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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.
Tech Startups Get Help From Disney Tech Startups Get Help From Disney

The Walt Disney Company has a startup accelerator program called Disney Accelerator, and today announced the startups it has chosen to help. The lucky startups are: Buzzstarter (a programmatic content marketing platform); ChoreMonster (online platform for “making chores fun”); Codarica …

Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages Gmail Gets Support For Thirteen More Languages

It’s hard to believe that in July of 2014, Gmail doesn’t already support every language, but Google announced that it now supports thirteen more. The new languages are: Afrikaans, Armenian, Azerbaijani (Azeri), Chinese (Hong Kong), French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, Khmer, …

Facebook Shows Pages’ Rankings To Admins Facebook Shows Pages’ Rankings To Admins

Some Facebook Page admins are seeing a new ranking display on their Pages, which shows how they rank compared to their competitors. For example, if your’e the fifth most popular business of your type in your town, it will show …

Here’s The Google Founders’ Recent Fireside Chat Video Here’s The Google Founders’ Recent Fireside Chat Video

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the original Google boys in a room together talking about the company, so here’s a fireside chat they did with VC Vinod Khosla. They spend some time talking about when Google almost got …

Google Shopping Express Going Nationwide? Google Shopping Express Going Nationwide?

Google is working on expanding its Google Shopping Express service nationwide, according to a new report. Google Shopping Express is Google’s Amazon Prime competitor, which provides same-day delivery service for products ordered online. It began with a small pilot in …

Matt Cutts Is Disappearing For A While Matt Cutts Is Disappearing For A While

Just ahead of the holiday weekend, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts announced that he is taking leave from Google through at least October, which means we shouldn’t be hearing from him (at least about Google) for at least three …

Infographic Looks At Building A Facebook Audience Infographic Looks At Building A Facebook Audience

Qwaya has an interesting new infographic out about building a Facebook audience – something that’s getting harder and harder to do these days. “Most advertisers know that Facebook offers some quite impressive targeting capabilities,” says Qwaya’s head of product Sven …

Google Implements No Porn Ad Policy Google Implements No Porn Ad Policy

Google is no longer allowing the advertising of sexually explicit content on its network. A report from Chris Morris at CNBC says the changes went into effect on Monday, and that earlier in June, Google sent those who were about …

Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment Facebook Global Policy Head Defends Controversial Experiment

Another Facebooker has spoken publicly about the controversial emotion experiment the company conducted without user consent in 2012. The company’s global policy management head, Monkia Bickert, spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and had this to say when asked about …

Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus Here’s What’s New On Hulu And Hulu Plus

Hulu sent us a list of new and upcoming content for Hulu and Hulu Plus for this week and beyond as it heads into next week with the the premiere of original series East Los High and its Summer TCA …

Facebook Tells Page Admins About Discrepancy In Engagement And Reach Metrics Facebook Tells Page Admins About Discrepancy In Engagement And Reach Metrics

Facebook has not been delivering accurate reach and engagement metrics to Page admins. Some admins have been getting a message on their dashboard that says, “There is a discrepancy in the engagement and reach metrics for all Page Posts and …

Google Continues Link Network Attack Google Continues Link Network Attack

It would appear that Google’s attack on European link networks is not over (if it ever will be). Google has been penalizing link networks on the Internet with a vengeance over the past year or so, with much of the …

Netflix Original ‘Hemlock Grove’ Heads To DVD And Blu-ray Netflix Original ‘Hemlock Grove’ Heads To DVD And Blu-ray

As Netflix prepares to debut the second season of its third original series Hemlock Grove, news is out that the first season is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory. The distributor announced the news on …

Eli Roth Narrates ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 1 Recap For Netflix Eli Roth Narrates ‘Hemlock Grove’ Season 1 Recap For Netflix

Netflix just posted a new Season 1 recap for Hemlock Grove, narrated by producer Eli Roth himself. If you were a fan of the first season, but don’t have time to rewatch it before the second season debuts, you might …

Is Google Search Result Removal Going Too Far? Is Google Search Result Removal Going Too Far?

Of course it is, and of course it will continue to do so. Do you think Google removing results at people’s request is problematic? Share your thoughts in the comments. You probably know the story by now. In May, the …

Google Panda Update Leads To Death Of Yahoo Product Google Panda Update Leads To Death Of Yahoo Product

As you probably know, Google’s Panda update originally targeted content farm sites. Demand Media’s eHow was the poster child, but back in the early Panda days, Yahoo also had such a content network called Associated Content. After Panda, it deleted …

Yahoo Shuts Down A Bunch Of Products Yahoo Shuts Down A Bunch Of Products

Yahoo announced today that it is shutting down a handful of products: Newlook Service, Research Reports, Bookmarks.yahoo.com, People Search, Xobni, Yahoo Toolbar on Chrome, Yahoo Shine, Yahoo Voices, and the Yahoo Contributor Network. These follow the closure of Yahoo Avatars, …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. Yeah, we …

Facebook Is Buying Video Ad Tech Company LiveRail Facebook Is Buying Video Ad Tech Company LiveRail

Facebook announced that it is acquiring video advertising technology company LiveRail, which counts Major League Baseball, ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion among its clients. “We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and the premium publishers it serves have an opportunity …

Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands? Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands?

In case you didn’t have a hard enough time reaching your Facebook followers in their News Feeds already, Facebook is apparently actively encouraging users to unfollow Pages, or at least going out of their way to remind people that they …

GoDaddy Takes Another Turn With Its Advertising GoDaddy Takes Another Turn With Its Advertising

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has hired a new ad agency – Barton F. Graf 9000. The agency is known for work with companies like Kayak, Unilever, and Dish. GoDaddy hired Deutsch New York a couple years ago, and …

Bing Ads UI Now Lets You View Up To 100,000 Keywords Bing Ads UI Now Lets You View Up To 100,000 Keywords

Microsoft announced that the Bing Ads web user interface will now let you view up to 100,000 keywords. The company upgraded the interface earlier this year enabling advertisers to review accounts with up to 50,000 keywords in the Keyword tab. …

Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Gets Official Trailer Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Gets Official Trailer

Netflix first gave us a teaser for the upcoming final installment of The Killing a few months ago, and then released a poster earlier this week. Now, the first real trailer is out. Netflix also put up a trailer for …

If Links Are Changed Between Crawls, Google Will Apparently Trust Them Less If Links Are Changed Between Crawls, Google Will Apparently Trust Them Less

Here’s a bit of interesting info about how Google views links. Apparently the search engine trusts them less if they’ve been changed. That is according to former Googler Pedro Dias, who used to work on the Search Quality and Webspam …