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Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

eBay Improves Search For Product Identifiers

eBay announced improvements to its product identifier search experience in an effort to help sellers make it easier for buyers to find the right items. Now, buyers can search for items by entering their GTIN, UPC, EAN, ISBN, or MPN…

Facebook Gives Marketers More Reasons To Take Live Video Seriously

Facebook announced some major changes in recent days that will greatly impact how people consume video and how businesses and marketers will use it to their advantage. Facebook videos (especially live videos) will be more discoverable than ever, and will…

Google Announces Full Swift Support For Mobile Ads

Google announced that its mobile adds now fully support Swift, the iOS programming language Apple launched in 2014 and open sourced last last year. Google says it has seen an increase in requests from publishers to fully support Swift in…

Google Penalizes Sites For Unnatural Links

Google reportedly handed out a bunch of penalties over the weekend for unnatural outbound links. These are unnatural links going from your site to others. According to Search Engine Land, many of these were issued over the weekend, but it’s…

IAB Launches Simple HTML5 Ad Validator Tool

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced the release of a new HTML5 ad validator from its tech lab. It calls this a “first-of-its-kind” online tool for quick and easy testing of mobile and desktop creative. It tests against the IAB…

HTTPS Launched For All Custom Domains On WordPress.com

Automattic announced that they’re launching free HTTPS for all custom domains hosted on WordPress.com. WordPress.com has supported encryption for WordPress.com subdomains since 2014, but now it’s being expanded to over a million custom domains. The company says users will see…

Facebook Updates Policy on Branded Content, Provides New Tool

Facebook announced updates to its branded content policy that will enable verified Pages to share branded content on Facebook, potentially opening up the social network as a way for publishers (and others) to better monetize content. Branded content for Facebook…

Netflix Price Increase Coming Soon For Those Who Have Been Subscribers For At Least 2 Years

A Netflix price increase is coming soon for subscribers who have been with the service for two years or longer. A reported “millions” more will soon be forced to pay more if they want to keep the HD plan they’re…

Yahoo Said To Be Giving Interested Parties Longer For Opening Bids

On Thursday, a report from Bloomberg came out indicating that Verizon is poised to make a first-round bid for Yahoo and that Google parent Alphabet is considering doing the same. The report also said that AT&T and Comcast, and Microsoft…

Google Parent May Try to Buy Yahoo?

Google parent Alphabet (formerly Google) is considering bidding on Yahoo as the deadline for first-round bids approaches. This is particularly interesting considering that regulators shut down a potential Google/Yahoo partnership years ago. Bloomberg reports that Verizon intends to make a…