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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.
Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up …

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. As reported …

Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’ Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’

If the latest comments from Google about a pending Penguin update are to be be believed, webmasters will find the update just delightful. In all seriousness, it does sound like it will be a little better for those affected, but …

Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias Tool Claims To Show Google Search Bias

As recently reported, Yelp has formed a coalition (not entirely unlike the FairSearch Coalition) with other Google critics/competitors Consumer Watchdog, Jameda, HolidayCheck, TripAdvisor, and Fight for the Future. The group launched the site Focus on the User, which comes with …

Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing Facebook/WhatsApp Deal Officially Gets EU Blessing

Reuters reported last week that Facebook was set to win unconditional EU approval on its acquisition of WhatsApp for $19 billion, which the company announced in February. On Friday, the EU made it official. Commission Vice President in charge of …

JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack Big In Volume, But Not Sensitive Data, According To Bank

JPMorgan Chase, the largest banking institution in the U.S., revealed that 76 million household accounts and 7 million small business accounts were compromised in a recent cyberattack – an attack that was previously disclosed, but was much larger than first …

Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment Facebook Changes Its Research Approach After Controversial Experiment

You’ll probably recall the controversy Facebook found itself in a few months ago when it was discovered that an experiment it conducted a couple years ago manipulated people’s emotions by showing them different types of content in the News Feed. …

Report: Yahoo/Bing Sees Biggest Paid Search Market Share Increase In 5 Years Report: Yahoo/Bing Sees Biggest Paid Search Market Share Increase In 5 Years

The search alliance between Yahoo and Bing saw its biggest market share increase against Google in five years in Q3, in terms of paid search in the U.S., according to a new report from IgnitionOne. The report says the partnership …

GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business Sales GoDaddy Teams Up With Stripe For Small Business Sales

GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has partnered with Stripe to make it easier for small businesses to sell online. The partnership will enable businesses to get instant credit approval, begin accepting credit card payments and access funds more quickly. …

Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers Facebook Launches Mobile Like Button For All Android, iOS Developers

Earlier this year at its f8 developer conference, Facebook announced the mobile Like button for apps. At first it was only available in preview for some iOS developers, but on Thursday, the company announced it’s now available to all iOS …

To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers To Minimize Legal Risk, Google Stops Showing Snippets For Some Publishers

As you may know, Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for quite some time. Google wants to continue providing search results for news stories like it has for years, but publishers think Google is taking …

Groupon Launches Cash For Grocery-Buying App Snap Groupon Launches Cash For Grocery-Buying App Snap

Groupon just launched a new app for iPhone and Android called Snap, which gives users cash back on certain products they buy. Basically, you go grocery shopping, then find the participating items in the app, and scan your receipts to …

Here’s Some Potentially Troubling News About Google Search Here’s Some Potentially Troubling News About Google Search

So you know those answer boxes Google has been showing in search results for a while now? The ones that extract text from third-party websites (possibly your own), to answer users’ queries without them having to click through to the …

Netflix Signs Adam Sandler To Four-Picture Deal (Go On With The Chlorophyll) Netflix Signs Adam Sandler To Four-Picture Deal (Go On With The Chlorophyll)

Netflix announced that it has signed a deal with Adam Sandler, which will see him produce and star in four exclusive feature films for the company. Netflix is getting down to business in the movie industry now. Earlier this week, …

Microsoft Gives Devs A Look At IE For Windows 10 Microsoft Gives Devs A Look At IE For Windows 10

Microsoft launched a technical preview of Windows 10, and with that comes some updates to Internet Explorer. You can only use the preview at this point if you’re in the WIndows Insider Program, but the company gave developers a glimpse …

Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’ Twitter Is Funding A New MIT Lab For ‘Social Machines’

The MIT Media Lab announced that it has secured a five-year, $10 million investment from Twitter, which will provide access to its real-time, public steam of tweets as well as the archive of every tweet all the way back to …

Google Admin iOS App Gets New Features Google Admin iOS App Gets New Features

Google announced an update to its Admin app for iOS. As the company explains, “Google Admin let’s you manage your Google for Work account on-the-go. Add and manage users and groups, contact support, and view audit logs for your organization.” …

Google Makes Dynamic Remarketing Available For All Verticals Google Makes Dynamic Remarketing Available For All Verticals

Google announced that it is rolling out dynamic remarketing to advertisers in all verticals, including hotels, flights, real estate, classifieds, jobs, auto, finance and education. The company launched the offering for retailers last year. “Dynamic remarketing shows site visitors tailored …

Google Compute Engine Gets Cheaper Google Compute Engine Gets Cheaper

Google just announced across-the-board price cuts on Compute Engine. Google already lowered pricing on core infrastructure, including compute and storage, earlier this year. Now, they’re cutting prices by about 10% for all instance types in every region. Google says the …

Yahoo Tests Out Another Homepage Redesign Yahoo Tests Out Another Homepage Redesign

Yahoo is tinkering around with its homepage again. It wasn’t all that long ago (last year in fact) that Yahoo rolled out a major redesign of its flagship property, but the company is apparently testing new looks yet again. Some …

Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series Netflix Announces Original King Kong Series

Netflix announced a new original kids series in partnership with Arad Animation and 41 Entertainment called Kong – King of the Apes. The show comes from Executive Producer Avi Arad, who has produced numerous Marvel super hero movies from and …

Microsoft Office Adds Sway Presentation Tool Microsoft Office Adds Sway Presentation Tool

Microsoft announced a new app called Sway, which is part of its Office portfolio. It’s basically a new presentation tool, which lets you add content from your OneDrive account, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other sources to keep track of your …

Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy

Google’s “new” privacy policy, which went into effect in 2012, continues to draw controversy and government attention, particularly in Europe. This week, the company was ordered by regulators in Germany to limit how it combines user data from its various …

Twitter Reportedly Set to Unveil ‘Fabric’ Developer Platform, Releases Schedule For Flight Conference Twitter Reportedly Set to Unveil ‘Fabric’ Developer Platform, Releases Schedule For Flight Conference

Twitter is reportedly getting ready to unveil a new application development platform by the name of Twitter Fabric. With the company’s Flight developer conference coming up this month, we should be getting a glimpse of it pretty soon. The report …