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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.
Can Google Revolutionize Email Again? Can Google Revolutionize Email Again?

Ten years ago, Google revolutionized email with Gmail. It set the standard for webmail with a high capacity of free storage, its search-oriented interface, and conversational message view. It even pioneered the use of Ajax. Gmail was a huge deal …

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Gets Consumer Launch Date

Google’s latest version of Android, 5.0 or “Lollipop,” will be available to consumers beginning on November 3rd. Google first previewed some of its new features back at Google I/O in the early summer, and officially announced it last week. Android …

Chromecast Usage Growing Rapidly, New Version On The Way Chromecast Usage Growing Rapidly, New Version On The Way

Google’s Mario Queiroz spoke at a Gigaom event, and talked about the company’s hit streaming device Chromecast. He provided some new numbers (some of which are encouraging for users), and confirmed a new version of the device is on the …

Yahoo Is Doing Better In Search Than Display Yahoo Is Doing Better In Search Than Display

Yahoo came out swinging with its third quarter earnings report and conference call on Tuesday, posting solid results ahead of analysts’ estimates. One particularly noteworthy takeaway was that the company’s search advertising business brought in more money than its display …

Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines

Groupon announced what it’s referring to as a “bold initiative to build a page that lives on Groupon and search engines for almost every local business in the United States.” The initiative is called Groupon Pages, and is essentially business …

Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS

Twitter’s six-second video app Vine is starting to grow up, and add functionality to make it more usable to more people. The company announced today that the iOS app will now let you follow channels to get select vines in …

Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.09 Billion Yahoo Earnings Released, Revenue $1.09 Billion

Yahoo just released its earnings report for the third quarter. Revenue was $1.09 billion with earnings per share at $0.52. The company’s results were well above Wall Street expectations. “We had a good, solid third quarter. We delivered $1.094 billion …

Google Funds Virtual Reality Company Magic Leap Google Funds Virtual Reality Company Magic Leap

Magic Leap, a technology company, which works in augmented reality, virtual reality, and mobile computing, announced that it has raised $542 million in Series B funding, and that this funding was led by Google. Other participants in the round are …

Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform Yelp Adds Hotel, Winery Bookings To Platform

Last year, Yelp launched Yelp Platform, which enables businesses to accept orders and bookings from users right through Yelp itself. It started with restaurants. Earlier this year, Yelp added spas and salons. On Tuesday, the company announced support for hotels …

Google Announces Firebase Acquisition Google Announces Firebase Acquisition

Google announced that it has acquired Firebase, adding its team to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup has developed wasy to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web apps that store and sync data in …

HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores? HTTPS Sites Not Accepted As Google Trusted Stores?

Well, here’s another one of those “Come on, Google” moments. You know how Google has been pushing sites to go HTTPS? Well, people trying to get into Google’s own Trusted Store program have been rejected because their sites use HTTPS. …

Amazon Ships Kindle Voyage Device Amazon Ships Kindle Voyage Device

Amazon announced that its new Kindle Voyage device is now shipping. The company unveiled it last month along with a handful of other Kindle and tablet devices. Amazon considers it its most advanced Kindle to date. It has a new …

Square is Testing ‘Square Payroll’ With California Businesses Square is Testing ‘Square Payroll’ With California Businesses

Square is testing a new payroll product for small and medium-sized businesses. It’s called Square Payroll, and is currently in private beta in California. Re/code was first to report on the test, but Square has plenty of information about the …

Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security Google Launches Security Key For USB-Based Security

Google announced a new way to enhance its 2-step verification security called Security Key, which works through a USB device. Security Key, Google says, is for “particularly security-sensitive” individuals. Don’t worry. If you’re just a common user, and want to …

Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good …

Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support

Apple officially launched Apple Pay, its new payments product, via an update to iOS 8 today. Third-party apps are also getting updates to add support for it. Groupon announced that it has updated its iPhone app to include it as …

Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $42.1 Billion Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $42.1 Billion

Apple just announced its earnings for its fiscal 2014 Q4. This includes revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. That’s compared to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 …

Digital Ad Revenues Reached $23.1 Billion In First Half Of The Year Digital Ad Revenues Reached $23.1 Billion In First Half Of The Year

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced some findings from its latest ad revenue report, including that digital ad revenues hit a record high in the first half of the year at $23.1 billion. That’s up 15% from the same period …

iOS 8.1 Released With Apple Pay, Bug Fixes & More iOS 8.1 Released With Apple Pay, Bug Fixes & More

At its big press event last week, Apple announced that it would launch Apple Pay on Monday, and it has with iOS 8.1 now available for download. Let’s hope this update goes off without a hitch. Its first iOS 8 …

Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android Now FairSearch Is Attacking The New Android

Last week, Google announced Lollipop, its latest Android version (5.0), and now, FairSearch is speaking out against it, claiming it “seeks to expand Google’s control.” Google first showed off some of the operating system’s bells and whistles at Google I/O …

Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts Report: Gmail Android App To Support Third-Party Accounts

Google officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop last week, and now it appears the Gmail app is getting a new update to go along with it. Android Police is reporting that the new app will be able to handle email accounts …

Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a …

Andreessen Leaves eBay’s Board of Directors Andreessen Leaves eBay’s Board of Directors

Marc Andreessen announced he is resigning from eBay’s board of directors as the company prepares to split into two separate entities: eBay and PayPal. Andreessen has been on the board for six years. He joined in September of 2008. He …

Spotify Announces New Family Plans Spotify Announces New Family Plans

Spotify announced a new set of family plans so if you share your account with your family, you can keep preferences, history, playlists, etc. separate. It will enable you to save 50% per additional member compared to getting everyone their …