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

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – U.S gov’t halts Qualcomm takeover; IT outage cripples Air Canada; Musk promises Mars rockets next year

The U.S. government is trying to delay a hostile takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds. An IT outage at Air Canada wrecks many a March Break travel plan. And Elon Musk thinks

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

2018 budget “misses the mark”: a comprehensive analysis of all its tech initiatives

The 2018 Canadian budget has been unveiled, and while there are plenty of tech-related initiatives, many in the industry are feeling let down. The government has gone all in on cybersecurity, big data,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – FCC’s net neutrality repeal is official, Kylie Jenner slays Snapchat, MIT created living plant lights

It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending!

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Elon Musk gets DC Hyperloop approval, world’s biggest SSD Drive, Google AI can predict heart disease

Elon Musk is one step closer to an East Coast Hyperloop, Samsung has revealed the world’s largest solid state drive, and Google AI is getting closer to being able to predict heart disease.

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Salesforce investing $2 billion into Canadian business

Ahead of a meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff in California, the company has made a major announcement about the future of its Canadian business. Salesforce, a

Published on: February 8th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Government of Canada unveils move to public cloud

The time has finally come for the Canadian federal government to move to the cloud. In an announcement on Feb. 7, Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and minister responsible for

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suite, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Why Amazon HQ2 would be bad for Toronto

One of the shiniest gems dangled by Amazon’s HQ2 is the prospect of bringing 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs along with it. Critics of the idea of setting up Amazon’s new headquarters in

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood