Cloud Accounting Podcast

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Summary

Grab your party favors, confetti, and tinfoil, it's time to look back, and move forward! Blake and David review their past predictions and make some new ones for 2021. Also, a survey reveals that the majority of bookkeepers now offer AP services, and another survey suggests the remote work method is here to stay, post-pandemic, along with more discussion on state income taxes. In app news, Zoom phones in text messaging support and announces an email/calendar service, Square is buying a music streaming service, and Expensify launches Expensify.cash, plus some discussion on what Google's return-to-office strategy suggests about the future of remote work. Happy New Year, and thank you for joining us!

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4:05 - 2019 Predictions! Also, Isaac Asimov predicted the computer automation revolution, Mindbody to be sold, senators prod regulators on FinTech, and what’s new in QBO
https://www.cloudaccountingpodcast.com/episodes/2019-predictions-also-isaac-asimov-predicted-the-computer-automation-revolution-mindbody-to-be-sold-senators-prod-regulators-on-fintech-and-what-s-new-in-qbo 
 
5:23 - Bookkeepers are embracing the role of trusted advisor
https://www.accountingtoday.com/opinion/bookkeepers-embrace-role-of-trusted-advisor 
 
7:07 - Elevate Messaging & Safety with Zoom Phone SMS, Reporting & E911 Enhancements
https://blog.zoom.us/elevate-messaging-safety-with-zoom-phone/
 
8:13 - The best and worst 2020 predictions (and some of our own) https://www.cloudaccountingpodcast.com/154
 
10:53 - Zoom may launch an email service and calendar app to compete with Google and Microsofthttps://www.theverge.com/2020/12/23/22197057/zoom-email-service-calendar-app-microsoft-google-competition
 
13:27 - Square has discussed acquiring Jay-Z’s Tidal servicehttps://bankinnovation.net/allposts/products/payments/square-has-discussed-acquiring-jay-zs-tidal-service/
 
17:23 - Introducing Expensify.cash, open-source financial group chat, built with React Nativehttps://community.expensify.com/discussion/7862/introducing-expensify-cash-open-source-financial-group-chat-built-with-react-native
Expensify.cashhttps://expensify.cash/#/signin 
 
27:45 - SEC Sues Ripple Over Sales of XRP Digital Assets
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cfo/daily_briefing/~3/vZdi6MdgeUI/ 
 
30:45 - Google Delays Return to Office and Eyes ‘Flexible Work Week’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/technology/google-delays-return-to-office-and-eyes-flexible-work-week.html?referringSource=articleShare
  
32:41 - 81% of firms expect more remote work post-pandemic: Survey
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/81-percent-of-firms-expect-more-remote-work-post-pandemic-survey
 
34:58 - Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory?https://apnews.com/article/can-employers-covid-19-vaccine-mandatory-ba22c99f01f24ea3be7631ff751f0d82
 
36:40 - States battle over billions in work-from-home taxes
https://www.accountingtoday.com/articles/states-battle-over-billions-in-work-from-home-taxes
 
41:37 - What Running a Virtual CPA Firm Really Costs
https://cpatrendlines.com/2020/12/12/what-running-a-virtual-cpa-firm-really-costs/
 
44:15 - Don’t Worry Everyone, Deloitte Says Everything Is Fine After SolarWinds Hack
https://www.goingconcern.com/deloitte-solarwinds-hack/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deloitte-solarwinds-hack
 
45:25 - How To Declutter Your Life in 15 Steps
 http://apartmenttherapy.com/declutter-your-life-268462
 
49:42 - The moment you've all been waiting for - Blake and David divulge their 2021 predictions! 
 
50:10 - David says expect the unexpected in the accounting space! 
 
51:02 - Blake predicts that predictions (of the cashflow kind) will be the thing in 2021. 
 
54:05 - Maybe predicting the obvious - PPP will just keep going, and going, and going ... 
 
55:28 - Two reviews to round out 2020! Thank you, Mrs. ShannyBanany, and some CPA in a small bookkeeping firm, aka 10594816


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