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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 Inbox Adds Tablet, Browser Support Google Inbox Adds Tablet, Browser Support

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. It’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to be available …

Little Caesars Pretzel Pizza To Be Back?

Update: Someone claiming to work at Little Caesars said during a recent reddit AMA: “You didn’t hear it from me but I heard my RM say it’s coming back in July.” Update: An official spokesperson for Little Caesars gave us …

Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated Revleap: Yelp’s Allegations Completely False, Unsubstantiated

Last week, Yelp said it was “taking a stand against misleading ‘reputation management’ companies,” as it filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it said is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp …

Twitter ‘Answers’ Analytics Tool Available For Non-Developers Twitter ‘Answers’ Analytics Tool Available For Non-Developers

Twitter announced that its mobile app analytics tool Answers will be available separately from its Crashlytics suite, where it has resided since launching. It will still be available via Crashlytics, but for non-developers, it will also be available in standalone …

Facebook Marketing Partners Program Takes Effect Facebook Marketing Partners Program Takes Effect

Back in October, Facebook announced its Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program would become a new program called Facebook Marketing Partners, and that it would be restructuring things to make it easier to find partners based on specific needs. That all …

David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk David Cross, Amy Sedaris Talk ‘HITS’ In Google Talk

David Cross and Amy Sedaris recently appeared at Google’s NYC headquarters to participate in an “At Google” talk. The two discuss Cross’ new film HITS, which is his directorial debut. The plot is described as: “Municipal worker Dave’s life changes …

Facebook Releases New Product Ads Facebook Releases New Product Ads

Facebook announced new product ads designed to help businesses promote multiple products or their whole product catalogs. The ads are shown across devices. “Product ads offer businesses a number of ways to highlight different products on Facebook,” the company says. …

Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type Facebook Organic Reach Compared By Post Type

On Monday we heard about data from SocialBakers finding that photos, which used to be the most engaging type of Facebook post and perform the best, are now the kind of post that is seeing the least amount of organic …

Netflix Releases 1 of 4 New ‘House of Cards’ Teasers Netflix Releases 1 of 4 New ‘House of Cards’ Teasers

The third season of Netflix’s acclaimed series House of Cards will debut on February 27. Last week it was released prematurely for a short time. Some people thought this was a publicity stunt from Netflix, but the company maintains it …

Microsoft Office Gets New Storage Integrations On iOS Microsoft Office Gets New Storage Integrations On iOS

Microsoft just announced a new Cloud Storage Partner Program for Office, enabling third-party storage providers such as Box, Citrix ShareFile and Salesforce to connect their services to Office Online for document viewing and editing. This follows a previously announced partnership …

Study Looks At Top Brands For Customer Loyalty Study Looks At Top Brands For Customer Loyalty

New data has been released finding that WhatsApp, Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, and Google are the leading brands for customer loyalty in their respective categories (Instant Messaging, Social Networking, Online Music, Online VideoStreaming, and Search). This data comes from the Brand …

Yelp Aims To Eradicate Food Poisoning Yelp Aims To Eradicate Food Poisoning

Two years ago, Yelp started showing health scores on listings in San Francisco and New York City. In the meantime it has begun doing so in other areas as various municipalities have adopted the system. Last May, Yelp was actually …

Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users Keep Looks To Scoop Up Affiliate Link-Using Pinterest Users

As reported last week, Pinterest has put a stop to affiliate links on the service. This has understandably upset some bloggers who have been making money through such links. The company sent an email around to those using affiliate links, …

What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach What Not To Do To Increase Facebook Organic Reach

Want to know what not to do to increase your organic reach on Facebook? Don’t post a bunch of photos thinking that’s what the News Feed algorithm likes best. That may have been true in the past, but not anymore. …

Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan-Starring ‘Jadotville’ Netflix Acquires Jamie Dornan-Starring ‘Jadotville’

Netflix has picked up Jadotville, a war drama starring Fifty Shades of Grey’s Jamie Dornan for a 2016 debut. The movie will go into production in April, with shooting locations in Ireland and South Africa. Netflix acquired the film at …

Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘My Own Man’ Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘My Own Man’

Netflix released a new trailer for documentary My Own Man, which is executive produced by Edward Norton. As you can see from the trailer, Norton also appears in the film. Netflix announced last month that it would exclusively premiere the …

Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let …

Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’ Yelp ‘Takes A Stand To Protect Business Owners’

Yelp filed a lawsuit against a company called Revleap, which it says is a scam, and puts small businesses at risk because of the Yelp Consumer Alert program as well as federal and state regulation. Revleap has fired back, saying …

‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google ‘Boyhood’ Star, Photographer Talk At Google

With Richard Linklater’s Boyhood nominated for six Oscars, the film that has captivated so many since its premiere, will no doubt be one of the hottest topics in film over the coming weeks. If you haven’t seen it yet, what …

Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months Google Helpouts Is Shutting Down In Two Months

Well, that’s strange. I was just thinking about Google Helpouts last week for the first time in I don’t know how long, and today, news is out that Google is killing the product. Google announced Helpouts in 2013. It was …

Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week Here’s What’s Coming To Netflix In The Next Week

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 don’t …

Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users

Pinterest is killing affiliate links on its service, keeping existing pins in tact, but stripping the tracking from the URLs. Naturally, this is not sitting well with people getting income from them. As reported earlier by VentureBeat, affected Pinterest users …

Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard?

This week, Flipboard launched a new web version. It’s available for the desktop for the first time after being mobile-only since 2010. While it already has millions of users from phones and tablets, this opens it up to more people, …

Pinterest Buy Button On The Way? Pinterest Buy Button On The Way?

Some sites have already grown to find Pinterest to be a valuable tool for ecommerce, but it may become even more valuable for selling products as the company is reportedly readying the launch of a new “buy” button, which would …