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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 Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option Google Wallet Expanding As Checkout Option

Google Wallet is growing as a payment option as it has now been adopted by both Dunkin’ Donuts and Seamless, which have integrated it into their checkout experiences for Android users. “People are ordering food and drinks through their smartphones …

Getting To Know The New Twitter Search Getting To Know The New Twitter Search

Earlier this week, while searching on Twitter, I was presented with a revamped search interface, but only for a minute or two (luckily, it was long enough to get a couple screen grabs). Then it went away. Even while I …

Netflix Makes Fun Of Apple With ‘Netflix Watch’ Netflix Makes Fun Of Apple With ‘Netflix Watch’

After Amazon unveiled its Prime Air drones in 2013, Netflix released a parody video showcasing its own vision for drones, which would see the devices delivering DVD envelopes. Now, Netflix has a new video lampooning the Apple Watch: Like the …

Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It Consumers Really Want Drone Delivery, Are Willing To Pay For It

Earlier, we looked at a report from Walker Sands, which looks at consumers’ online shopping habits, and bodes well for Amazon’s new Home Services offering. In a separate section of the report that we didn’t get into, they look at …

Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services Online Shopper Data Bodes Well For Amazon Home Services

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon Home Services, in which it handpicks local service businesses to include in a marketplace on Amazon.com, enabling customers to purchase services from those in the home improvement, computer & electronics, lawn & garden, …

AdWords Store Visits Metric Proving Helpful to Advertisers AdWords Store Visits Metric Proving Helpful to Advertisers

Late last year, Google added store visit conversions to estimated total conversions in AdWords, aimed at letting advertisers in the U.S. get an idea of how many people are visiting their stores as a result of their ads. “If visits …

Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of …

Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience Twitter Confirms It’s Messing With Its Search Experience

While covering Google’s closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it (not much so far), and suddenly, just for a minute or two, Twitter was serving me a completely …

Google Moderator Is About To Go Away Google Moderator Is About To Go Away

Google is shutting down Google Moderator, a tool it launched for presenters in in 2008, aimed at helping them prioritize questions for Q&A sessions. Since then, it has evolved to become a way to prioritize other ideas as well. For …

You Thought Brands Were Into Facebook Video Now… You Thought Brands Were Into Facebook Video Now…

As you know, Facebook video is booming, as is marketers’ interest in it. The company revealed earlier this year that the number of video posts per person increased 75% globally and 94% in the US over the course of one …

Antitrust Prosecution Comes To E-Commerce Antitrust Prosecution Comes To E-Commerce

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that it has charged a former e-commerce executive with price fixing, in what would be the DoJ’s antitrust division’s first online marketplace prosecution. The defendant is charged with price fixing in violation of the …

Square Gives Small Businesses Attractive New Email Marketing Option Square Gives Small Businesses Attractive New Email Marketing Option

Square just announced a new service that might make email marketing service providers a little nervous. It’s called Square Marketing, and comes with an email marketing solution for small businesses, who use Square for payments. It’s unclear exactly how many …

Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner Getty Images & Microsoft Bury Hatchet, Partner

It appears that Getty Images and Microsoft have buried the hatchet after legal issues last fall, as the two just announced a new partnership, which will see Microsoft taking advantage of Getty’s imagery. The two companies will work together to …

Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets

You know how before when you retweeted something, it just tweeted out the exact tweet you were retweeting unless you quoted it yourself and added something that the 140-character limit would allow you to squeeze in? Twitter is now making …

Using Personalized Data Critical To Brand Loyalty Using Personalized Data Critical To Brand Loyalty

As more consumer data is available to brands than ever before, you might think that brands would be able to capitalize on this, and know their customers better than they know themselves, and in turn inspire increased brand loyalty. You’d …

Brands Don’t Know Their Customers As Well As They Think They Do Brands Don’t Know Their Customers As Well As They Think They Do

IBM and Econsultancy have some new research out suggesting a “massive perception gap” between how well brands think they are marketing to their customers and how well customers actually think brands know them. Businesses think they’re doing a pretty good …

Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP! Your Online Customer Service Needs To Get Better ASAP!

Thanks to technology it’s now easier than ever for consumers to connect with businesses and vice versa. Still, businesses aren’t doing the best job of taking advantage of this to provide their customers with the best service possible. What do …

Shopping Cart Abandonment Still A Major Issue For Businesses Shopping Cart Abandonment Still A Major Issue For Businesses

Shopping cart abandonment has plagued ecommerce businesses for years, and you might think that things would have gotten better as more people have grown accustomed to shopping online, technologies have improved, and a vast array of solutions have become available. …

5 Potential Ways To Increase Email Signups 5 Potential Ways To Increase Email Signups

After all these years, email is still the most effective online marketing channel. Chances are you’re spending a lot of time trying to improve your search and social campaigns, but don’t forget how valuable email subscribers are. You need more …

Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk Google Hosts 10-Year-Old CEO For Business Talk

As you may know, Google frequently hosts interesting people at its “Talks at Google” events, and uploads them on YouTube for all to say. One of the most recent ones features Mikaila Ulmer, the ten-year-old founder and CEO of Bee …

Percentage Of B2B Commerce Happening Online On The Rise Percentage Of B2B Commerce Happening Online On The Rise

B2B e-commerce in the United States is projected to reach $1.13 trillion by 2020, according to Forrester, which just released its new report US B2B eCommerce Forecast: 2015 to 2020. That’s up from $780 billion this year, according to the …

Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition Pinterest Just Made Its 7th Acquisition

Pinterest announced that it has acquired the team behind mobile publishing startup Hike Labs. This includes founder and CEO Jason Shellen and Head of Engineering Mike Demers. A Pinterest spokesperson told WebProNews the two “bring their years of experience in …

Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year Report: Social Networks Surpassed 2 Billion Users For First Time Last Year

There’s a new report out from Strategy Analytics, which looks at the growth in usage and advertising spend across major social networks. One of the more interesting findings is that social network usage surpassed 2 billion users for the first …

Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier Sharing From Pinterest To Facebook Pages Now Easier

I recently wrote a long post looking at different types of content (mostly from social media) that you can embed on your blog. I remembered that you could embed pins from Pinterest, which I don’t think I’ve ever actually done, …