News | November 30, 2020

Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, November 30, 2020

The Tech Newsletter  

EMPIST Tech Talk  

Happy Cyber Monday! As you recover from your Thanksgiving food comas and dive into some online shopping, take a break to get the latest EMPIST tech news, digital marketing updates, and much more. Why wait? Let’s get into it! 

The Weekly Tech News Update  

Let’s craft! Pinterest is testing out a virtual events feature, allowing users to sign up for Zoom classes through their social platform. The company spoke out regarding the new test feature and stated that the project is in development to see if there is interest in Pinterest users taking online classes and forming virtual communities. Read the full story >>

The Weekly EMPIST Blog  

Black Friday 2020 Predictions: What Will It Look Like? 

How Will E-Commerce Shift in 2020?  

Black Friday 2020 predictions are going to look different than other years. The biggest question being, will shoppers even be able to do the traditional Black Friday in-person purchasing? Will online orders during the holidays suffer even more due to the influx and COVID-19? Let’s find out what some major businesses are doing this year to get through the busiest shopping season. Read the blog >> 

The Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

Are you unsure about an email you received? Here is a list of some of the most popular companies that hackers imitate in a phishing attack: Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Bank of America, Chase, DHL, Facebook, DocuSign, LinkedIn, and Dropbox. 

The Tech Talk Trivia 

Question: Before the first CD recorder was marketed to consumers, how much did it cost to purchase one?  

The Weekly Marketing Spotlight 

The men’s grooming brand, Old Spice, has vowed to play the longest game of White Elephant this holiday season. Through an Instagram promotion, players will be presented with a digital scratch-off to see if they have won a prize. When the player enters their email address, they have the option to either steal or swap their gift for another. The ultimate White Elephant gift from Old Spice is a decked-out man cave worth $13,000. Read the full story >>

Trivia Answer: $20,000 

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