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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.
Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram? Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands …

Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express Sell Products Directly To Amazon With Amazon Vendor Express

Amazon has a new service called Amazon Vendor Express aimed at letting businesses sell their products directly to the company, who will resell them to customers. Amazon takes care of promoting, selling, and shipping the products, utilizing its network of …

Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear

Pinterest has been developing new machine learning models to improve its home feed, under the banner of “Pinnability”. “The more people Pin, the better Pinterest can get for each person, which puts us in a unique position to serve up …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next 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. As previously …

Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers Old Report About Old Google Test Ruffles Feathers

An algorithm change Google probably only used in a limited test roughly eight years ago is apparently the top story in tech this morning. It will likely give Google’s competitors more talking points, but probably won’t make a lot of …

Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims Film Takes On Yelp Extortion Claims

Well, it was probably only a matter of time. Someone is making a documentary about Yelp and its alleged “extortion” practices. It’s called Billion Dollar Bully, and it’s raising funds on Kickstarter as we speak. Would you be interested in …

App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables App Developer On Designing Apps For Apple Watch, Other Wearables

It remains to be seen just how popular Apple Watch will be, but there’s no question that that the era of wearables is here, and a lot of developers are rushing to get in the game and prepare for the …

What To Expect From Skype For Business What To Expect From Skype For Business

Back in November, Microsoft announced that Lync would become Skype for Business, and that it would come with a new client experience, new server release, and updates in Office 365. While Lync already gave users instant messaging and Skype audio …

SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers SEO Vet Bill Slawski On Google’s Knowledge And Answers

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has changed a lot over the years, and much of the search engine’s focus is on showing users answers and information about what they’re looking for directly on search results pages through things like …

Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social …

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

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: Easy Mobile Forms Are Crucial Google: Easy Mobile Forms Are Crucial

Google has been making a lot of moves to get mobile users a better user experience. As you may know, the company recently announced a pair of ranking signals for this purpose. One that’s already in effect will return in-app …

Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games

Google announced a couple of updates for Google Play, which will affect both developers and users. There’s a new content rating system as well as a new app review process. The content rating system is based on age, and applies …

ScaleArc Announces ACID-Compliant Caching Mechanism For MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle ScaleArc Announces ACID-Compliant Caching Mechanism For MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle

Database load balancing software provider ScaleArt announced support for automatic cache invalidation, which it calls the world’s first ACID-compliant caching mechanism for dynamic data. According to the company, the feature increases website and app performance by making it safe to …

Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment

Google just announced that it is cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment, which will launch soon. Do you think doorways pages have been a noticeable problem in search results? Share your thoughts in the comments. Doorway …

YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards

Google announced the launch of cards for YouTube, which it describes as an “evolution of annotations”. Video creators can use them to tell viewers about other videos, merchandise, playlists, websites, etc. They can be displayed anytime throughout the video, and …

Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products

Facebook is making quite a few moves, which point to the social network becoming a better place for people, businesses, and websites to sell products. The latest piece of news involves an acquisition, which should lead to better personalization of …

Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They're Back] Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They're Back]

Update: Etsy’s Page appears to be back in order. As of the time of this writing, it has 1,919,663 likes. Original article (03/13): Last week, Facebook announced that it would make some changes to the way Page likes are counted, …

Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers

The 2015 Linux Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice was recently released. This forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of Linux professionals and hiring managers. It found that managers are looking for more evidence of …

Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos

There’s been talk of 360-degree videos coming to YouTube for a while now, but on Friday, the company began to offer them to the world, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. First, let’s just get right to the …

Zend Framework 3 Roadmap Announced Zend Framework 3 Roadmap Announced

PHP company Zend announced the roadmap for Zend Framework 3, its next-generation PHP-based application framework for web and mobile apps. Zend Framework 3 includes a new design, which the company says takes advantage of the PHP language evolution, as well …

Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon CloudFront now gives users CloudFront signed HTTP cookies to secure private content. Whereas before, you’d control who could access CloudFront content using a custom signature for each objectURL, you can now include the signature …

Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API

Back in September, Google launched an update to its Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those using other APIs from the company would find the new one easier to implement, the company said. Now, …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next 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. Fans of …