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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.
Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation Yelp Pays FTC $450K After Child Privacy Violation

Yelp reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the violation of child privacy law. The company had enabled kids under 13 (some even 9 and under reportedly) to sign up for its service, collecting their email addresses …

Facebook Upgrades Analytics For App Developers Facebook Upgrades Analytics For App Developers

Facebook announced the launch of some new analytics features for app developers aimed at improving performance measurement and better tracking user retention. For one, they’ve added “label cohorts,” which let you categorize groups of people who use your app, and …

IBM Announces Watson Analytics For Businesses IBM Announces Watson Analytics For Businesses

IBM announced Watson Analytics, a natural language-based service to give businesses instant access to predictive and visual analytics tools. The company calls it the biggest announcement it’s made in a decade as an analytics provider. Here’s a look: The first …

Google Could Use Your TV Viewing As A Ranking Signal Google Could Use Your TV Viewing As A Ranking Signal

It seems almost crazy to think that Google could deliver your search results based on what you’re watching on TV at any point in time, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, and the company was even granted …

Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One Google Calls On Developers To Get Behind Android One

Google announced the launch of Android One, this week. It’s a series of more affordable Android devices aimed at getting smartphones in the hands of more people, starting in India. The company is now calling on developers to ensure support …

Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences Twitter Adds Tools To Tailored Audiences

Twitter announced an update to its Tailored Audiences ad targeting feature. It’s getting new stuff like audience list uploading, better audience management tools, new supported ID types, and better targeting in general. Twitter first made Tailored Audiences available globally in …

Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how …

Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps Google’s Chromecast Gets Support From More Apps

Google announced a handful of apps that have added Chromecast support, including WATCH Disney, WATCH Disney Junior, WATCH Disney XD, Twitch, iHeartRadio, and DramaFever. The Disney apps will give users access to titles like Girl Meets World, Doc McStuffins, and …

Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’ Europe Gets ‘Login And Pay With Amazon’

Amazon launched “Login and Pay with Amazon” nearly a year ago to let websites enable users to use their Amazon accounts to make purchases. Such a product had been long-anticipated. Login and Pay with Amazon was initially only available in …

Here’s 30 Minutes Of Eric Schmidt Talking With Jimmy Carter Here’s 30 Minutes Of Eric Schmidt Talking With Jimmy Carter

Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference is underway in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and the company has been uploading numerous discussions from the event to YouTube. Following is Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in a half-hour discussion with Jimmy Carter. Bill Clinton is reportedly …

Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut Netflix Launches In Germany Following French Debut

On Monday, Netflix launched in France, and on Tuesday, the company followed that with a launch in Germany. Guten Morgen! Netflix ist in Deutschland. Und ganz bald auch in Österreich und der Schweiz http://t.co/tB2FeUUW6n pic.twitter.com/HMO2WtrdqF — NetflixDE (@NetflixDE) September 16, …

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Picks Up Scott Glenn Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Picks Up Scott Glenn

Netflix and Marvel announced that they’ve added another cast member to their upcoming Daredevil series, which debuts next year. Joining Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson, and Deborah Ann Woll will be Scott Glenn. Glenn will play Stick, …

Google: Government Demands For User Data Up 150% Over Past Five Years Google: Government Demands For User Data Up 150% Over Past Five Years

Google released its updated Transparency Report today. This is the tenth update, and shows the number of government demands the tech giant has received for user data in criminal investigations for the first half of the year. It also shows …

Bing Ads Get Better Location Targeting, Ad Scheduling Bing Ads Get Better Location Targeting, Ad Scheduling

Microsoft announced some updates to Bing Ads aimed at improving location targeting and ad scheduling. Now included are: ad scheduling in fifteen-minute increments, zip code targeting and exclusion, radius targeting improvements, a new geo location report, user experience improvements for …

Nielsen To Online Retailers: Age Matters Nielsen To Online Retailers: Age Matters

Not surprisingly, Millennials (age 21-34) are leading the way in online shopping compared to other age groups, according to a report from Nielsen. This age group comprises at least half of all those surveyed who plan to make an online …

eBay Announces Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform eBay Announces Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform

eBay is readying a product called the eBay Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform, which will reportedly combine various other platforms, including those it picked up in its 2011 acquisition of GSI Commerce. That deal was for $2.4 billion, and was a …

Google Launches Android One To Get Smartphones To More People Google Launches Android One To Get Smartphones To More People

Google announced that it’s launching a new line of “affordable” Android One smartphones in India in a bid to get smartphones in more people’s hands. “There are three big reasons why it’s hard for people in countries such as India, …

Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement …

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Top 4 Million Pre-Orders On First Day iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus Top 4 Million Pre-Orders On First Day

Apple announced that it saw a record first day of iPhone pre-orders for the 6 and 6 Plus, getting four million of them in the first twenty-four hours. The company actually told Re/code on Friday that it saw a record …

Netflix Officially Launches In France Netflix Officially Launches In France

Netflix just officially launched in France, expanding its presence in Europe, which is also expected to soon include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Bon voyage, @NetflixFR! — Netflix US (@netflix) September 15, 2014 Bien arrivé, merci: http://t.co/NnT7eWmVnj RT @netflix …

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 …