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Google Makes Mobile Lightbox Ads Available Globally Google Makes Mobile Lightbox Ads Available Globally

Google recently announced it would bring its Lightbox ad format to mobile devices. They’re now available to AdWords advertisers globally. “With Lightbox ads, it’s easy to use existing creative assets to create beautiful, engaging ads that look great on any …

Hulu Makes Deal For Discovery Content Hulu Makes Deal For Discovery Content

Hulu announced that it has entered into a partnership with Discovery which will see it become the exclusive subscription video on-demand home to Deadliest Catch. It’s the first ong-form content partnership between the two. The agreement will also see Hulu …

Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland, Oregon Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland, Oregon

On-demand ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft often operate in legal grey areas, residing somewhere between illegal and kind-of legal – depending on the specific laws of the cities in which they launch. Most of the conflicts that arise between …

Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board

Salesforce announced it has appointed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to its Board of Directors. Her role went into effect on December 5, and increases the board size to 11 members. “We are delighted that Susan has joined our Board of …

Netflix Plans To Debut New, Original Content Every 2 1/2 Weeks Netflix Plans To Debut New, Original Content Every 2 1/2 Weeks

Netflix has come a long way in terms of original programming since it first premiered Lilyhammer in early 2012. It feels like they’ve been at it for a long time, but keep in mind, we’re only just nearing the third …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Launches Obvious Ventures Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Launches Obvious Ventures

Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter and Blogger, is back with his third version of Obvious, the previous versions of which spawned Twitter, Medium, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s Jelly and Super. This one is called Obvious Ventures, and running the …

IBM Watson Analytics Now Available In Beta IBM Watson Analytics Now Available In Beta

IBM announced that Watson Analytics is now available in beta. The offering was announced in September. It’s described as a natural language-based service to give businesses instant access to predictive and visual analytics tools. The company called it the biggest …

Microsoft Enables Video Calling Between Lync And Skype Microsoft Enables Video Calling Between Lync And Skype

Microsoft announced today that it has now enabled video calling between Lync and Skype. “As you may remember, in 2013, Microsoft enabled Lync users to contact people on Skype using Instant messaging, presence, and audio calling between Lync 2013 and …

Mark Zuckerberg Q&A To Be Streamed Mark Zuckerberg Q&A To Be Streamed

As previously reported, Mark Zuckerberg will soon participate in another live Q&A session. He recently held one, and talked about a variety of headline-making items. The next one will be next week. Facebook previously said this about it: We’ve got …

Netflix Announces Original Nina Simone Documentary Netflix Announces Original Nina Simone Documentary

Netflix has really been making a name for itself when it comes to acquiring and releasing high-quality documentary features. In fact, thanks to the service, people have never had such easy access to such a plethora of this kind of …

Netflix May Have Its Jessica Jones And Luke Cage Netflix May Have Its Jessica Jones And Luke Cage

Thursday saw some big news in the Marvel world, particularly with Ryan Reynolds being named as Deadpool in an upcoming film and Benedict Cumberbatch being named as Doctor Strange. As you may know, Netflix has a few original series from …

Uber Raises New $1.2 Billion Round Of Funding Uber Raises New $1.2 Billion Round Of Funding

Uber is trying to put that whole PR fiasco it had to deal with last week behind it. The company is now dominating headlines for announcing that it has raised a new $1.2 billion round of funding, so it’s definitely …

Netflix Original Documentary ‘Virunga’ Getting Oscar Buzz Netflix Original Documentary ‘Virunga’ Getting Oscar Buzz

Last year, Netflix Original documentary The Square was getting a lot of Oscar buzz, and it ultimately got a nomination, though it didn’t win the award. It did acquire The Lady in Number 6, which won the documentary short category. …

Alabama Bill To Be Named After Tim Cook Alabama Bill To Be Named After Tim Cook

In October, Tim Cook penned a piece for Bloomberg Buisnessweek in which he publicly came out as gay. Now, it appears that an anti-discrimination bill in Alabama is to be named after him. Reuters reports: Democratic state Representative Patricia Todd, …

Google Consolidates Partner Programs Into One Google for Work and Education Partner Program Google Consolidates Partner Programs Into One Google for Work and Education Partner Program

Google announced that it’s consolidating its partner programs for Apps, Chrome, Cloud Platform, Maps and Search into one big, updated Google for Work and Education Partner Program. According to the company, this will enable partners to “better sell, service and …

Time: Zuckerberg Irritated By Tim Cook Comments Time: Zuckerberg Irritated By Tim Cook Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who was Time’s Person of the Year in 2010, is on the cover again for the latest issue as he continues his quest to connect the world. Among the topics he discusses in the cover story …

Square Launches Caviar App For iOS Square Launches Caviar App For iOS

Back in August, Square announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based food delivery service Caviar. Now the company has launched a new iOS app for it. Dishes from your city's best restaurants, now at your fingertips. Introducing the Caviar app: http://t.co/4ogTKScgkt …

Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers Amazon Elements Is About More Than Diapers

Amazon just announced the launch of Amazon Elements, a new line of “premium, everyday essentials with transparent origins.” On the surface, the announcement just sounds like Amazon is offering its own line of products, which so far includes diapers and …

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service

Back in June, while I was on vacation, there were reports about Amazon readying the launch of a food takeout service. This followed earlier reports that the company was working on a new local services offering, and was said to …

Infographic: A Career For Everyone Infographic: A Career For Everyone

This post brought to you by National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation . The content and opinions expressed below are that of WebProNews. In case you haven’t been following, the restaurant industry has some pretty phenomenal stats attached to it. National …

AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible AOL Acquires Video Platform Vidible

AOL announced that it has acquired video management and exchange platform Vidible to expand its global scale in video distribution, discovery, and management. More specifically, AOL says the pick-up enables it to expand its video stack with new video content …