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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 Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist Google Gives Android Developers A Material Design Checklist

Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 Lollipop. The biggest difference Google has been touting is Material Design, which the company describes as “a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility …

Reddit Launches ‘Redditmade’ Crowdfunding Beta Reddit Launches ‘Redditmade’ Crowdfunding Beta

Reddit announced a new crowdfunding project called redditmade, which is now in open beta. The company says it hopes the endeavor will lead to stronger subreddit communities, and allow redditors to better collaborate and support one another. Reddit says, “redditmade …

Netflix’s Marco Polo Gets A Trailer Netflix’s Marco Polo Gets A Trailer

Netflix released a trailer for its upcoming original series Marco Polo, which is scheduled to debut on December 12. The description is as follows: This December on Netflix…Worlds will collide… Intrigue. Deception. Bloodshed. These are just some of the obstacles …

Google Simplifies Analytics, AdSense Account Linking Google Simplifies Analytics, AdSense Account Linking

Google announced that it has made it easier to link your Google Analytics account to your AdSense account. The process now requires fewer steps. Additionally, you can now link the AdSense account to multiple Analytics accounts. Google says linking the …

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

Google announced the addition of a new Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools, which shows you issues Google has found with your site. It includes graphs that look at issues over time, so you can see any progress you’ve made. …

Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 59% Facebook Releases Earnings, Revenue Up 59%

Facebook just released its Q3 earnings report with revenue of $3.2 billion, up 59% year-over-year. Revenue from advertising was $2.96 billion (up 64%) while mobile ad revenue represented 66% of that. Revenue from payments and other fees was $246 million, …

Google Works With Nanoparticles To Detect Disease Google Works With Nanoparticles To Detect Disease

Google’s Google X unit is reportedly working on a system for disease detection involving nanoparticles that float around in the bloodstream. The effort is led by the Life Sciences department of Google X, which is run by Andrew Conrad. Steven …

Nielsen: 22% Of Americans Doing Holiday Shopping Already Nielsen: 22% Of Americans Doing Holiday Shopping Already

Nielsen released some figures on holiday shopping trends as the season approaches. For many, it’s already here. The holiday shopping season may not be getting off to as big a bang as it did last year, but it’s obviously expected …

Google Updates How AdWords Reports Analytics Metrics Google Updates How AdWords Reports Analytics Metrics

Google announced some updates to how Adwords reports Google Analytics metrics. Beginning on November 10th, three of the Google Analytics reporting columns in AdWords will be renamed. The new names will correspond with the actual names that are in Google …

Hulu Is Getting A Bunch More Viacom Conent Hulu Is Getting A Bunch More Viacom Conent

Hulu announced that it’s getting more episodes from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and more, thanks to the extension of its relationship with Viacom. The two entities first launched an agreement in 2011, to include content like The Daily Show …

Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search

Hipmunk announced that it has been named Yahoo’s exclusive flight and hotel search provider, and is now integraed with Yahoo Travel, giving users access to Hipmunk’s own travel search offerings. Hipmunk CEO Adam Goldstein said, “After our recent funding round, …

Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs Amazon Heads To Illinois With 1,000 Full-Time Jobs

Amazon announced that it intends to create over 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. The company was joined by Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for the announcement. Amazon says it is beginning site …

Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and …

Yelp Acquires French Review Site Cityvox Yelp Acquires French Review Site Cityvox

Investors have been concerned about Yelp’s international business, and Yelp seems to be doing everything it can to reverse that. The company announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Cityvox, a French online review site, which specializes in restaurants and …

Here’s How To Disable Google’s Sitelinks Search Box Here’s How To Disable Google’s Sitelinks Search Box

Last month, Google announced that it is now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results for some sites. Its aim is to help users find specific content on third-party sites more easily. The box is now …

Twitter Earnings Released, Revenue Up 114% Twitter Earnings Released, Revenue Up 114%

Twitter just released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue of $361 million, up 114% year-over-year. The company posted a net loss of $175 million and non-GAAP net income of $7 million, with GAAP EPS of ($0.29) and …

Google Makes Some Changes To Its Corporate Structure Google Makes Some Changes To Its Corporate Structure

Google is making changes to the way it functions internally from a corporate structure standpoint. At the end of the week last week, Re/code reported on an internal memo CEO Larry Page sent to staff detailing some of the changes. …

Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report …

Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting Amazon Opens Kindle Scout For Voting

Amazon announced its new reader-powered publishing program Kindle Scout can now be visited by users, who can find excerpts from unreleased books, and vote on what should get published. The reader previews excerpts from books that haven’t been published, and …

Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast Amazon Announces Fire TV Stick To Rival Chromecast

Amazon just announced its own competitor to Google’s Chromecast, which is more expensive and includes a separate remote. It’s called the Fire TV Stick, maintaining the brand of its previously released streaming device. The Fire TV Stick connects to the …

Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content? Would You Let Facebook Host Your Content?

How much do you depend on Facebook for traffic? One day, you may depend on it even more, and in ways you didn’t even anticipate. The company is reportedly considering getting publishers to give their content directly to Facebook, where …

EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law

When it comes to the usage of media on the Internet, there has always been a lot of debate about what’s acceptable versus what’s unacceptable. Here we are in 2014 still trying to hammer out exactly what all falls into …

Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update

Google announced it’s updating its technical Webmaster Guidelines in light of its recent announcement that its indexing system now renders pages with with CSS and Javascript turned on. The new guideline explains that webmasters should allow Googlebot access to the …

Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report] Google Trusted Stores Program Gets HTTPS Support [Report]

As reported earlier this week, it was discovered that the Google Trusted Stores program was not supporting sites using HTTPS. This is rather strange considering how much Google has been pushing for sites to use it. Barry Schwartz at Search …