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Adobe Announces A Bunch Of New Marketing Features Adobe Announces A Bunch Of New Marketing Features

Adobe made a handful of announcements related to predictive marketing and real-time customer engagement to grow its digital marketing business, which it says surpassed $1 billion in revenue in 2013. First, Adobe announced Marketing Cloud Exchange, a new core service …

Yahoo Buys Blink, Will Shut It Down Yahoo Buys Blink, Will Shut It Down

Yahoo has acquired Blink, one of those “self-destructing chat” apps. The app, however, is going away, as Yahoo takes the talent behind it. We're excited to announce that Blink is now part of Yahoo! Thanks to all of our users. …

Yelp Launches New Reservations Tool Yelp Launches New Reservations Tool

Yelp announced the launch of a new free tool for businesses to let customers book reservations online. The tool, called Yelp Reservations, follows the company’s acquisition of SeatMe last year. For now, it’s available for businesses in the restaurant and …

Yelp Calls On Small Businesses To Help Them Come Up With Ideas Yelp Calls On Small Businesses To Help Them Come Up With Ideas

Yelp has put a call out for new members of the Yelp Small Business Advisory Council. Any local business owner is encouraged to apply. Members participate in an annual summit at Yelp’s headquarter, provide input on products under development, brainstorm …

India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation India Launches Another Google Antitrust Investigation

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly launched a new antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices following a complaint that Google allegedly blocked a business’ ads because it competed with one of Google’s own Helpouts business. Google launched Helpouts last …

Square Gives Businesses New Feedback Tool For $10 Per Month Square Gives Businesses New Feedback Tool For $10 Per Month

Square announced a new product called Square Feedback, which it says turns digital receipts into a “powerful channel between buyers and sellers”. What it does is ask users to show whether they had a good or bad experience at the …

Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter Don’t Get Your Brand Muted On Twitter

After testing the feature for a while, Twitter announced the launch of its new Mute feature on Monday. It’s in the process of rolling out, so you should get it within the next few weeks if you don’t already have …

AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away AT&T/DirecTV Deal Reportedly Just Weeks Away

Earlier this month, reports indicated that AT&T was considering acquiring DirecTV in a deal that would be worth at least $40 billion. The merger would create a entity that would serve roughly 26 million subscribers. At the time, there was …

Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat Gmail Gets Update For Hangouts Chat

Google announced some improvements to Hangouts chat in Gmail. This includes Google Apps for Business and Education users. Users will now see an updated user interface in their conversation list. This includes status markers as green bubbles. Also, the displayed …

Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Google and other search engines must delete search results at people’s request in some cases, and it’s up to the search engines to determine when to comply. If an …

FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense FairSearch Calls For Criminal Investigation Into Google AdSense

The FairSearch Coalition, a group of Google competitors, which frequently complains to government agencies about Google’s business practices, is now calling for a criminal investigation into the company’s AdSense business. This stems from allegations recently posted to Pastebin by someone …

Google Analytics Behavior Flow Gets Content Grouping Google Analytics Behavior Flow Gets Content Grouping

Google announced the addition of Content Groupings support in the Behavior Flow in Google Analytics. Content Grouping, if you’ve never used it, lets you group content in a way that reflects how you think about your site, and view/compare aggregated …

Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion Hillshire Farm Buys Pinnacle Foods For $6.6 Billion

Hillshire Brands, the food company behind Jimmy Dean Sausages, Ball Park hot dogs, and Sara Lee frozen pies, today announced that it will be acquiring food company Pinnacle Foods. Hillshire will acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle stock for approximately …

Square Replaces Wallet App With Square Order Square Replaces Wallet App With Square Order

Square has pulled Square Wallet from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, reportedly killing the service in favor of a new app called Square Order. Square Wallet, which never gained much traction with consumers, is indeed gone from the app …

Alibaba IPO Gets The NMA Treatment Alibaba IPO Gets The NMA Treatment

Next Media Animation is at it again. The Taiwanese animators have released this video depicting a predictably insane take on the Alibaba IPO. It involves a giant panda, some puppies, and a genie. The company filed for the IPO earlier …

LinkedIn Makes Another Move That Irritates Business Users LinkedIn Makes Another Move That Irritates Business Users

About a month ago, LinkedIn angered some of its business users when it announced that it would get rid of the Products/Services tab in favor of Showcase Pages. Now it’s irritating users again by shutting down its business card scanning …

Netflix Prices: New Rates Go Into Effect Netflix Prices: New Rates Go Into Effect

Netflix announced last month that it would be increasing prices. They say they would increase the streaming plan by one or two dollars, depending on country, for new members., and that it would happen this quarter. Existing members will continue …

Apple Said To Be Close To Acquiring Beats For $3.2 Billion (Plus An Awesome Video With Dre Celebrating With Tyrese Gibson) Apple Said To Be Close To Acquiring Beats For $3.2 Billion (Plus An Awesome Video With Dre Celebrating With Tyrese Gibson)

Apple is said to be in talks to buy Beats Electronics (of Beats by Dre fame) for $3.2 billion, which would be Apple’s largest-ever acquisition and make Dr. Dre the richest rap star in the world, according to Forbes. He’s …

‘American Dad!’ Season 8 Gets Netflix Release Date ‘American Dad!’ Season 8 Gets Netflix Release Date

We’ve learned that the eight season of popular Fox show American Dad! will be hitting Netflix on May 11th. In case you’re unfamiliar with the show, here’s Netflix’s description: This comedy follows a conservative CIA agent and his eccentric brood, …

An Infographic To Help With The Transition Away From Wildfire An Infographic To Help With The Transition Away From Wildfire

Google acquired WIldfire back in 2012 to bring its social media marketing services to its own customers. It started integrating it into the DoubleClick platform last summer. A couple months ago, the company announced hat it would close Wildfire to …

Delicious Gets Sold Once Again, This Time To Science Delicious Gets Sold Once Again, This Time To Science

Delicious has had an interesting journey throughout its eleven years. The social bookmarking service was founded in 2003 by Joshua Schachter, and acquired by Yahoo two years later. Yahoo sold it to AVOS systems (a company founded by YouTube founders …