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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.
Yahoo Could Still Drop Microsoft Soon Yahoo Could Still Drop Microsoft Soon

Last week, Yahoo and Microsoft announced that they have reworked the terms of their search partnership after extending a deadline for coming to new terms. This followed speculation that Yahoo could put an end to the companies’ relationship, as CEO …

Businesses Brace For Major Google Update Businesses Brace For Major Google Update

About two months ago, Google announced two mobile-related algorithm changes. While it was somewhat surprising that Google announced them so clearly, the actual changes were not all that surprising. The first one was based on app indexing, which Google has …

Should Your Business Use Meerkat or Periscope? Should Your Business Use Meerkat or Periscope?

Much has been made about the battle between new social live-streaming services Meerkat and Periscope, the latter of which is owned by Twitter. Meerkat gained a lot of early buzz at SXSW before Periscope launched, but Twitter quickly launched Periscope, …

Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will …

More European Regulatory Interest In Search Emerges More European Regulatory Interest In Search Emerges

Google has been under investigation by the EU for five years, and last week, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the market for general internet search services by …

If You Use Facebook’s Like Box Plugin, You Need To Switch To The Page Plugin If You Use Facebook’s Like Box Plugin, You Need To Switch To The Page Plugin

Update: A spokesperson for Facebook offers some clarity on this: If a website uses the Like Box today, it will not stop working on June 23 — instead it will become the Page Plugin. We recommend that site owners upgrade …

Bing Copies Pinterest’s Approach To Image Search Bing Copies Pinterest’s Approach To Image Search

Last week, Bing announced a redesigned image search experience across both desktop and mobile. The changes, it says, will result in more traffic to websites. In fact, it suggested that site will not only get more traffic, but higher quality, …

Twitter Lets Developers Add Timelines, Guest Authentication To Mobile Apps Twitter Lets Developers Add Timelines, Guest Authentication To Mobile Apps

Twitter is giving the developers the ability to add tweet timelines and guest authentication to their apps using Twitter Kit on Fabric. The former, ti says, will help devs bring more engaging stories into their apps, and the latter is …

Microsoft Makes Office 365, Yammer Improvements Microsoft Makes Office 365, Yammer Improvements

This week, Microsoft has been talking up its approach to modern collaboration and “the rise of dynamic teams“. “Over the last decade, the way people work has had incredible influence on productivity solutions,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

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. It wasn’t …

Yahoo Emails Users To Tell Them To Stay Safe With Firefox Yahoo Emails Users To Tell Them To Stay Safe With Firefox

Yahoo really wants its users to to “stay secure & protected across the web,” and thinks the best course of action for them to attain such security is to get Firefox. At least that’s the message the company is sending …

Google Does More With Recently Added Ranking Signal Google Does More With Recently Added Ranking Signal

Google announced on Thursday that it has indexed 30 billion links within apps, and that it will now show Android users apps in search results even if the user hasn’t already installed them. This is the latest move by the …

Yelp Gets Legal Victory In Privacy Case (Because Subpoena Was Issued In Wrong State) Yelp Gets Legal Victory In Privacy Case (Because Subpoena Was Issued In Wrong State)

Yelp has been embroiled in a legal battle for the past couple years as a Virginia carpet cleaning service has sought to get the names of reviewers it alleges left reviews without using the service in order to name them …

Periscope Gaining More Traction Than Meerkat on Twitter Periscope Gaining More Traction Than Meerkat on Twitter

Since SXSW, much has been made about the competition between Meerkat and Periscope, the two new social live video streaming offerings. The the latter comes directly from Twitter, as the company acquired it before launch. Which one is gaining more …

How Etsy Has Improved For Sellers Leading Up To Its IPO How Etsy Has Improved For Sellers Leading Up To Its IPO

Etsy just went public, opening at $16 a share and quickly raising $500 million valuing the company at $3.5 billion as shares jumped as high as $32 at opening. As the company goes public, it’s obviously going to face a …

Yahoo And Microsoft Rework Search Alliance Yahoo And Microsoft Rework Search Alliance

Well, they’re not breaking up just yet. Yahoo and Microsoft just announced that they have agreed to amend their search partnership following the delay of talks about how to proceed, which led to a lot of speculation that they may …

Here’s What The Netflix Original Content Schedule Looks Like Right Now Here’s What The Netflix Original Content Schedule Looks Like Right Now

Netflix just released its Q1 earnings, and announced that it has achieved some new milestones. For one, it surpassed 40 million members in the U.S., as well as 20 million internationally, and 60 million total. Member engagement is at an …

Does Your Business Have The Time To Get Online Marketing Right? Does Your Business Have The Time To Get Online Marketing Right?

The fewer people a business has, the harder it is to do marketing right. Most small and medium-sized businesses don’t think they have the time or knowledge to manage their digital media efforts effectively, according to a new report from …

Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare? Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming …

Facebook CTRs Up A Whopping 260% Year-Over-Year [Report] Facebook CTRs Up A Whopping 260% Year-Over-Year [Report]

Click-through rates for Facebook ads have gotten tremendously better over the past year if findings in a new report are any indication. This comes as advertisers adopt different types of ads and become less reliant on organic post reach, which …

Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action? Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

After a five-year long investigation, the European Commissioned announced it has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product …

Google Is Reportedly About To Be Hit With Antitrust Charges In Europe Google Is Reportedly About To Be Hit With Antitrust Charges In Europe

Earlier this month, we heard that the European Commission was about to “move against” Google, “setting the stage for charges” against the search giant after a five-year-long investigation and several attempts by Google to settle. Now, the WSJ is reporting …

Survey Looks At Sites’ Readiness For Google’s Mobile-Friendly Signal Survey Looks At Sites’ Readiness For Google’s Mobile-Friendly Signal

Google is about to launch its previously announced mobile-friendly ranking signal on April 21. gShift has released some new survey findings about industry sentiment and readiness for the update. It finds that digital marketers have mixed views on whether or …

Reddit Tries Out An Email Newsletter Reddit Tries Out An Email Newsletter

Reddit just announced the launch of its first ever email newsletter. It’s called Upvoted Weekly, borrowing the name of its recently launched Upvoted podcast. It’s opt-in (double opt-in, actually) and promises subscribers the “very best of reddit’s content curated, packaged, …