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Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here’s our top 10 for this week:

1. Instagram Launches Live Video, Makes Messaging More Ephemeral

Instagram’s live video is still rolling out, but its disappearing direct videos is now available for all users. Much like Snap (formerly Snapchat), direct videos disappear after users view them, and you can only send direct messages to people that follow you as well.

2. Google’s Click-To-Message Introduces Mobile Messaging To Businesses

Google is now offering advertisers the ability to connect to customers via a text message button beneath their ads. Research has shown that nearly 65% of consumers want businesses to be available via mobile apps and messaging.

3. The 15 Most Exciting New Tech Products Launching In 2017

The New Year is just around the corner, and so are a plethora of new products every tech-lover will be drooling over.

4. 10 Facebook Marketing Tips For The Holiday Season

The holidays are a great time to share the story of your brand, and we follow a number of these tips as we plan out marketing for our clients on social media.
5. Mobile And Social Video: Facebook’s Creative Lead Explains What Works Best In Our Feeds

It comes down to this: if you can do video, then do video.

6. The Key To Making A Mobile Site Customers Want

Of the 64% of small businesses that have websites, only 33% of them are optimized for mobile viewing. Don’t let that be a closed sign on the door for your potential customers.

7. These Are the 50 Best Apps Of The Year

From meditation, to music, to gaming, and cooking, Time Magazine shares its list of the best apps of 2016. Which ones would you add to the list?

8. Firefox Focus Brings Easy Private Browsing To Your iPhone

Firefox has created a new private browsing app that makes it easier for consumers to privately surf the web without ads and social trackers–which makes content marketing even more important for small businesses.

9. Amazon’s iPhone App Now Gives You X-Ray Vision For Incoming Holiday Packages

Ordering gifts online this year? Amazon has a new feature on its app which will let you “see” what’s inside each package as it arrives, making it easier to keep your holiday surprises under wraps.

10. PSA: Apple Will Replace Your iPhone 6s Battery For Free If It’s Shutting Down Unexpectedly

Have an iPhone that’s been unexpectedly shutting down? Apple is replacing some phones free of charge.

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