Series   |   May 15, 2020

The Hive's Friday Five - Issue 4

A 2 minute read by Amanda Russo, Engagement Manager

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!