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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.
Square Opens Up Pre-Orders On Chip Card Readers Square Opens Up Pre-Orders On Chip Card Readers

Square just unveiled its new Square Reader for chip cards, which is now available for pre-order. Don’t expect to get it for free though. It will cost you $29, though the company calls this the most affordable chip card reader …

Netflix Updates iPhone App For 1080p Resolution Netflix Updates iPhone App For 1080p Resolution

Netflix announced a new update for its iPhone app specifically to give iPhone 6 Plus users a better viewing experience. The company said in a blog post: We’re excited to announce that iPhone 6 Plus users will now see Netflix …

Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million Yahoo Is Buying BrightRoll For $640 Million

Yahoo announced that it has agreed to acquire programmatic video advertising platform BrightRoll for $640 million in cash. The platform will be combined with Yahoo’s premium desktop and mobile video ad inventory. Yahoo also notes that related publisher relationships will …

Apparently Google Is Building Karate Kid Robots Apparently Google Is Building Karate Kid Robots

I’m sure you’re familiar with the famous Crane kick in The Karate Kid. Boston Dynamics, which Google bought nearly a year ago, has a new video of one of its Atlas robots seemingly trying to mimick the famous move. Just …

Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations Amazon Releases Cloud Drive API For App Integrations

Amazon announced the launch of the Cloud Drive API. This enables developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own apps for various features. With the API, Amazon customers will be able to edit their Cloud Drive photos and documents, print …

Facebook Reveals Top 5 Reasons Why It Rejects Apps For Login Review Facebook Reveals Top 5 Reasons Why It Rejects Apps For Login Review

At its f8 developer conference earlier this year, Facebook rolled out Login Review, a part of the app review process, which ensures developers request only permissions that make sense for their apps. This way, users don’t have to feel uncomfortable …

Google Fiber For Small Business Gets Early Access Program Google Fiber For Small Business Gets Early Access Program

Google announced the launch of an Early Access program for Google Fiber for Small Business in central Kansas City. It’s available immediately in a “handful of fiberhoods” in both Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Businesses in the area …

Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘Lilyhammer’ Season 3 Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘Lilyhammer’ Season 3

Netflix’s first original series is about to come back for a third season. The company just released a trailer for Lilyhammer: Season 3. Here’s the description: Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano is back… and still cold as ice. Steven Van Zandt …

Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz Chromecast Gets New Games, Support For Showtime & Starz

Google announced the launch of new “family-friendly” games for Chromecast as well as new support for Showtime and Starz, immediately upping the device’s value to consumers. “Unlike other streaming devices and gaming consoles, Chromecast games are unique because they use …

Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business Microsoft Lync Is Becoming Skype For Business

Microsoft announced that the next version of Lync will actually be Skype for Business, which the company says brings together “the familiar experience and user love of Skype with the enterprise security, compliance, and control from Lync to create the …

‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results ‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results

Google has a doodle up for Veterans Day. Interestingly, clicking it takes you to a search for “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe, complete with a “Did you mean: Veterans Day” prompt. I’m sure it’s a common error, and Google does …

‘Too Many Cooks’ Reminds Us That Facebook Is Really Slow At Rolling Out Graph Search Features ‘Too Many Cooks’ Reminds Us That Facebook Is Really Slow At Rolling Out Graph Search Features

A lot of people are talking about “Too Many Cooks“. Maybe you’ve heard. It’s been trending on Twitter all weekend and throughout Monday. If you’re on Twitter, you can easily see what people are saying about it, from people you …

Instagram Makes It Easier To Find People To Follow Instagram Makes It Easier To Find People To Follow

Instagram announced the addition of a new user discovery feature and caption editing to its apps on iOS and Android. Finding people to follow hasn’t ever been Instagram’s strong suit, and editing options are always appreciated, so these are certainly …

Etsy Applauds Obama’s FCC Request On Open Internet Etsy Applauds Obama’s FCC Request On Open Internet

President Obama announced on Monday that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify the Internet under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would essentially render it a utility. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, …

Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox Mozilla Puts Greater Emphasis On Privacy In Firefox

Mozilla is celebrating ten years of Firefox with a handful of announcements. We told you about the launch of Firefox Developer Edition, which it had previously teased, but that’s only part of the celebration. The regular Firefox browser is getting …

Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

Earlier this month, Mozilla teased an upcoming version of Firefox specifically for developers. It’s now released Firefox Developer Edition. The browser replaces the Aurora channel in the Firefox Release process, and features will land in Developer Edition every six weeks, …

Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests? Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests?

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the …

Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App With ‘Flexible Search’ Groupon Getaways Gets Its Own App With ‘Flexible Search’

Groupon just announced the launch of a new travel discovery app based on its popular Groupon Getaways category. This would appear to follow the trend of big Internet companies breaking their services up into more dedicated apps. The new Groupon …

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw a huge boost for Verizon FiOS, which jumped nine spots all the …

Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated] Bing: We’re Not Giving Up On Search [Updated]

Update 2: Asked for additional comment or further clarification on Stefan’s comments, the spokesperson says, “We have nothing further to share.” Update: The initial headline to this article was “Bing Abandons Hope Of Competing With Google (In ‘Pure’ Search)”. Bing …

Amazon’s Echo Device Quickly Parodied Amazon’s Echo Device Quickly Parodied

On Thursday, Amazon unveiled Echo, its new $200 cylindrical device that listens to you and tells you stuff. Okay, it does more than that, but that seems to be the gist of what most people are taking out of it. …

Kik Adds Keyword Targeting To Promoted Chats Kik Adds Keyword Targeting To Promoted Chats

Popular messaging app Kik recently launched promoted chats to make some money from brands looking for a way to get in front of its sizable user base. Now, the app is making the offering better for these brands to make …

Facebook Gives You New Ways To Make News Feed Adjustments Facebook Gives You New Ways To Make News Feed Adjustments

Facebook just announced some changes to how users can control what they see in the News Feed. When you go to News Feed settings, you’ll see a list of the top people, Pages, and Groups that you’ve seen in the …

Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions Bing Ads Get Targeting Changes, App Extensions

Microsoft rolled out tablet-related device targeting changes for Bing Ads last month, putting PC and tablet targeting together across campaigns. Now, device targeting is changing some more. Bing is eliminating explicit mobile device targeting. Microsoft’s Gyan Trivedi explains, “Advertisers will …