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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.
Twitter Gives Advertisers Answers Twitter Gives Advertisers Answers

In June, Twitter launched Mobile App Promotion. A bit later, its Crashlytics branch launched Answers, which it described as “mobile analytics you don’t need to analyze”. Later still, Twitter launched its Fabric platform, which includes Answers. In the meantime, Twitter …

Google Consolidates Partner Programs Into One Google for Work and Education Partner Program Google Consolidates Partner Programs Into One Google for Work and Education Partner Program

Google announced that it’s consolidating its partner programs for Apps, Chrome, Cloud Platform, Maps and Search into one big, updated Google for Work and Education Partner Program. According to the company, this will enable partners to “better sell, service and …

Time: Zuckerberg Irritated By Tim Cook Comments Time: Zuckerberg Irritated By Tim Cook Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was Time’s Person of the Year in 2010, is on the cover again for the latest issue as he continues his quest to connect the world. Among the topics he discusses in the cover story …

Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update Bing Ads Campaign Planner Gets An Update

Microsoft announced the launch of a new version of its Campaign Planner tool for the holidays. The tool, which was first released in September, has new features for vertical and product trends, keyword research and competitive insights. “Campaign Planner’s search …

Google+ Now Lets You Pin Posts Too Google+ Now Lets You Pin Posts Too

You can now pin Google+ posts to the top of your profile or brand page. Such a feature has been available on Twitter and Facebook for quite some time, but now Google’s not-dead social network will enable you to do …

Square Launches Caviar App For iOS Square Launches Caviar App For iOS

Back in August, Square announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based food delivery service Caviar. Now the company has launched a new iOS app for it. Dishes from your city's best restaurants, now at your fingertips. Introducing the Caviar app: http://t.co/4ogTKScgkt …

Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers

Amazon just announced the launch of Amazon Elements, a new line of “premium, everyday essentials with transparent origins.” On the surface, the announcement just sounds like Amazon is offering its own line of products, which so far includes diapers and …

Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions? Is Social Media Very Good For Ecommerce Conversions?

Social media might not be all that great for ecommerce. At least not yet. Sure, it’s wonderful for branding and general marketing, but as far as getting actual conversions, the channel is severely lacking, according to some sources. Do you …

Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update Yahoo Sees 3x Jump In Firefox Searches With Browser Update

As you may know, Yahoo recently entered a five-year partnership with Mozilla to see Yahoo Search become the default search experience in Firefox. This is a big deal in search because the browser has had Google in this spot for …

Facebook: Mobile Like Button Is Doing Well For Apps Facebook: Mobile Like Button Is Doing Well For Apps

At its f8 developer conference back in April, Facebook announced the mobile like button for apps, enabling people to like in-app content with a tap. Today, Facebook provided an update on its usage. The button was available for iOS initially, …

Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system …

Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething Tumblr Gets A Buy Button, Partners With Etsy, Artsy, Kickstarter, DoSomething

Tumblr is the latest social media platform to add a buy button enabling users to purchase items from posts. As you may know, such a feature is currently being tested by both Facebook and Twitter. Tumblr has partnered with Etsy, …

Dropbox Launches New API For Businesses Dropbox Launches New API For Businesses

Dropbox announced a new API for businesses, which will enable them to integrate the Dropbox Platform into their own IT processes. “Already 100,000 companies rely on Dropbox for Business to securely store and share even their most important company information, …

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service

Back in June, while I was on vacation, there were reports about Amazon readying the launch of a food takeout service. This followed earlier reports that the company was working on a new local services offering, and was said to …

Google Goes ‘No CAPTCHA’ Google Goes ‘No CAPTCHA’

Google announced that it’s rolling out an API for reCAPTCHA, which it has dubbed “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA”. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything much about reCAPTCHA. Google acquired the company in 2009, and has since been using it …

Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android

In what might be considered another anti-Instagram move from Twitter, the company is rolling out new photo filter options on its mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company didn’t make a huge announcement about it, but mentioned it in …

Mozilla Is Working On Firefox For iOS Mozilla Is Working On Firefox For iOS

A lot of things seem to be changing in Firefox Land since CEO Chris Beard took over this year. Recently, Mozilla announced a five-year partnership with Yahoo, which sees the search engine replacing Google as the default search experience in …

Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Tumblr Here’s What 2014 Looked Like On Tumblr

Earlier, we looked at Yahoo’s year in review for 2014. The company is also sharing some review lists for Tumblr. “For the second year in a row, Tumblr presents its own Year In Review with more than 100 categories of …

Spotify Reveals 2014′s Top Music Spotify Reveals 2014′s Top Music

Spotify, which has been in the news a lot lately with Taylor Swift pulling her music from the service, announced its top music of the year. It shared the most popular songs and artists of the year based on listening …

Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014 Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2014

Yahoo released its Year In Review, looking at the top stories and trends of the year based on the daily search habits of users. Here’s what the top ten looks like: Here’s a look at the top “obsessions” of the …

Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going. …

Google Adds Features To Docs, Slides Google Adds Features To Docs, Slides

Google announced some feature updates to Google Docs and Slides over on Google+. In Docs, you can now merge table cells together and customize images from within documents. In Slides, you can now add slide numbers. Here’s the announcement post …

Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY Yahoo Bing Network Search/Click Volumes Double YoY

Yahoo Search has been making headlines lately thanks to a five-year partnership with Mozilla, which sees the search engine become the default in the Firefox browser. The version that implements this just came out this week. When Yahoo released its …

Here’s A 17-Minute Discussion About Material Design Here’s A 17-Minute Discussion About Material Design

If you’re developing Android apps these days, you’re going to want to understand Material Design, which is the cornerstone of the latest version – 5.0 Lollipop. The subject was discussed at Devoxx 2014, and Google is now sharing that on …