FIVE ARTICLES THAT HAVE US BUZZING THIS WEEK Welcome to The Hive’s Friday Five, where we will share up to five articles each week that have Swarmers buzzing, and a few of our thoughts on each of them! Facebook Announces Two-factor Authentication for Business Manager Well, someone on Twitter announced it. Get your 2FAC set up by Tuesday, May 19, which is a good idea either way. Microsoft’s Surprise Decision to Work with Google to Improve its Edge Browser Taking the leap to Chromium is a great idea for Microsoft, who may have struggled with credibility (especially with developers) from nightmares of Internet Explorer past. Collaboration is key! Black Friday in April: E-commerce is Booming According to Three Reports Retail brick-and-mortar is taking an obvious hit, but online sales are soaring. We’ve seen some great stories of businesses adapting to online-only or buy online/pick up in-store and reaping the benefits. Google Adds ‘Curbside Pick-Up’ Notifications on Business Listings to Facilitate Contact-Free Options Speaking of adapting, Google has made a number of updates and improvements to business profiles to fit the current landscape. The latest: adding curbside pickup as an available tag so customers know they can get contact-free service. Google Lens Can Now Copy and Paste Handwritten Notes to Your Computer Perhaps it’s not technically marketing news, but it will make your life as a marketer easier! Jotting down notes during a Zoom call? Use Lens to copy and paste from paper to laptop in seconds!