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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 Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content Google Makes It Easier For People To Search For Your Content

Google announced that it’s now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results, which will make it easier to find specific content on third-party websites from Google itself. The box is more prominent, and supports autocomplete. Here’s …

Apple To Livestream September 9th Event Apple To Livestream September 9th Event

Last month, we learned that Apple would be hosting an event on September 9th, when they’re expected to unveil its new iPhone model(s) and an “iWatch”. Apple announced today that it will be providing live video of the event at …

Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool Google Offers ‘Optimize For Bandwidth’ Tool

Google is offering webmasters a way to optimize their sites for bandwidth on Apache and Nginx. As the company notes, there are a lot of obstacles on the web when it comes to using less bandwidth, and sites contribute to …

Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool Getty Images Sues Microsoft Over Bing Image Tool

Getty Images is suing Microsoft over a tool the latter recently launched enabling people to embed slideshows of images from Bing Image Search on their websites. The tool is called the Bing Image Widget, which Microsoft describes in the following …

Bing Ads Follow Google’s Lead On Close Variants Bing Ads Follow Google’s Lead On Close Variants

Microsoft announced that Bing Ads is now including close variants in broad match. The move follows an announcement by Google that it was adding close variant matching to all exact and phrase keywords. Some advertisers were less than thrilled with …

Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer Chrome OS To Add Android File Transfer

Earlier this week, Google announced an update for the Chrome OS beta channel, which is just starting to get some notice in the the tech Blogosphere (thanks to Android Police) for one feature in particular. One of the highlights Google …

Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering Hootsuite Acquires Brightkit To Launch ‘Campaigns’ Offering

Hootsuite announced that it has acquired social campaigns platform Brightkit, which it is using to launch its own new offering called Hootsuite Campaigns. The acquisition actually took place in July, but is just now being announced. “Hootsuite Campaigns helps brands …

Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries Twitter Launches Self-Serve Ads In 11 New Countries

Last week, Twitter announced the expansion of Twitter Ads into twelve new markets including: Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and Portugal. On Thursday, the company announced the launch of self-service ads …

Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords Google Launches Callout Extensions For AdWords

Google announced a new ad extension for AdWords called callout extensions, which allow businesses to add text highlighting specific info about their products and services. You can use the extensions to draw attention to important details about products or highlight …

Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video Google Talks Invalid Clicks In New AdWords Video

Google regularly uploads videos to the Google Ads YouTube channel, answering questions related to AdWords asked on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitter. The company has posted a new one talking about invalid clicks. The specific question being addressed is: How can …

Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience

Google has launched an update for the Google Drive app on iOS. Among new features are faster syncing and a new upload experience that shows progress and file destination. Update to Drive for iOS: Upload faster w/ better view of …

Report: SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B Next Year Report: SMB Local Media Spending To Surpass $50B Next Year

BIA/Kelsey is estimating that spending on local media by SMBs will reach $50.4 billion in 2015 at 35.8% of total local media spending. SMBs, it says, will allocate $37.7 billion of their local media spend to traditional media and $12.4 …

AOL Launches BBG Fund Focused On Women-Led Tech Start-Ups AOL Launches BBG Fund Focused On Women-Led Tech Start-Ups

AOL announced a new venture fund focused on early stage investments in women-led consumer internet start-ups, and appointed Susan Lyne to run it. It’s called the BBG Fund. The BBG Fund will make seed and Series A investments, focusing on …

Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility Google’s Calico Partners With AbbVie, Will Open R&D Facility

The ball is starting to get rolling with Google’s anti-aging company Calico. As reported recently, it now has a website, and today, the site added its first piece of news. Calico has partnered with AbbVie to co-invest in an R&D …

Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak To Retire Amazon CFO Thomas Szkutak To Retire

Amazon announced on Wednesday that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Szkutak will retire from the company next June. He has been CFO since joining Amazon in 2002. Szkutak currently oversees the controller, treasury, investor relations, tax, …

LinkedIn Announces New Security And Privacy Control Tools LinkedIn Announces New Security And Privacy Control Tools

LinkedIn announced that it is giving users access to three new tools to help them better control their account and data. This includes a way to see all the places you’re logged into your account, a new data export tool, …

Twitter Shows Favorites In Timeline When It Has Nothing Else To Show Twitter Shows Favorites In Timeline When It Has Nothing Else To Show

Last month, news came out that Twitter would start showing favorites and other activity in users’ timelines. The concept didn’t sit too well with some users. Twitter updated its help documentation to say: Additionally, when we identify a Tweet, an …

Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain Yelp ‘Extortion’ Suit Dismissed, But Suspicions Remain

Yelp has emerged victorious from an extortion lawsuit, but the reasons why have done little to quell existing suspicions about its business practices. Various lawsuits have been filed against Yelp over the years, accusing the company of extorting small businesses …

Groupon Launches New Appointment Option Groupon Launches New Appointment Option

Groupon announced that it is giving local businesses a new time-based deals option that enables them to accept reservations or take appointments so they have more control over when customers actually show up. The complaint about a lack of control …

Netflix Gains Exclusive SVOD Rights To ‘Gotham’ Netflix Gains Exclusive SVOD Rights To ‘Gotham’

Netflix and Warner Bros. announced an agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive subscription VOD home of the upcoming television series Gotham, which is set to debut on FOX on September 22nd. Netflix will get each season of the series …

Yelp Busts Businesses By Using Their ‘Private’ Messages As Evidence Of Fake Reviews Yelp Busts Businesses By Using Their ‘Private’ Messages As Evidence Of Fake Reviews

Yelp announced that it has released another round of Consumer Alerts on business pages. This time they’re dishing out a total of sixty-one alerts for businesses including dentists, hairdressers, plumbers, and car dealers. This time, Yelp reveals that it busted …

Netflix Announces ‘Hemlock Grove’ To Get One More Season Netflix Announces ‘Hemlock Grove’ To Get One More Season

Netflix announced today that it’s bringing Hemlock Grove back for one more season, which would mark the first of Netflix’s originals to be concluded. Hungry for more? #HemlockGrove returns for the Final Season. https://t.co/f5tf2O7sna — Hemlock Grove (@HemlockGrove) September 2, …

LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool LinkedIn Kills InMaps Visualization Tool

LinkedIn has killed off another tool. As of Monday, InMaps has gone the way of the dodo. If you try to visit the InMaps homepage, you’ll be redirected to LinkedIn’s help center, where it says: Sometimes we have to retire …

Mobile App Use Up As Number Of Apps Being Used Remains Flat Mobile App Use Up As Number Of Apps Being Used Remains Flat

Nielsen recently released some research looking at mobile app usage, finding that while app usage is up, the number of apps being used isn’t really changing. According to the report, American adults spent 30 hours and fifteen minutes per month …