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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.
Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals Amazon Gives Prime Members Early Access To Holiday Deals

Amazon announced that it is giving Prime members early access to holiday deals. Members will get access to select “Lightning Deals” on Amazon.com and daily sales events on MyHabit.com thirty minutes earlier than other customers. Lightning Deals are limited promotions, …

Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade Google Apps Admins Get Support Upgrade

Google announced some new support improvements for Google Apps admins. These include chat support, in-product help, and business Hangouts. Google has been piloting chat support for a couple months. Now it’s rolling out an an option for English-language Apps admins …

Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support Firefox For Android Gets Chromecast, Roku Support

Mozilla announced that Firefox for Android will now let users send supported videos to their televisions via Roku and Chromecast. In a blog post, the company explains: You might be entertaining friends and want to share a clip from your …

Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence) Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence)

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over …

Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp

You’ve heard the claims before. If reader comments are any indication, many of you have even lived them. They’ve never been proven, but time and time again, small businesses accuse Yelp of “extorting” them by holding positive reviews hostage until …

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Dropbox: We Were Not Hacked Dropbox: We Were Not Hacked

According to reports, hundreds of Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked online as a preview to a larger alleged leak of 7 million accounts. As The Next Web reports, a thread appeared on reddit pointing to files with the leaked …

Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as …

Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users

The White House announced that the president has joined Medium, the blogging platform Twitter co-founder Evan Williams launched roughly a year ago. Lindsay Holst and Kori Schulman wrote in a post on The White House blog on Thursday: We’re really …

Google Has A New Marketing App Called Primer Google Has A New Marketing App Called Primer

Google has a new iPhone app called Primer aimed at “knocking some sense into marketing,” or in other words, getting marketers to use more Google services. As the site explains: Primer is a no-nonsense, jargon-free app designed specifically for busy …

Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You Google Is Getting A Lot Smarter At Listening To You

Google announced a new update to the Google App (yeah, it’s just the Google app now, as opposed to the Google Search app), offering users more and smarter functionality for voice commands. Earlier this week, we learned about its ability …

Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations

Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke this week at the AMC Conference on Recommender Systems. You can watch the whole thing here: The video is over two hours long, but GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers pulled some interesting info out of …

Google Gives New ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats Google Gives New ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Stats

Google shared some new numbers related to the “right to be forgotten,” ruling, which has led to individuals requesting URL removals from search results. For all the background on that, peruse our coverage here. The stats appear on Google’s Transparency …

Apple Will Try To Stream Its iPad Event Apple Will Try To Stream Its iPad Event

As previously reported, Apple will hold its next big media event on October 16th. It sent out invitations earlier this week without much in the way of detail other than “It’s been way too long,” and it will be held …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including That Chelsea Handler Special) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including That Chelsea Handler Special)

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. Among this …

Adobe Announces New Mobile App Analytics Offering Adobe Announces New Mobile App Analytics Offering

Adobe announced a new mobile app analytics offering called Adobe Analytics – Mobile Apps, which is obviously aimed at helping marketers and developers measure the effectiveness of apps, and get a better idea of how people are using them on …

Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store

The biggest shopping site on the web has its sights set on the physical world, and while that might not have a major impact on smaller businesses in the immediate future, it could have a major impact down the road. …

Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV Imgur Aims For Better GIFs With Project GIFV

Imgur, one of the biggest image sharing sites on the Internet (in no small part thanks to reddit), announced a new format for looping GIF videos – GIFV. The company says it is reimagining the looping GIF video thanks to …

Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App Google Launches Hangouts Chrome App

Google announced the launch of a new Hangouts Chrome app for Chrome OS and Windows, which it calls a “simpler, faster way to use Hangouts on your computer alongside whatever else your’e doing.” The point is that it keeps your …

Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites? Is This New Panda Update Helping Small Sites?

If you’re feeling the effects of a Google algorithm update this week, there’s a good chance it’s Panda. No, Google hasn’t already launched another one. It’s still the last one. It’s just not done rolling out (at least as of …

Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier

Back in May, Square killed the Square Wallet app in favor of a new one called Square Order. The app is described as “the easiest way to order for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants — available in SF …

Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, …

You Can Now Pre-Order Movies On Google Play You Can Now Pre-Order Movies On Google Play

Google announced that you can now pre-order movie titles on Google Play. The company said in a Google+ update: Forget film release countdowns. Pre-order new movies like “+Gone Girl,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “+Maleficent,” “Maze Runner,” and more, then watch …

Twitter Adds Location Controls For Native Ads On MoPub Twitter Adds Location Controls For Native Ads On MoPub

Twitter announced some new location control features for creating and managing native ads with its MoPub. This is the result of an integration with technology from Namo Media. “MoPub’s new location control features are the first tools that lets you …