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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.
YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report

YouTube is now offering a realtime report for video publishers showing estimated views data for the last five published videos. The data is also available for any individual video. Google says the report can give you early insights into the …

Google Introduces Structured Snippets Google Introduces Structured Snippets

Google announced the launch of “structured snippets,” a new feature that puts “facts” in the snippets of web results. As with Google’s Knowledge Graph, these facts may or may not be accurate. Here’s what they look like: The company says, …

Netflix Examines Types Of Spoilers Netflix Examines Types Of Spoilers

Netflix shared some new survey results about spoilers today based on a poll by Harris Interactive. “Everyone has an opinion about them,” a Netflix spokesperson said in an email. “They’ve existed since the beginning of storytelling but lately they’ve taken …

Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

You know how Google has been forcing Google+ down people’s throats for the past several years? For the last couple, you’ve had to sign up for a Google+ account to sign up for a Google account (like a Gmail account) …

Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads Pinterest To Adjust Privacy Policy For Coming Ads

Pinterest said on Friday that it will make some updates to its privacy policy on October 19th in an effort to make its Promoted Pins more relevant to users. Promoted Pins are still in the testing phase, and aren’t available …

iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales Set New Record iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales Set New Record

Apple revealed that it sold over 10 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models during the first three days of availability. This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but that’s a record breaking opening weekend for iPhones. …

Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover Bing Gives Image Search A Makeover

Microsoft announced that it’s rolling out a new user experience for Bing Image Search, which adapts based on query, resolution, and interaction. Here’s what it looks like: Image results will now expand to the full width of the screen, and …

Netflix Finally Adding Linux Support? Netflix Finally Adding Linux Support?

It looks like after all these years, Netflix is finally adding some Linux support. Over at Ubuntu Developers, Netflix’s Paul Adolf said, “Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this …

Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference Craig Venter Talked About Reprogramming DNA At Google’s Zeitgeist Conference

Scientist Craig Venter, known for being one of the first to sequence the human genome, spoke at Google’s Zeitgeist conference in Arizona this week. The topic: reprogamming DNA to create “a more information-driven species”. Yeah, it’s some pretty mind-bending stuff. …

Bing Ads Get New Dynamic Sitelinks Feature Bing Ads Get New Dynamic Sitelinks Feature

Microsoft announced a new Dynamic Sitelinks feature for Bing Ads, which it says can help improve relevance and click-through rates for SMB advertisers. Once again, Bing is following Google’s lead on ads, as the search giant launched a similar feature …

Google Talk Analyzes ‘Impulse Society’ Google Talk Analyzes ‘Impulse Society’

Paul Roberts, a journalist specializing in resource economics, recently gave a talk at one of Google’s campuses to talk about the trend of people’s tendency to acton impulse. Google explains in the video description: Journalist Paul Roberts visited Google’s Cambridge, …

YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content

YouTube announced that it is further investing in original content from its creators, helping to fund new content and help “top creators” get more material to their fans. Several years ago, YouTube spent over $100 million on original content from …

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. Last week’s …

Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone

With iOS 8 now available to iPhone users, Twitter announced a big update to profiles on these devices. In fact, the company says it’s the biggest update to profiles to date. “Featuring a fresh design, the updated profiles focus on …

Alibaba Prices Huge IPO, To Trade On NYSE Alibaba Prices Huge IPO, To Trade On NYSE

Alibaba priced its shares at $68 on Thursday, which should make its IPO the largest ever for a company in the U.S., despite the fact that the business is Chinese. It’s expected to raise at least $21.8 billion. Shares are …

What Do iOS 8 And The New iPhones Mean For You? What Do iOS 8 And The New iPhones Mean For You?

Well, Apple’s new operating system (iOS 8) and iPhones (6 and 6 Plus) are officially out. What does the OS update mean for you? Should you get one of the new phones? We’ll try to help you answer those questions …

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is stepping down from the position, and will be taking on the roles of executive chairman and CTO. Here’s the full statement from Oracle: The Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) Board of Directors today announced that it has …

PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They’ve just now made the app available for Android tablets. “We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments …

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Gets Official Mobile Launch LinkedIn Sales Navigator Gets Official Mobile Launch

LinkedIn recently unveiled a big redesign of its Sales Navigator tool on the web, promising mobile apps in the future. Earlier this month, it looked like the future was here for iOS users as the app became available in the …

Microsoft Initiates Another Round Of Layoffs Microsoft Initiates Another Round Of Layoffs

Microsoft announced a couple months ago that it would reduce its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, and that of those, 12,500 would be related to its acquisition of Nokia assets. The …

Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced Yet More Facebook News Feed Changes Announced

Facebook has been announcing a lot of changes to the News Feed lately, and on Thursday, the company announced a couple more related to trending topics, likes, and comments. The first change relates to how Facebook factors in trending topics. …

Google Reportedly Readies Ambitious ‘Google Y’ Branch Google Reportedly Readies Ambitious ‘Google Y’ Branch

People have accused Google of a lot of things, but nobody can accuse the company of not being ambitious or forward-looking. Google already has a robot lab, a company that is trying to cure aging, and Google[x], which is behind …

Etsy Teams Up With American Express For Small Business Saturday Etsy Teams Up With American Express For Small Business Saturday

It’s only September, but it’s certainly not too early to be thinking about Small Business Saturday if you are in fact a small business. Etsy, which gives many small businesses a marketplace to sell their goods, announced on Thursday that …

Google Analytics Adds Audience Features For Apps Google Analytics Adds Audience Features For Apps

Google announced that its Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting and Remarketing features are now available for apps in Google Analytics. The Audience Demographics and Interests Reporting feature will enable developers to see how different user segments engage and monetize. “And …