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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.
Imgur CEO Talks Plans For New Funding, Relationship With Reddit [Exclusive] Imgur CEO Talks Plans For New Funding, Relationship With Reddit [Exclusive]

Imgur announced this morning that it has raised $40 million in a series A round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. General partner, Lars Dalgaard will take a Board of Directors seat with the company. Reddit, which gives Imgur more …

Google Has Reputable Sites Afraid To Link Naturally Google Has Reputable Sites Afraid To Link Naturally

And the freaking out continues…. As mentioned in a previous post, Google has reignited the link removal hysteria by going after guest blog posts. People who have written guests posts on other sites over the years are now rushing to …

Matt Cutts Talks About Coming Google Algorithm Changes Matt Cutts Talks About Coming Google Algorithm Changes

Google seems to have announced some coming changes to its algorithm in the latest “Webmaster Help” video. Head of webspam Matt Cutts said the search engine is working on some changes that will help it better determine when a site …

Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’ And ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Win Peabody Awards Netflix’s ‘House Of Cards’ And ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Win Peabody Awards

The awards for Netflix’s original programming just keep coming. Now, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black have both won Peabody Awards, which are designed to award “stories that matter”. Both shows have been ever-present throughout the awards …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Gets Pushed To 2015 Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Gets Pushed To 2015

Netflix finally made its official announcement about upcoming original series Narcos. It’s described as “an all-new take on the amazing story of the Medellin Cartel, once the world’s most ambitious and violent trafficking organization.” We first learned about the project …

This Video Explores How Color Affects Online Shopping Behavior This Video Explores How Color Affects Online Shopping Behavior

BrainCraft has a new video out looking at how color affects our emotions, and how it relates to our online shopping habits. Something to think about when designing your product pages. Image via YouTube

Survey: Businesses Not Satisfied With Their B2B Lead Generation Processes Survey: Businesses Not Satisfied With Their B2B Lead Generation Processes

A recent survey from Salesfusion and Demand Metric found that most small and mid-sized companies have lead generation processes in place, but few (less than 10%) think they’re highly effective. Over half (58%) say they don’t produce enough leads. The …

A Montage Of Media Personalities Talking About Yelp A Montage Of Media Personalities Talking About Yelp

Yelp recently released this montage of its service being talked about and referenced in the media. It includes clips from everything from Ellen to Tosh.0. I couldn’t help but notice that The People’s Court was absent from the video: Image …

Report: B2B Trending Towards Mobile Before PC Report: B2B Trending Towards Mobile Before PC

eMarketer has a new report out called, “B2B Mobile Marketing: As Buyers Harken to Mobility, Sellers Hasten to Keep up.” The firm references data from Forrester Research, Forbes Insights, and Google. For one, it says (citing Forrester) that 91% of …

LinkedIn Kills Products/Services Tab On Company Pages LinkedIn Kills Products/Services Tab On Company Pages

Back in November, LinkedIn launched “Showcase Pages” for companies to show off specific brands and products, which users can follow separately. Users can follow Microsoft Office specifically, for example, without having to follow Microsoft itself.

Apple Opens Mobile Ad Platform To All, Adds Features Apple Opens Mobile Ad Platform To All, Adds Features

Last year, Apple launched iAd Workbench, a mobile ad campaign creation tool for iOS developers to launch their own campaigns targeting iOS users. Now, Apple has opened the platform up to anyone with an Apple ID, throwing down the barrier …

Here’s A Google Talk About B Corps Here’s A Google Talk About B Corps

Google has posted video from a recent “At Google” talk with people from NYC B Lab (Tribeca), Warby Parker (SoHo), and Greyston Bakery (Yonkers), who talk about how businesses can work to be “not just best ‘in’ the world, but …

‘House Of Cards’ Season 3: Beau Willimon Gives ‘Sneak Peak’ (Yes, ‘Peak’) ‘House Of Cards’ Season 3: Beau Willimon Gives ‘Sneak Peak’ (Yes, ‘Peak’)

Beau Willimon, showrunner on Netflix’s House of Cards, tweeted a “sneak peak” of the first scene of the third season today. Something about it sounds familiar. A sneak peak of the first scene of Season 3 of @HouseofCards –> pic.twitter.com/DuzAGyNmFQ …

Media Rating Council Gives Viewable Display Impressions Green Light Media Rating Council Gives Viewable Display Impressions Green Light

The Media Rating Council (MRC) announced that it has lifted its advisory on “Viewable Impressions” for display advertising. This means the industry can begin transacting on the metric for the first time in a shift from served impressions to those …

Email Marketing Best Online Channel For ROI [Report] Email Marketing Best Online Channel For ROI [Report]

Econsultancy has released its 8th annual Email Marketing Industry Census, based on what it says is the largest UK survey of email marketers. It finds that revenue from email has increased by 28% in one year. 68% of companies rated …

Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+ Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+

Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, …

Matt Cutts Does His Best HAL 9000 Matt Cutts Does His Best HAL 9000

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts takes on a question from “Dave,” who asks, “When will you stop changing things?” “Look, I’m sorry, Dave, but I can’t do that,” he replies. Yes, the quote is actually, “I’m …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Gets Star, Showrunner [Report] Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Gets Star, Showrunner [Report]

Netflix has had an upcoming original series called Narcos in the works for quite some time, but we’ve heard very little about its progress until now. Deadline first reported on the Gaumont International Television project as a Netflix original early …

Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime

Adobe recently posted an update on the Flash Runtime on its official blog in hopes of addressing questions people have been asking on various forums. Product manager and customer advocate for the Flash Runtime product team, Chris Campbell, who has …

Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had

Google now tells you how many people have viewed your Google+ profile and content right on your profile page. The number is the sum of your profile, post and photo views since October 2012. Eddie Kessler posted about the update …

Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools

Google announced an adjustment to the way sites’ index status data appears in Webmaster Tools. The index status feature now tracks a site’s indexed URLs for both HTTP and HTTPS as well as for verified subdirectories. In the past, it …

Netflix Releases New Original ‘Sizzling Bacon’ Netflix Releases New Original ‘Sizzling Bacon’

Netflix is promoting a new “original” on its homepage today. It’s called Sizzling Bacon. It appears to only have a single episode so far, and it’s twenty minutes long. With a TV-G rating, it’s definitely for families (at least those …

Google Discusses New Campaign Type For Display Network Google Discusses New Campaign Type For Display Network

Google hosted a “Hangout on Air” today about getting better performance out of Search Network with Display Select. This is a new hybrid campaign type, which the company says drives 35% better ROI for advertisers compared to the old Search …

Google Introduces ‘Gmail Shelfie’ For April Fools’ Day Google Introduces ‘Gmail Shelfie’ For April Fools’ Day

Google has already started with this year’s April Fools’ silliness. On the Gmail blog, they announced “Gmail Shelfie,” a way to turn your Gmail background into a selfie, and share it with your friends and family. Software engineer Greg Bullock …