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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.
PayPal Announces Support For Bitcoin Processors PayPal Announces Support For Bitcoin Processors

PayPal announced that it will now let merchants accept Bitcoin payments by way of processors BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin, which it says have taken steps to ensure customer protection. It will enable this via the PayPal Payments Hub in North …

Google Expands Local Inventory Ads Google Expands Local Inventory Ads

Google announced the expansion of its local inventory ads to additional countries and formats. The ads are now available in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, and Australia. “More and more people turn to search to plan their local shopping trips,” …

New Google Feature Could Keep Traffic From Websites New Google Feature Could Keep Traffic From Websites

Google introduced a new feature for search results pages this week, which displays so-called facts in the snippets of specific results. It’s yet another way of Google displaying information on a page that could mean the user doesn’t have to …

Groupon Enhances Deal Builder Tool Groupon Enhances Deal Builder Tool

Earlier this year, Groupon launched Deal Builder, a self-serve platform for merchants to build their own deals. The company announced on Tuesday that it has added some new enhancements, and that the tool has passed the 25,000 deals milestone. “Deal …

Apple: 46% Of iOS Users Are On iOS 8 Apple: 46% Of iOS Users Are On iOS 8

At its iOS launch events, Apple always likes to talk about how many of its users are on the latest version of its operating system in comparison to Android. There are so many different Android devices, that ultimately there is …

First Day Of Autumn Celebrated With Google Doodle First Day Of Autumn Celebrated With Google Doodle

The first day of autumn is being celebrated by fans of the season and Google alike. The search engine is displaying an animated doodle in honor of the occasion. In the animation, we see a guy turn the gay leaves …

EU Still Waiting On Google To Come Up With New Proposal EU Still Waiting On Google To Come Up With New Proposal

Google has offered a handful of proposals in the years-long antitrust probe in Europe to avoid having to pay as much as $6 billion in fines, but continues to have to go back to the drawing board. Earlier this year, …

Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream

Getty Images announced the launch of a new mobile app called Stream, which lets consumers view and share its photos. This is the company’s first consumer app. Getty seems to be aiming to give users more ways to share its …

Hulu Greenlights Series Based On Stephen King Book ’11/22/63′ Hulu Greenlights Series Based On Stephen King Book ’11/22/63′

Hulu announced that it has greenlit a new original series called 11/22/63 based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, writer Bridget Carpenter and Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, King, Carpenter …

Yahoo Buys India’s Bookpad, Docspad Yahoo Buys India’s Bookpad, Docspad

Yahoo has acquired Bangalore-based Bookpad, makers of Docspad, which enables application developers to add document creation and collaboration features to their apps. The news was reported earlier by The Times of India, whose sources said the price was just under …

YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report

YouTube is now offering a realtime report for video publishers showing estimated views data for the last five published videos. The data is also available for any individual video. Google says the report can give you early insights into the …

Google Introduces Structured Snippets Google Introduces Structured Snippets

Google announced the launch of “structured snippets,” a new feature that puts “facts” in the snippets of web results. As with Google’s Knowledge Graph, these facts may or may not be accurate. Here’s what they look like: The company says, …

Netflix Examines Types Of Spoilers Netflix Examines Types Of Spoilers

Netflix shared some new survey results about spoilers today based on a poll by Harris Interactive. “Everyone has an opinion about them,” a Netflix spokesperson said in an email. “They’ve existed since the beginning of storytelling but lately they’ve taken …

Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

You know how Google has been forcing Google+ down people’s throats for the past several years? For the last couple, you’ve had to sign up for a Google+ account to sign up for a Google account (like a Gmail account) …

Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads

Pinterest said on Friday that it will make some updates to its privacy policy on October 19th in an effort to make its Promoted Pins more relevant to users. Promoted Pins are still in the testing phase, and aren’t available …

iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales Set New Record iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales Set New Record

Apple revealed that it sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models during the first three days of availability. This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but that’s a record breaking opening weekend for iPhones. …

Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover

Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a new user experience for Bing Image Search, which adapts based on query, resolution, and interaction. Here’s what it looks like: Image results will now expand to the full width of the screen, and …

Netflix Finally Adding Linux Support? Netflix Finally Adding Linux Support?

It looks like after all these years, Netflix is finally adding some Linux support. Over at Ubuntu Developers, Netflix’s Paul Adolf said, “Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this …

Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff. …

Bing Ads Get New Dynamic Sitelinks Feature Bing Ads Get New Dynamic Sitelinks Feature

Microsoft announced a new Dynamic Sitelinks feature for Bing Ads, which it says can help improve relevance and click-through rates for SMB advertisers. Once again, Bing is following Google’s lead on ads, as the search giant launched a similar feature …

Google Talk Analyzes ‘Impulse Society’ Google Talk Analyzes ‘Impulse Society’

Paul Roberts, a journalist specializing in resource economics, recently gave a talk at one of Google’s campuses to talk about the trend of people’s tendency to acton impulse. Google explains in the video description: Journalist Paul Roberts visited Google’s Cambridge, …

YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content

YouTube announced that it is further investing in original content from its creators, helping to fund new content and help “top creators” get more material to their fans. Several years ago, YouTube spent over $100 million on original content from …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

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. Last week’s …

Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone

With iOS 8 now available to iPhone users, Twitter announced a big update to profiles on these devices. In fact, the company says it’s the biggest update to profiles to date. “Featuring a fresh design, the updated profiles focus on …