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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.
Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games Android Developers Must Now Get Ratings For Their Apps And Games

Google announced a couple of updates for Google Play, which will affect both developers and users. There’s a new content rating system as well as a new app review process. The content rating system is based on age, and applies …

ScaleArc Announces ACID-Compliant Caching Mechanism For MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle ScaleArc Announces ACID-Compliant Caching Mechanism For MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle

Database load balancing software provider ScaleArt announced support for automatic cache invalidation, which it calls the world’s first ACID-compliant caching mechanism for dynamic data. According to the company, the feature increases website and app performance by making it safe to …

Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment Google Just Announced Another New Ranking Adjustment

Google just announced that it is cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment, which will launch soon. Do you think doorways pages have been a noticeable problem in search results? Share your thoughts in the comments. Doorway …

YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards YouTube Gives You New Ways To Get Conversions With Cards

Google announced the launch of cards for YouTube, which it describes as an “evolution of annotations”. Video creators can use them to tell viewers about other videos, merchandise, playlists, websites, etc. They can be displayed anytime throughout the video, and …

Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products Facebook To Become Better For Selling Products

Facebook is making quite a few moves, which point to the social network becoming a better place for people, businesses, and websites to sell products. The latest piece of news involves an acquisition, which should lead to better personalization of …

Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back] Etsy Just Lost Most Of Its Facebook Page Likes [Update: They’re Back]

Update: Etsy’s Page appears to be back in order. As of the time of this writing, it has 1,919,663 likes. Original article (03/13): Last week, Facebook announced that it would make some changes to the way Page likes are counted, …

Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers Linux Certifications Growing In Importance To Employers

The 2015 Linux Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice was recently released. This forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of Linux professionals and hiring managers. It found that managers are looking for more evidence of …

Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos Check Out YouTube’s Cool New 360-Degree Videos

There’s been talk of 360-degree videos coming to YouTube for a while now, but on Friday, the company began to offer them to the world, and I have to say, it’s pretty awesome. First, let’s just get right to the …

Zend Framework 3 Roadmap Announced Zend Framework 3 Roadmap Announced

PHP company Zend announced the roadmap for Zend Framework 3, its next-generation PHP-based application framework for web and mobile apps. Zend Framework 3 includes a new design, which the company says takes advantage of the PHP language evolution, as well …

Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies Amazon Web Services Announces CloudFront Signed Cookies

Amazon Web Services announced that Amazon CloudFront now gives users CloudFront signed HTTP cookies to secure private content. Whereas before, you’d control who could access CloudFront content using a custom signature for each objectURL, you can now include the signature …

Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API Google Deprecates Old Webmaster Tools API

Back in September, Google launched an update to its Webmaster Tools API to make it more consistent with other Google APIs. Those using other APIs from the company would find the new one easier to implement, the company said. Now, …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

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. Fans of …

Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox? Is Google Looking Desperate in Firefox?

Google is getting louder about wanting Firefox users to switch their default browser back to its search engine. As you may know, Mozilla replaced Google with Yahoo as the default search provider in Firefox in the United States back in …

5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper 5 Tips For Writing A Better White Paper

Whether you’re seasoned at creating white papers, or getting started on your first one, it doesn’t hurt to step back and think about some of the basics of what you need to do to make a white paper work. With …

C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits C++ Popularity Up Slightly, Programmers Debate Its Merits

Despite having shown signs of decline, the C programming language family continues to hold some of the most popular languages. C continues to hold the top spot, followed by Java, then Objective-C, C++, and C#. Out of these top five …

Did You Realize That ColdFusion Is 20 Years Old? Did You Realize That ColdFusion Is 20 Years Old?

While we’re a few months early, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of ColdFusion. The first version was released on July 2, 1995. The platform, which spawned the CFML programming language, was invented by Jeremy and JJ Allaire. It was originally …

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released, Blasted By Commissioners FCC Net Neutrality Rules Released, Blasted By Commissioners

The Federal Communications Commission has released its new net neutrality rules after announcing them two weeks ago. The rules followed a call from President Obama in November to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would …

Should Google Show Press Releases As News? Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature …

Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade Twitter Launches Quick Promote, Analytics Upgrade

Twitter launched Quick Promote last month. This is a new ad offering that lets small and medium-sized businesses promote their best-performing tweets. Upon launch it was available via the Tweet Activity Dashboard. Now, Twitter has made the feature available from …

Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet Google’s Not Checking Your Facts Just Yet

A recently released Google research paper has been drawing some attention throughout the search industry. It proposes a signal for ranking search results based upon “the correctness of factual information provides by the source,” rather than links. Do you think …

Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money? Is Your Technology Saving Your Business Time and Money?

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “Time is money.” That phrase isn’t lost when it comes to running your business. I’m sure you’re all too aware that as time ticks away, money can be slipping out the door. Guess what? …

Why And How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage Nearline Why And How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage Nearline

Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a new service for cold (or infrequently accessed) data storage. The company touts its fast performance and low cost. Data is made immediately available with about 3-second response times, and the …

How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report How To Use Google’s New Blocked Resources Report

Google just introduced a new Webmaster Tools feature called the Blocked Resource Report, aimed at helping webmasters find and resolve issues where Google can’t use images, CSS, or JavaScript that has been blocked. Blocked resource prevent pages from rendering properly, …

Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce? Will Pinterest’s Buy Button Change The Face Of Ecommerce?

Last month, reports emerged that Pinterest is readying a “buy” button, which is expected to launch in the coming months. Pinterest has yet to confirm the button officially, but the industry seems pretty sold on it. It’s widely expected to …