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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.
Google Partners Gets Google Shopping Certification Google Partners Gets Google Shopping Certification

Google recently announced the addition of a Google Shopping exam and certification to Google Partners. This is only available in the U.S. for now. Google said in a Google+ post: If you are an agency specializing in Merchant Center and …

Khan Academy Just Hit A Big Milestone Khan Academy Just Hit A Big Milestone

Khan Academy, which took the world by storm with its simple, free educational materials a couple years ago, announced a big milestone this week. They’ve surpassed 3 billion problems answered. That means three billion people have answered quiz questions after …

Netflix Is Reportedly Getting A New Pee-wee Herman Movie Netflix Is Reportedly Getting A New Pee-wee Herman Movie

According to reports, Netflix will be getting the distribution rights to a new Pee-wee Herman movie, which is to go into production next year. We’ve been hearing about the project for a while, but the Netflix angle is new. A …

Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters

After all the chaos and controversy over the past couple weeks with regards to The Interview, Sony has now come out and announced it will indeed release the film in some theaters. It just won’t be getting the wide release …

It May Be A While Before Amazon Releases Another Fire Phone It May Be A While Before Amazon Releases Another Fire Phone

Back in June, Amazon finally unveiled its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire phone. While the actual unveiling was somewhat impressive, as it showed off some interesting features that we hadn’t seen on other phones, the reviews weren’t very kind once people …

YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014 YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014

Google’s YouTube Trends team is sharing its picks for the best videos of the year. Seven members have compiled playlists to give us a look back. “Here at YouTube Trends HQ, when we weren’t logging “Ice Bucket” views, watching PSY …

Twitter Gives Analytics Access To iPhone Users Twitter Gives Analytics Access To iPhone Users

Twitter opened up its analytics offering to all users back in the summer, giving people a better look at the engagement surrounding any given tweet. This was only for the desktop, however. Now, some are starting to be able to …

Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video] Google Takes You Inside A Data Center [Video]

Google recently uploaded a video taking a look inside a Google data center (specifically one in South Carolina). This gives you a glimpse into one of the places that actually powers the services you use every day. Joe Kava, VP …

Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation

Last week, Google said it was “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State …

Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails

Sony appears to be trying to sue just about anybody it can, who as anything to do with sharing materials from its now famously hacked emails. This includes news organizations, Twitter users, and now Twitter. Vice’s Motherboard reports that it …

‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle ‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn’t get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner …

Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For Celeb Weddings (Finally!) Yahoo Reveals Top Searches For Celeb Weddings (Finally!)

2014 has been a big year for celebrity weddings…if you’re into that kind of thing. It turns out that a whole lot of people are into it, and they’re searching for these weddings on Yahoo constantly. They’re searching so much, …

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous? Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against …

Yahoo’s Aviate Lets You Search Apps, Contacts, Web Yahoo’s Aviate Lets You Search Apps, Contacts, Web

Yahoo has added search to its Aviate app, enabling users to search apps, contacts and the Web directly from their homescreen. Yahoo says in a blog post, “Search on Aviate is your gateway to your apps, contacts and the Web, …

Bing Brings Back Webmaster Guy After Laying Him Off Bing Brings Back Webmaster Guy After Laying Him Off

It’s been an interesting year in terms of search engine to webmaster communication. Both Google’s Matt Cuts and his Bing counterpart Duane Forrester went away. Matt announced that he was taking an extended leave, and then later extended that leave …

Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype Google Reveals First Real Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google unveiled what it says its its “first real build” of its self-driving vehicle prototype. Back in May, Google showed off an early mockup that eliminated the steering wheel and gas/brake pedals. But that didn’t even have real headlights. Now, …

News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions News Corp. Acquires Financial Site BigDecisions

News Corp. announced that it Indian financial site BigDecisions.com. It’s described as a web startup that helps consumers make financial decisions. More specifically, BigDecisions aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions using data and algorithm-based tools. “Our latest …

Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth Groupon Updates Us On Ideeli Growth

Back in January, Groupon acquired fashion retailer ideeli for $43 million in cash to extend its presence in fashion and apparel. Such offers had already been popular on Groupon, and the company pointed to research estimating the off-price fashion market …

Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition Oracle Announces Datalogix Acquisition

Oracle announced that it’s acquiring consumer data collection company Datalogix, which currently aggregates and provides data for over $2 trillion of consumer spending from 1,500 data partners. This data is used to provide ad targeting. Datalogix is already in use …

Google May Have Just Killed A Whole Category Of Websites Google May Have Just Killed A Whole Category Of Websites

Over time, Google has been showing more and more content on search results pages, resulting in people having to click over to third-party websites for fewer and fewer things. Now, Google is showing song lyrics, in what should be considered …

Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries

Back in July, Google launched an algorithm update that shook up local search results in the U.S. While Google never gave it an official name like Panda or Penguin that we’re aware of, Search Engine Land started calling it the …

Netflix Plugs BoJack Horseman Christmas Special Netflix Plugs BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

Now is the time of year when many of us are taking in as many holiday specials of our favorite television shows as possible until the big day gets here. Then it’s on to figuring out how we’re going to …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (AAHHHH!) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (AAHHHH!)

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. Earlier this …

Reddit Introduces Reddit Notes To Give Back To Community Reddit Introduces Reddit Notes To Give Back To Community

Back in September, reddit announced that it raised a $50 Million round of funding. At the time, then-CEO Yishan Wong said reddit was thinking about creating a cryptocurrency and making it backed by those shares of the company, and then …