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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.
Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+ Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+

Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, …

Matt Cutts Does His Best HAL 9000 Matt Cutts Does His Best HAL 9000

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts takes on a question from “Dave,” who asks, “When will you stop changing things?” “Look, I’m sorry, Dave, but I can’t do that,” he replies. Yes, the quote is actually, “I’m …

Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Gets Star, Showrunner [Report] Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ Gets Star, Showrunner [Report]

Netflix has had an upcoming original series called Narcos in the works for quite some time, but we’ve heard very little about its progress until now. Deadline first reported on the Gaumont International Television project as a Netflix original early …

Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime Here’s What Adobe Is Doing With Flash Runtime

Adobe recently posted an update on the Flash Runtime on its official blog in hopes of addressing questions people have been asking on various forums. Product manager and customer advocate for the Flash Runtime product team, Chris Campbell, who has …

Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had Google+ Now Shows How Many Views You’ve Had

Google now tells you how many people have viewed your Google+ profile and content right on your profile page. The number is the sum of your profile, post and photo views since October 2012. Eddie Kessler posted about the update …

Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools Google Adjusts Index Status Data In Webmaster Tools

Google announced an adjustment to the way sites’ index status data appears in Webmaster Tools. The index status feature now tracks a site’s indexed URLs for both HTTP and HTTPS as well as for verified subdirectories. In the past, it …

Netflix Releases New Original ‘Sizzling Bacon’ Netflix Releases New Original ‘Sizzling Bacon’

Netflix is promoting a new “original” on its homepage today. It’s called Sizzling Bacon. It appears to only have a single episode so far, and it’s twenty minutes long. With a TV-G rating, it’s definitely for families (at least those …

Google Discusses New Campaign Type For Display Network Google Discusses New Campaign Type For Display Network

Google hosted a “Hangout on Air” today about getting better performance out of Search Network with Display Select. This is a new hybrid campaign type, which the company says drives 35% better ROI for advertisers compared to the old Search …

Google Introduces ‘Gmail Shelfie’ For April Fools’ Day Google Introduces ‘Gmail Shelfie’ For April Fools’ Day

Google has already started with this year’s April Fools’ silliness. On the Gmail blog, they announced “Gmail Shelfie,” a way to turn your Gmail background into a selfie, and share it with your friends and family. Software engineer Greg Bullock …

Biz Stone’s Jelly Gets An Update Biz Stone’s Jelly Gets An Update

It’s been about two months since we last reported on any significant updates to Biz Stone’s Jelly app (other than the the company finally getting the @Jelly Twitter handle). Stone had promised that a bunch more features were on the …

Report: Content Sharing Circles Have Big Impact On B2B Vendor Selection Report: Content Sharing Circles Have Big Impact On B2B Vendor Selection

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and NetLine Corporation recently put out a report (via MarketingProfs) finding that customer content sharing circles strongly impact pre-sale vendor selection. More and more, “insight-hungry” businesses are relying on trusted third-party information to make …

Cutts Talks Evaluating Quality Of Google Algorithm Changes Cutts Talks Evaluating Quality Of Google Algorithm Changes

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts talks about what goes into evaluating the quality of an algorithm change before they push it out. Here’s the question he was answering: What are some of the metrics that …

NBCU Kills DailyCandy, Television Without Pity NBCU Kills DailyCandy, Television Without Pity

Last week, news emerged that NBCUniversal-owned DailyCandy and Television Without Pity are shutting down. Both are considered by some to be pioneers of an all but forgotten Internet era. The former was primarily an Internet newsletter in its early days, …

Infographic: Publishers Can Increase Revenue With Better Big Data Analysis Infographic: Publishers Can Increase Revenue With Better Big Data Analysis

Yieldex has put out a new infographic about how publishers can stop missing out on lost revenue opportunities with more accurate forecasting. It analyzes how big data analysis of online ad inventory can result in more accurate forecasting and optimization, …

Crackle And Rdio Launch Chromecast Support [Update: So Does Vudu] Crackle And Rdio Launch Chromecast Support [Update: So Does Vudu]

Update: Vudu has also launched Chromecast support. Google already has a hit on its hands with the Chromecast, and it’s only going to get better as more apps support it. Google launched the SDK out of beta just last month, …

YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report] YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn & Twitter Are All Better Than Facebook For Post-Click Engagement [Report]

Shareaholic has a new report out called “Social Referrals That Matter,” which looks at the average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rates for visitors to its network of sites from the top 8 social media platforms. The report …

Popular Brand Leaves Facebook, Will Others Follow? Popular Brand Leaves Facebook, Will Others Follow?

Could we be seeing the beginning of a brand revolt against Facebook? Facebook is so huge, that it’s unlikely that it will amount to a mass exodus, but the tensions between brands and Facebook seem to be approaching a boiling …

YouTube Gives Brands Their Own Creator Playbook YouTube Gives Brands Their Own Creator Playbook

Google announced on Monday that it has created a new YouTube Creator Playbook for Brands. YouTube has had a “Creator Playbook” for years. It includes tips, best practices and strategies to help marketers build their audiences on the world’s largest …

‘House, M.D.’ Complete Series About To Hit Netflix ‘House, M.D.’ Complete Series About To Hit Netflix

On Friday, we posted our weekly list of titles that are coming to Netflix. One that we probably should have highlighted more given the apparently huge interest in the show is House, M.D. A Netflix spokesperson tells it will be …

Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift Yelp Introduces The Yelpulus Rift

Remember that Netflix video parodying Amazon’s famous drone video? It looks like Yelp tried to do something similar, making light of Facebook’s Oculus acquisition. Yelp says in the video description, “For Yelp’s Hackathon 13, this team of engineers imagined what …

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Season 3 Gets Netflix Release Date ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Season 3 Gets Netflix Release Date

We learned today that Netflix will add Bob’s Burgers: Season 3 to its streaming catalog on April 1st. The first 2 seasons are currently available. If you’ve never seen the Fox animated comedy, the synopsis (via Netflix) is as follows: …

Somebody Thinks The Facebook Organic Reach Decline Is A Good Thing Somebody Thinks The Facebook Organic Reach Decline Is A Good Thing

At least somebody thinks the brutal slashing of your Facebook Page’s organic reach is a good thing. Have you found a silver lining to Facebook showing less people your posts organically? Let us know in the comments. Isobar director of …

Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (You Will Lose) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (You Will Lose)

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. Last week’s list was pretty good, but this one …