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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 Announces Website Call Conversions Google Announces Website Call Conversions

Google announced Website Call Conversions for AdWords, a new way for advertisers to track calls that occur after an ad click. It involves putting a snippet of code on your site, and measuring calls from potential customers who skipped the …

Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S. Here Are The Top 50 Desktop Sites In The U.S.

comScore just released its Media Metrix monthly ranking of the top 50 web properties (desktop) in the United States. The top five consist of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and AOL, followed by Amazon, Turner Digital, MODE Media (formerly Glam Media), …

Rupert Murdoch: NSA Privacy Invasion Bad, But Nothing Compared To Google Rupert Murdoch: NSA Privacy Invasion Bad, But Nothing Compared To Google

Rupert Murdoch has been tweeting about Google again. This time, it’s not about Google making money off the backs of newspapers or anything of that sort. This time, he’s blasting the company’s “invasion” of privacy. NSA privacy invasion bad, but …

Google Goes After More Link Networks Google Goes After More Link Networks

Google continues to penalize link networks in Europe, hitting two more over the weekend. Google has been on a warpath for the last year or so, penalizing link networks designed to game search results. Google now now hit one in …

Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay Yahoo Acquires Ad Security Company ClarityRay

Yahoo has acquired ClairtyRay, a company that has in the past dealt with getting around ad blockers, but has since been more about ad security and fraud detection. In a message on its homepage, ClarityRay says: Our vision has always …

Google Acquires Jetpac, Which Analyzes Image And Location Data Google Acquires Jetpac, Which Analyzes Image And Location Data

Google has acquired Jetpac, which analyzes image and location data, and could improve Google’s ability to search through it. “We can spot lipstick, blue sky views, hipster mustaches and more, through advanced image processing on billions of photos,” Jetpac claims. …

Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, Keeps List Of Articles ‘Forgotten’ By Google Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, Keeps List Of Articles ‘Forgotten’ By Google

The “right to be forgotten” mess continues to get even messier. At least one newspaper is actually removing articles that have been removed from Google because of the law, from its own site, while also writing articles about removing such …

Bezos’ Washington Post Puts Amazon Affiliate Links In Articles Bezos’ Washington Post Puts Amazon Affiliate Links In Articles

Over the weekend, some observers noticed that the Washington Post, which was purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last year, was featuring Amazon “Buy it Now” buttons/affiliate links in certain articles. Paul Carr at PandoDaily points to an article called …

Here’s A ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Talk At Google Here’s A ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Talk At Google

This has been on YouTube for a couple weeks now, but in case you missed it, here’s an “At Google” talk with Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Vin Diesel. If you’re a fan of the …

Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking Ask.com Acquires Ask.fm For More Asking

Ask.com announced that it has acquired Ask.fm, a social Q&A service, which has over 180 million global monthly users, according to the company. Ask.fm is available on the web, and for Android and IOS. A post on the Ask blog …

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

To go with our weekly lists of what’s hitting Netflix, we recently started sharing updates on new content hitting Hulu and Hulu Plus, as Hulu sends us lists. Here’s this week’s: Manhattan– New Episode – “The Hive” The community reels …

Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center, Create  2,500 Full-Time Jobs Amazon To Open New California Fulfillment Center, Create 2,500 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced plans to open its fifth fulfillment center in California, which will appear in Redlands. The company opened its first center in the state less than two years ago. The California locations are in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Patterson …

Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature Microsoft Postpones IE Java-Blocking Feature

Microsoft recently posted to its Internet Explorer blog that it would begin blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls as part of its “ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser”. It then updated the blog to announce that it had postponed it …

New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst …

AdWords Adds Close Variant Matching To All Exact And Phrase Keywords AdWords Adds Close Variant Matching To All Exact And Phrase Keywords

Google announced that starting in late September, it will be applying “close variant” keyword matching to all exact and phrase match keywords in AdWords. The feature has been available as an option for a couple years, but will now simply …

New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads New Top Movers Report Added To Bing Ads

Microsoft announced the launch of a new Top Movers report for Bing Ads to let advertisers figure out account clicks and spend variations, and find which campaigns or ad groups see the biggest changes. It can also help them understand …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (I Hope You Like ‘Criminal Minds’) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (I Hope You Like ‘Criminal Minds’)

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. We learned …

LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff LinkedIn Explains How It Finds Audiences For Your Posts & Filters Out The Low Quality Stuff

Earlier this year, LinkedIn opened up its publishing platform to everyone, enabling people to post content beyond simple status updates and links. You may be wondering who’s actually seeing your posts. According to LinkedIn, members who have published at least …

Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post Infographic Examines The ‘Perfect’ Facebook Post

With organic Page post reach declining like it has been, it’s more imperative than ever that Facebook Pages post the right type of content if they wish to get in front of fans without paying. You always hear that images …

Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings Cisco Cuts 6,000 Jobs As It Reports Better Than Expected Earnings

Cisco announced on Wednesday that it will cut about 6,000 jobs or 8% of its total workforce. The news came as the company reported its earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, beating Wall Street estimates. Chairman and …

Netflix Announces Comedy Specials From Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies & Chelsea Peretti Netflix Announces Comedy Specials From Bill Cosby, Bill Burr, Jim Jefferies & Chelsea Peretti

Netflix just announced four exclusive stand-up comedy specials from Bill Cosby, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Peretti. These will join Netflix’s previously announced Chelsea Handler special Uganda Be Kidding Me Live on its slate. Jim Jeffries: Bare will debut …

Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores? Is Yahoo Doing E-Commerce Right With Its New Stores?

The Yahoo Stores brand has been around for a long time, but on Thursday, Yahoo introduced the new Yahoo Stores, which it says will let people turn their ideas into businesses in less than two minutes. Are you interested in …

Twitter Gives Verified Users More Features Twitter Gives Verified Users More Features

Twitter announced some new features for verified users, making verified status all the more sought after by those who haven’t been graced with the illustrious blue circle with a checkmark in it. Verified users are getting alerts when other verified …

Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country Yelp Enters Chile, Its 28th Country

Yelp announced that it has now penetrated its 28th country – Chile. “The distance from Yelp’s office in Manhattan to our headquarters in San Francisco is 2,600 miles, which happens to be —from toe to tip — the same length …