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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.
Comcast Is On A Roll With This Customer Service Thing Comcast Is On A Roll With This Customer Service Thing

Earlier this year, Comcast took control of FEARnet, a popular channel and website among horror enthusiasts, and this week, shut both down, and let go of the people that operated them. Even the farewell note they posted on the site …

Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law Yahoo Complains About ‘Unconstitutional’ Copyright Law

Yahoo has complained to Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court about a copyright law, which it says is unconstitutional. The law in question seeks to protect copyright of publishers, and is said to “amount to a tax on search engines.” Yahoo’s position …

Google On Complexity Of  ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Google On Complexity Of ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

As previously reported, Google (as well as Microsoft and Yahoo) attended a meeting last week with EU regulators to discuss the “right to be forgotten” ruling and the search engines’ approach to handling it. Each of the companies was given …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Cosmos, Bieber, Nymphomaniacs & Mighty Ducks) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Cosmos, Bieber, Nymphomaniacs & Mighty Ducks)

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. I know …

Apple Excitedly Welcomes Beats ‘To The Family’ Apple Excitedly Welcomes Beats ‘To The Family’

Apple’s acquisition of Beats is officially official. The company even put out an extra special landing page welcoming the team to the Apple family. Most of its acquisitions are barely even acknowledged. Welcome to the family—Jimmy, Dre, Luke, Ian and …

Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too? Can Amazon Dominate Local Services Too?

There’s no question that Amazon dominates the online shopping landscape. By getting small businesses and local contractors on board, could it also dominate local services? It’s going to try. Do you see Amazon becoming the go-to place for local services …

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Gets Big Refresh LinkedIn Sales Navigator Gets Big Refresh

LinkedIn announced the launch of a major refresh to its Sales Navigator tool in the middle of its Q2 earnings report on Thursday. It’s described as an “enterprise-focused SaaS product. On the company’s earnings call, CEO Jeff Weiner had this …

The Killing: The Final Season Is Now On Netflix The Killing: The Final Season Is Now On Netflix

Well, The Killing is now officially over, as Netflix just released the final season. As soon as you can get through six episodes of the show, which shouldn’t take long for fans, it’s time to call it a day. The …

LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 47% LinkedIn Earnings Released, Revenue Up 47%

LinkedIn just released its earnings report for the second quarter with revenue of $534 million, up 47% year-over-year. Net loss (attributable to common stockholders) was $1 million, compared to net income of $3.7 million for the same quarter last year. …

Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project Twitter Acquires Mitro Labs, As EFF Helps Turn Mitro Into Open Source Project

Twitter is apparently on something of an acquisition spree. This week, we already learned that Twitter acquired Madbits, which specializes in deep/machine learning. Earlier this week, it announced the acquisition of CardSpring. On its earnings call this week, Twitter also …

Netflix Releases New ‘BoJack Horseman’ Trailer Netflix Releases New ‘BoJack Horseman’ Trailer

Netflix just put out a new trailer for its upcoming original animated comedy BoJack Horseman, starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul. Here’s the show’s description from the original announcement: Legendary star of the 1990s family favorite …

InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here’s Why. InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here’s Why.

InPowered is the anti-Klout. Okay, maybe Klouchebag is the real anti-Klout, but there can be more than one can’t there? Besides, Klouchebag is dead. InPowered offers products aimed at helping marketers “discover and promote expert opinions about their brands.” Our …

Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up Android Antitrust Investigation Starting To Ramp Up

An EU antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices related to Android has been in the works for over a year, following a complaint filed by FairSearch.org in April, 2013. Now, things are starting to heat up. Reuters is reporting that …

Google Analytics Gets Bot And Spider Filtering Google Analytics Gets Bot And Spider Filtering

Google announced that it is adding bot and spider filtering to Google Analytics after hearing from users that it’s been hard to identify real traffic coming to pages. There’s a new checkbox option in the view level of the management …

Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google? Should Yelp Really Be Complaining About Google?

Yelp has sure done a lot of complaining about Google as the latter faces regulation over allegedly anticompetitive business practices in Europe. When speaking with investors, however, Yelp doesn’t seem too concerned about competing with the search giant internationally. Meanwhile, …

Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014 Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014

Google has released a schedule for presentations from “experts” on the “right to be forgotten,” which will take place throughout the fall. Consider it Google’s Right to be Forgotten Tour 2014 (I hope there are t-shirts). The company recently announced …

Yelp Becomes Profitable For First Time Since Going Public Yelp Becomes Profitable For First Time Since Going Public

Yelp just released its Q2 earnings report with revenue of $88.8 million, up 61% year-over-year. Net income was $2.7 million, or $0.04 per share, compared to a net loss of $(0.9) million, or $(0.01) per share in the same quarter …

Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of …

Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Here’s A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’

As you may know, Netflix has resurrected The Killing, which used to air on AMC. The company brought it back for one final season, so it could offer a complete series to its users (it was already offering AMC’s previous …

This Infographic Is Your Guide To Social Media Ad Formatting This Infographic Is Your Guide To Social Media Ad Formatting

Flightpath has an interesting new infographic out presented as the “Social Media Ads Cheat Sheet”. It provides something of a guide for the formatting of social media ads across Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram. “We decided to make the …

Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, Which Is Shutting Down Pinterest Acquires Icebergs, Which Is Shutting Down

Pinterest has acquired Icebergs, a service that let users organize and share content for creative projects. The product will be shutting down as its founders join Pinterest, relocating from Spain to San Francisco. Icebergs announced the news on its site: …

Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses Square To Launch New Chip Card Reader For Small Businesses

Square announced on Wednesday that it plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company says it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration …

Wikipedia Wins One Battle Against Black Hat Paid Editing Wikipedia Wins One Battle Against Black Hat Paid Editing

The Wikimedia Foundation announced that it successfully obtained orders preventing four sites, which advertise paid Wikipedia article editing, from using the Wikipedia trademark. The sites are wikipediapagecreators.com, getawikipedia.com, getonwikipedia.com, and onwikipedia.com. The foundation, which has been battling undisclosed paid editing, …

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. New additions, as previously reported, include South Park and the WGN show …