QLD Business Grants, Apple iOS 15 Updates & More News

24 September, 2021

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Monday, 20 September 2021 News Highlights

  • More than 20 QLD events scheduled for 2022 will be receiving $581,500+ in funding. QLD local tourism support will be a part of the Economic Recovery Plan.
  • LinkedIn is gradually rolling out their dark-mode feature for mobile devices. The dark-mode feature allows for an easier-on-the-eyes reading experience.
  • Microsoft is implementing a password-free sign-on for consumer accounts. The IT company announced they are officially retiring from written passwords and rethinking a new secure sign-on process.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 News Highlights

  • Mozilla is currently trialing Bing as the default search engine for 1% of the Firefox desktop population.
  • Grants are available for Fraser Coast small and medium businesses. Eligible business could receive up to $30,000. For more information on eligibility and how to apply visit www.business.qld.gov.au/supportgrants

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 News Highlights

Northern Queensland Business Support Grants: eligible Queensland businesses can apply for grants of up to $30,000, whether they were in a restricted area or not.

If you’re in one of the following regions, it’s worth checking out the government website below for more information:

  • Far North Queensland
  • Central Queensland
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Coast
  • Bundaberg
  • Mackay
  • Townsville

For more information visit www.business.qld.gov.au/supportgrants

  • Facebook is rolling out the third generation of their Portal video-calling devices. New updates will allow businesses to provide the devices to employees. Portal for Business will launch in beta to the U.S. this year and worldwide in 2022.
  • PayPal launches their ‘super app‘ in the U.S., offering financial tools including direct deposit, bill pay, a digital wallet, peer-to-peer payments, shopping tools, crypto capabilities and more.

Thursday, 23 September 2021 News Highlights

  • YouTube has begun testing ways to download videos from your desktop web browser, potentially allowing users to watch YouTube videos offline.
  • Google is starting to provide users with more information on advertisers’ campaign histories to help users assess if an ad buyer is trustworthy.
  • Facebook will be launching new personalised messaging, improved business directory and management options for businesses to connect with customers more effectively.

Friday, 24 September 2021 News Highlights

  • Google is launching new organic and paid features for travel and leisure businesses, including ticket booking links, pricing in search results, new “Things to do” ads and an eco-certified badge for hotel listings. The new Google offerings are to help the travel and leisure industry to bounce back when global restrictions ease.
  • Microsoft Advertising has rolled out a new Marketing with Purpose tool. The Marketing with Purpose initiative is to help search marketers strengthen brand and values alignment.
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