pedro Pascal, fresh off a memorable turn on Game of Thrones, will star opposite Wagner Moura in Netflix’s upcoming series Narcos. Deadline is now reporting that Manolo Cardona has also joined the cast as …

Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly Amazon Officially Releases SDKs For Dynamic Perspective, Firefly

Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone on Wednesday, and two of the most talked-about features are Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. The former enables the device to track where your head is with a system of cameras and sensors so your perspective …

Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor

It’s hard to believe this wasn’t already a thing, but Google announced in a Google+ post on Wednesday evening that you can now delete files from Docs, Sheets, and Slides without having to leave the editor. Just go to file, …