Articles By Brian Jackson

IBM acquires Red Hat in ‘largest software acquisition ever’ for $34 billion

Describing it as the "largest software company acquisition to date," Red Hat announced on Sunday afternoon that it has signed an agreement to be acquired by IBM Corp. for $34 billion USD. Raliegh,

Published on: October 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s latest acqui-hire; GoPro deal with Adobe; China’s surveillance plans for Google

Apple makes another move in its music streaming battle with Spotify. Adobe Creative Cloud users will now gain access to some GoPro clips. And new laws passed in China may require Google to

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Android screens your calls; Airtame 2; Amazon’s sexist AI

Google Assistant can now help you screen out calls from telemarketers. The new Airtame 2 is out to improve this wireless streaming solution. And Amazon scrapped an AI project becaust it was too

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Spray-on antennae, Amazon minimum wage hike; Netflix’s next trick

A new technology makes spray-on antennae possible, Amazon is hiking its minimum wage in the U.S. and the U.K., and Netflix has a new trick up its sleeve. Trending on Google, spray-on antennas.

Published on: October 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

USMCA round-up: How it affects Canada’s tech sector

On Sunday, Canadian and U.S. trade negotiators announced reaching a new trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), ensuring continued free trade between

Published on: October 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook breached, Zuckerberg’s account deleted?; more privacy problems

Is Facebook losing face over security and privacy problems? The site is the source of a new data breach affecting 50 million accounts. One hacker plans to delete Zuckerberg’s account. And how your

Published on: October 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Intel’s plan to grow beyond the PC

Intel Corp. says resellers will remain a crucial part of its go-to-market strategy as it pivots towards an operation as a "data-centric business," Canadian executives said on Thursday. Hosting Intel Experience Day in

Published on: September 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Elevate Tech Fest; Dialog launch; USB recording interfaces

Tech CEOs release a plan to boost Canada’s digital economy, a new online community is dedicated to call-in audio shows, and everyone wants to know - what’s the best USB interface to record

Published on: September 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s Shazam deal, Nomad wireless charger; unboxing the iPhone rainbow

Apple closes its Shazam acquisition, everyone’s shopping for a new wireless charging station, and what its like to unbox the new iPhone in all three colours. Trending on Google, Apple closes its acquisition

Published on: September 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

MediaValet helps Zeus Industrial Products achieve mythic sales productivity in the cloud

When Orangeburg, S.C.-based polymer material supplier Zeus Industrial Products needed to amp up its digital sales efforts with video and 3D models, it called upon MediaValet's digital asset management (DAM) to provide the

Published on: September 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Shinydocs makes business content shine with invisible infrastructure

When you hire a new millennial fresh out of school to work for one of the five major banks in the country, you don't really expect them to have much experience manipulating an

Published on: September 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New Equinix CEO won’t affect Canadian operations

Global interconnection and data centre provider Equinix Inc. appointed new president and CEO Charles Meyers on Sept. 12, and Equinix says it doesn't anticipate the new leadership will mean any significant shakeup for

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s Growth 500 2018; Don’t kill the headphone jack; Amazon drivers speak out

Canada’s 500 fastest growing businesses, why it’s still too early to kill the headphone jack, and Amazon drivers are speaking out about harsh work conditions. https://twitter.com/cdnbiz/status/1040228749093085184 Trending on Twitter, Canadian Business released its

Published on: September 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson