Author Archive for: ‘Chris Crum’

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of July. For the U.S., the month saw some movement in the numbers 4 through 9 range. Charter rose two spots, while Bright House and Time Warner Cable both rose one spot. …

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Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Back in May, Google released Cloud Deployment Manager in beta. It’s now generally available and ready for anybody to use for production. The tool lets you create, deploy, and manage Cloud Platform resources. You can create dynamic templates that describe your desired configuration and use it to create Cloud resources as a single deployment. In a blog post, Google lists …

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Infographic Looks At The Science Of Native Ads

Infographic Looks At The Science Of Native Ads

Native advertising is big business, and it’s only going to grow. By billions and billions. A recent study from BI Intelligence projects spending on native ads to reach $7.9 billion this year and grow to $21 billion in 2018. In late 2013, the Interactive Advertising Bureau released its “Native Advertising Playbook,” aimed at serving as a “consistent framework” for for …

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Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon announced on Monday that it is opening its first fulfillment center in Illinois, which it says will create a thousand new full-time jobs. This is the sixth fulfillment-related announcement from the company in about three months. It will be a nearly 500,000-square-foot location in Joliet. As far as jobs, employees will process smaller items, such as books, electronics, and …

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Google Shares 5 Mobile Ad Best Practices

Google Shares 5 Mobile Ad Best Practices

On its AdWords YouTube channel, Google just uploaded five “best practices” videos related to mobile advertising. The first is about connecting with mobile users. The company says, “Mobile advertising is crucial to connecting with people during their micro-moments that often happen on their mobile devices.” The second gets into two considerations for setting mobile bids and bidding to the full …

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Facebook Gets Retailers Prepared For The Holidays

Facebook Gets Retailers Prepared For The Holidays

Facebook is advising retail marketers about how to prepare for the holiday season. Yes, it’s August, but according to the company, that means it’s time to start doing some serious planning. The company laid out eight tips for holiday advertising prep. In a nutshell, these include: refresh your audience profile; identify your key audience segments; add the Facebook pixel and …

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Google Analytics Gets Some New Features

Google Analytics Gets Some New Features

Google announced the addition of a new publisher reporting section to Google Analytics. This replaces AdSense Reports, and is actually called “Publisher Reporting”. “Users with existing AdSense reports will see them move into this new section, and be joined by an integration with Ad Exchange, for those publishers that don’t currently serve Ad Exchange as backfill through DFP,” Google says …

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Google Adds Hangouts Video Call Support To Slides

Google Adds Hangouts Video Call Support To Slides

Google announced new functionality for Slides, its presentation app (basically its version of Powerpoint), which lets people share their presentations via Hangouts videos calls. “As you get ready for the big meeting, all you need is your Android phone or tablet,” says Google Slides software engineer Fenil Shah. “With one tap of the present button, you’ll see the option to …

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Here’s How The Social Platforms Are Performing For Ecommerce

The social media landscape is getting more complex, but also potentially more helpful for ecommerce businesses almost by the day. The big social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest have all been working on features that will help businesses sell products to users. Ultimately, it’s all great for businesses selling online, and will only continue to become more so …

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Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. We don’t have a huge list this week, but nearly half of them are Netflix Originals. Another season of Doctor Who is …

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