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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.
Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets

You know how before when you retweeted something, it just tweeted out the exact tweet you were retweeting unless you quoted it yourself and added something that the 140-character limit would allow you to squeeze in? Twitter is now making …

Using Personalized Data Critical To Brand Loyalty Using Personalized Data Critical To Brand Loyalty

As more consumer data is available to brands than ever before, you might think that brands would be able to capitalize on this, and know their customers better than they know themselves, and in turn inspire increased brand loyalty. You’d …

Brands Don’t Know Their Customers As Well As They Think They Do Brands Don’t Know Their Customers As Well As They Think They Do

IBM and Econsultancy have some new research out suggesting a “massive perception gap” between how well brands think they are marketing to their customers and how well customers actually think brands know them. Businesses think they’re doing a pretty good …

Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP! Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP!

Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever for consumers to connect with businesses and vice versa. Still, businesses aren’t doing the best job of taking advantage of this to provide their customers with the best service possible. What do …

Shopping Cart Abandonment Still A Major Issue For Businesses Shopping Cart Abandonment Still A Major Issue For Businesses

Shopping cart abandonment has plagued ecommerce businesses for years, and you might think that things would have gotten better as more people have grown accustomed to shopping online, technologies have improved, and a vast array of solutions have become available. …

5 Potential Ways To Increase Email Signups 5 Potential Ways To Increase Email Signups

After all these years, email is still the most effective online marketing channel. Chances are you’re spending a lot of time trying to improve your search and social campaigns, but don’t forget how valuable email subscribers are. You need more …

Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk

As you may know, Google frequently hosts interesting people at its “Talks at Google” events, and uploads them on YouTube for all to say. One of the most recent ones features Mikaila Ulmer, the ten-year-old founder and CEO of Bee …

Percentage Of B2B Commerce Happening Online On The Rise Percentage Of B2B Commerce Happening Online On The Rise

B2B e-commerce in the United States is projected to reach $1.13 trillion by 2020, according to Forrester, which just released its new report US B2B eCommerce Forecast: 2015 to 2020. That’s up from $780 billion this year, according to the …

Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition

Pinterest announced that it has acquired the team behind mobile publishing startup Hike Labs. This includes founder and CEO Jason Shellen and Head of Engineering Mike Demers. A Pinterest spokesperson told WebProNews the two “bring their years of experience in …

Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year

There’s a new report out from Strategy Analytics, which looks at the growth in usage and advertising spend across major social networks. One of the more interesting findings is that social network usage surpassed 2 billion users for the first …

Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier

I recently wrote a long post looking at different types of content (mostly from social media) that you can embed on your blog. I remembered that you could embed pins from Pinterest, which I don’t think I’ve ever actually done, …

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. This week …

Google Talk Discusses ‘Frugal Innovation’ Google Talk Discusses ‘Frugal Innovation’

Google posted a new “At Google” talk today, dealing with the topic of doing more with less. The speaker is Navi Radjou, author of the book Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less,” which was published by The Economist. …

Pinterest Makes Pinning Faster And Easier Pinterest Makes Pinning Faster And Easier

Pinterest announced the launch of a new “Pin It” flow to make saving things faster and easier. “At Pinterest, we’re building a save button for the Internet because we think there’s a better way to save than leaving browsers open, …

Facebook Wants Your Business To Learn From Its Accessibility Efforts Facebook Wants Your Business To Learn From Its Accessibility Efforts

This week, Facebook announced the launch of the Accessibility Toolkit, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the company’s efforts in product usability for the blind and vision-impaired, and offers resources for helping other companies approach the subject. “When Facebook formed …

Google Is About To Face Charges In Europe [Report] Google Is About To Face Charges In Europe [Report]

The European Commission is about to “move against” Google, “setting the stage for charges” against it, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, and adding that the commission has been asking …

Here’s What The GoDaddy IPO Looked Like [GDDY] Here’s What The GoDaddy IPO Looked Like [GDDY]

GoDaddy held its initial public offering today with shares jumping as much as 34% after the stock’s debut. It opened at $26.15, 31% over the IPO price, and worked its way up to $26.84. It’s fallen a bit since then, …

Facebook Launches New Video App Riff Facebook Launches New Video App Riff

Facebook launched a new app called Riff, which it describes as a “creative tool” for making videos with friends. And no, it doesn’t appear to be an April Fools’ Day joke. In fact, I’d go so far as to say …

Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue Google April Fools’ Pranks Continue

Every year on this day, the Internet is flooded with nonsense, fake news stories, and other dumb stuff. The tech industry is probably more notorious for this than any other. Within that industry, nobody releases more jokes than Google, though …

Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting Bug Leads To False Facebook Organic Reach Reporting

A report from News Whip came out on Tuesday indicating that publishers experienced a significant drop-off in organic reach. This wouldn’t come as a huge shock to most people considering that Facebook has already significantly hurt organic reach for many …

25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting 25+ Embeddable Content Options To Make Your Blog Posts More Interesting

Embeddable user-generated content has been around for many years now, and it has added a lot of interesting context and value to many articles and blog posts. More types of embeddable content have recently been made available from major web …

A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore A Pinterest Stat Businesses Shouldn’t Ignore

You’ve heard over and over again that your business should be using Pinterest, but are you really taking this advice? And if so, to what extent? Are you paying as much attention to it as you should be? Probably not, …

Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be  A Joke Amazon Dash Button Appears To Not Be A Joke

About a year ago, Amazon unveiled the Amazon Dash, a way for people to add items to their shopping lists from their homes by scanning them with the device or using the microphone to tell it what they need. Now, …

Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson Blekko Shuts Down, Becomes Part Of IBM Watson

Back in 2010, an alternative search engine called Blekko emerged. It came from Rich Skrenta, co-founder & former CEO of Topix and NewHoo (which went on to become The Open Directory Project or DMOZ). It aimed to crowd source search …