Author Archive for: ‘Chris Crum’

Netflix Website Gets Big Redesign

Netflix Website Gets Big Redesign

Last month we heard that a Netflix web redesign was on the way. Today, Netflix officially announced it. Netflix last launched a redesign four years ago, and lot of people hated it. Eventually, they moved on. It will be interesting to see if the new one goes over better. “Over the past four years, web browsers have changed a lot, …

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Skype For Web Now Available To All

Back in November, Microsoft announced the beta launch of Skype for Web, which lets you use the product from a web browser. It’s been in limited beta, but that changes now. The company just announced that while it’s still in beta, it’s now available worldwide. It also includes Chromebook support. You can go to Skype.com, sign in, and gain access …

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WP Engine CEO On Why So Many Businesses Flock To WordPress

WP Engine CEO On Why So Many Businesses Flock To WordPress

We recently looked at a study highlighting how big WordPress is in the job market. WP Engine provided a glimpse into the “WordPress economy,” looking at jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the U.S. It’s the most dominant content management system on the web by far, and is heavily used by businesses of all sizes. We had the opportunity …

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Alibaba Is Starting A Netflix-Like Service Called TBO

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Grouip is getting into online streaming video, readying a Netflix-type service in the country, according to multiple reports. The news comes as Netflix is trying to figure out its own entry into China. Alibaba’s head of digital entertainment reportedly said on Sunday that the company will launch the service, called TBO (Tmall Box Office) in two …

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Reports Suggest Dorsey Likely To Remain Twitter CEO

Last week, Twitter announced that CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down on July 1. The official word is that co-founder and original CEO Jack Dorsey, who is also the CEO of Square, will return to the role in the interim while Twitter’s board conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Based on responses Dorsey gave to questions about the subject, …

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New YouTube Gaming Site/App Coming This Summer

YouTube announced on Friday that it will launch YouTube Gaming this summer. This is a whole new app and website for gaming, which appears to be a competitor to Twitch, which Google previously tried to buy, but is now owned by Amazon. Amazon completed its acquisition of Twitch last September, buying it for $970 million. Google had been in talks …

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Facebook Is Rolling Out Another News Feed Algorithm Change

Facebook Is Rolling Out Another News Feed Algorithm Change

Facebook announced that it’s rolling out another change to its News Feed algorithm that takes into account the time users spend on stories. Long story short, if users spend more time looking at a post, Facebook is going to assume that such a post is of interest. In other words, it’s not just about the liking, commenting, and sharing of …

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Will Google Have To Censor Search Results On A Global Basis?

Will Google Have To Censor Search Results On A Global Basis?

Google may end up having to censor its search results around the world, including on Google.com, just as it has been forced to do with certain European versions of its search engine. One of 2014’s big search industry stories was Google being forced to comply with a “right to be forgotten” regulation in the European Union. Ultimately, Google has had …

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Bing Sheds Light On Yahoo Click Volume

Last month, Microsoft and Yahoo announced some changes to their ongoing search and advertising partnership. Under the new terms, Yahoo would gain increased flexibility to enhance its own search experience on any platform. Also as part of the agreement, Microsoft would be the exclusive salesforce for ads delivered by its own Bing Ads platform, and Yahoo would continue to be …

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Amazon Web Services Launches New EC2 Instances

Amazon announced the launch of new M4 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are the next generation of general purpose instances, and make use of custom 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 Haswell processors, and offer dedicated bandwidth to Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). The instances provide Enhanced Networking for higher packet per second performance, lower network …

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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. As promised, Orange is the New Black: Season 3 is now available to stream. In fact, it even arrived about six hours …

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Is Dorsey’s Role As Twitter CEO Really Just Interim?

On Thursday, Twitter announced that CEO Disk Costolo is stepping down on July 1, and that co-founder Jack Dorsey will step in as interim CEO as the board of directors conducts a search for a permanent replacement. The way in which Dorsey answered questions following the announcement, however, leaves some room for speculation about just how interim his position will …

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