Articles By Brian Jackson

Google Home appears to be available in Canada

Google Home hasn't been officially launched in Canada yet, but its availability on two major e-commerce sites suggest an announcement is imminent. While Google's competitor to the Amazon Alexa devices has been available

Published on: April 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Toronto Public Library forges new space for makers as core to its digital transformation

Picture this: a video studio with a green screen that you can book, an array of Raspberry Pi devices, and 3D printers complete with lessons on how to use them. Am I describing

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses falter on analytics strategy: EY

When it comes to the adoption of data analytics by Canadian businesses has to play in business strategy, consider these two data points: 97 per cent said they had "some sort of strategy

Published on: April 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tech CEO asks ‘How do I hire women?’ on LinkedIn: Here’s how his network responded

The fact that women are underrepresented in Canada's technology sector doesn't exactly come as a news flash, but one tech CEO is openly reaching out to his network to do his part towards

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mastercard launches biometrics card in South Africa

Apple Pay already has Canadians using their fingerprint to authenticate payments at the till, but now Mastercard may soon allow them to do so by scanning their fingerprint right on the card itself.

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

From PM to VC – Stephen Harper joins San Francisco tech fund

The last time Canadians really heard from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, he was campaigning for another term in government against Justin Trudeau's Liberals. We know how that ended. Now Harper is speaking up

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Trump’s move on H-1B visas won’t hinder Canadian applicants

U.S. President Donald Trump's latest executive order to "Buy American and Hire American" likely won't hinder the Canadians heading south to take up high-skill tech jobs, but may see more immigrants seeking work

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Joe Natale to get early start as Rogers CEO

Joe Natale will be able to start his new gig as president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc. early - on April 19 - after the carrier was able to reach a confidential

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry wins $815 million from chip maker Qualcomm

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. said Thursday that it's won a binding arbitration case against Qualcomm Inc. for nearly $815 million and halted its stock (BBRY) from trading on the NASDAQ exchange. The final

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

No reason to wait for Google Home to officially arrive in Canada

Google Inc. announced that its Google Home speakers were officially launched in the U.K. April 6, but Canada is still waiting. The search giant has promised 2017 access to the smart speaker hardware

Published on: April 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Boeing’s new venture arm sees life on Mars, flying cars in humanity’s future

Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is launching a new venture arm of its company called HorizonX, and one of its first two investments is with an enterprise augmented reality software firm, it announced on Wednesday.

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Return of McAfee corporate brand brings mix of risk and reward, experts say

What's old is new again as McAfee is once again operating as an independent company, and the latest twist in this 30-year branding story brings a strange mix of being affiliated with its

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

NRC hack cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ Globe reports

Any business that's suffered a cyber security breach knows that it can be a costly experience, but few could stomach a report from the federal government that a 2014 breach at the National

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Volkswagen transformation to ditch gas tank, steering wheel by 2025

How close are we to sitting in the cockpit of a self-driving car? It might not be here today, but at Volkswagen’s floor space at the Canadian International Auto Show you can find

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canada’s first commercial blockchain service could become the ‘Interac’ for digital transactions

With the announcement of a major commercial service with backing from Canada’s "Big 5" banks and a new research institute driven by the Tapscotts, complete with government funding, it’s fair to say that

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson