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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.
Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Company comiXology Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Company comiXology

Amazon announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire digital comic company comiXology. The site lets you buy and/or subscribe to digital comic books. It also offers a free comics section. It’s not hard to see why Amazon would …

Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications Twitter.com Adds New Real-Time Notifications

Twitter announced that it’s adding new real-time notifications to Twitter.com, so that you can more easily interact with those engaging with your tweets. Logged in users will get notifications when someone has replied, favorited, or retweeted one of their tweets. …

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 8th-Generation Drones Amazon Is Already Working On Its 7th And 8th-Generation Drones

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has penned a new letter to shareholders (via Business Insider) addressing numerous parts of the business. Among these many parts is a little thing called Amazon Prime Air. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Perhaps you’re more …

IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time In U.S. IAB: Online Ad Revenue Overtakes TV For First Time In U.S.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released its latest Internet ad revenue report, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers. It finds that interactive ad revenues for 2013 hit an all-time high of $42.8 billion, exceeding broadcast TV advertising ($40.1 billion) for the first …

Report Finds Email Open Rates Up Year-Over-Year Report Finds Email Open Rates Up Year-Over-Year

Epsilon recently released its Q4 2013 North America Email Trends and Benchmarks report. It found an increase in email open rates compared to Q4 2012. They were consistent from quarter to quarter. It also found that 62% of new subscribers …

Matt Cutts Gets New ‘Melody’ Treatment Matt Cutts Gets New ‘Melody’ Treatment

Okay, this exists. This comes from HighPosition.com. I randomly came across it on StumbleUpon, and it hardly has any views yet, so let’s change that. If you watch Matt Cutts’ videos regularly, you owe this one to yourself. You can …

This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design This Infographic Provides An Interesting History Of Web Design

Spending every day on the Internet, it’s sometimes easy to forget or to take for granted just how far the web has come, especially in terms of design. Don’t get me wrong. There are still plenty of embarrassing designs out …

Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what …

How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’ How To Make Videos Like Matt Cutts’

The latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google isn’t so much a webmaster help video, but a discussion about how they actually make these videos. It’s meant to give some advice to businesses who want to utilize online video more. There …

Google Analytics Gets ‘Smart Lists’ For Remarketing Google Analytics Gets ‘Smart Lists’ For Remarketing

Google announced the launch of a new type of remarketing list in Google Analytics: smart lists. These are built using machine learning across websites that have opted to share conversion data, and make use of “dozens” of signals like visit …

Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About? Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About?

Google announced that it is extending its secure search efforts to paid search, and that it will remove queries from referers on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com. In other words, the reason you’ve been seeing keywords “not …

Facebook Redesigns Ads To The Right Of The News Feed Facebook Redesigns Ads To The Right Of The News Feed

Facebook is launching a new design for the ads that appear to the right of the news feed. There will be fewer ads on the page at a time, but they will be bigger. Here’s what it’s going to look …

Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement [Report] Photos Still Your Best Bet For Facebook Engagement [Report]

You may be having some trouble getting your posts seen by people in the News Feed lately, but it would appear that photos are still your your best bet for organic reach, if new data from SocialBakers is any indication. …

Google Hits Japanese Link Networks Google Hits Japanese Link Networks

Google’s head of webspam tweeted early Tuesday morning that Google has taken action on seven Japanese link networks over the past few months. He’s proud of the team: Incredibly proud of Japanese webspam team. Over last few months they've taken …

Report: Twitter’s Ads ‘Consistently’ Deliver Higher Click-Through Rates Than Facebook’s Report: Twitter’s Ads ‘Consistently’ Deliver Higher Click-Through Rates Than Facebook’s

Resolution Media released a new report looking at social advertising trends, which found that advertisers invested 127% more in Facebook than in Twitter in 2013. The gap could narrow, however, as businesses voice their frustration with Facebook, and Twitter launches …

Google Reportedly Expanding ‘Not Provided’ To 3rd-Party Paid Search Google Reportedly Expanding ‘Not Provided’ To 3rd-Party Paid Search

Update: OK, this just happened. Last month at the Search Engine Marketing Expo (West), Google’s Singhal said there would soon be an announcement related to changes with the controversial “not provided” issue. Google implemented secure search a few years ago, …

Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google Noam Chomsky Talks Internet, Natural Language Processing At Google

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Pressor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT, recently gave an “At Google” talk at Google, Cambridge. He discussed the Internet as a political platform, natural language processing, and a handful of other things. Google highlights the …

Yelp Launches In Japan, Expands Platform To Spas & Salons Yelp Launches In Japan, Expands Platform To Spas & Salons

Continuing its ongoing international expansion, Yelp announced that it has now launched in Japan. This is the company’s 26th country, following a Mexico launch last month. Yelp’s efforts in Japan will begin in Toyko and Osaka. The site is available …

Google Wants To Get Better At Indexing Your Business Info Google Wants To Get Better At Indexing Your Business Info

Google has released some recommendations for webmastesr to help them get the search engine to identify and surface business info like phone numbers, business locations, and opening hours. They also launched support for schema.org to help specify preferred phone numbers …

Google Starts To Put Enterprise Focus On Glass Google Starts To Put Enterprise Focus On Glass

It’s no surprise that Google wants to see Glass in use in the enterprise, and now the company is starting to focus some of its efforts there. Google is calling on enterprises to sign up to get involved with Google …

Johnny Cash Talks Long Hair And Dying In ‘Lost Interview’ Johnny Cash Talks Long Hair And Dying In ‘Lost Interview’

PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank is highlighting a “lost interview” with the legendary Johnny Cash. He was interviewed by Barney Hoskyns in October of 1996. Blank on Blank takes obscure interviews with entertainment icons, and sets them to interesting …

‘Mako Mermaids’ Season 2: Another Production Vlog Released [Netflix Originals] ‘Mako Mermaids’ Season 2: Another Production Vlog Released [Netflix Originals]

The second season of Mako Mermaids, one of the less talked about “Netflix originals,” is currently in production. It began shooting in December. Fans (of which there are apparently plenty) have been treated to a few production vlogs, which Jonathan …

Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way Klout Launches New App For iOS, Android On The Way

Klout has launched a new iOS app that reflects the major changes to its service it rolled out earlier this year. If you haven’t looked at Klout lately, it has become something of a social news reader that lets you …