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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.
LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering LinkedIn’s SlideShare Expands Its Analytics Offering

LinkedIn announces is opening up analytics feature previously only available to premium SlideShare users to all users. “Really helpful in slicing, dicing and understanding your traffic so you can understand and do more of what’s working (and less of what’s …

Netflix Will Never Have Offline Viewing Netflix Will Never Have Offline Viewing

If you thought that Netflix might one day enable you to watch content offline, I’m afraid you’re sorely mistaken. The company has officially shot down the notion that this will ever be offered. Some content providers offer such a feature. …

These Are The Top Business Skills Of The Year These Are The Top Business Skills Of The Year

This time of year, just about every major Internet service puts out some kind of look back at 2014. The search engines reveal the top trending searches of the year. The music streaming/download services reveal the hottest tunes. The social …

Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’ Facebook Groups May Let You ‘Sell Something’

Facebook is reportedly testing a new “sell something” feature in Groups. This appears as an option alongside “Write Post” and “Ask a question” when you go to post in a Facebook Group. TheNextWeb shares a screenshot of what it looks …

Flash Player 16 Includes Important Updates Flash Player 16 Includes Important Updates

Adobe released Flash Player 16 last week. It comes with important bug and security fixes, and adds stand alone installation and plugin support for the PPAPI (“Pepper”) version of Flash Player. Before, this was only available as an integrated component …

Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report] Google Not Getting Rid Of News Results In Spain [Report]

It’s been an interesting saga for Google News in Spain over the past couple weeks. Google announced it would shut down Google News on December 16 as the result of a Spanish law that requires such services to pay publishers …

Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box Dish Adds Netflix App To Its Box

Dish just became the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate Netflix. The company announced that the Netflix app is now available on its second-generation Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR box. Dish customers will now be able to stream …

Hulu Acquires SVOD Rights To Resurrection, Mistresses, Devious Maids Hulu Acquires SVOD Rights To Resurrection, Mistresses, Devious Maids

Hulu announced a new licensing agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group that will give it exclusive SVOD rights to all episodes of Resurrection and Mistresses, and prior episodes of Lifetime’s Devious Maids. “ABC Studios produces some of the most compelling …

Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail) Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail)

Google announced some new features for Google Drive on Android and iOS. On Android, users can search for files in Drive from the main Google app. Google explains, “For example, you could say ‘OK, Google — search for holiday letter …

Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source Freebase Google Is Shutting Down Knowledge Graph Source Freebase

When Google first announced the Knowlege Graph, it named Freebase as one of its primary sources of structured data. It was named as one several public sources of information, which also included Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. Google announced …

Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options

Twitter announced the launch of two new mobile targeting features for advertisers: mobile carrier targeting and targeting users with new mobile devices. Twitter says a number of types of advertisers can make use of carrier targeting, such as carriers themselves, …

Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report] Google News Closure Already Hurting Publishers [Report]

As you may know, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain today as a new law takes effect, requiring such services to pay publishers to use small snippets of text. Google has indeed shut down the homepage …

eBay Labels Now Available On Mobile eBay Labels Now Available On Mobile

eBay announced that it is now offering sellers labels from its mobile apps. While you could access and print labels from the desktop before, the functionality has been expanded to make it more convenient. The company announced in a short …

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Extended To Open Hybrid Cloud Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Extended To Open Hybrid Cloud

Red Hat announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the SAP HANA platform is now available to be deployed across the open hybrid cloud. This of course includes via those public cloud providers certified by Red Hat. Red Hat says …

Pinterest Lets You Move Multiple Pins To Different Boards Pinterest Lets You Move Multiple Pins To Different Boards

Pinterest announced the launch of a new feature that lets users move multiple Pins to different boards. This, the company says, is a present to users for the holidays, as it’s been a highly requested feature. “Now, Pinners can copy, …

IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability IAB Gives Guidance On Ad Viewability

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released its “State of Viewability Transaction 2015″ report aimed at offering guidance on how to manage the “shift of digital media’s ‘audience currency’ to 100 percent viewability.” Right now, it says, 100% viewability measurement simply …

Google Wallet For iOS Lets You Split Bills Google Wallet For iOS Lets You Split Bills

Google Wallet for iOS will now let you split up bills with your friends, adding a helpful function to an app Google is still hoping will truly take off. Google announced the news in a brief Google+ post: The days …

Here’s What’s Coming To (And Going From) Netflix In January (You Ain’t Seen Bad Boys II?) Here’s What’s Coming To (And Going From) Netflix In January (You Ain’t Seen Bad Boys II?)

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’re breaking …

Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App Yelp Shows Businesses Some Love With New App

Yelp’s reputation among businesses is…let’s just say a mixed bag. By now, you’ve no doubt heard plenty of horror stories, regardless of whether or not they’re true (they’re often unproven), but the fact is that Yelp needs businesses to exist, …

Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App Netflix Adds Social Recommendations To Android App

Back in September, Netflix launched a social recommendation feature, which enables users to recommend titles to people privately. When you finish watching something, it asks if you know anyone else who’d like the title, and prompts you to find your …

Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain? Should Google News Be Shut Down In Spain?

Publishers aren’t fond of the idea of not having Google News to send them traffic, it would seem. Who knew? Last week, Google announced it would shut down Google News in Spain on December 16. The day is here, and …

Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014 Robin Williams Leads Google Searches For 2014

Google has released its annual lists of the top trending searches for the year. In the past, these have come under the “Zeitgeist” label, but this year, Google is just going with “Year in Search” without any explanation as to …

Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience Google Talk Deals With Zombies And Neuroscience

On Halloween, Google hosted a talk with neuroscientists Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek about neuroscience and zombies. Now as the holidays draw near, Google has made the talk available for our viewing pleasure (and in Night of the Living Dead …

HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn’t support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don’t …