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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.
Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy Germany Wants Changes To Google’s Privacy Policy

Google’s “new” privacy policy, which went into effect in 2012, continues to draw controversy and government attention, particularly in Europe. This week, the company was ordered by regulators in Germany to limit how it combines user data from its various …

Twitter Reportedly Set to Unveil ‘Fabric’ Developer Platform, Releases Schedule For Flight Conference Twitter Reportedly Set to Unveil ‘Fabric’ Developer Platform, Releases Schedule For Flight Conference

Twitter is reportedly getting ready to unveil a new application development platform by the name of Twitter Fabric. With the company’s Flight developer conference coming up this month, we should be getting a glimpse of it pretty soon. The report …

Twitter Adds New Certified Partners Twitter Adds New Certified Partners

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has added two new parters to the Twitter Certified Program, which helps businesses find products to make them more successful on Twitter. These are the first two certified partners to offer solutions for the …

Google Launches Estimated Cross-Device Conversions For Display Ads Google Launches Estimated Cross-Device Conversions For Display Ads

Google said on Tuesday that it will start rolling out estimated cross-device conversions for display ads to all advertisers. Google launched estimated total conversions for search ads in AdWords a year ago. As Google’s Sridhar Ramaswamy said at the time, …

Reddit Raises New $50 Million Round Of Funding Reddit Raises New $50 Million Round Of Funding

Reddit said on Tuesday that it has closed a new $50 million round of outside funding led by Y Combinator President Sam Altman with participation from Sequoia Capital’s Alfred Lin and Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen. Other investors mentioned further down …

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Preview

Microsoft revealed Windows 10 on Tuesday. It will be available for “early technical preview” for PC on October 1st. With the release, Microsoft is highlighting advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapts to …

LinkedIn Gives Pulse News Reader A Big Refresh LinkedIn Gives Pulse News Reader A Big Refresh

LinkedIn announced a redesign of Pulse, its news reader product, which it acquired last year, and then replaced LinkedIn Today with. “Our new design is a purposeful one,” said LinkedIn’s Akshay Kothari in a blog post. “With clean, uncluttered text, …

Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years

Google announced in June that it would shut down its original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. At the time, they set the death date as September 30th, and that day has come. Orkut never quite caught …

Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates Google PLAs Get Automatic Item Updates

Google announced the launch of automatic item updates for Product Listing Ads. This enables changes made on your website to be reflected automatically in your ads. With the holiday season approaching, and businesses preparing to offer numerous deals to customers, …

News Corp Is Acquiring Move In $950 Million Deal News Corp Is Acquiring Move In $950 Million Deal

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announced it is acquiring real estate website Move for $950 million to facilitate the home rentals and sales in the U.S. REA Group Limited, which is over 60% owned by News Corp, plans to hold a …

What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You

Big news in the world of e-commerce. eBay announced that it will separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-trade companies next year. Do you expect each of these companies to thrive separately? Let us know what you think. Investor …

Netflix To Release First Original Feature Film, And It’s A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Netflix To Release First Original Feature Film, And It’s A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel

Netflix and The Weinstein Company have taken their relationship to the next level, signing a deal to release the first Netflix original feature film. First Netflix original film will premiere on IMAX and #Netflix on the same day. #CTHD via …

Google Rivals Launch ‘Focus On The User’ Site Google Rivals Launch ‘Focus On The User’ Site

Another group of Google rival companies (separate from FairSearch) has sprung up with a new site aimed at shaping the EU opinion on Google’s business practices when it comes to competition. The site is called “Focus on the User,” and …

Bing Ads Launches Enhanced Sitelinks Bing Ads Launches Enhanced Sitelinks

Microsoft announced the launch of Enhanced Sitelinks for Bing Ads, two years after Google made its version available to the world. Microsoft has been piloting the feature with a few advertisers over the several months, and says performance has been …

Marin Software Partners With Facebook’s Atlas Marin Software Partners With Facebook’s Atlas

As you’ve probably heard by now, Facebook announced the launch of the new Atlas, its ad platform that enables other sites to use its “people-based marketing” capabilities. The company bought Atlas from Microsoft last year, and has since rebuilt it …

Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’ Netflix Looks For ‘Official Instagrammers’

Instagram has become an important part of online marketing, and companies are now looking for more ways to utilize it. Netflix just announced that it’s looking for a few people to become its “official Instagrammers”. Wanted: #Grammasters: Become Netflix’s official …

Google Capital Backs InnoLight, Its 9th Company Google Capital Backs InnoLight, Its 9th Company

Google Capital, along with Lightspeed China Partners, co-led a Series C round of funding totaling $38 million into InnoLight Technology, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. This would be Google Capital’s first investment in China. InnoLight …

Google’s Chrome OS Gets Adobe Photoshop Support Google’s Chrome OS Gets Adobe Photoshop Support

Google and Adobe have partnered to bring Creative Cloud to Chromebooks, starting with Photoshop. A streaming version will be available in the U.S. In a post on the Chrome blog, product manager Stephen Konig wrote: Chromebooks are fast, easy to …

Kenshoo Partners With Atlas For Search Marketing Reporting Kenshoo Partners With Atlas For Search Marketing Reporting

With Advertising Week here there is a lot of ad news coming out, but the biggest piece is that Facebook announced the launch of the new Atlas. In its announcement, Facebook named Omnicom as an agency-wide ad serving and measurement …

AOL Extends Publicis Partnership Into Programmatic Video, Linear TV AOL Extends Publicis Partnership Into Programmatic Video, Linear TV

At Advertising Week in New York City, AOL and Publicis Groupe announced an expansion of their six-year partnership into programmatic video and linear TV advertising. As a result, VivaKi and all agencies inside of Publicis Groupe will gain access to …

Google Announces New Mobile Ad Formats, Tools Google Announces New Mobile Ad Formats, Tools

Recognizing that display ads don’t always translate well from the desktop to mobile devices, Google announced on Monday that it will be launching several new mobile display formats and tools across the Google Display Network, the AdMob Network, and DoubleClick …

IAB Announces New Ad Tech Lab For R&D IAB Announces New Ad Tech Lab For R&D

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced that it has formed a new nonprofit research and development consortium called IAB Technical Laboratories. The Bureau is currently hosting the IAB Mixx conference. And we're off! IAB's Randall Rothenberg opens the #iabmixx Conference …

Facebook Gives Its Marketing Capabilities To The Rest Of The Web With Atlas Facebook Gives Its Marketing Capabilities To The Rest Of The Web With Atlas

As expected, Facebook announced the launch of the new Atlas at Advertising Week on Monday. The company bought the ad platform from Microsoft early last year, and rumors have been circulating in recent weeks that the company was preparing for …

Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players Less People Use Game Consoles For Netflix As More Use Media Players

People are using digital media players more and video game consoles less to watch Netflix on their televisions, according to a new report from GfK. Consoles are still the most common hardware for Netflix viewing on TVs, but things appear …