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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.
IBM To Get Rid Of Semiconductor Business IBM To Get Rid Of Semiconductor Business

IBM announced an agreement with Globalfoundaries that will see the latter acquire IBM’s commercial semiconductor business, including intellectual property, personnel, and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics.The deal will also see Globalfoundaries become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for …

Netflix Announces New Original Series ‘Between’ Netflix Announces New Original Series ‘Between’

Netflix, along with Canadian TV provider City and subscription video service shomi (a joint venture between Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications), announced a new partnership and original “survival thriller” drama series called Between. The companies say the deal is the …

Google Video Looks At ‘Science Of Talking With Computers’ Google Video Looks At ‘Science Of Talking With Computers’

Google has a new video out, which it calls a “short film” about speech recognition. It starts with the early days and works its way up to the incredible technology that’s available today (including from Google, of course…okay, it’s pretty …

eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says …

Users Don’t Like What Twitter Is Up To Users Don’t Like What Twitter Is Up To

As previously reported, Twitter is messing with users’ Timelines. They’re starting to show tweets from people you don’t actually follow. These will be tweets it thinks you’ll be interested in. Are you okay with Twitter injecting tweets from accounts you …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’)

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 don’t …

AmazonFresh Heads To New York City AmazonFresh Heads To New York City

Amazon is launching its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in New York on Friday, according to a report from Re/code, which previously reported that the launch was coming this month. Amazon first introduced the service in Seattle last year, before expanding …

Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble? Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble?

Google released its earnings report for the third quarter on Thursday, and while the company managed to post a revenue increase of 20% year-over-year, analysts are concerned by slowing growth in its core ad business, which is how it makes …

Facebook Updates Ad Campaign Structure Facebook Updates Ad Campaign Structure

Back in February, Facebook introduced a new ad campaign structure, which it said would make it easier for advertisers to organize, optimize, and measure their ads. It went from a two-level approach to a three-level one (campaigns, ad sets, and …

72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General 72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report documenting what it says is “widespread illegality” across Airbnb’s New York City listings. It says evidence indicates that nearly three quarters (72%) of listings in the city violate the law. Of …

Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner Twitter Launches Audio Cards With SoundCloud As A Partner

Twitter announced a new audio card that lets users listen to audio directly from their timelines. The first partner on board is SoundCloud. The feature works on iOS and Android devices as well as the desktop. Here’s an example from …

Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD Google Launches .SOY, Its First U.S. TLD

Google announced the launch of its first US top-level domain – .SOY. The company is targeting a U.S. Hispanic audience, saying the TLD “opens up a new place on the web for everyone to celebrate Hispanic culture – regardless of …

Google Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20% Google Earnings Released, Revenue Up 20%

Google just released its earnings for the third quarter with revenue up 20% year-over-year at 16.52 billion. CFO Patrick Pichette said, “Google had another strong performance this quarter, with revenue up 20% year on year, at $16.5 billion. We continue …

New Mac Mini Among Apple’s New Products New Mac Mini Among Apple’s New Products

Apple announced a new Mac Mini at its big event on Thursday. It features fourth generation Intel Core processors, integrated graphics, which the company says are up to 90% faster, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 2. “People love Mac mini. It’s …

Apple Shows Off New iMac With Retina 5K Display Apple Shows Off New iMac With Retina 5K Display

At its big press event on Thursday, Apple unveiled its 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display. The usual adjectives were tossed around: breathtaking, amazing, magical, gorgeous. It costs $2,499. It has 3.5 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost …

Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday

Apple announced at its iPad event on Thursday that Apple Pay, which it unveiled in September, will officially launch on Monday. It is also now supported by 500 more banks in the U.S. Apple Pay is the company’s new payment …

Apple Event: OS X Yosemite Available Today Apple Event: OS X Yosemite Available Today

It’s been slow going at the big Apple event today. From more streaming issues to an incredibly long run of self congratulations and demos of products previously announced, it took roughly forty-five minutes to finally get to the new iPad …

Apple Event Has Streaming Issues Again Apple Event Has Streaming Issues Again

Update: It seems that the streaming issues are only getting worse as the event goes on. Apple began its latest product event at 1:00 PM Eastern, once again promising to stream it live. Last time, the streaming didn’t go so …

Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment Google Fiber Heads To Austin, Wants To Help You Find An Apartment

At a press event, Google announced that Google Fiber will come to Austin in December, where it will reside alongside AT&T’s gigabit internet. Google announced plans to launch Fiber in Austin back in April of last year. “It’s a mecca …

Netflix Is Getting ‘Person Of Interest’ Next Year Netflix Is Getting ‘Person Of Interest’ Next Year

On Wednesday, Netflix announced that it is getting the entire Friends series. It will be available on January 1st. This came as the result of a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Friends isn’t the only addition Netflix is getting …

Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays Amazon Adds 80,000 Seasonal Jobs For The Holidays

Amazon announced that it is creating 80,000 seasonal jobs across its U.S. fulfillment and sortation center network for the holiday season to meet increased customer demand. The company adds tens of thousands of seasonal jobs for the holidays ever year, …

Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor? Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor?

There was a time when Google considered Bing its biggest competitor in search, which probably makes sense to most people, as it’s more of a direct competitor in terms of being a web search engine. It’s actually Amazon, however, that …

eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12% eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

eBay released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue growth of 12%. Payments volume was up 29% while eBay Marketplaces volume growth was 9%. As you probably know, eBay and PayPal are splitting up next year. eBay CEO …

Google Glass Gets Android Notifications Google Glass Gets Android Notifications

Google announced the launch of a new notification sync feature for Google Glass, enabling users to see Android app notifications on the device. The feature mirrors a similar one on Android Wear, the platform used by Android smart watches. Google …