Hashtag Trending – EU approves Apple/Shazam deal; alleged Sony hacker charged; Did IBM spy on New Yorkers?

The European Union has approved Apple’s bid to buy music identification service Shazam. An alleged participant in the 2014 Sony hack has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice. And a report

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Treasury Board to search for a new pay system to replace Phoenix

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government announced it will be moving away from the current Phoenix pay system and will be taking steps to develop a new pay system. An Aug. 23 press release from

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Australia bans Huawei and ZTE tech from its 5G network; IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood


Hashtag Trending – Why airborne Wi-Fi isn’t free; New Zealand gov’t teaching entrepreneurship with video games; Russians have hacked U.S. utilities

The Wall Street Journal explains why you have to pay for Wi-Fi on your flight. The New Zealand government invests $150,000 into a video game that teaches players how to be an entrepreneur.

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO urges U.S. Senate to pass driverless car legislation

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has signed a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to pass legislation that will be game changing for self-driving cars. The bill in question is

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new eye-opening feature; Tesla sues former employee; EU measure could tax internet links

Facebook reveals a new AI-powered feature. Tesla sues the former employee allegedly behind its recent sabotage. And it turns out memes aren’t the only cornerstone of the modern internet threatened by the European

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality officially dead; Bitcoin worth less than half its 2017 value; Amazon under fire for Chinese factory conditions

Federal net neutrality is officially dead in the U.S. A cyber attack lowers BitCoin’s value to around $7200. And working conditions at Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn are causing headaches for another tech giant

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Client Solutions Award: Northern Micro

Providing solutions to verticals like the government and education is no small feat for channel partners, but Ottawa-based Northern Micro has excelled in this space. As a result, the IT solutions company has

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

A different way to look at government grants: are your customers eligible?

By Andrea McPhail When most businesses think about government grants, they consider it in the context of how much government funding they can obtain to directly fund their development, commercialization, marketing, and human

Published on: April 24th, 2018 CDN Staff

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