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Hooper Design (now Nous Digital) September 2015 wrap-up

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September seems to have flown by, I can’t believe it is October already!

If you are feeling the same way then you might find this whistle-stop tour of important tech and web developments from over the month particularly helpful! I have focused on the ones which are particularly relevant to small businesses!

Facebook

The most popular social media platform has announced a huge number of updates and developments to the way it works. If you use this social media channel to communicate you’re your customers it is important you understand how it works. Facebook has also been busy updating Instagram which they also own – you can find all about it here:

This Month in Social Media

Google

The most noticeable change is Google’s logo but there have been a few other changes too to keep us on our toes, one such change is that Google has to remove our details from search history… if we ask!

Google unveils a new logo at a turning point in the company’s history

Apple

Of course, Apple is never one to be left behind – catch-up on all their September announcements:

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

BitCoin

This has now been officially declared a commodity. If you haven’t heard of this, it’s time to catch up!

Bitcoin Is Officially a Commodity, According to U.S. Regulator

Contactless

The contactless transaction limit was raised to £30 in September. £2.5bn was spent in the UK via contactless payments in the first half of 2015, already higher than the amount spent in the whole of 2014. If you are not yet set up to accept contactless payments, maybe it is time to change:

Contactless card limit rises to £30 as card use surges

Bonus:

In-flight Wi-Fi: The increasing availability and expected availability of WI-FI is an important one to note in general:

Internet comes to European planes

Feeling all caught up? Good! Me too!