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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.
The Verge Publisher Vox Media Acquires Re/code The Verge Publisher Vox Media Acquires Re/code

There’s a lot happening in the world of tech news media. The latest piece of news in the publisher circuit is that Vox Media (The Verge, SB Nation, Polygon, Vox.com, Eater, Racked, Curbed) is acquiring Re/code roughly a year and …

Gigaom Is Coming Back Under New Ownership Gigaom Is Coming Back Under New Ownership

In March, the tech news industry was shocked by the news that one of its most prominent blogs, Gigaom, was shutting down after revealing it was unable to pay its creditors. On Tuesday, it was announced that the site will …

Facebook Puts Critic Content On Restaurant Pages Facebook Puts Critic Content On Restaurant Pages

It appears that Facebook is taking another step in offering an alternative to Yelp and similar services. The company has reportedly partnered with a number of content providers to show reviews from food critics on restaurants’ Facebook Pages. The feature …

eBay Promoted Listings: Only Pay For Clicks That Result In Sales eBay Promoted Listings: Only Pay For Clicks That Result In Sales

eBay announced the launch of new Promoted Listing ads, which enable advertisers to pay only for clicks that result in an item being purchased. The company says you can use the ads to boost item visibility, start a campaign at …

A Lot More People Get Periscope Access As App Hits Android A Lot More People Get Periscope Access As App Hits Android

Twitter’s Periscope app is now available to Android users who have so far had to stand idly by while iOS device owners had the luxury of talking about and using one of the most talked about apps of the year …

Did Google’s Attempt To Fix Racist Results Screw Over Businesses? Did Google’s Attempt To Fix Racist Results Screw Over Businesses?

It looks like Google Maps vandalism and Google’s way of addressing it may have led to a massive rankings shift in local search results, which can obviously have a major impact on businesses. Have you noticed any drastic changes in …

Now Charter Communications Is Going To Buy Time Warner Cable Now Charter Communications Is Going To Buy Time Warner Cable

Now that Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable has fallen apart, Charter Communications has swooped in to attempt an acquisition of TWC. In February, Comcast announced its intent to acquire the other cable giant, but that deal officially died in …

Google Improves Ads For Nearby Businesses Google Improves Ads For Nearby Businesses

Last year, Google announced an improvement to location extensions which saw businesses with multiple locations being able to display up to three on their mobile search ads. Google has now made a new improvement, saying it will show three or …

Google Has Replaced Matt Cutts Google Has Replaced Matt Cutts

It looks like Matt Cutts has been officially replaced as the head of web spam at Google. We don’t know who his replacement is, and we might not anytime soon, but the company has confirmed his replacement nevertheless. In July, …

What Does Google’s New Tweet Section Mean For You? What Does Google’s New Tweet Section Mean For You?

Google and Twitter have been teasing us with a new integration of tweets into Google search results for months, but this week they finally made the official announcement. Real-time tweets are now showing in Google search results on mobile devices …

Here’s What’s New on Netflix This Week Here’s What’s New on Netflix This 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. We don’t …

Google Search Console Gets App Indexing-Friendly Google Search Console Gets App Indexing-Friendly

Earlier this week, Google announced that it has rebranded Google Webmaster Tools as Google Search Console. The company did not announce any new features to accompany the name change, but it didn’t take them long to unveil the first updates …

Twitter Releases New Ads Globally Twitter Releases New Ads Globally

Last summer, Twitter unveiled its objective-based campaigns, reports, and pricing, which it described as a new way to optimize ad campaign performance. They enable advertisers to only pay for actions that are “aligned with” their marketing objectives. Until now, these …

Bing Wants To Better Surface Mobile Apps Bing Wants To Better Surface Mobile Apps

Bing is trying to make it easier for mobile application developers to get their apps found in search results. It’s expanding its “Actions Intelligence” to Bing and other Bing-powered search products, such as Cortana, and creating a “massive” index of …

PLAs Come To YouTube With TrueView For Shopping PLAs Come To YouTube With TrueView For Shopping

Google announced that it is extending its product listing ads (PLAs) to YouTube with TrueView for Shopping, its new format that lets businesses run product ads with related videos. It’s no wonder that Google has been encouraging marketers to create …

Here’s A Preview Of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From) Netflix in June Here’s A Preview Of What’s Coming To (And Going Away From) Netflix in June

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. This time, …

Google Webmaster Tools Changed To Google Search Console Google Webmaster Tools Changed To Google Search Console

Recognizing that a lot of different types of people use Webmaster Tools beyond just traditional webmasters, Google has decided to rebrand its popular product to reflect that. From now on, Google Webmaster Tools will be known as Google Search Console. …

Twitter Shares Findings On Video Engagement Twitter Shares Findings On Video Engagement

Twitter released some new findings about video usage on its network based on commissioned surveys across fourteen countries and speaking to over a thousand people specifically selected to reflect the demographic profile of each country. This infographic represents U.S. insights. …

Facebook’s FbStart Expands To Pre-Launch Startups, Adds Benefits Facebook’s FbStart Expands To Pre-Launch Startups, Adds Benefits

In April of last year, Facebook announced FbStart, a program to give satartups developer tools and services from Facebook and partner companies to help them get their businesses to take off. The company opened it up to startups the following …

Here’s What The New AdWords Editor Does Here’s What The New AdWords Editor Does

Google announced the launch of an update to its latest version of AdWords Editor. Version 11.0 was released last year, and now 11.1 is available. You can upgrade here. The latest update includes full support for labels, upgraded URLs, call-only …

Google’s Chromecast Gains Fox, CBS Support Google’s Chromecast Gains Fox, CBS Support

It’s a good day for Chromecast users hoping to get more streaming content options. Both CBS and Fox announced new support for Google’s $35 streaming device. CBS announced the ability to cast CBS content from CBS.com and the CBS App, …

Is This Facebook’s Most Small Business-Friendly Offering Yet? Is This Facebook’s Most Small Business-Friendly Offering Yet?

Facebook announced the launch of its local awareness ads last fall. These enable local business advertisers to target Facebook users based on their location. If a person is near the business, Facebook can advertise to them. Now, the adds have …

Mobile-Friendly Update Bing Announced In November Still Hasn’t Rolled Out Mobile-Friendly Update Bing Announced In November Still Hasn’t Rolled Out

In November, Bing principal program manager Mir Rosenberg wrote in a blog post, “We started probing web pages for ‘mobile friendliness’ and ranking web pages accordingly on our users’ mobile phones.” Bing had begun using mobile friendliness as a ranking …

Google Says To Reach YouTube Users On How-To Searches Google Says To Reach YouTube Users On How-To Searches

Google is giving marketers some best practices for capitalizing on major growth in how-to searches on YouTube. Believe it or not, these types of searches have seen 70% growth year-over-year. A whopping one hundred million hours of such content has …