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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.
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 …

LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service LinkedIn Changes Terms of Service

LinkedIn announced that it is making some changes to its Terms of Service on October 23rd. The company has rewritten its user agreement to make it easier to read and understand, and to better explain rights surrounding content. In short, …

Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition Amazon Completes Twitch Acquisition

Last month, Amazon announced its intent to acquire Twitch, the popular live video platform for gamers. That acquisition was completed on Thursday, records show. You can see the SEC filing here (via ZDnet), which says: “On September 25, 2014, Amazon.com, …

After 20 Years, Yahoo Directory Gets The Axe After 20 Years, Yahoo Directory Gets The Axe

It is truly the end of an era. Yahoo officially announced that it’s killing off the Yahoo Directory. Okay, maybe that era technically ended a long time ago, but it’s really over now. Do you miss the days of the …

Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 5 Gets Release Date Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 5 Gets Release Date

The fourth season only debuted in June, but Crackle has already announced the fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – its flagship show, which features comedian Jerry Seinfeld driving around in cars and drinking coffee with other comedians. …

Netflix Adds Another Original To Kids Slate, Expands Partnership With Rainbow Studios Netflix Adds Another Original To Kids Slate, Expands Partnership With Rainbow Studios

Netflix and Rainbow Studios announced a new kids show to be added to Netflix’s original kids programming slate. It’s called Winx Club WOW: World of Winx, and is a spin-off of Italian cartoon Winx Club. The show will be available …

Facebook Buy Button Is Powered By Stripe Facebook Buy Button Is Powered By Stripe

Facebook unveiled its Buy button in July. While still in the testing phase, the feature enables businesses to sell goods and services directly from Page posts and ads. Users can simply click and buy right from a Facebook update. Re/code …

Apple Pushes iOS 8.0.2 After 8.0.1 Blunder, Apologizes Again Apple Pushes iOS 8.0.2 After 8.0.1 Blunder, Apologizes Again

A week after pushing iOS 8 to iPhone users, Apple released its first update – iOS 8.0.1. Immediately, complaints flooded Twitter and the blogosphere, with people reporting that the update disabled Touch ID and prevented them from being able to …

New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites New Google Panda Update Should Help Small Sites

There’s officially a new Panda update rolling out. If you have a small or medium-sized site, Google is suggesting this could potentially help you, though we’ve heard that before. Are you seeing any effects from the new Panda update? Good …

Bing Ads Gets Close Variants In Exact Match Bing Ads Gets Close Variants In Exact Match

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out the inclusion of close variants in exact match for Bing Ads in the U.S. This means exact match will now include minor grammatical variations like plurals, abbreviations, acronyms, spacing, and misspellings. Microsoft’s Matt …

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support Instagram’s Hyperlapse Gets Front-Facing Camera Support

A new update – version 1.1 – for Instagram’s Hyperlapse app is available in Apple’s App store, and it adds what must have been a commonly requested feature – support for front-facing cameras. The app now encourages you to “record …

Google Responds To Criticism From News Corp Google Responds To Criticism From News Corp

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent an open letter to the European Commission last week to complain about Google (something Murdoch has been doing openly for years). On Thursday, Google took to its Europe blog to address the complaints, and respond …