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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.
StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews StumbleUpon Change Could Increase Your Pageviews

I was just minding my own business submitting an article to StumbleUpon, when I couldn’t help but notice an entirely new experience when I clicked the submit button. The change may not seem huge, but it gives users a direct …

Google Talk Looks At How Tech Drives Fashion Google Talk Looks At How Tech Drives Fashion

Google recently hosted a panel discussion as part of its Talks at Google series, called “The Modern Shopper”. It’s about how technology is driving the fashion industry. Panelists include: Steven Alan: Founder of Steve Alan; Leah Chernikoff: Editor at Elle.com; …

Apparently Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Isn’t Too Hard To Game Apparently Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Isn’t Too Hard To Game

Another story about someone gaming Facebook’s News Feed algorithm made its way into the news, which isn’t good for the company, as it keeps going out of its way to improve News Feed quality. Do you think the quality of …

FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe FairSearch Shares Panel Videos About Google Probe

The FairSearch coalition convened this week in Washington D.C. for a panel to discuss U.S. and EU competition policies, and the next steps in the European Google investigation. The panel criticized the FTC’s investigation, which led to a settlement with …

Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers

Apple announced new payments platform Apple Play at its big iPhone/Apple Watch event on Tuesday. The feature, which makes use of the NFC technology present in the newest iPhone models, will allow consumers to pay for goods and services online …

Are You Impressed With The Apple Watch? Are You Impressed With The Apple Watch?

This week, Apple introduced the world to the Apple Watch. Opinions are mixed as you’d expect. Some think the device marks the turning point for the company as the true beginning of the Tim Cook era, and that the device …

Facebook Announces Trio Of Developer Updates Facebook Announces Trio Of Developer Updates

Facebook announced a few updates to make it easier for developers to find the products they need based on industry, see updates about developer services and APIs, and make Parse apps remotely configurable. For starters, there’s a new industry-focused section …

New Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster New Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster

Google’s Penguin update is notorious for taking an extremely long time to get refreshed, leaving sites negatively impacted by it out of luck until Google finally pushes a refresh through. You can make all the changes you want in an …

Yahoo Threatened With $250K A Day In Fines For Not Releasing User Data Yahoo Threatened With $250K A Day In Fines For Not Releasing User Data

Court documents were released on Thursday, showing that the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day in 2008 if it didn’t comply with demands to provide communications from its users. The documents are very significant because they …

eBay Has New (Kind Of) Mobile Ad Plans eBay Has New (Kind Of) Mobile Ad Plans

eBay has a new webpage up about in-app mobile advertising, where it is courting advertisers to appear in its apps. As AdAge notes, the company tested ads in its mobile apps in 2012, but decided not to run with it. …

Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates Facebook Announces Ad-Related News Feed Updates

Facebook announced a couple more changes to the News Feed on Thursday, specifically around how it shows ads to people. Both changes deal with the signals Facebook gets from people who choose to hide the ads they see. Product manager …

Google Adds Shopping Campaigns To AdWords Scripts Google Adds Shopping Campaigns To AdWords Scripts

Google announced that AdWords Scripts now supports Shopping Campaigns. AdWords Scripts was first launched two years ago. It’s designed to let advertisers use external inventory data to change bids or pause/unpause keywords, output account stats to a spreadsheet, and use …

You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed …

Google Acquires Polar For Google+ Google Acquires Polar For Google+

Polar, which offered an online polling solution, is being acquired by Google. Polar announced the news on its website, and it was first reported by Re/code. A message on the Polar site says: Polar started with the simple idea that …

How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided How Top Publishers’ Social Referrals Are Divided

We recently looked at data from Shareaholic, which showed social media referral share by social network across Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn: As you can see, the data shows that Facebook is (by far) the biggest …

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. This week’s …

Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

Bing revealed in a blog post this week that it rolled out an update to its algorithm a few months ago that targets URL keyword stuffing. They had alluded to such an update in another recent post. Igor Rondel, Principal …

Google Updates Webmaster Tools API Google Updates Webmaster Tools API

Google announced that it has updated the Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those who already use other Google APIs, the company says, should find this one easy to implement. According to Google, the …

Netflix Unveils Instant Search Feature Netflix Unveils Instant Search Feature

Netflix announced the launch of a new search experience for its website, which includes an “instant search” tool, which gives users faster access to titles as well as actors. The company explains in a blog post, “For the new search …

‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California ‘Yelp Bill’ Passed In California

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that prevents consumers from facing legal action from businesses over negative reviews. The law keeps businesses from being able to prevent customers from writing negative reviews or penalize them for doing …

Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff Macworld Ends Print Publication, Reduces Staff

News broke today that the print version of Macworld is being shut down as IDG laid off most of the staff. The online version will continue, but also with a reduced staff. The news emerged from tweets by staff, which …

Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s Google Acquires Lift Labs To Help Those With Parkinson’s

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Lift Labs, with the team joining the tech giant’s “moonshot” branch Google[x]. Lift Labs makes a spoon that uses a stabilization technology to counter tremors for those with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s a …

Twitter Flight Is Twitter’s First Mobile Developer Conference Twitter Flight Is Twitter’s First Mobile Developer Conference

Twitter announced the launch of a new (apparently annual) mobile developer conference called Twitter Flight. The news comes days after the company introduced a new buy button, which will enable users to purchase items directly from tweets. The event will …

Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones Google Changes Search Ads On Smartphones

Google announced some tweaks to the way it displays mobile search ads on smartphones. Beginning on October 15th, ad extensions may show instead of the second line of ad text. Here’s the before and after: Google says the adjustments are …