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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.
Google Will Give You Money To Refer Friends To Google Wallet Google Will Give You Money To Refer Friends To Google Wallet

Google has a new Google Wallet referral program in which it will give users $5 when their friends claim money from them. Google explains how it works in a support document (via TheNextWeb): You and a friend can each get …

Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers Google Releases Android Auto APIs To Developers

Google first introduced Android Auto, its vehicle-based Android platform, at Google I/O in June. The company has now released its APIs to developers to build Auto-enabled apps for audio and messaging. “For users, this means they simply connect their Android …

Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App Facebook Launches Standalone Groups App

Continuing its strategy of launching standalone apps for various functions, Facebook announced a new Facebook Groups app, which comes from its Creative Labs division. This one is immediately available for both Android and iOS (some of the other apps have …

Twitter Search Now Indexes Every Public Tweet From Last 8 Years Twitter Search Now Indexes Every Public Tweet From Last 8 Years

Twitter’s search engine just got a lot more comprehensive. It’s long been a helpful tool for real-time search, but now it’s going to be a lot better at surfacing historic content. The company announced on Tuesday that it now indexes …

Square Launches New Gift Cards For Sellers Square Launches New Gift Cards For Sellers

Square announced a new gift card offering, so sellers using its Register product can run gift card programs from their point of sale. Merchants can offer, redeem, and track gift cards within Square Register. Square began offering digital gift cards …

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples …

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple & Other Tech Companies Call For Government Surveillance Reform

About a year ago, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition was formed. Today, it includes AOL, Apple, Drobpbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo. The companies have since maintained a website on the issue, and have now penned an …

Google Adds ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Label To Results, Gives Sites Ranking Boost Google Adds ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Label To Results, Gives Sites Ranking Boost

Update: Google’s official announcement is now live. Much of Google’s work in search this year, as well as its guidance for webmasters, has been related to mobile search. Google has really ramped up its efforts of late to improve the …

Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash Snapchat and Square Partner On Snapcash

Snapchat has partnered up with Square to offer a new payment product called Snapcash. As you’d imagine, it’s a way to pay people using Snapchat. When people think of Square, they no doubt think about the card readers often used …

Google Compute Engine Autoscaling Hits Beta Google Compute Engine Autoscaling Hits Beta

Google announced the addition of autoscaling to Google Compute Engine. It’s now in beta, and is available to everyone. The autoscaling, which Google describes as intelligent and horizontal, is designed by the same team behind the scaling infrastructure for Google …

Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature Google Keep Gets New Sharing Feature

Google Keep, the company’s virtual post-it note app, now has a new helpful sharing feature. You can write ideas or shopping lists, and share them with friends or family. “So next time you create a list, share it on Keep …

Google Adds Call To Action Links To Quick Answer Results Google Adds Call To Action Links To Quick Answer Results

Google is showing users “Show me how” links for some of its quick answer results. Unfortunately, so far, the only examples we’ve seen point you to Google’s own content. Search Engine Roundtable points to an example shared by Tommy Sands …

Netflix Public API Is Now Officially Dead Netflix Public API Is Now Officially Dead

Netflix has shut down its public API, meaning that third-party apps will no longer be able to build interesting Netflix-related apps or integrate Netflix into their experience in any way. That is unless they’re one of a handful of partner …

The Cast Of ‘The League’ Did A Google Talk The Cast Of ‘The League’ Did A Google Talk

Google hosts a lot of interesting speakers for its “Talks at Google” events. Sometimes, they’re really scientific or technological. Other times, they’re just fun. You can decide for yourself which category this one falls into. Last month, Google hosted some …

LivingSocial Launches New Merchant Tools LivingSocial Launches New Merchant Tools

LivingSocial announced the launch of a new toolkit for merchants called Connect, which is geared toward letting them better engage and build relationships with customers acquired through the LivingSocial platform. The offering lets businesses personalize thank you emails, customize promotion …

Netflix’s Marco Polo Gets New Trailer Netflix’s Marco Polo Gets New Trailer

Next month, Netflix will debut its next original series Marco Polo, which tells the story of the famous explorer and his adventures. Netflix describes it: Intrigue. Deception. Bloodshed. These are just some of the obstacles awaiting legendary explorer Marco Polo …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global? ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Going Global?

Links removed from Google’s European search engines may end up having to be removed from Google’s other search engines. As you may know, Google has been removing links from its European search results because of what has come to be …

Facebook Delivers Another Blow To Brand Pages Facebook Delivers Another Blow To Brand Pages

Brands have been feeling the sting of deflated organic reach for their Facebook Pages all year, and late on Friday, Facebook announced another blow to those posting promotional content. Long story short, if you post the type of content that …

Facebook Tests ‘Facebook At Work’ Product [Report] Facebook Tests ‘Facebook At Work’ Product [Report]

Facebook is reportedly working on and testing a new product called Facebook at Work, which is exactly what it sounds like – a version of Facebook for businesses. Employers and employees would be able to use productivity and professional networking …

Watch: Big Hero 6 Gets A Google Talk Watch: Big Hero 6 Gets A Google Talk

Disney’s new animated feature Big Hero 6 was released last week. This week, Google shared an “At Google” talk with the cast and creative talent behind the film. Included are: Ryan Potter (Hiro), Genesis Rodriguez (Honey Lemon), Jamie Chung (Go …

Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4 Chromecast Mirroring Hits Galaxy Note 4

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The …

Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google Walter Isaacson Talks Innovators At Google

Walter Isaacson, who wrote the acclaimed biography of Steve Jobs, has a new book called The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. It was released just over a month ago. Among those …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Involves Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (It Involves Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

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. I know …

LinkedIn Makes It Easier To Share SlideShare Content LinkedIn Makes It Easier To Share SlideShare Content

LinkedIn announced on Friday that SlideShare has a new way for users to extend the visibility and reach of their LinkedIn presence. With one click, you can now upload a presentation, infographic, or video to your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn will …