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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.
Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability. Amazon previously described Zocalo as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and …

Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users Twitter Opens Analytics To All Users

Twitter announced the expansion of organic tweet analytics, opening its dashboard to all users. Twitter launched the dashboard in July, but it was only available to advertisers and verified users (and you know how hard it can be to become …

Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening Hyperlapse Marketing Is Obviously Already Happening

Whenever a new social media experience catches the media’s attention, marketers are usually among the first to take note and utilize it. On Tuesday, Facebook’s Instagram announced the launch of Hyperlapse, a new iOS app designed to let users create …

Google Announces DoubleClick Planning Google Announces DoubleClick Planning

Google just introduced DoubleClick Planning, a new way for clients to plan and buy cross-channel advertising. Features include two-way sync between planning and campaign execution, an “efficient” request for proposal process, and IO management/billing actualization. “Marketers can only make better …

Hulu Picks Up The Hilarious ‘Party Down’ Hulu Picks Up The Hilarious ‘Party Down’

Hulu announced that it has acquired streaming rights to comedy series Party Down. Starting on Friday, all episodes of the show will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu Plus. The first five episodes will be available for a limited …

Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience Salesforce Aims To Give Companies LinkedIn-Like Community Experience

Salesforce announced the launch of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud, which it says propels the company into the fast-growing $3.5 billion enterprise collaboration market. According to Salesforce, the offering enables companies to create their own trusted LinkedIn-like communities, which are connected …

Apple Launches New Ad Formats For iOS Apple Launches New Ad Formats For iOS

Apple announced a couple of new ad formats for its iAd platform: pre-roll video and full-screen interstitial banner ads. The company said in a developer announcement, “Now you can deliver highly engaging ads from leading brands,” adding that the formats …

LinkedIn Recruiter Gets New Projects Experience LinkedIn Recruiter Gets New Projects Experience

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new version of Projects in LinkedIn Recruiter aimed at helping recruiters accelerate their sourcing process. It has a new look and a bunch of a new features. New features include “Smart Project Filters,” “Suggested …

Dropbox Pro Gets New Pricing, Features Dropbox Pro Gets New Pricing, Features

Dropbox announced that it is now offering a single plan for Dropbox Pro at $9.99 per month for 1 TB of space. Previously, it would have cost $500 per year for half of that space. Now it will cost you …

Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Based On Network Connection Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Based On Network Connection

Facebook announced that it is giving advertisers a new feature that allows them to target people based on the network connection they most often use when accessing Facebook. Options are: 2G, 3G, or 4G. The idea is that this will …

Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events Google Opens Up Registration For ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Events

Google has opened up registration for its first public consultations regarding the “right to be forgotten” law in Europe. The company previously announced its scheduled dates, which are as follows: September 9 in Madrid, Spain September 10 in Rome, Italy …

Netflix Has Already Renewed BoJack Horseman Netflix Has Already Renewed BoJack Horseman

It’s only been four days since the first season debuted, but Netflix is apparently already happy enough with the outcome to renew BoJack Horseman for another season. The Hollywood Reporter says the show will be back with another twelve episodes. …

Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily Hangouts In Gmail Lets You See Who’s Online More Easily

Google has added a new tab in Hangouts in Gmail to let you see more easily who’s online. The company announced the feature on its Gmail Google+ page. It says: Starting today it’s easier to see which of your chat …

Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition

Automattic, the company that runs WordPress, announced that it has acuiqred BruteProtect, which makes a plugin and service for protecting sites from malicious logins, and saves server resources to help sites run faster. The plugin, according to the company, also …

Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

Square introduced Square Cash last fall, enabling people to send money to one another using a simple email. Now, you can also send money by texting. The company announced today that it has released an update to the mobile app …

Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete Yahoo’ s Acquisition Of Flurry Is Now Complete

Last month, Yahoo announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire mobile analytics firm Flurry. The company announced on Tuesday that the transaction is now complete. “Together, Flurry and Yahoo will power more insightful analytics and relevant ads to …

Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render Google Acquires Visual Effects Solution Zync Render

Google announced that it has acquired Zync, which makes Zync Render, a visual effects cloud rendering technology that was used on movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and Looper. The Zync team will join the Google Cloud Platform team. “Creating …

Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App For Time Lapse Videos Instagram Launches Hyperlapse App For Time Lapse Videos

Instagram just announced the launch of a new app called Hyperlapse, which lets users capture high-quality time lapse videos. This can even be done while the user is in motion. Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo. “Traditionally, time …

Report: Facebook To Take On DoubleClick With Atlas Report: Facebook To Take On DoubleClick With Atlas

Facebook is getting ready for an all-out “assault” on Google’s DoubleClick this fall, according to a new report from The Information, which broke the news about Amazon’s acquisition of Twitch on Monday. Facebook acquired the Atlas ad platform from Microsoft …

Pinterest Makes Analytics Generally Available Pinterest Makes Analytics Generally Available

In early June, Pinterest announced “new and improved” analytics, and now they’ve made the offering generally available. The company describes it as a “new, smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about …

Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets Twitter Opens Ads To Twelve More Markets

Twitter announced that it’s expanding Twitter Ads into twelve new markets in Eastern Europe and Portugal. “There has been tremendous growth in this region over the last year, and Twitter Ads will now be available in 35 EMEA (Europe, Middle …

Newegg Gives Same-Day Delivery A Try Newegg Gives Same-Day Delivery A Try

Electronics e-tailer Newegg announced that it is testing a same-day delivery service starting in Los Angeles. With rival Amazon increasing its own same-day delivery coverage, it’s as good a time as any for Newegg to get the ball rolling. ‚ÄúTesting …

Tumbleweeds For Netflix Shows During Monday’s Emmys Tumbleweeds For Netflix Shows During Monday’s Emmys

Netflix originals accumulated a total of thirty-one Emmy nominations last month, but Monday night’s ceremony didn’t amount to much for them. They did manage to snag seven awards in the Creative Arts session, but those were given before the Primetime …

Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated] Amazon Is Officially Acquiring Twitch [Updated]

Update 3: It looks like Google backed out of the deal because of antitrust concerns. Forbes has the story. Update 2: And it’s official. Amazon just put out the press release. Here’s what it says: Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today …