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WooCommerce Payments now includes Subscriptions for free

WooCommerce has made its Subscriptions service available for free to all WooCommerce Payments users. The service is also available as an add-on for $199 a year to WooCommerce users who manage their payments with one of the other 24 available payment gateways.

WooCommerce

Cloudflare ‘Browser Isolation’ makes remote browser isolation (RBI) faster and more secure

As part of Cloudflare’s Zero Trust week, the company announced the beta of a new service called Browser Isolation. The service enables companies using Cloudflare for Teams to leverage its network to safely browse sites in the cloud but render web pages locally via Google Chrome.

Cloudflare Browser Isolation

Google Analytics 4 leverages machine learning for business intelligence and new reports

Google Analytics 4 (GA4) replaces the apps and web beta property. This newest version of Google Analytics combines data streams from websites, iOS apps, and Android apps for a more complete view of customer behavior on your properties.

Google Analytics 4

Shopify rolls out support for international domains and multiple languages with a focus on SEO

Shopify is helping online stores expand their presence into other countries and languages. The new international features are also optimized for search engines thanks to the automated creation of hreflang links and sitemaps.

Shopify International Domains

New Slack Connect features will facilitate communication between organizations

The tool promises secure connections between workspaces without adding extra seats to a subscription plan. The new features debuted at the Slack Frontiers 2020 conference.

Slack

New ‘Do Not Track’ signal for browsers is designed to simplify privacy and be legally enforceable

Global Privacy Control (GPC) is a proposed standard for a browser signal that communicates to sites and services not to sell or share personal information. Unlike past ‘do not track’ efforts, this standard is designed to enforce existing and future laws.

Global Privacy Control

Cloudflare launches Automatic Platform Optimization (APO) for WordPress: Here’s how to install it

Cloudflare announced a new site speed optimization service called Automatic Platform Optimization. The service launched with support for WordPress, but it requires several steps to enable it for self-hosted sites.

Cloudflare and WordPress

Cloudflare offers API Shield for free with all plans

API Shield is available for customers with gRPC-based APIs and by request through a closed beta for JSON APIs.

Cloudflare API Shield

Twitter rolling out a feature that increases referral traffic by up to 40% for shared articles

The Twitter Communication team announced the success of a test that prompts users to read articles before they Retweet. They plan to make the feature available to everyone globally.

Twitter read article prompt

Cloudflare’s WARP VPN allows multi-platform license sharing

Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 VPN has an unlimited and faster option called WARP+. The company allows WARP+ subscriptions to be used on up to five devices.

Cloudflare WARP+

Facebook releases Rights Manager for Images

The tool will use image matching to protect copyrighted image content across the Facebook and Instagram platforms. Rights Manager for Images and the Creator Studio tool where it lives are intended for high-volume content creators and publishers.

Facebook Rights Manager for Images

Facebook to use yearly spend to determine Ads volume limits

The change will affect advertisers starting February 2021. Pages spending under $100K a month on Facebook Ads will be limited to showing 250 ads at a time.

Facebook for Business

Google Ads to pass on digital services tax (DST) to advertisers

Advertisers will be charged the fees on top of existing budgets beginning November 1, 2020. The new fees will affect ads shown in the UK, Austria, and Turkey.

Digital Services Tax

‘Fast’ debuts one-click frictionless checkout that’s similar to Shopify’s but can be used on any platform

Capitalizing on Amazon’s expired 1-click patent, Fast officially launched its frictionless one-click checkout service that can be used by practically any ecommerce store. They promoted the service as making the internet faster.

Fast

SugarCRM acquires AI software company Node Inc.

SugarCRM is investing in the connective intelligence power of Node Inc. to bring CRM-focused AI to its CX platform, which includes sales CRM, marketing automation, and customer service modules.

SugarCRM and Node

Cloudflare launches beta of 1.1.1.1 VPN with WARP for macOS and Windows

First announced in April 2020, Cloudflare has finally released beta versions of its 1.1.1.1 VPN with WARP for macOS and Windows. The VPN service also includes support for 1.1.1.1 for Families, which blocks malware and adult sites.

Cloudflare WARP VPN

Microsoft 365 now includes Transcription for Word

The business software can transcribe live or previously recorded audio and lets users add all or part of the transcription directly to an associated document.

Transcribe in Word

Apple showing signs it may soon launch a search engine to compete against Google Search

Changes in Spotlight Search on iOS and iPadOS 14 beta, a significant update to its Applebot support page, and an increase in crawling from AppleBot signify that Apple may be launching a search engine soon.

Apple Search Engine

Facebook announces Paid Online Events

Facebook Paid Online Events are available for qualifying Pages. Small business owners booking events through Facebook Pay on the web or Android will keep 100 percent of the event’s revenue for at least the first year of the program.

Facebook Paid Online Event

Google adding “Fast page” label to Chrome browser

Google is utilizing Core Web Vitals to label web pages as fast in the next version of its Chrome browser.

Google Fast page label