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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 At Work Reportedly Coming In January Facebook At Work Reportedly Coming In January

We recently learned that Facebook is testing a product called Facebook At Work, which would compete with the likes of LinkedIn, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and Yammer, to name a few. This was actually first discussed back in June by …

Yahoo Mail Experiences Technical Difficulties Yahoo Mail Experiences Technical Difficulties

Yahoo Mail has been experiencing some technical difficulties with service disruption for some users due to the severing of an underwater cable, which the company says was caused by a third party. This morning at 9:45 PST, Yahoo said, “The …

eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More eBay Now Same-Day Delivery Apps Are No More

It’s been looking like eBay Now’s days were numbered for quite a while now. Now, the mobile apps for the e-commerce company’s same-day delivery service have gone M.I.A. VentureBeat reported all the way back in June that eBay Now could …

Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France Netflix Faces Suit From Consumer Group In France

Netflix only launched in France in September, but it already has some trouble on its hands in the country. France’s largest consumer defense organization, The Confederation for Consumption, Housing, Living and Environment (CLCV), has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the …

Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt Yahoo Buys Cooliris, Which Includes BeamIt

Yahoo has acquired Cooliris, makers of the photo app of the same name as well as BeamIt. Cooliris announced the news on its website, where it said: Cooliris is passionate about creating fast, fluid mobile experiences for content and communication …

Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland Google Takes Action On Link Network In Poland

For the past year or so, Google has been on a warpath when it comes to link networks, particularly in Europe. That is still going on, it would seem. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable reports that webmasters and SEOs …

GoDaddy Announces ‘Unpredictable’ Super Bowl Ad GoDaddy Announces ‘Unpredictable’ Super Bowl Ad

GoDaddy, a company known almost as much for its Super Bowl ads as its actual services, announced that it will be appearing in a spot during the Super Bowl yet again in 2015. While typically, the company runs multiple ads …

Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up Redbox DVD Prices Are About To Go Up

Redbox is raising its DVD rental price by 25%. The price, which has been $1.20 per night, will be raised to $1.50 per night starting December 2. The price for Blu-rays will go from $1.50 to $2.00 per night. Video …

Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again Google: We Don’t Plan On Updating PageRank Again

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but if you’re still clinging to any shred of hope that Google will be updating Toolbar PageRank again, it’s probably time to give it up. Do you think Toolbar …

Google Search Adds Mobile Black Friday Feature Google Search Adds Mobile Black Friday Feature

Google announced the addition of a new Black Friday feature to Google Search on mobile devices. The company notes that a lot of people will be standing in line at stores using their phones this weekend, so this will cater …

Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online Microsoft Adds Skype Document Chat To Office Online

Microsoft announced the addition of Skype document chat to Office Online. It’s avaialble when you collaborate with others in real-time in Word or PowerPoint. To use it, click the Chat button. You can continue chats after leaving the document via …

Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year

Square indicated in September that Square Register would eventually support Apple Pay, which officially launched last month. Founder Jack Dorsey reaffirmed Square’s support for the product in a CNN interview. Here’s a snippet from the article: Apple Pay and Square …

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including Lilyhammer Season 3) Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix (Including Lilyhammer Season 3)

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. This week’s …

Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google Report: European Politicians Want To Break Up Google

Google has had plenty of battles throughout Europe for years, but now it could be facing its biggest yet. According to a new report, the European parliament is about to call for a break-up of the company, which would see …

Apple Opens iAd Access To Ad Tech Companies Apple Opens iAd Access To Ad Tech Companies

Apple announced it is providing access to its 250,000 apps in over 100 countries to demand-side-platforms and ad tech companies for programmatic ad buying. Participating partners include MediaMath, The Trade Desk, Rubicon Project, GET IT Mobile, Accordant Media, Adelphic, and …

Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return Rumors Of Ad-Supported Amazon Video Return

A new report from The New York Post claims that Amazon is readying an ad-supported streaming video service, which would be separate from Amazon Prime Video. It seems like most of Amazon’s newer offerings are ultimately ways to get people …

Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart Facebook Adds Stripe Benefits To FbStart

Facebook announced that it’s adding benefits provided by Stripe to FbStart, as well as launching a new site where members can manage their benefits and learn more about the program. Faceobook first announced FbStart at its f8 developer conference back …

AdWords Keyword Planner Adds Conversion Estimates AdWords Keyword Planner Adds Conversion Estimates

Google announced the addition of conversion estimates in the AdWords Keyword Planner. The tool is now showing advertisers how varying bids may influence their campaigns’ performance differently for desktop and mobile devices. You can enter your conversion rates and values …

Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support

The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful. Google announced an update …

Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel Amazon Reportedly Getting Into Travel

Amazon is reportedly getting into the travel business, because why wouldn’t it? Travel industry news site Skift reports that the company is getting ready to launch its own travel service, which would feature booking at independent hotels and resorts near …

Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which …

Google Launches Analytics Demos & Tools Site Google Launches Analytics Demos & Tools Site

Google launched a new site called Google Analytics Demos & Tools for developers. As you might have guessed, it includes tools and demos. It includes a full-featured Enhanced Ecommerce demo with code samples for Analytics and Tag Manager, as well …

Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content Google Launches ‘Contributor’ To Get People To Pay For Publishers’ Content

Google has a new product for publishers that enables them to receive payment from readers who would rather pay for content than see ads. It’s called Contributor by Google. The user chooses a monthly contribution from $1 to $3. When …

Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action Here’s Twitter’s Buy Button In Action

A couple months ago, Twitter officially announced its Buy button to enable users to make purchases directly from tweets. It didn’t make it immediately available to all businesses, however. Twitter said in September that it was beginning to test it …