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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.
Here’s A ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Talk At Google Here’s A ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Talk At Google

This has been on YouTube for a couple weeks now, but in case you missed it, here’s an “At Google” talk with Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Vin Diesel. If you’re a fan of the …

Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking

Ask.com announced that it has acquired Ask.fm, a social Q&A service, which has over 180 million global monthly users, according to the company. Ask.fm is available on the web, and for Android and IOS. A post on the Ask blog …

Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus

To go with our weekly lists of what’s hitting Netflix, we recently started sharing updates on new content hitting Hulu and Hulu Plus, as Hulu sends us lists. Here’s this week’s: Manhattan– New Episode – “The Hive” The community reels …

Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center, Create  2,500 Full-Time Jobs Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center, Create 2,500 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced plans to open its fifth fulfillment center in California, which will appear in Redlands. The company opened its first center in the state less than two years ago. The California locations are in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Patterson …

Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature

Microsoft recently posted to its Internet Explorer blog that it would begin blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls as part of its “ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser”. It then updated the blog to announce that it had postponed it …

New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst …

AdWords Adds Close Variant Matching To All Exact And Phrase Keywords AdWords Adds Close Variant Matching To All Exact And Phrase Keywords

Google announced that starting in late September, it will be applying “close variant” keyword matching to all exact and phrase match keywords in AdWords. The feature has been available as an option for a couple years, but will now simply …

New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced the launch of a new Top Movers report for Bing Ads to let advertisers figure out account clicks and spend variations, and find which campaigns or ad groups see the biggest changes. It can also help them understand …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (I Hope You Like ‘Criminal Minds’) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (I Hope You Like ‘Criminal Minds’)

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. We learned …

LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff

Earlier this year, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to everyone, enabling people to post content beyond simple status updates and links. You may be wondering who’s actually seeing your posts. According to LinkedIn, members who have published at least …

Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post

With organic Page post reach declining like it has been, it’s more imperative than ever that Facebook Pages post the right type of content if they wish to get in front of fans without paying. You always hear that images …

Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings

Cisco announced on Wednesday that it will cut about 6,000 jobs or 8% of its total workforce. The news came as the company reported its earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, beating Wall Street estimates. Chairman and …

Netflix Announces Comedy Specials From Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies & Chelsea Peretti Netflix Announces Comedy Specials From Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies & Chelsea Peretti

Netflix just announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials from Bill Cosby, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Peretti. These will join Netflix’s previously announced Chelsea Handler special Uganda Be Kidding Me Live on its slate. Jim Jeffries: Bare will debut …

Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores? Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores?

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in …

Twitter Gives Verified Users More Features Twitter Gives Verified Users More Features

Twitter announced some new features for verified users, making verified status all the more sought after by those who haven’t been graced with the illustrious blue circle with a checkmark in it. Verified users are getting alerts when other verified …

Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country

Yelp announced that it has now penetrated its 28th country – Chile. “The distance from Yelp’s office in Manhattan to our headquarters in San Francisco is 2,600 miles, which happens to be —from toe to tip — the same length …

IAB: Global Mobile Ad Revenue Hit $19.3B In 2013 IAB: Global Mobile Ad Revenue Hit $19.3B In 2013

The IAB released new global figures for mobile advertising revenue, finding that revenue hit $19.3 billion in 2013, up 92% from $10.1 billion in 2012. Mobile display was up 123.4%, with mobile search, up 92.1% Search represented 48.9% of the …

Pinterest Gives More Businesses Access To DIY Promoted Pins Pinterest Gives More Businesses Access To DIY Promoted Pins

Pinterest announced over two months ago that it was testing do-it-yourself Promoted Pins with a handful of businesses including Vineyard Vines, Nicole Miller, and Shutterfly. They gave businesses a form to sign up for participation. Now, they’re reportedly letting more …

Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search Bing Follows Google Into Conversational Search

Microsoft’s search engine is once again following Google’s lead, adding new conversational search capabilities. You may recall, Google announced its version over a year ago, and has slowly made improvements to it in the meantime. In May, for example, the …

Facebook Ads Get Cross-Device Reporting Facebook Ads Get Cross-Device Reporting

Facebook announced the launch of cross-device reporting for ads, giving advertisers the ability to see how people are moving across mobile apps and the web before they convert. You can access cross-device conversions and campaigns via Edit Columns in Facebook …

Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You Facebook: If You Don’t Like What’s In Your News Feed, That’s On You

Wired writer Mat Honan got some attention this week after running an experiment on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm. In a nutshell, he liked every single thing he came across in his News Feed for two days straight, and concluded (unsurprisingly) …

Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for Facebook’s ‘Buy’ Button Could Be The Answer Mobile Commerce Is Looking for

About a month ago, Facebook announced that it’s testing a “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts, which enables users to purchase products directly from businesses right from their News Feeds. The test is limited to a handful of …

Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration Pinterest And Vevo Announce New Integration

Pinterest and Vevo announced some new integration today, which enables Vevo users to easily share video content from the new Vevo player on the web or the Vevo IOS app to Pinterest. Users can share content to their Pinterest boards …

Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps Amazon Launches Live App Testing For Android, Amazon Apps

Amazon just announced the launch of a new developer tool called Live App Testing, which lets you distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore to a pre-defined set of testers. This way, chances of a successful launch are increased, as this …