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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.
‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Will ‘Blow Away All Expectations,’ Says Eli Roth [Netflix Originals] ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Will ‘Blow Away All Expectations,’ Says Eli Roth [Netflix Originals]

As previously reported, Netflix announced today that Hemlock Grove: Season 2 will debut on July 11th, three months later in the year than the first season’s debut. This season will have fewer episodes with just ten, but if comments from …

Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …

‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Release Date Finally Announced [Netflix Originals] ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Release Date Finally Announced [Netflix Originals]

Fans have been waiting for an eternity, but Netflix has finally announced the release date for Hemlock Grove: Season 2. The date, which is much later in the year than the first season’s debut, is July 11th. Update: More details …

This Infographic Shows What Your Customers Will Be Like Next Year This Infographic Shows What Your Customers Will Be Like Next Year

Reuven Gorsht recently put out an infographic looking at what an average business customer will look like next year. Spoiler alert: It’s not all that different than what one might look like this year, but the graphic is full of …

Small Businesses Struggle With Finding New Customers More Than Anything Else [Report] Small Businesses Struggle With Finding New Customers More Than Anything Else [Report]

Gallup and Wells Fargo recently released results from their Q1 2014 Small Business Index. The study found that attracting customers, targeting business opportunities, and finding new business were among the top challenges for small business owners in the U.S. 21% …

Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’ Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’

Google is testing a pilot program to help retailers better figure out if their online ads are driving in-store sales, reports The Wall Street Journal, which says the company currently has six advertisers on board, and is using data from …

Here’s A Google Talk About Ending Aging Here’s A Google Talk About Ending Aging

The most recent “Talks at Google” recording released deals with the topic of ending aging, something Google itself appears to be somewhat interested in. Last year, the company started Calico aimed at extending life. This particular talk comes from Aubrey …

Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Over Next Five Years Mobile Local Ad Revenue Expected To Triple Over Next Five Years

Mobile local ad revenues in the U.S. are expected to hit $4.5 billion this year, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. That would be a massive increase over last year, which saw $2.9 billion. And that’s really just the …

LinkedIn Angers Businesses With Feature Removal LinkedIn Angers Businesses With Feature Removal

As recently reported, LinkedIn is killing the Products & Services tab on Company pages. It turns out that some businesses aren’t a fan of this move. Do you use the Products & Services tab? Do you find it to be …

Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category

Groupon is now providing in-store coupons in its Freebies offering, giving retailers another way to drive traffic to their stores. The company says it’s “providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions …

LinkedIn Is Giving Companies An Internal Job Recommendations Tool LinkedIn Is Giving Companies An Internal Job Recommendations Tool

LinkedIn announced new features to make recruiting and talent retainment easier. One of these is for Internal Job Recommendations, which raises employee awareness about open positions within the companies they’re already working at. More importantly, for those looking to retain …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Bourdain & Meatwad Included) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Bourdain & Meatwad Included)

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. If you need some Anthony Bourdain in your life, …

Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday

Google is celebrating the life of Percy Lavon Julian with a doodle on its homepage today, his 115th birthday. He died from liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 76. Julian is known as a brilliant chemist, who emerged …

Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Company comiXology Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Company comiXology

Amazon announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire digital comic company comiXology. The site lets you buy and/or subscribe to digital comic books. It also offers a free comics section. It’s not hard to see why Amazon would …

Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

Twitter announced that it’s adding new real-time notifications to Twitter.com, so that you can more easily interact with those engaging with your tweets. Logged in users will get notifications when someone has replied, favorited, or retweeted one of their tweets. …

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 8th-Generation Drones Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 8th-Generation Drones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has penned a new letter to shareholders (via Business Insider) addressing numerous parts of the business. Among these many parts is a little thing called Amazon Prime Air. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’re more …

IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time In U.S. IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time In U.S.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released its latest Internet ad revenue report, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. It finds that interactive ad revenues for 2013 hit an all-time high of $42.8 billion, exceeding broadcast TV advertising ($40.1 billion) for the first …

Report Finds Email Open Rates Up Year-Over-Year Report Finds Email Open Rates Up Year-Over-Year

Epsilon recently released its Q4 2013 North America Email Trends and Benchmarks report. It found an increase in email open rates compared to Q4 2012. They were consistent from quarter to quarter. It also found that 62% of new subscribers …

Matt Cutts Gets New ‘Melody’ Treatment Matt Cutts Gets New ‘Melody’ Treatment

Okay, this exists. This comes from HighPosition.com. I randomly came across it on StumbleUpon, and it hardly has any views yet, so let’s change that. If you watch Matt Cutts’ videos regularly, you owe this one to yourself. You can …

This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design

Spending every day on the Internet, it’s sometimes easy to forget or to take for granted just how far the web has come, especially in terms of design. Don’t get me wrong. There are still plenty of embarrassing designs out …

Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what …

How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’ How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’

The latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google isn’t so much a webmaster help video, but a discussion about how they actually make these videos. It’s meant to give some advice to businesses who want to utilize online video more. There …

Google Analytics Gets ‘Smart Lists’ For Remarketing Google Analytics Gets ‘Smart Lists’ For Remarketing

Google announced the launch of a new type of remarketing list in Google Analytics: smart lists. These are built using machine learning across websites that have opted to share conversion data, and make use of “dozens” of signals like visit …