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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 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 …

Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked Millions Of Gmail Passwords Leaked

According to various reports, starting with Russia’s CNews, nearly five million Gmail usernames and passwords were leaked, and published to a Russia Bitcoin forum. You can see the original report in Russian here, but The Daily Dot recaps: Much of …

Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace Etsy Bans ‘Redskins’ Items From Its Marketplace

Even if you don’t follow football, it’s unlikely that you’ve not heard about the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins and its name and mascot. It’s been controversial for years, but the argument has picked up major steam in recent months. …

Google Hangouts Get Google Voice Integration Google Hangouts Get Google Voice Integration

Google has begun rolling out Google Voice integration to its Hangouts app. Users are being greeted with a message that says “Migrate Google Voice to Hangouts”. This lets users receive voicemail and send text messages in Hangouts. Users can turn …

Google Launches AdWords Editor 10.6 Google Launches AdWords Editor 10.6

Google announced the launch of the latest update to AdWords Editor Tuesday night: version 10.6. One addition to the offering is the ability to manage Mobile App Installs campaigns. It also lets you create app install ads. More from the …

Google Introduces AdSense For Shopping Google Introduces AdSense For Shopping

Google has extended its shopping ads to third-party sites with AdSense for Shopping, which lets sites serve ads from Shopping Campaigns. The offering is currently only available to a handful of publishers in retail and commerce. Here’s what it looks …

iOS 8 Release Date Announced At Apple Event iOS 8 Release Date Announced At Apple Event

Apple held its big iPhone unveiling event on Tuesday, showing off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, not to mention Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. The new iPhones will run iOS 8, which the company first announced back …

Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence Denny’s Mocks Apple’s Livestream Incompetence

As you probably know, Apple held a big press event today to unveil the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch (as well as Apple Pay and a new U2 album). The company made a huge deal …

Apple Watch Unveiled (It’s Not Called iWatch) Apple Watch Unveiled (It’s Not Called iWatch)

After unveiling two new iPhone models – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – and a new payment solution called Apple Pay, Apple finally unveiled its long-rumored smartwatch. No, it’s not called the iWatch. It’s called the Apple Watch, …

Apple Pay Announced, 220,000 Retail Locations On Board Apple Pay Announced, 220,000 Retail Locations On Board

Apple announced a new payment solution at its big iPhone event on Tuesday. It’s called Apple Pay, and enables iPhone users to pay for goods and services both online and off. The feature, available on the new iPhone models, uses …

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Revealed At Apple Event iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Revealed At Apple Event

At its big press event today, Apple unveiled the long-anticipated iPhone 6 as well as a bigger iPhone – the iPhone 6 Plus. CEO Tim Cook called the news the “biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone”. I feel …

Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering …

Netflix Launches Post-Play For Chromecast Netflix Launches Post-Play For Chromecast

Netflix announced that it has added its Post-Play feature to its Chromecast experience. Here’s how Netflix described the feature when it originally launched in 2012: When you finish watching an episode of a TV show, we’ll minimize the credits and …

New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected New Google Panda Update Refresh Suspected

Google hasn’t confirmed that it rolled out a new Panda refresh, but signs point to one hitting on September 5th (Friday), according to Search Engine Roundtable and SEOs. Barry Schwartz points to a post in the Google Webmaster Help forum …

Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video For Android

Amazon announced today that Prime Instant Video is now available for Android for Prime members in the US, UK, and Germany. Availability comes in the form of an update to the Amazon App, which also features the standard Amazon shopping …

Netflix Mulls Offering Short-Form Videos Netflix Mulls Offering Short-Form Videos

We heard nearly a year ago that Netflix was talking about offering some DVD-like extras for streaming content. Now, it looks like Netflix may start offering some short-form content in an effort to get more people using the service from …