Hashtag Trending – Startup Genome to release 2018 report; Toronto mayor’s Silicon Valley tour; Backpage shut down

A prominent think tank is releasing the latest edition of its annual startup report; Toronto Mayor John Tory is embarking on a streaming-centric tour of Silicon Valley; and the U.S. government has forced

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that the HomePod isn’t selling as well as Apple hoped. First, on LinkedIn: Google

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Apple tags first Canadian company for its Business Chat service

With the release of iOS 11.3, Apple has launched its Business Chat service in beta for users in the U.S. , and Apple has chosen a Waterloo-based company to help power it. InTheChat

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – US wants social media data for visas, HP’s Zero-G printer for the International Space Station, Apple to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own

The Trump administration has yet another not-so-great idea regarding social media collection and visas, HP has created a zero-g printer for the International Space Station, and Apple plans on replacing Intel chips in

Published on: April 3rd, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Health Canada recalls 27 USB chargers; Apple unveils new iPad; Hollywood, meet Apple.

Twenty-seven USB chargers have been recalled by Health Canada, Apple goes back to school at its latest event, and Apple is entering alien territory: Hollywood. If you bought your USB charger in a

Published on: March 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple unveils new iPad, same price tag, at education event

Apple Inc. is pushing further into the education sector, and at its education event in Chicago this morning, unveiled a new iPad and some complementing software. The new 9.7-inch iPad, with support for

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook saga continues; Uber gives up Southeast Asia; Walmart expands robot fleet

The Facebook saga continues, Uber gives up on Southeast Asia, and Walmart expands its robot fleet.   The Federal Trade Commision has confirmed that it’s investigating Facebook’s data practices on the heels of

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Theranos CEO settles fraud charges; former Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; big tech remembers Stephen Hawking

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes settles the fraud charges against her company. The former CIO of Equifax has been charged with insider trading. And tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Apple remember

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Is there too much tech in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 34

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including the Sacramento Kings’ high-tech All Star game bid, robotic concession stand assistants, a new study that

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

FIFA tackles concussions at 2018 World Cup – Tech in Sports Ep. 33

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including how Amazon is helping the potential new Seattle NHL team, FIFA"s 2018 World Cup concussion plan,

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Apple uses Google Cloud, Uber causes congestion, grocery shopping on Go Transit

Apple confirms it uses Google Cloud, ride-sharing companies like Uber cause congestion, and online grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Toronto transit riders. First up from Facebook is news that

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #16 Newsmaker of the Year – Harry Zarek

This past year marks the first time Apple ventured into the technology channel in Canada thanks to its partnership with Richmond Hill, Ont.-based solution provider Compugen. The deal – which seemed to come

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Smartphone sales record first-ever decline in Q4/17

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw worldwide sales of smartphones decline for the first time since 2004, according to Gartner’s latest smartphone market report. There are two main factors why this happened, says

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop