Author Archive for: ‘Chris Crum’

Magic Johnson To Join Square’s Board of Directors

Magic Johnson To Join Square’s Board of Directors

It’s been an interesting week for Square. Not long after it announced its new reader, which will feature Apple Pay, news came out that CEO Jack Dorsey is to take over the helm (on a supposedly interim basis) at Twitter, which he co-founded, as CEO Dick Costolo steps down. There has been speculation that Dorsey will take on the Twitter …

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What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic?

What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic?

What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic? If you’re trying to gain visibility for your website, you’ve no doubt wondered about the answer to that question at some point. Well, it just happens to be the very thing that Google keeps telling you. It’s about the content. What has been your most effective SEO-related tactic? Discuss in the comments. Google …

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Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox Adds File Requests For Collecting Files From Groups

Dropbox announced a new feature for file requests so users can more easily collect files of any size from groups on any platform regardless of device. “Existing solutions to collect files – email, text messaging, social media, FTP servers, or even physically mailing hard drives – are clunky and often limited by file size,” a Dropbox spokesperson tells WebProNews. “Dropbox’s …

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Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google announced an update to Google Sheets, its spreadsheets application. Users can now add data labels to display exact values of bars or points. When the user uses line or scatter charts, they can change the shapes of data points, including stars, triangles, pentagons, etc. When you’re working with spreadsheets, it’s important to turn your raw data into a story. …

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Google Adds Cross-Device Measurement To DoubleClick

Google Adds Cross-Device Measurement To DoubleClick

Google just announced that it’s bringing cross-device measurement to DoubleClick to enable advertisers to measure all of their campaigns across the web. Cross-device conversions are Google’s estimates based on aggregated and anonymized data from users who have previously signed in to Google. Google wants advertisers to capture “leaked” conversions from their campaigns, which include when some “micro moments” take place …

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LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn Builds New Pulse App Around Your Professional Network

LinkedIn just unveiled a new version of its popular Pulse news reader app on iOS and Android. They’ve completely redesigned it from the ground up with a focus on personalized news based on the user’s professional network. Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari says this is basically the app they wanted to build when they first joined LinkedIn two years ago. “It’s …

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Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google announced that it has peeled the “beta” label off App Engine for PHP, and is now making it available to all customers. Here’s an in-depth look from Google I/0 2013, when it was first unveiled: “App Engine’s default security policies and ability to patch underlying infrastructure automatically — even on apps in production — help reduce your apps’ susceptibility …

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Yelp Tells Businesses How To Respond To Reviews

Yelp Tells Businesses How To Respond To Reviews

Businesses have a tricky relationship with Yelp. On the one hand, it can be a great way for customers to find a business, and a positive Yelp presence can encourage the customer to actually visit. On the flipside, negative reviews can be very damaging, and have led to plenty of defamation suits. Do you interact with negative reviews of your …

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Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy Aims To Help Sellers Grow Their Businesses With Crowdfunding

Etsy announced that it is piloting a new crowdfunding platform called Fund on Etsy, which is aimed at helping sellers grow their businesses and create new products. Think of it as a Kickstarter for Etsy products. The company says Fund on Etsy is a new way to expand the “Etsy Economy,” which it is also trying to expand by way …

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Pinterest Search Gets Smarter Again Thanks To These 5 New Features

Pinterest Search Gets Smarter Again Thanks To These 5 New Features

Pinterest is generally thought of as a visual social network, but the company has been trying to shed that image. It wants people to think of its product as being about the users themselves rather than the user’s friends. While there is certainly a social element, and the content is coming from other people – often people you’re following – …

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Include These Types Of Content In Your Business App To Get More Sales

Include These Types Of Content In Your Business App To Get More Sales

People are spending more and more time with mobile apps, and that includes those that let them buy things. The problem for businesses hoping to break into that increasing app usage is that the number of apps people are using isn’t really growing along with the time they’re spending using apps. New changes Google has been making could (and should) …

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LinkedIn Is Giving Away Free Business And Tech Training Courses Through Lynda.com

LinkedIn Is Giving Away Free Business And Tech Training Courses Through Lynda.com

Back in April, LinkedIn announced that it was acquiring Lynda.com, an online learnings site that enables people to learn new business, technology, and creative skills – the kinds of skills that you’d want to showcase on your LinkedIn profile and that businesses are looking for when hiring. It seemed like a pretty good fit. Lynda.com has been rebranded as “A …

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