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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.
CES: Google Is Making Video Ad Reporting Better CES: Google Is Making Video Ad Reporting Better

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google made a couple of big advertiser-related announcements. For one, they’ve added over 30 broadcasters, premium publishers, and major brands to Google Partner Select, the premium video service they launched last year. …

Google Cuts Google TV Dev Support, Focuses On Android TV, Cast Google Cuts Google TV Dev Support, Focuses On Android TV, Cast

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been just shy of five years since Google first unveiled Google TV at Google I/O in 2010. There were a lot of hopes for the platform that launched with partnerships with Sony, Logitech, and …

Yahoo Mail iPhone App Lets You Track Packages Yahoo Mail iPhone App Lets You Track Packages

Yahoo announced that the Yahoo Mail app on iOS will now let you track packages in the U.S. The app now includes package notifications with the latest release. The feature enables users to view and track shipped packages in the …

CES: Firefox OS Heads To Televisions CES: Firefox OS Heads To Televisions

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mozilla announced some new developments for Firefox OS to help expand it into more device categories. These include televisions, and Panasonic announced a lineup of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs powered by …

CES: Sony’s New $1,100 Walkman Can Soon Be Yours (Complete With Outdated Android Jelly Bean) CES: Sony’s New $1,100 Walkman Can Soon Be Yours (Complete With Outdated Android Jelly Bean)

Sony unveiled its new Walkman at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will reportedly cost just north of $1,100. Seems pretty reasonable. Business Insider says Sony hasn’t set price for the device yet, but both The Verge and …

Yelp: FTC Closes Investigation, Takes No Action Yelp: FTC Closes Investigation, Takes No Action

Yelp announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into the company’s business practices without taking any action against it. Last spring, the FTC published a letter stating that it had received over 2,000 complaints …

CES: New Android TV Devices On The Way CES: New Android TV Devices On The Way

Google unveiled Android TV at Google I/O back in June. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the company announced that its partners are showing off some new devices for it, which will be shipped in the spring. These …

Guess How Many WordPress.com Blogs Were Created In 2014 Guess How Many WordPress.com Blogs Were Created In 2014

We may be nearly a week into January, but there are still some interesting year-in-review posts coming out from major Internet companies. On Monday, Amazon gave us a look back at third-party seller performance in 2014, for example. Now, Automattic …

WordPress.com Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series WordPress.com Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series

Automattic, the company behind WordPress and WordPress.com, announced the launch of a new event series called Press Publish. This will give bloggers the chance to learn and network with so-called WordPress.com experts. “These events will focus on inspiration and tools …

Yelp Filter Not Catching Biased Reviews Yelp Filter Not Catching Biased Reviews

It may be a new year, but there are still problems with Yelp’s review filter. We’ve been tipped to some research finding reviews featuring promo codes, which would seem to violate Yelp’s guidelines, showing up for Uber and Lyft, as …

Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company Facebook Just Bought A Voice Recognition Company

Facebook has acquired Wit.ai, a company that builds voice recognition and natural language processing tools for developers. It has over 6,000 developers on its platform. The platform is open, which is a quality the startup clearly takes pride in. “For …

TapSense Announces Ad Platform For Apple Watch TapSense Announces Ad Platform For Apple Watch

Mobile ad exchange TapSense announced the launch of what it says is the industry’s first programmatic ad platform for the Apple Watch, even before the device itself is released. The platform utilizes hyper-local targeting, Apple Pay, and some ad formats …

Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc ‘My Own Man’ Netflix Acquires Edward Norton-Produced Doc ‘My Own Man’

Netflix announced that it will exclusively premiere My Own Man, a documentary from executive producer Edward Norton, on March 6. The film was written, produced and directed by David Sampliner (Dirty Work). The description is as follows: When director Sampliner …

Here’s What’s New On Netflix This Week Here’s What’s New On Netflix This 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. We typically …

Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report] Yahoo To Announce New Ad Platform For Flurry [Report]

Yahoo is reportedly planning on launching a self-serve ad platform that would enable marketers to advertise across Flurry, the mobile app network it acquired last year. This is according to a report from The Information, which says: In the past …

Netflix Original ‘Puss In Boots’ Series Gets Release Date Netflix Original ‘Puss In Boots’ Series Gets Release Date

Netflix announced the release date for its next original Dreamworks Animation series, “The Adventures of Puss in Boots”. It will premiere on January 16, exclusively on the streaming service. Netflix announced three new DreamWorks Animation originals back in May, to …

CES: Netflix Announces Recommended TV Program CES: Netflix Announces Recommended TV Program

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Netflix announced a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, which it describes as an independent smart TV evaluation program to help consumers identify TVs built for “a superior Internet TV experience.” …

CES: Google Announces ‘Cast For Audio’ CES: Google Announces ‘Cast For Audio’

With the Consumer Electronics Show happening in Las Vegas, Google just announced Google Cast for audio, enabling users of compatible apps to cast audio content to cast-ready speakers. Google says in the announcement: In 2014, many of you—millions, in fact—helped …

CES: Acer Announces Chromebook 15 With 15.6-Inch Display CES: Acer Announces Chromebook 15 With 15.6-Inch Display

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Acer announced a new Chromebook, which is the first of its type to offer a 15.6-inch display. It’s called the Chromebook 15. The device uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation …

CES: Google’s Nest Gets A Bunch Of New Integrations CES: Google’s Nest Gets A Bunch Of New Integrations

Last summer, Google’s Nest Labs unveiled its first “Works with Nest” integrations. These are experiences created by third-party developers that enable Nest to work with different types of products. The first integrations included: one from Jawbone to adjust your home …

Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014 Amazon Sellers Sold Over 2 Billion Items In 2014

Amazon just announced that sellers reached a new record in 2014, selling over 2 billion items worldwide. The company is sharing a whole bunch of stats. For example, over 2 million sellers account for over 40% of the total units …

Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square Ustream Streams New Year’s Eve From Time Square

Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, which are the co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, are streaming the big celebration tonight on Ustream. The broadcast will last for six hours. It will be live, obviously, and will be …

Reddit Had 71.25 Billion Pageviews In 2014 Reddit Had 71.25 Billion Pageviews In 2014

We’ve seen a lot of year-end posts from most of the major Internet companies, but only now are we getting something for reddit. This one is interesting because it actually includes stats for the site. Here’s what reddit is reporting …

Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps Amazon Is Giving Away These Android Apps

Last week, Amazon made $220 worth of Android apps available for free through the Amazon Appstore. Now, they’re giving away more apps, which will typically cost you. There are 33 paid apps available for today only, so act fast if …