Record Cyber Monday Forecast, QLD Tourism Recovery & More

12 November, 2021

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Business News from 8 November to 12 November 2021

Monday, 8 November 2021 News Highlights

  • Google will be updating PageSpeed insights with a new look and features in hopes to modernise the user interface, while making data easier to understand.
  • Google Ads will be removing the ability to create new or edit expanded text ads in eight months, making it essential your Google Ads account is in tip-top shape before the feature disappears.
  • Pinterest has highlighted Australia as one of its largest markets in their ‘Find What You Actually Love’ campaign. As such, the image-based platform will be tailoring short video spots, paid social and other new features for Australians.

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Tuesday, 9 November 2021 News Highlights

  • Messenger will be rolling out end-to-end encrypted voice and video calls while also adding opt-in end-to-end encryption for group chats, group audio and video calls. The update helps provide a more secure communication platform for users.
  • Findings from the 2021 Australian Business Assurance Report by SAI Global revealed 68% of Australian employees believe their workplace is vulnerable to a cybersecurity attack.
  • Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra has stated Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to generate a record $5.4 billion in sales for Australian retailers.

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 News Highlights

  • As part of the Queensland Government’s Scams Awareness Week (8–12 Nov), Swamwatch has revealed there have been more than 190,000 scam claims this year alone, amounting to $192+ million in losses. Scams Awareness Week aims to help promote ways to help protect yourself and your business, so stay tuned!
  • Twitter Blue subscribers will now be able to undo tweets and read ad-free news through participating websites.
  • Snapchat has advanced its AR Try-On tools via ComplexCon, enabling users to virtually try on branded clothing in the app’s Gift Shop Lens.

Friday, 12 November 2021 News Highlights

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