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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.
Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store Effective Distribution On The Chrome Web Store

We’ve been sharing a few interesting sessions from Google I/O last month, as the company has been making them available on YouTube. Last week saw a slew of them uploaded, but Google just added a bunch more. Here, we looked …

Google Acknowledges What A Mess This Is Google Acknowledges What A Mess This Is

The whole “right to be forgotten” thing is an absolute mess, and Google knows it. Google always knew it would be, which is why it always opposed the concept, but now it has no choice but to comply with law. …

More On Making Money With Google Play More On Making Money With Google Play

If you thought Google was done posting videos from Google I/O sessions last week, think again. They’ve uploaded a new batch to YouTube about a variety of developer topics, mostly related to developing for Google’s various platforms. For those trying …

‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Hits Netflix ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 2 Hits Netflix

The second season of Netflix original Hemlock Grove debuted on the service today with ten new episodes (shorter than the thirteen-episode first season). Netflix’s synopsis for the new season is: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame …

Netflix Is Getting ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ In The U.S. Netflix Is Getting ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ In The U.S.

Back in March, Netflix announced that it acquired Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn series for international streaming, as it debuted on El Rey Network in the U.S. Today, the company announced that it will make Season 1 available to …

Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC Facebook Emotion Experiment Prompts Senator’s Letter To FTC

Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission regarding Facebook’s controversial emotion experiment, seeking to have the commission examine the ordeal. “I come from the technology world, and I understand that social media companies are …

Facebook Game Ads Now Allow For Virtual Goods Purchases From The News Feed Facebook Game Ads Now Allow For Virtual Goods Purchases From The News Feed

Facebook announced an update to its desktop app ads, enabling game developers to sell virtual goods directly from News Feed and right-hand column ads. “A developer with a desktop game on Facebook can now promote the sale of a virtual …

FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges FTC Files Suit Against Amazon Over In-App Charges

The United States Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit seeking a court order requiring Amazon to refund consumers for unauthorized charges from in-app payments made by kids without parents’ knowledge. The suit alleges that Amazon billed parents and other …

Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions Amazon Web Services Launches Storage, Mobile Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes …

LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts LinkedIn Launches ‘Connected’ App To Take Place Of Contacts

LinkedIn announced that it is launching a new iPhone app called Connected, which is replacing its Contacts app. The app lets you know when people in your network change jobs, are mentioned in the news, have work anniversaries or birthdays, …

Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft’s ‘Core’ Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft’s ‘Core’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote a big letter to staff, which the company has shared on its blog. It’s called “Bold Ambition & Our Core,” and marks the beginning of Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2015. In the part about the company’s …

Netflix Originals Net 31 Emmy Nominations Netflix Originals Net 31 Emmy Nominations

Last year, Netflix originals combined for fourteen Emmy nominations. This year, the number has more than doubled with thirty-one, including thirteen for House of Cards and twelve for Orange is the New Black. The nominations are as follows. House of …

Google Ventures Goes To Europe With $100 Million Google Ventures Goes To Europe With $100 Million

Google announced the launch of a new European branch of Google Ventures, its startup investment arm. It’s starting (based in London) with a fund of $100 million. It says the goal is to invest in the best ideas from the …

Google Released An Exclusive Documentary About Merge Records Google Released An Exclusive Documentary About Merge Records

Google – Google Play specifically – has released an exclusive documentary about Merge Records. It’s a free 24-minute look at 25 years of the label available on the Google Play channel. Here’s how Google describes it: Founded by Superchunk’s Mac …

Report: Email Marketing Works For Mobile Commerce Report: Email Marketing Works For Mobile Commerce

Custora has released a new report based on its “E-Commerce Pulse” data from over 100 online retailers, 70 million consumers, and $10 billion in transaction revenue. It says that mobile e-commerce has hit an all-time high, which is hardly surprising. …

Microsoft Intros New Small Business Office 365 Plans Microsoft Intros New Small Business Office 365 Plans

Microsoft announced today that it will release three new Office 365 plans on October 1st, aimed at meeting varying needs of small and midsized businesses, ranging from 1 to 250 employees. The first is called Office 365 Business. This includes …

Netflix Deals With CBS For ‘Zoo’ Series Netflix Deals With CBS For ‘Zoo’ Series

Netflix announced that it will be the exclusive subscription video-on-demand service in the U.S. for the new CBS drama Zoo, based on the bestselling James Patterson (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge) novel of the same name. The show will premiere on …

Chromecast Lets You Mirror Your Android Screen To The TV Chromecast Lets You Mirror Your Android Screen To The TV

Google announced at Google I/O a couple weeks ago that it would bring Android screen mirroring to the Chromecast later in the summer. Apparently later is now. Google announced the launch of the feature today, enabling Android smartphone and tablet …

Google Glass Was Made For Search Google Glass Was Made For Search

Babak Parviz, known as the creator of Google Glass, who led the project until Google replaced him with Ivy Ross recently, spoke at the Wearable Technologies Conference this week. He told attendees that Glass is only one answer to what …

Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks Which Content Is Being Shared More On Which Networks

ShareThis has released results from its Q2 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report, looking at sharing behavior across social channels on desktop and mobile devices. It found that mobile sharing is “dramatically” outpacing desktop sharing with sharing from smartphones and tablets …

Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps Google Gives Android Wear Developers An Update For Paid Apps

Google gave developers an update on paid apps for Android Wear, its recently launched wearable device platform. It has a workaround that enables paid apps, and others that use Google Play’s forward-lock mechanism. Google notes that the assets/directory of those …

Yelp Becomes Official Complainant Against Google In European Antitrust Case Yelp Becomes Official Complainant Against Google In European Antitrust Case

Yelp decided its voice wasn’t loud enough in the never-ending European Google antitrust case, so it has decided to be an official complainant, and oppose the EU’s proposed settlement. Yelp has been a vocal opponent of Google’s business practices in …

Pinterest Releases New Follow Button For Brands Pinterest Releases New Follow Button For Brands

Pinterest has launched an updated Follow button for brands, which comes with a pop-up dialog that shows a preview of the brand’s latest pins, giving people a chance to check out what your Pinterest account is all about. This should …

Groupon Finds ‘Direct’ Traffic Is Really Organic Search Groupon Finds ‘Direct’ Traffic Is Really Organic Search

Groupon ran an experiment to try and figure out where “direct” traffic that appears in analytics programs is really coming from. Gene McKenna, director of product management at Groupon, wrote a blog post about the findings for Search Engine Land. …