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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-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat Google-Backed SurveyMonkey Teams Up With Pew, Westat

SurveyMonkey, one of the initial companies in Google Captial’s portfolio, announced that it has teamed up with Pew Research Center and Westat to “examine non-probability sampling and potential frameworks for measurement and evaluation.” The primary focus of the collaboration, SurveyMonkey …

Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive Microsoft Office, Dropbox Integrations Arrive

Earlier this month, Dropbox and Microsoft announced a partnership, which would see Dropbox integrations with Microsoft Office on phones, tablets, and the web. Dropbox announced on Tuesday that the integrations are now here. Users can access Dropbox from Office apps, …

Pinterest Android App Gets An Update Pinterest Android App Gets An Update

Pinterest recently gave its iOS app a significant overhaul. Now, the company announced its Android counterpart’s update. Android users will find simplified navigation, some visual tweaks, and a quicker start-up time. Here’s a quick look at the before and after: …

Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox? Could Google Lose Apple Like It Lost Firefox?

Google may be in danger of losing a major deal for its search engine, which could result in a reduction in market share. Google has already lost out to Yahoo as the default search engine for Mozilla’s Firefox browser in …

Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands

Twitter announced that it’s testing a new offering for advertisers called Twitter Offers, whicn enables them to provide card-linked promotions to users. When a Twitter users sees a Twitter Offer in their timeline, they can add it to their credit …

Vine Keeps You From Missing Your Favorites Vine Keeps You From Missing Your Favorites

Twitter’s Vine announced the addition of a new favoriting feature, which allows you to select your favorite accounts, so you won’t miss Vines from them. You’ll see a little star icon in the top right corner of users’ profiles, which …

Chromecast Adds Support For Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street Chromecast Adds Support For Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street

Google announced yet more apps that are now supporting its $35 Chromecast streaming device. These are some significant ones that should only serve to help sales for the holidays (which are bound to be pretty good already). The device will …

Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request Microsoft Sues IRS For Not Delivering On FOIA Request

Microsoft has sued the IRS in relation to a Freedom of Information Act request. The company wants information related to an IRS investigation into its tax records as it conducts an audit. The audit focuses on a fee charged between …

Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK

Google has settled a defamation suit in the UK, which was filed in response to content Google simply indexed in its search results. The settlement is noteworthy as historically Google has not claimed responsibility for the content in its results. …

Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’ Netflix Will Soon Get Nick Offerman’s ‘American Ham’

In a couple weeks, Netflix will debut comedian Nick Offerman’s stand-up special American Ham. This should be a much more crowd-pleasing addition than the Bill Cosby special Netflix just pulled. Offerman tweeted: I made you a gift of #Ham. @BarackObama @VogtRoberts …

YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and …

Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking Google Still Uses Desktop Page Speed For Mobile Ranking

As you may know, Google has been focusing on how it can better rank mobile search results. The big news last week was that it added a “Mobile-Friendly” label to results, and would give such sites a ranking boost. Google …

Netflix Getting New Show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock Netflix Getting New Show ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ From Tina Fey & Robert Carlock

Netflix announced late on Friday that it will premiere globally in March a new Tina Fey and Robert Carlock comedy series starring Ellie Kemper (pictured). It’s called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive home to …

Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool ‘Grapevine’ [Report] Big Facebook Spenders Get Special Ad Tool ‘Grapevine’ [Report]

Facebook reportedly has a marketing program called Grapevine, which it shares with some of its highest-paying advertisers, that gives those advertisers access to unprecedented user data on an anonymous basis. This is according to AdWeek, which cites anonymous sources, and …

Google For Work Gets Security Upgrade Google For Work Gets Security Upgrade

Facebook may be preparing to grab some of the workplace market share, but other, more seasoned vets of the space have hardly slowed down in improving their own offerings. For example, last week, Microsoft announced Skype Document Chat for Office …

Facebook At Work Reportedly Coming In January Facebook At Work Reportedly Coming In January

We recently learned that Facebook is testing a product called Facebook At Work, which would compete with the likes of LinkedIn, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Yammer, to name a few. This was actually first discussed back in June by …

Yahoo Mail Experiences Technical Difficulties Yahoo Mail Experiences Technical Difficulties

Yahoo Mail has been experiencing some technical difficulties with service disruption for some users due to the severing of an underwater cable, which the company says was caused by a third party. This morning at 9:45 PST, Yahoo said, “The …

eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More

It’s been looking like eBay Now’s days were numbered for quite a while now. Now, the mobile apps for the e-commerce company’s same-day delivery service have gone M.I.A. VentureBeat reported all the way back in June that eBay Now could …

Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France

Netflix only launched in France in September, but it already has some trouble on its hands in the country. France’s largest consumer defense organization, The Confederation for Consumption, Housing, Living and Environment (CLCV), has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the …

Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt

Yahoo has acquired Cooliris, makers of the photo app of the same name as well as BeamIt. Cooliris announced the news on its website, where it said: Cooliris is passionate about creating fast, fluid mobile experiences for content and communication …

Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland

For the past year or so, Google has been on a warpath when it comes to link networks, particularly in Europe. That is still going on, it would seem. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable reports that webmasters and SEOs …

GoDaddy Announces ‘Unpredictable’ Super Bowl Ad GoDaddy Announces ‘Unpredictable’ Super Bowl Ad

GoDaddy, a company known almost as much for its Super Bowl ads as its actual services, announced that it will be appearing in a spot during the Super Bowl yet again in 2015. While typically, the company runs multiple ads …

Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%. The price, which has been $1.20 per night, will be raised to $1.50 per night starting December 2. The price for Blu-rays will go from $1.50 to $2.00 per night. Video …

Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but if you’re still clinging to any shred of hope that Google will be updating Toolbar PageRank again, it’s probably time to give it up. Do you think Toolbar …