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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.
‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users ‘Ok, Google’ Now Available For All U.S. Chrome Users

Chrome users can now search Google by saying, “Ok, Google” from their desktop browser from the Google homepage or the new tab page. Make sure you have the latest update of the browser, and go to google.com to turn it …

Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Apple Leads For 7th Consecutive Year Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Apple Leads For 7th Consecutive Year

Gartner has released its 10th annual Supply Chain Top 25, and Apple is at the top of the list for the seventh year in a row. McDonald’s came in second for the second consecutive year. A couple of new companies …

Are Video Reviews On Yelp A Good Idea? Are Video Reviews On Yelp A Good Idea?

Yelp is reportedly getting video reviews. As of the time of this writing, the company hasn’t formally announced the feature yet, but Business Insider spoke with mobile product manager Madhu Prabaker, who told the publication about the feature, and gave …

Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Google has only owned Nest for just over three months, and its smoke alarms are already being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall covering all Nest Protect smoke alarms sold (there are 440,000 of them). …

Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook

Heroku recently announced full support for the new PHP. It did so during Facebook’s f8 conference, drawing on Facebook’s PHP innovation. As Heroku notes, the new PHP is built on new runtimes and frameworks, while utilizing familiar aspects of the …

LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network LinkedIn Shows You How Your Profile Ranks Compared To Others In Your Network

LinkedIn introduced a new feature of its Who’s Viewed Your Profile page showing you “how you rank” compared to others in your network. It’s almost like LinkedIn’s own little Klout score. Unsurprisingly, the Who’s Viewed Your Profile feature is one …

Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report Bing Ads Report Suite Gets New Geo Location Report

The Bing Ads Report suite and API now features a new geographical location report. This had apparently been an highly requested feature. “In response to your feedback, we’ve redesigned how location information is displayed in the report to show you …

Google Apps Gets New Android Device Management Features Google Apps Gets New Android Device Management Features

Google announced the launch of some new Google Apps Mobile Management features for Android to help organizations manage BYOD policies. These include inactive account wipe, support for EAP-based WiFi networks, compromised device detection, and additional reporting fields. “Bring your own …

Pinterest Gives Marketing Tech Products New API Access Pinterest Gives Marketing Tech Products New API Access

Pinterest announced that it is working with a small group of marketing technology companies to offer Pinterest business insights. These include Salesforce (Exact Target Marketing Cloud), Hootsuite, Spredfast, Percolate, Piqora, Curalate, and Tailwind. These companies are getting automated access to …

Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies Facebook App To Start Listening To And Identifying Music, TV Shows, Movies

Facebook is releasing a new feature for its mobile apps that listens to what users are listening to or watching on TV, so they can easily share it with their friends. Think about it like a Shazam for Facebook that …

Netflix To Add More Highly-Rated And Exclusive Content Netflix To Add More Highly-Rated And Exclusive Content

Netflix is about to become a little more choosey about the content it pays for, with the goal of delivering customers more titles they actually want to watch. This is according to Variety, which recaps some words spoken by CFO …

Class Action Suit Seeks Payment For AdSense Publishers Class Action Suit Seeks Payment For AdSense Publishers

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google related to claims that the search giant is stealing money from publishers by shutting down their accounts before paying them. Last month, a person claiming to be a former Google employee …

Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda

Google makes changes to its algorithm every day (sometimes multiple changes in one day). When the company actually announces them, you know they’re bigger than the average update, and when one of them is named Panda, it’s going to get …

Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries Netflix To Launch In Six New Countries

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it is readying launches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We’ve heard about Netflix’s efforts to secure the further expansion of its European operations, and now it’s coming to fruition. Netflix is already …

Percona  XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Percona XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Percona recently announced that Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona Toolkit for MySQL, and Percona XtraBackup are now included in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release of Linux. Percona XtraDB Cluster is also now certified for the Red Hat Enterprise …

Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s …

Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3 Microsoft Unveils Thin Surface Pro 3

Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3 tablet on Tuesday. It’s actually a tablet and laptop in one with multiple processor, RAM and storage options. For those of you who like it thin, it’s 30% thinner than an 11-inch MacBook Air. …

Yahoo Extends Native Stream Ads Into More Countries Yahoo Extends Native Stream Ads Into More Countries

Yahoo announced on Tuesday that it is extending its Stream Ads internationally with availability in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom. “Last year, we debuted Yahoo Stream Ads as a way to make content …

Facebook Extends Video Ads Into More Countries Facebook Extends Video Ads Into More Countries

Facebook announced that it is introducing its Premium Video Ads in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK with a limited number of advertisers. These ads have been tested in the U.S. since December. The ads begin playing …

‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Gets New Poster [Netflix Originals] ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Gets New Poster [Netflix Originals]

The second season of Netflix’s Hemlock Grove is getting closer, and the company has a new poster out for it. Netflix tweeted this out this morning: Even Demons Have Demons… #HemlockGrove returns with all new episodes, July 11, only on …

AdWords Gets New Call Conversion Features AdWords Gets New Call Conversion Features

Last fall, Google launched calls as conversions for AdWords in the US, UK, and Germany. They recently expanded this functionality to Spain and Australia. The company says it will expand it to additional countries in the coming year. “In a …

John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good John Oliver’s Take On European Google Ruling Is Pretty Good

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. They don’t necessarily have to delete all results requested, but may find …

Klout Launches Android App After iOS App Increases Sharing Klout Launches Android App After iOS App Increases Sharing

Last month, Klout launched a new iOS app, promising an Android version in the near future. Now, that version is here. The app is, of course, based on the newer version of Klout launched in February, which turned the service …

Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive

Google has launched an update to the Gmail app for Android, which adds a handful of features, including the ability to save attachments to Google Drive, which will enable you to save space on your phone or tablet. “Instead of …