Better Australia Post Parcel Tracking, New Grants & Other News Highlights

This is your weekly business and technology news highlights from Monday, 26 July to Friday, 30 July 2021. Australia Post is releasing better parcel tracking, there are new business grants through the government and so much more!

This Week’s News Highlights from 26 July to 30 July 2021.

Monday, 26 July 2021 News Highlights

  • As of last week, Google users started to be able to see how the search engine ranked top results in the About this Result panel, hidden under the three dots next to most search results. The aim is to help users make informed decisions about the information sources they use and trust on Google.
  • Twitter has reported an 11% growth of daily active users who see advertisements in the last quarter, along with a $65.6 million profit. This follows a $1.38 billion loss in the same quarter a year ago, showing a mass growth in advertising on the platform.
  • If you noticed your review snippets on Google have gone missing, Google has confirmed it is a bug and hope to have it resolved soon.

Related: Dealing With Negative Reviews Online in 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 News Highlights

Wednesday, 28 July 2021 News Highlights

  • Advertisers on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger will soon no longer be able to target ads to the interests and activities of users under the age of 18. They will still be able to target them by age, sex and location (9news).

Learn more about Instagram’s under-18 advertising limitations.

Thursday, 29 July 2021 News Highlights

  • The $15,000 (excl. GST) Queensland Business Boost Grants Program opens for applications at 9:00am tomorrow on the DESBT SmartyGrants portal. See eligibility and more information on the Queensland Government website.
  • JobSaver is being extended in NSW, with the threshold now increasing to include businesses with a $250 million annual turnover, now helping businesses with a turnover from $75,000 to $250 million (ABC News).
  • Twitter is testing out a Shop feature with a handful of U.S. brands, which could mean businesses can use Twitter as a social media eCommerce platform in the near future (Twitter).

Friday, 30 July 2021 News Highlights

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