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Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp Business Courts Negative Reviews As Middle Finger To Yelp

You’ve heard the claims before. If reader comments are any indication, many of you have even lived them. They’ve never been proven, but time and time again, small businesses accuse Yelp of “extorting” them by holding positive reviews hostage until …

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands Google Shopping Express Becomes Google Express, Expands

Google announced that it has changed the name of Google Shopping Express to just Google Express, is expanding it into more cities, and that it now includes more retail partners. Google Shopping Express was first introduced early last year as …

Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger Gets Thumbs Up from Shareholders

The shareholders of two of the most-hated companies in America have approved their merger. According to Bloomberg, “more than 99 percent of shares were voted in favor of the deal” to sell Time Warner Cable to Comcast. On Thursday Comcast’s …

Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations Netflix Spends A Lot On Content Recommendations

Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke this week at the AMC Conference on Recommender Systems. You can watch the whole thing here: The video is over two hours long, but GigaOm’s Janko Roettgers pulled some interesting info out of …

Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals Amazon Is Ready to Spend Big Bucks on Originals

Amazon is apparently looking to throw the checkbook at promising new shows – and the company is focusing on comedy. That’s the word from Variety, who quotes the ubiquitous sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, Amazon Studios …

Facebook Isn’t Going to Put Ads All Over WhatsApp, at Least Not Right Away Facebook Isn’t Going to Put Ads All Over WhatsApp, at Least Not Right Away

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is in the bag. After approvals from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the EU, Facebook filed the final paperwork earlier this week. Ok, so now Facebook has it and its 500 million+ user …

Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive Microsoft Gives Businesses New Way To Share Files With Outlook Web App, OneDrive

Microsoft announced a couple of new ways to share files with Outlook Web App (OWA) and OneDrive for Business. The features are aimed at helping people better share and collaborate with one another. In OWA, when you send an email, …

This Way To The American Dream This Way To The American Dream

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. The restaurant business is the business to be in for young people looking to get ahead, it would seem. …

Google Adds New Work Features To Chromebooks Google Adds New Work Features To Chromebooks

In a push to get more businesses using Chromebooks, Google announced the launch of some new work-related features. These deal with identity, manageability, virtualization, and performance. There are now single sign-on and multiple sign-in options. The former lets you log …

Netflix Gets U.S. Rights To ‘The Honourable Woman’ Netflix Gets U.S. Rights To ‘The Honourable Woman’

Netflix has reportedly acquired the U.S. rights to The Honourable Woman, a spy thriller miniseries from the BBC starring Maggie Gyllenhall. This is according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says BBC Worldwide has also made deals with Canada’s CBC, Spain’s …

Yelp Wants To Help You Respond To Reviews Yelp Wants To Help You Respond To Reviews

Yelp wants to help businesses respond to their reviews, which is something a lot of businesses seem to struggle to do in a productive manner. The company is hosting a webinar on Wednesday that will walk businesses through some best …

Google Launches ‘Bring Your Local Business Online’ Video Series Google Launches ‘Bring Your Local Business Online’ Video Series

Google released a new series of videos under the banner “Bring Your Local Business Online”. They total thirty minutes, and give businesses advice for doing just that even without a website. Image via YouTube

Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done Facebook WhatsApp Deal Is Officially Done

Facebook announced in February that it would be acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion pending regulatory approval. All necessary approvals have been granted, and roughly eight months later, the deal is now done. Last week, the deal cleared the big EU …

Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation Square Reportedly Raises New $150M Round At $6B Valuation

There has been no official announcement so far, but according to a report from The New York Times, Square has raised a new $150 million round of funding, valuing the company at $6 billion. The report cites a person briefed …

Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

Redbox Instant, which was once considered a possible threat to Netflix, is already shutting down less than two years after its launch. Of course it was really only considered a threat to Netflix before its launch, which was completely underwhelming …

HP Is Breaking Up Into Two Companies HP Is Breaking Up Into Two Companies

Last week, it was eBay announcing a break-up of its business with eBay and PayPal becoming two separate public companies. This week, it’s HP. Hewlett-Packard announced that it too will split up into two public companies – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and …

Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation Yahoo Is Reportedly Investing in Snapchat and Its Sky-High Valuation

Yahoo is one of the backers that’s ready to throw out a funding round that values Snapchat at $10 billion, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal quotes the all-knowing and omnipresent “people familiar with the matter”, who claim that …

Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up …

Good Eats Hits Netflix Alongside Other Food/Travel Shows Good Eats Hits Netflix Alongside Other Food/Travel Shows

Here’s some good news as you head into the weekend. Alton Brown’s instant-classic cooking/science show Good Eats is now on Netflix. For years, fans of the show have pestered Food Network, as well as Brown himself, to make this happen. …

Wakefield And Associates on the Importance of Attending Industry Conferences and Seminars Wakefield And Associates on the Importance of Attending Industry Conferences and Seminars

Accounts Receivable professionals recently gathered at a management seminar in Chicago. ACA International, The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, hosts a variety of events, including a seminar where credit and accounts receivable professionals can network with peers and learn best practices. …