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Photo by Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images Getty Images Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Google told its workers that they can’t use Zoom on their laptops anymore. Google announced last week that they are banning Zoom— the well-known videoconferencing software— and will no longer allow their employees to use the software on their devices. While Zoom is a top competitor to Meet— Google’s videoconferencing app— the company cited that the reason they are banning the software is due to the many security breaches Zoom has faced over the past several weeks. As of this week, the company announced that Zoom will no longer work on Google employee laptops. (Source: Buzz Feed)  Why this is important for your business: Of course the first question you have to ask is why were Google employees allowed to use a competitive product to begin with? Oh, that’s right…because it’s better! Putting that aside, Google’s ban has highlighted the significant security issues affecting Zoom users. We’re all using Zoom so aren’t you also concerned? Clearly, the collaboration app’s management is concerned and the company’s CEO admitted mistakes. If your company is using Zoom you should be keeping up with its security updates and possibly evaluating alternatives. 2 —Amazon is letting sellers resume shipping “non-essential” items to warehouses.    Amazon has shared that they will allow third-party sellers to continue shipping items deemed as “non-essential” to their warehouses again. In March, Amazon decided to pause shipping of items not considered essential in order to help meet the rush of orders on medical and cleaning supplies due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Initially put in place only up until April 5th, Amazon extended the policy as the pandemic spread. Non-essential items will still be limited with the easing of this restriction in order to allow the prioritization of essential items and safety and welfare of employees. (Source: Engadget) Why this is important for your business: So who do you trust to really know when the pandemic is really easing, the U.S. government…or Amazon? By allowing non-essential shipments again, Amazon is quietly telling us that things are slowly getting better. So that’s good news. What’s better news is that third party sellers, many of whom are small businesses, can start selling again. 3 — YouTube launched a video building tool.   This past week, YouTube rolled out their free video-building feature— called Video Builder— in order to assist in businesses staying in touch with their customers throughout the shutdown due to COVID-19. While the current release is YouTube’s beta version, the company shared that they decided to release the tool sooner than they had originally planned in order to ease the burden on businesses who are currently struggling with limited resources and may not have access to outside video equipment. With Video Builder, business owners can produce either 15-second videos or six second videos, as well as pick from various layouts, colors, and fonts
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