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Twitter Now Lets You Pay To Undo Tweets…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

By November 14, 2021No Comments

(This article originally appeared in Forbes)

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 -Twitter will now let you pay to undo tweets and read ad-free news in the US.

Twitter’s new subscription service- known as Twitter Blue– has added new features including the ability to allow users to pay in order to read ad-free news and undo tweets before they send. While the service itself launched initially on iOS this past June in Australia and Canada, last week it became available in New Zealand and the U.S. on both the web and Android. Bookmark folders and a reader mode for tweet threads were some of the other features that rolled out with the original launch. (Source: The Verge)

Why this is important for your business:

A nicer, gentler Twitter? Perhaps, assuming people want to pay for it. If the service catches on then it may help small businesses on the platform who just want to have normal debates about the issues that challenge them, without suffering the recourse of the Twitter mob.

2 — According to a new report, 57 percent of all ecommerce cyberattacks are bot-driven.

Imperva Research Labs recently released its 12-month analysis of cybersecurity risks that currently impact ecommerce and found that bots were responsible for 57 percent of attacks on ecommerce websites. The same analysis revealed that other industries only saw 33 percent of ecommerce attacks be carried out by bots. Compared to 2020, the amount of bot attacks each month on ecommerce sites went up by 13 percent. The report shared that ecommerce websites continue to be a main target for cybercriminals. (Source: Venture Beat)

Why this is important for your business:

As I write this, millions of bots are trolling the Internet looking for devices to attack. And their main targets? Devices that are running older operating systems of Windows, Mac and Android. Your response as a business owner is to invest in an IT firm that will monitor your work from home employees and ensure that they’re running the most recent operating system. It won’t guarantee protection. But it will significantly decrease the probability.

3 -HP has announced new remote collaboration subscription offerings.

This past week, HP shared its new subscription offerings that will help support companies collaborating remotely. The new subscription plans are the first features offered with cloud access software company Teradici, which HP acquired this past summer. (Source: ZDNet)

Why this is important for your business:

The new plan’s main goal is to help the productivity for creators of 3D design without risking security, according to HP. With Teradici CAS, teams can have secure access to virtual machines and the cloud.

4 — Microsoft OneDrive will no longer be compatible with millions of Windows PCs.

Microsoft has announced that-beginning March 1 stof next year- the OneDrive app will no longer sync with Windows, 7, 8, and 8.1. According to the tech giant, the change comes in order to allow more focus and resources to be spent on newer operating systems and technologies. For business owners using OneDrive, beginning on the first of next year, the support for business owners on OneDrive will align with Windows support. (Source: Tech Radar)

Why this is important for your business:

Besides security (see above) this is another reason to upgrade your Windows operating environment.

5-Fiverr has launched new solutions for small business management.

Fiverr announced this past week that it will be introducing a new set of management tools meant to assist small business owners and freelancers when it comes to taxes, payments, and additional day-to-day items. (Source: Pymnts)

Why this is important for your business:

The new platform- called Fiverr Workspace-will allow users to manage and connect various revenue sources through the single platform. The new suite will also help with the back-end of businesses to help owners manage those items more efficiently. If you’re a freelancer on Fiverr you should be diving into these tools.

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