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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.
Facebook Is Buying Video Ad Tech Company LiveRail Facebook Is Buying Video Ad Tech Company LiveRail

Facebook announced that it is acquiring video advertising technology company LiveRail, which counts Major League Baseball, ABC Family, A&E Networks, Gannett, and Dailymotion among its clients. “We believe that LiveRail, Facebook and the premium publishers it serves have an opportunity …

Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands? Facebook Suggests Users Unfollow Pages: Good Or Bad For Brands?

In case you didn’t have a hard enough time reaching your Facebook followers in their News Feeds already, Facebook is apparently actively encouraging users to unfollow Pages, or at least going out of their way to remind people that they …

GoDaddy Takes Another Turn With Its Advertising GoDaddy Takes Another Turn With Its Advertising

GoDaddy announced on Wednesday that it has hired a new ad agency – Barton F. Graf 9000. The agency is known for work with companies like Kayak, Unilever, and Dish. GoDaddy hired Deutsch New York a couple years ago, and …

Bing Ads UI Now Lets You View Up To 100,000 Keywords Bing Ads UI Now Lets You View Up To 100,000 Keywords

Microsoft announced that the Bing Ads web user interface will now let you view up to 100,000 keywords. The company upgraded the interface earlier this year enabling advertisers to review accounts with up to 50,000 keywords in the Keyword tab. …

Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Gets Official Trailer Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Gets Official Trailer

Netflix first gave us a teaser for the upcoming final installment of The Killing a few months ago, and then released a poster earlier this week. Now, the first real trailer is out. Netflix also put up a trailer for …

If Links Are Changed Between Crawls, Google Will Apparently Trust Them Less If Links Are Changed Between Crawls, Google Will Apparently Trust Them Less

Here’s a bit of interesting info about how Google views links. Apparently the search engine trusts them less if they’ve been changed. That is according to former Googler Pedro Dias, who used to work on the Search Quality and Webspam …

Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment

An experiment Facebook conducted with some of its users two years ago has been getting a lot of negative attention in recent days after a paper about it was published. The company basically took about 700,000 users, and tested the …

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Notices Hit Webmaster Tools ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Notices Hit Webmaster Tools

Last week, Google started honoring “right to be forgotten” requests in search results, showing the following notice on search results pages for some name searches: Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe. Learn more Now, …

Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube Google Acquires Songza To Improve Google Play Music And Maybe YouTube

It’s been rumored for weeks, but Google just announced that it has acquired Songza. It will use the acquisition to improve Google Play Music. “They’ve built a great service which uses contextual expert-curated playlists to give you the right music …

Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled Facebook: Over A Billion Unique App Links Enabled

Perhaps in an attempt to divert some of its publicity away from that whole experimenting with people’s emotions thing, Facebook is dropping some stats related to announcements it made at its f8 developers conference in April. As reported earlier, the …

Yahoo Releases New iPad Apps (Yahoo & Yahoo Mail) Yahoo Releases New iPad Apps (Yahoo & Yahoo Mail)

Yahoo announced the launch of new Yahoo and Yahoo Mail iPad apps. The new Yahoo app has what the company refers to as “the best of Yahoo Digital Magazines” and “the very best of the web”. It’s all personalized, of …

LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile LinkedIn Shows You What Makes A Perfect Profile

Link Humans has put together an interesting infographic with tips for creating the perfect profile on LinkedIn. This one’s worth paying attention to considering that LinkedIn itself is sharing it. LinkedIn’s Alexis Baird writes, “Your profile is the place to …

Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns Feeds

Twitter’s Vine announced that it is now showing loop counts on its iOS and Android apps, and on the web, to show how many times people have looped a video. The loop counts also appear on Vine embeds around the …

‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets ‘Buy Now’ Button Spotted In Tweets

It looks like Twitter users may soon be able to purchase items directly from tweets. And after the launch of mobile app-install ads, why not? A “Buy Now” has been spotted within the Twitter mobile app. Re/code shows tweets with …

Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2 Amazon Launches Cheap T2 Instances For EC2

Amazon announced the addition of new low-cost, general purpose T2 instances for Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The company says they’re designed to reduce costs for apps that don’t require sustained high CPU performance, but benefit from the ability to burst …

Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools In FbStart Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools In FbStart

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has added Braintree, Appmethod, and Get Satisfaction as partners on its FbStart program. That brings the total number to 17. Facebook announced FbStart at f8 in April. It’s a program, which gives startups tools …

Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over Actually, Facebook Changed Its Terms To Cover That Experiment After It Was Over

The plot thickens. As you may know, it has come to light that Facebook ran an experiment with nearly 700,000 users in 2012, showing how it could manipulate emotions by showing users more positive or negative content in their News …

How To Make Money On Google Play How To Make Money On Google Play

As you probably know, Google I/O was last week, and Google has uploaded tons of video from the event, including developer sessions on various topics. Over the weekend, the company posted a slew of them to YouTube, including discussions about …

Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce Twitter Is Acquiring TapCommerce

Twitter is acquiring mobile retargeting company TapCommerce, as first reported by Re/code . While not officially disclosed, the price is said to be “in the ballpark” of $100 million. TapCommerce and Twitter both just announced the acquisition in a blog …

Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time? Did Facebook Cross The Line This Time?

Facebook went and freaked a bunch of people out again. They were about due, weren’t they? This time, the freak-out comes from an academic study of all things, looking at how Facebook can manipulate users’ emotions based on the posts …

Poster For Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Released Poster For Netflix’s Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ Released

In April, Netflix gave us a teaser for the final season of The Killing. Today, we get a poster: The past can't be washed away. #TheKilling returns for The Final Season, August 1 only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/07FfnZ36mu — The Killing …

Twitter Makes App Promotion Ads Widely Available Twitter Makes App Promotion Ads Widely Available

Twitter announced on Monday that it is expanding its mobile app promotion offering to all advertisers globally after beta testing it since April. The offering makes use of Twitter’s interest, keyword, TV, and Tailored Audience, gender, geo, language, and mobile …

Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store Google Yanks Quickoffice From Google Play, App Store

Google is killing Quickoffice two years after acquiring it. Google acquired the productivity software maker in June of 2012, then launched an iPad app later that year. Early last year, they put out the Android and iPhone versions, then made …

Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, …