Hashtag Trending – Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple buying into VR/AR with acquisition

Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple has reportedly acquired a Montreal-based virtual reality company, and activists are planning a December 7th protest against the FCC potentially ending net neutrality.  

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Uber’s fleet of driverless cars, SpaceX sending internet satellites to space in 2019

Uber is forming a fleet of driverless cars, Bitcoin reaches an all-time high, and SpaceX will start sending internet satellites into space in 2019. First up we have news from Facebook that Uber

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Lyft launches in Canada, Facial recognition could come to American airports

Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time, facial recognition could soon find itself in airports across the U.S., and Facebook launches a new app called Facebook

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Uber & NASA team up for flying taxis, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion accounts were hacked

Uber and NASA are teaming up for flying taxis, Yahoo still doesn’t know how 3 billion of its accounts were hacked four years ago, and biotech mosquitoes will soon be loosed in the

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion megacity, Uber introduces new fees for long trips

Saudi Arabia is planning a $500 billion megacity, Uber is charging extra for long trips, and Huawei has shipped a ridiculous number of smartphones so far this year. From Reddit, Saudi Arabia’s Crown

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Oct. 20, 2017 – Lyft gets a billion dollar boost, AI learns how to master a game all on its own

Lyft continues to chase down Uber with a new billion dollar investment round, Deepmind has created an AI that learned how to master the game GO all by itself, and Toyota will begin

Published on: October 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Equifax hit again, Bitcoin passes the $5,000 mark

Equifax just can’t seem to learn its lesson, autonomous cars in California are a go, and Bitcoin smashes through the $5,000 mark.   From Reddit today, it’s come to light that the website

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Uber quits Quebec, Atari’s comeback, Showtime mines crypto

Is Showtime getting into the crypto-currency mining business? AMD’s inclusion in a new Atari system is giving it a boost. And au revoir Uber – the firm says it’s leaving Quebec. CBS’s Showtime

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Uber to appoint Expedia chief as new CEO, Bloomberg reports

Embattled ride-hailing giant Uber Inc., which has faced criticism for its corporate culture, tendency to bulldoze over government regulations, and controversial founder and former CEO, may be turning a corner. Citing "two people

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Aug. 22, 2017 – Android Oreo revealed, Uber wins ruling preventing customers from suing in court

Hashtag Trending is double stuffed today with Google revealing Android 8.0, or Android Oreo. Uber has won a ruling allowing it to prevent customers from suing in court. And solar eclipse wins on

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Uber launches autonomous vehicle research hub in Toronto

Uber Technologies, Inc. is investing in Canada and Canadian talent with its latest venture. The company announced this week that it will be launching a new research hub in Toronto focused on developing

Published on: May 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft Canada JumpStarts its digital transformation strategy

TORONTO – Microsoft Canada, at the Innovation Nation Summit, outlined a new national strategy on digital transformation where it hopes to bring together business leaders, IT professionals and people who do not traditionally

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Are MSPs getting ubered?

You’re Going To Be Ubered Wow, I've been a real deer in the headlights this week. After 25 years in the IT channel, I am far behind many of my peers. "Wait, Stuart,

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Stuart Crawford

Are we ready for smart cities with self-driving cars?

Using last generation technology will not be enough to power intelligent cities and it’s time for governments and the IT community in Canada to rethink their approach. Today the digital transformation trend is

Published on: June 10th, 2016 Fawn Annan