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About Chris Crum

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.
Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox? Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox?

Google is getting louder about wanting Firefox users to switch their default browser back to its search engine. As you may know, Mozilla replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox in the United States back in …

5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper 5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper

Whether you’re seasoned at creating white papers, or getting started on your first one, it doesn’t hurt to step back and think about some of the basics of what you need to do to make a white paper work. With …

C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits

Despite having shown signs of decline, the C programming language family continues to hold some of the most popular languages. C continues to hold the top spot, followed by Java, then Objective-C, C++, and C#. Out of these top five …

Did You Realize That ColdFusion Is 20 Years Old? Did You Realize That ColdFusion Is 20 Years Old?

While we’re a few months early, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of ColdFusion. The first version was released on July 2, 1995. The platform, which spawned the CFML programming language, was invented by Jeremy and JJ Allaire. It was originally …

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released, Blasted By Commissioners FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released, Blasted By Commissioners

The Federal Communications Commission has released its new net neutrality rules after announcing them two weeks ago. The rules followed a call from President Obama in November to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would …

Should Google Show Press Releases As News? Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature …

Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade

Twitter launched Quick Promote last month. This is a new ad offering that lets small and medium-sized businesses promote their best-performing tweets. Upon launch it was available via the Tweet Activity Dashboard. Now, Twitter has made the feature available from …

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think …

Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money? Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money?

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “Time is money.” That phrase isn’t lost when it comes to running your business. I’m sure you’re all too aware that as time ticks away, money can be slipping out the door. Guess what? …

Why And How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage Nearline Why And How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage Nearline

Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a new service for cold (or infrequently accessed) data storage. The company touts its fast performance and low cost. Data is made immediately available with about 3-second response times, and the …

How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report

Google just introduced a new Webmaster Tools feature called the Blocked Resource Report, aimed at helping webmasters find and resolve issues where Google can’t use images, CSS, or JavaScript that has been blocked. Blocked resource prevent pages from rendering properly, …

Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce? Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce?

Last month, reports emerged that Pinterest is readying a “buy” button, which is expected to launch in the coming months. Pinterest has yet to confirm the button officially, but the industry seems pretty sold on it. It’s widely expected to …

Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying

Facebook announced that it is going to begin offering topic data to marketers in an effort to let businesses get a better idea of what people are saying about their products on Facebook, so they can better optimize their strategies. …

Adobe Aims To Improve ‘Internet of Things’ Marketing Adobe Aims To Improve ‘Internet of Things’ Marketing

Adobe held its digital marketing conference Adobe Summit, and made a slew of marketing-related announcements “The product and partner announcements cover where marketing is going next: bringing digital experiences to the physical world, IoT and wearable devices, mobile marketing innovations …

Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video? Can Twitter Have Facebook-Like Success With Video?

Video has become huge for Facebook, and Twitter is hoping it can follow a similar path. Autoplay has certainly lent itself well to Facebook’s success, and it sounds like Twitter is about to follow suit. While Twitter video is still …

Here’s An Hour of Google Helping Small Businesses Here’s An Hour of Google Helping Small Businesses

If your’e a small business still trying to navigate this thing we call the web and to figure out how to best get Google to treat your site well, you might want to watch the latest video from the Google …

Is the Apple Watch For You? Is the Apple Watch For You?

Back in September, Apple unveiled the Apple Watch at a big event, which also saw the introduction of the latest iPhone models. Six months later, the company just held another event talking about it more, and mostly telling us things …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. January’s data saw Verizon FIOS hang on to its lead in the U.S., but Cablevision matching …

Google Ditching 4 Search Funnels Columns in AdWords Google Ditching 4 Search Funnels Columns in AdWords

Google launched Search Funnels columns a little over two years ago (three years after first introducing Search Funnels reports), enabling advertisers to incorporate Search Funnels data into their everyday optimizations by adding the columns to their campaign, ad group, keyword …

Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’ Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’

Twitter announced a new offering for its advertisers, enabling them to reach people from audiences created by its Marketing Platform partners. Advertisers will be able to target Twitter Ads at users who have shown “powerful signals of intent” off of …

Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation Google’s Twitter Deal May Impact Your Reputation

Last month, we learned that Google and Twitter have struck a new deal to put real-time tweets back into Google’s search index after going without them for a few years. Google isn’t expected to implement tweets into its results in …

Google Ranking Signal Not As Pressing As You Thought Google Ranking Signal Not As Pressing As You Thought

Last week, Google announced two new ranking signals related to mobile. One has already been implemented, and takes into account app indexing when showing results to signed-in users who have apps installed on their devices. The second signal looks at …

Google Finally Launches AdWords App Google Finally Launches AdWords App

Google launched a new AdWords app for Android on Wednesday, offering advertisers a way to manage campaigns on the go. It’s hard to believe Google is just now offering such an app, but better late than never, right? Advertisers can …

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. Available on …