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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 Now Just Got A Lot More Useful Google Now Just Got A Lot More Useful

Google Now may be getting a whole lot more useful as Google just announced that it’s integrating with third-party apps on Android. The company has already partnered with over 30 developers to bring new cards into the fold, giving users …

Jack Dorsey Tweets Praise For Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Tweets Praise For Twitter CEO

On Thursday, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey unleashed a series of tweets about Twitter’s place in the world, and showed support for CEO Dick Costolo, who has been under fire from some investors and analysts of late. Some are calling for …

How Ranking Works In Pinterest’s Guided Search How Ranking Works In Pinterest’s Guided Search

Pinterest launched Guided Search last April as a new way to help users discover content with some nudging in the right direction. It’s basically Pinterest’s way of suggesting search refinements as you browse. For example, if you search for “pasta,” …

Google Analytics Lets You More Easily Analyze Patterns In Search Queries Google Analytics Lets You More Easily Analyze Patterns In Search Queries

Google announced a new query word count dimension for AdWords search queries in Google Analytics. This will enable users to more easily analyze patterns without having to manually classify them. Google announced the update in a Google+ post: Earlier this …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

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. Well it’s …

Google Responds To Yahoo’s Firefox Deal On Earnings Call Google Responds To Yahoo’s Firefox Deal On Earnings Call

Google released its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday with full year revenue up 19% year-over-year at $66 billion and revenue of $18.1 billion for the quarter, which was a 15% year-over-year increase. During the company’s conference …

Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips Facebook Puts Businesses In Present Users’ News Feeds With Place Tips

Facebook just announced the launch of a new Place Tips feature, which is (for now) only available on iPhone. For some reason, Facebook is showing this off in a Vimeo video rather than a Facebook video, which it has been …

Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention) Here’s How People Are Using Google’s Inbox (Marketers, Pay Attention)

Google is trying to revolutionize email again with Inbox by Gmail, which the company unveiled in October. It’s still available on an invitation-only basis, but Google says it’s already received over a hundred thousand pieces of feedback on the product. …

Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search Zuckerberg Opens Up About Facebook Search

As you may know, Facebook greatly expanded its search offerings last month when it launched the ability to search posts. You can now search keywords and get back results from people and pages you’re connected to. It instantly made Facebook …

Facebook Just Said A Lot Of Things About Its Video Growth Facebook Just Said A Lot Of Things About Its Video Growth

Facebook has been touting its major growth in video this month, and that continued on Wednesday afternoon as the company reported its earnings for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. On the company’s earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed …

Google Analytics Makes Remarketing Activation Easier Google Analytics Makes Remarketing Activation Easier

In an effort yo make it simpler for advertisers to enable remarketing, Google has added the ability in Google Analytics to do so with a single toggle with new Instant Activation. Now, rather than manually updating all of your site …

Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year Facebook Grew Mobile Daily Active Users By 34% Over The Past Year

Facebook just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter and full year. It posted a 58% increase in yearly revenue, and a 49% increase for the quarter. “We got a lot done in 2014. Our community continues to grow …

Over Half Of Emails Opened On Mobile Or Tablets Over Half Of Emails Opened On Mobile Or Tablets

Experian Marketing Services has released its 2014 Q3 Email Benchmark Report finding that both mobile device usage and email engagement increased and that 53% of emails were opened on a mobile or tablet device during the quarter. Here’s a look …

Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report] Email Won Thanksgiving Weekend [Report]

Email marketing and search (both organic and paid) were the dominant marketing channels over the holiday season according to new research from Custora. The firm released its new 2014 Holiday Recap. According to that, ecommerce revenue in the U.S. was …

Android XML File Can Crash Devices Android XML File Can Crash Devices

Apparently all Android apps have a file called the AndroidManifest.xml, and this contains information the system has to have before it can run any of the app’s code. So it’s a pretty important file. Unfortunately, if that file is malformed, …

YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API YouTube Deprecates Flash Embeds, Flash API

Google announced that it is now defaulting to the HTML5 player on the web for YouTube embeds, moving to iframes. Along with this, they’re deprecating the “old style” of Flash <object> embeds and their Flash API. The company is encouraging …

Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal Yahoo Really Wants That Apple Deal

Yahoo made some big waves in late 2014 when it partnered with Mozilla to replace Google as the default search experience in Firefox. Apple’s similar deal with Google is near its expiration, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer seems really interested …

Google Adds Crawling, Indexing Of Locale-Adaptive Pages Google Adds Crawling, Indexing Of Locale-Adaptive Pages

Google announced that it’s introducing new locale-aware crawl configurations for Googlebot for pages it detects may adapt their content based on the request’s language and perceived location. “Locale-adaptive pages change their content to reflect the user’s language or perceived geographic …

Pinterest Marketing Tips From A Guy That&#8217;s Been Doing It For 5 Years Pinterest Marketing Tips From A Guy That’s Been Doing It For 5 Years

Pinterest may have plateaued as a driver of traffic to websites, at least for the time being, but it’s still number two in that department behind Facebook, according to data from Shareaholic. The firm released a report this week finding …

Moz Founder Rand Fishkin On Facebook&#8217;s Approach To Search Moz Founder Rand Fishkin On Facebook’s Approach To Search

Last month, Facebook launched an update to its search experience enabling users to search keywords and get actual posts as results. This is arguably the most significant search feature Facebook has ever added beyond he ability to find a person …

Facebook Ads Get Conversion Lift Measurement Facebook Ads Get Conversion Lift Measurement

Facebook announced a new way to measure conversion lift, giving advertisers a way to determine additional business results driven from people reached by Facebook ads on different devices. WIth conversion lift measurement, Facebook determines additional sales caused by seeing ads, …

Facebook Set To Have Biggest F8 To Date Facebook Set To Have Biggest F8 To Date

Facebook announced on Tuesday that developers can now register for this year’s F8 developer conference, which will take place on March 25 and 26 at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. The company says this will be its biggest F8 to …

Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared …

Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts

Yelp just announced that it’s releasing a new round of Consumer Alerts, slapping big warnings on top of the pages of 85 businesses. These businesses, Yelp says, are either attempting to buy or offer rewards for positive reviews or have …