Stream News & Views

14 Dec 2023
TrailBoss website goes live
Trailboss is an established towbar brand in the Australian market with a reputation of delivering quality products for over 40 years. We were asked to...
16 Nov 2023
Dr John Flood Website
We replaced an ageing Wordpress site with one of our Footprint websites. Check it out.
14 Nov 2023
Parkside Towbars website goes to the next level with a carefully considered refresh
Parkside Towbars have always provided great service and professionalism to their local customers from their 3 stores in Perth, Western Australia. In...
08 Nov 2023
FLOWAMS - The all-new Association Management Software (AMS) by Stream Interactive
We've taken our ever reliable streamSWEET software and reconfigured it into FLOW AMS
06 Sep 2023
Should I consider a WAF (Web application firewall) as part of my website security?
A WAF, or Web Application Firewall, is a vital tool for safeguarding web applications (websites). Its primary function is to filter and monitor HTTP...
21 Aug 2023
10 essential benefits of a website re-skin
A website re-skin, also known as a website redesign or makeover, involves updating the visual elements and user interface of a website while keeping...
04 May 2023
Nonprofit Courses chooses PD able to track its Professional Development
Matt Hugg, President and Founder of Nonprofit Courses tells us how he tried unsuccessfully to find a suitable professional development system for his...
02 May 2023
Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ) Website
When IBANZ made the shift to rebrand their organisation they also engaged us to refresh their existing membership website. Utilizing streamSWEET,...
01 May 2023
Our Tech 10 - May 2023
The latest goings-on in the tech world as seen by us. Some very cool 'James Bond' toys in this round... Enjoy!
30 Mar 2023
Xmas better late than never
At Stream we try to keep a good work-life balance but things got the better of us at the end of last year and continued into 2023.
16 Mar 2023
Is the hype around AI and ChatGPT really something worth looking into? We decided to find out!
We asked chatGPT to produce an AI generated presentation about one of our favourite topics: Why is Professional Development key to your business...
05 Dec 2022
Trojan E-commerce Website Upgrade
5 years ago Stream Interactive launched the Trojan website, moving the business into full online, e-commerce capability. ERP integration was also...
08 Sep 2022
Professional Development Tracker Software
In our opinion, this is one of the best Professional Development trackers in the world today.
04 Jul 2022
Should I make the switch to Google Analytics 4?
Oh heck Google will no longer be supporting Universal Analytics from 1 July 2023, instead you will now need to migrate over to their latest and...
20 Jun 2022
What are image 'alt' tags and how do they affect SEO?
Image Alt Text and SEO
30 Mar 2022
Should I create a custom 404 page for my website?
What is a 404 page anyway? A 404 page shows when someone gets lost on your website by using the wrong URL. This can happen for a variety of...
22 Nov 2021
Could Google be manipulating your webpage title tags?
In recent months Google has been rewriting Title tags in it’s SERPs at a rate of about 13%, (sometimes up to 20%).
19 Nov 2021
Our Tech 10
Something tech-focussed and fun to read during your tea or coffee break
18 Jun 2021
Can my newsletter look great on all devices & what about those pesky spam algorithms?
Email is still one of the most dependable direct marketing channels available. You've done all the hard work building up a reliable email database...
03 May 2021
Civil trades accreditation programme website
Civil Trades is the go-to destination for aspiring and qualified civil trades people who want to be recognised for their skills in the industry

Our Tech 10

19 Nov 2021

Something to read during your tea or coffee break

1. Amazon

It's estimated that 63% of US customer product searches start on Amazon… NOT Google!

2. Apple

Finally Apple is going to sell spare parts and provide help on how to fix some of it's products. This is a huge boost to those in the 'Right to Repair Movement' who have been actively pressuring Apple for years to be more sustainable.


3. Depop

Have you heard of the Social Shopping app that teens are flocking to... so they can sell their (or your) retro gears for a profit? This new type of thrift store only charges a 10% fee and encourages sellers to graduate up to becoming a 'Top Seller'. Top sellers get more promotion in the app and better support from Depop.


4. Pandemic a boost for online sales

Yes COVID 19 has pushed up the need for online sales but consumers still prefer the 'physical' element in their purchasing journey. Really? Yes according to this report compiled by Uberall and MomentFeed.


5. Virtual shopping - AR - Deep fake technology

Remember being 'that boyfriend', the one getting dragged into shop after shop… having to comment on each outfit that your girlfriend was trying on! OMG there has to be another way? There is, check out where SnapChat is taking virtual shopping, finally someone is developing new tech that can really make a huge difference in our lives… haha!


6. Hire a family

Yes it's a thing, people are now hiring parents and grandparents for the family feel. Japan is leading the way in 'Family Romance' where you can hire surrogates from infants to the elderly. In the USA there is Rent-a-Dad and Need a Mom. Sounds like fake news? Follow the link below to make a call on it.


7. Full self-driving car, is this happening yet?

Not quite it seems, a Tesla vehicle in 'Full Self-Drive' mode, crashes in California during real life situation traffic trials. Apparently the car went into the wrong lane even though it blurted out an alert about the danger.


8. Destined to die!

5 programming languages that are destined to die? When these were new, they were hot! But like anything in the tech sector you never know how long they will last before something better comes along.


9. Pfizer to allow generic versions of it's COVID-19 pill in 95 countries

This could help to eliminate the virus much quicker, saving countless lives around the world (not quite tech but still worth a look).


10. EV's in USA get massive boost from $1 trillion infrastructure investment

President Biden recently signed an executive order that calls for half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be zero-emissions vehicles, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, or fuel cell electric vehicles.



These tech-related articles are posted by Stream employees for your enjoyment and curiosity. We didn't write them but we enjoyed reading them.


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