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Better Business Bureau Defends Yelp Better Business Bureau Defends Yelp

Rarely does a week go by these days in which there isn’t at least one report of business owners complaining about Yelp’s business practices. The latest one comes from an ABC affiliate out of Philadelphia, which conducted an investigation of …

The CRM Software Market Grew By 14% Last Year [Report] The CRM Software Market Grew By 14% Last Year [Report]

The customer relationship management software market grew by 13.7% in 2013, according to a new report from Gartner. That’s worldwide. The market reached $20.4 billion in 2013 compared to $18 billion in 2012. Software as a service (SaaS) represented over …

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down

Target announced on Monday that Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from the board, and from his positions as chairman, president, and CEO of the company. This follows a massive data breach, which occurred during the holiday season, which saw the …

Google Acquires Retail Solution Makers RangeSpan Google Acquires Retail Solution Makers RangeSpan

Google has acquired RangeSpan, a company that made solutions to get the right products from suppliers to the right retailers. Here it is explained: Here’s a demo of its search: A message on the RangeSpan site says: We are very …

Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B? Which Social Networks & Types Of Posts Are Working For B2B?

B2B Marketing recently released its Social Media Benchmarking Report for 2014, and pulled some key findings together into an interesting infographic. It looks at the social networks and types of posts that B2B businesses are using, and what’s working. LinkedIn …

Lila Tretikov Replaces Sue Gardner As Executive Director Of Wikimedia Foundation Lila Tretikov Replaces Sue Gardner As Executive Director Of Wikimedia Foundation

It’s been over thirteen months since Sue Gardner announced that she’d step down as the Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit behind Wikipedia. The foundation has finally announced her replacement. Lila Tretikov will be taking on the role. …

Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1 Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford this week announced that CEO Alan Mulally will be retiring. Mulally will step aside starting July 1. “It has been an honor to serve and contribute to creating a viable, profitably growing company for the good of everyone associated …

Whit Mitchell Talks ‘Working In Sync’ At Google Whit Mitchell Talks ‘Working In Sync’ At Google

Whit Mitchell is an executive coach, “team dynamics expert,” and author. He’s the founder and CEO of Working In Sync International, and has worked with programs at Tuck School of Business, Harvard University and Columbia University. He’s worked with the …

Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery–More Cities, Bigger Window Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery–More Cities, Bigger Window

Amazon has expanded their same-day delivery to some additional cities, as well as broadened the window some customers have to order items to qualify for the service. San Francisco and Dallas are among the new cities added to the list, …

AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition AT&T Said To Seek DirecTV Acquisition

First Comcast and Time Warner proposed a merger, which is still going through the regulatory rounds. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, AT&T is considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal it says would be worth at least $40 billion. …

Google Accused Of Stealing Money From AdSense Publishers Google Accused Of Stealing Money From AdSense Publishers

Someone claiming to be a former Google employee has accused the company of stealing money from AdSense publishers. Are you buying it? Share your thoughts in the comments. In a “leak” on Pastebin, this person says, “To sum it up …

Gartner: Digital Marketing Budgets To Increase by 10% This Year Gartner: Digital Marketing Budgets To Increase by 10% This Year

Gartner released some new findings from a survey of marketing executives. Among these are that digital marketing budgets will increase by 10% this year, and that on average, companies spent 10.7% of their annual 2013 revenue on overall marketing activities. …

Netflix’s ‘Grace And Frankie’ Gets Director Netflix’s ‘Grace And Frankie’ Gets Director

Last month, Netflix announced a new original comedy series called Grace and Frankie, which is to star Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. It’s written and created by Friends creator Marta Kauffman along with Howard J. Morris. The show has now …

Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s ‘First 25′ List, As He Could Really Rock a Turtleneck Steve Jobs Tops CNBC’s ‘First 25′ List, As He Could Really Rock a Turtleneck

CNBC has been around for 25 years now, and in honor of that, decided to come up with what they call the “First 25,” or the 25 people “to have had the most profound impact on business and finance since …

Talk Examines How Consumers Assess ‘Absolute Value’ With Today’s Buying Tools Talk Examines How Consumers Assess ‘Absolute Value’ With Today’s Buying Tools

Google is sharing a recent talk from Itamar Simonsen and Emanual Rosen on “absolute value”. It examines how consumers asses the value of things they buy using tools of the modern era, such as review sites, price comparison apps, and …

Square Launches Pickup, Offline Mode, Inventory Tracking Square Launches Pickup, Offline Mode, Inventory Tracking

Square announced the launch of several new offerings aimed at helping sellers drive more customers to their businesses and simplifying operations: Square Pickup, Offline Mode, and Inventory Tracking. Square Pickup is a new Square Market feature, which integrates with Square …

The RetailMeNot Story Told In Google Talk The RetailMeNot Story Told In Google Talk

RetailMeNot Founder, President and CEO Cotter Cunningham recently spoke at Google as part of the company’s “Talks At Google” series. The talk is called “The Unicorn Club,” and Google just made it available on YouTube. The Unicorn Club, according to …

Facebook Expands Business Manager Tool Facebook Expands Business Manager Tool

On Monday, Facebook announced the expanded availability of Business Manager, which lets advertisers manage all ad accounts, Pages, apps and permissions from one central location at business.facebook.com. The tool shows you the Pages, ad accounts and apps linked to your …

Chelsea Handler On Netflix Deal: Everything Is A Lie Chelsea Handler On Netflix Deal: Everything Is A Lie

As previously reported, there have been rumors that talk show host Chelsea Handler, who is leaving E!, is close to a deal with Netflix for a new show of an unknown format. These appear to have started with a report …

Yelp Lets Businesses Highlight Bitcoin Acceptance Yelp Lets Businesses Highlight Bitcoin Acceptance

Yelp announced that it is now showing when businesses accept Bitcoin on business pages. This comes as a new attribute in the “More Business Info” section. “We’re constantly thinking about how to make our business attributes more useful for consumers …

Netflix Reportedly Makes Comcast-Like Deal With Verizon Netflix Reportedly Makes Comcast-Like Deal With Verizon

Netflix has reportedly reached a new deal with Verizon for access to its network so it can provide a higher quality streaming experience to its customers. This is similar to a highly publicized deal Netflix recently made with Comcast. There …