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Facebook’s New Super Bowl Hub Will Make Sure You See Some Stuff About the Super Bowl on Sunday Facebook’s New Super Bowl Hub Will Make Sure You See Some Stuff About the Super Bowl on Sunday

Facebook, unsure if you’ll see anything about the Super Bowl in the days leading up to Sunday, has created a dedicated page for all things Big Game. Because it’s nearly impossible to find anything out there about the Super Bowl, …

IBM Denies Rumors of Huge Layoffs IBM Denies Rumors of Huge Layoffs

IBM will be cutting jobs – that’s not up in the air. The company announced this in its latest earnings report. But just how many jobs will be lost? IBM is flatly refuting recent reports that it plans to lay …

Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts Yelp Slaps 85 Businesses With Consumer Alerts

Yelp just announced that it’s releasing a new round of Consumer Alerts, slapping big warnings on top of the pages of 85 businesses. These businesses, Yelp says, are either attempting to buy or offer rewards for positive reviews or have …

Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data …

Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015 Microsoft Office 2016 Coming In 2015

On Wednesday, Microsoft unveiled a whole bunch of Windows 10 stuff. The fun continues on Thursday with the company showing off the next version of Microsoft Office. The Windows announcement included Office universal apps, which the company said would offer …

Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time

Last week, we got our first look at Facebook at Work, the company’s new attempt at a business version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise (at least for now). It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and …

46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California 46% Of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat In The U.S. Are In California

Apparently you really need to live in California to have a great selection of places to eat. That’s what Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S. would have you believe anyway. 46 out of 100 of them are …

Uber Continues to Raise Tons of Money Uber Continues to Raise Tons of Money

Someone just gave Uber a bunch of money, again. Bloomberg reports that the on-demand car company has just raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clients. Bloomberg has the specifics on the deal: The bond Uber …

Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds …

Netflix Wants to Take Over the World by 2017 Netflix Wants to Take Over the World by 2017

By 2017, Netflix thinks it can complete its global expansion and be in 200 countries around the world. That’s the lofty goal outlined by CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells in the company’s latest letter to shareholders. The company …

Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday

Netflix just reported its Q4 earnings with a record 13 million new members in 2014, compared to 11.1 million in 2013. The company now has a grand total of 57.4 million members. It added 4.33 million members in Q4 alone. …

Lyft Ditches Pink, Furry Mustache for Pink, Glowing Mustache Lyft Ditches Pink, Furry Mustache for Pink, Glowing Mustache

Lyft is ditching the giant, pink mustache that has adorned all some of its fleet since the company’s launch. Don’t worry – the pink mustache is still going to be there. Except now it’s going to be smaller, dash-mounted, and …

Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing? Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing?

Local SEO firm BrightLocal recently released some findings from its annual SMB Internet Marketing Survey. These revealed that plenty of small and midsize businesses find online marketing effective, and plan to spend more on it in the future, yet a …

Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service

Overstock.com, the large online retailer, is jumping into the video-on-demand arena. The site, which averages some 30 million visitors every month, is planning on launching a content service – TV shows and movies – this year. According to CEO Patrick …

Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants

This was announced last week, but it kind of flew under the radar. Yelp has formed an open data partnership with Socrata to distribute restaurant inspection information. The companies are calling it a strategic partnership aimed at helping improve public …

Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. Right now, it’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to …

Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix with Its Own Show

Here’s a tough question. When the Patriots and the Seahawks go to the locker room for the halftime break, what would you rather watch to pass the time? Your choices are a) Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the official …

Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips

Last summer, Pinterest made its “new and improved” analytics offering generally available. The company described it as a “smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about what their customers are interested in.” …

Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business …

What You Get With Google Domains (Now Open To All In The U.S.) What You Get With Google Domains (Now Open To All In The U.S.)

Back in June, Google launched Google Domains on an invitation-only basis, effectively making the search giant a domain registrar. Noting that 55% of small businesses still didn’t have a website, Google set out to make it easier for them to …

Getting Google Analytics Data Into Google Sheets Just Got A Lot Easier Getting Google Analytics Data Into Google Sheets Just Got A Lot Easier

About ten months ago, Google launched add-ons for Docs and Sheets, enabling users to get more functionality out of the products. Similar to how web browser extensions make browsers like Chrome more powerful, add-ons do the same for Google Docs …