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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.
Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015 Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer …

Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While Sounds Like Facebook Messenger’s Payments Feature Won’t Be Around For A While

A payments feature in Facebook Messenger has been expected since at least last summer. In June, Facebook hired PayPal President David Marcus to run its messaging unit. The following month, the company reported its earnings for the second quarter, and …

Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time

Last week, we got our first look at Facebook at Work, the company’s new attempt at a business version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise (at least for now). It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and …

46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California 46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California

Apparently you really need to live in California to have a great selection of places to eat. That’s what Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. would have you believe anyway. 46 out of 100 of them are …

Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report] Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report]

ShareThis just released its quarterly Consumer Sharing Trends report looking at both Q4 and all of 2014. It found that mobile social activity grew 28% year-over-year, driven mainly by tablets, which saw 49% growth. Q4 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report …

Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff Microsoft Shows Off A Bunch Of Windows 10 Stuff

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, …

Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds …

Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals Interactive Advertising Bureau Weighs In On Obama Proposals

During Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama briefly touched on some proposals that may have an impact on the digital advertising industry. These include laws to combat cyber attacks and to protect the data of minors. Here’s the …

It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store It’s Now Easier To Become A Google Trusted Store

Google has made some changes to its Google Trusted Stores certification program that should make it easier for merchants to earn the badge, which can help earn the trust of people shopping from Google. About Google Trusted Stores Google first …

Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday

Netflix just reported its Q4 earnings with a record 13 million new members in 2014, compared to 11.1 million in 2013. The company now has a grand total of 57.4 million members. It added 4.33 million members in Q4 alone. …

How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes How SMBs Can Deal With Facebook’s News Feed Changes

In November, Facebook warned businesses that more change was coming to its News Feed algorithm in January. This followed about a year of steady organic Page post reach decline for many of them. The new changes demote posts Facebook deems …

Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing? Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing?

Local SEO firm BrightLocal recently released some findings from its annual SMB Internet Marketing Survey. These revealed that plenty of small and midsize businesses find online marketing effective, and plan to spend more on it in the future, yet a …

Data Confirms Google Is Wiping Out A Whole Category Of Websites Data Confirms Google Is Wiping Out A Whole Category Of Websites

Last month, we reported that Google may have just killed a whole category of websites – lyrics sites. New data shows that search visibility for some of these sites has indeed drastically declined. While it’s interesting enough for this particular …

Twitter’s Latest Acquisition Could Help Advertisers Twitter’s Latest Acquisition Could Help Advertisers

Twitter announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bangalore-based ZipDial in an effort to make Twitter more accessible around the world. The company says the deal “significantly” increases its investment in India where Twitter is already seeing great …

Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants

This was announced last week, but it kind of flew under the radar. Yelp has formed an open data partnership with Socrata to distribute restaurant inspection information. The companies are calling it a strategic partnership aimed at helping improve public …

Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. Right now, it’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to …

Google Glass: If You Want One, You Better Get It Now Google Glass: If You Want One, You Better Get It Now

As has been widely reported, Google Glass, at least in its current form, is going away. Google says it will continue to develop the technology, and we might see a different version somewhere down the line, but the Glass Explorer …

Get Ready For Google’s New Mobile Ranking Signal Get Ready For Google’s New Mobile Ranking Signal

Throughout the course of last year, Google made a bunch of moves showing that it was focusing on improving the mobile search experience for its users by way of getting websites (otherwise known as search results) to make themselves more …

Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips

Last summer, Pinterest made its “new and improved” analytics offering generally available. The company described it as a “smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about what their customers are interested in.” …

Promoted Pins Are Really Good At Getting Clicks Promoted Pins Are Really Good At Getting Clicks

When 2015 started, Pinterest made reservation-based Promoted Pins available to all advertising partners. Early indication is that the ad format could be a major driver of revenue for the company. Pinterest first began testing Promoted Pins in the fall of …

Google Glass: Looking Back On 3 Years Of Ridicule Google Glass: Looking Back On 3 Years Of Ridicule

It was nearly three years ago that Google first unveiled its “crazy future glasses,” under the label Project Glass, which would go on to become known as simply “Google Glass”. Now, as you may have heard, Google is halting general …

Google Gives Webmasters New Structured Data Tool Google Gives Webmasters New Structured Data Tool

Google announced that it is giving webmasters a new structured data tool to help them author and publish markup on their websites. The new tool, it says, will better reflect Google’s interpretation of your content. The tool provides validation for …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

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. Earlier this …

Your Brand’s Social Profiles Can Now Appear In Google’s Knowledge Graph Your Brand’s Social Profiles Can Now Appear In Google’s Knowledge Graph

As some have noticed, Google has started displaying social media profiles in the Knowledge Graph area of search results pages for many brand searches. If you search for Wendy’s, for example, you can very clearly see links to their profiles …