Marketing & Technology News

Coywolf News keeps readers informed about new technologies, product updates, productivity tips, and changes that affect marketers in the digital age. Topics covered include SEO, Social, Paid, Email, Content, Webmaster, and Startups.

Google YouTube

Google brings YouTube timestamp bookmarks (Video Segments) to its search results

YouTube’s test of timestamp bookmarks has become a feature in Google Search. Video producers that don’t publish videos on YouTube will be able to use Schema structured data to achieve the same results.

Chrome PWA

Google testing native contact picker in Chrome 77 for Android

In an attempt to bring more native app functionality to PWAs, Google has created a Contact Picker API to allow websites to access contact details.

WP Engine Wordfence

WP Engine removes a popular plugin from their disallowed list

WP Engine worked with Wordfence to make their security plugin compatible with its hosting service and to remove it from WP Engine’s infamous Disallowed Plugins list

Shopify

Shopify acquires 6 River Systems’ robotic army to strengthen their Fulfillment Network

Amazon may have more competition soon after Shopify’s acquisition of 6 River Systems, maker of cloud-based fulfillment software and mobile robots

Chrome and Firefox

DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) coming to Chrome and Firefox browsers

In a move to force mass adoption of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), Mozilla and Google are adding DoH to their browsers, and they plan to turn it on by default for all users.

Leo

Feedly is developing an AI tool to help its users prioritize articles from RSS feeds

Feedly is working on an artificial intelligence research assistant named Leo that can automatically analyze and personalize results from RSS feeds based on a user’s interests and behaviors.

Lazyload

Google releases official ‘Native Lazyload’ plugin for WordPress

Sites using WordPress can now take advantage of Chrome’s new native lazy-loading support with Google’s new Native Lazyload plugin. The plugin uses a JavaScript fallback for lazy-loading if a browser doesn’t support it natively.

WordPress

WordPress releases version 5.2.3 with several security fixes

The latest security and maintenance release of WordPress includes eight security updates, including several cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.

Facebook

Facebook is hiding Reaction (Like) counts in new test

In an attempt to remove pressure from its users, Facebook has extended its testing of hiding Reaction counts on social posts from Instagram to Facebook.

WordPress

WordPress 5.3 includes fix to feature that helps keep sites from appearing in search results

A WordPress feature that is commonly used to keep search engines from including development and staging sites in their search results has been fixed in version 5.3.