Articles By Jackie Atkins

Andre De Grasse gets a shoutout from Degrassi

Andre De Grasse stunned the world after becoming a triple-medallist at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The young Canadian sprinter hails from Scarborough, Ontario, and took silver in the 200m, as well as a

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Canadian Paralympian realizes athletic dreams with help from SAP

In 2011 Felicia Shafiq, a senior support engineer at SAP faced amputation of both her legs below the knee as the result of a blood poisoning disease - but in just two weeks,

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Penny Oleksiak grabs online attention from most Canadians, including Drake

A few weeks ago, Penny Oleksiak was still an unknown Olympic hopeful. Fast forward to today and the four-time medallist is hailed as a Canadian hero. After becoming the most decorated Canadian swimmer in

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Cybersecurity risks added to list of growing problems in Rio

The list of problems around the Rio Olympics have included health and safety risks for fans, and now you can add cybersecurity risks to that list, according to Proofpoint. According to cyber-security solution provider,

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Connor McDavid shines on the ice, but not so much online

After going first overall in the 2015 NHL draft to the Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid has gained quite a lot of attention from hockey fans all over. Already a Canadian superstar, we looked

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Facebook and Twitter compete head to head for sports fans’ attention

If you're seeing a lot more sports content on your social media feeds lately, it's no coincidence. Both Facebook and Twitter have been pushing sports to the top of the agenda with a number

Published on: July 29th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Olympic track athletes turn to neuroscience wearable for Rio prep

Rio-bound Olympians are finishing final preparations for the upcoming summer games, and for a select few athletes, that means tuning in with a new style of wearable. Halo Neuroscience, a Silicon Valley startup that

Published on: July 28th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Knee injury doesn’t sideline Russell Martin from social media

Despite a recent knee injury caused by a fall in the shower, catcher Russell Martin has been a solid asset for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. He's known not only as member of

Published on: July 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Puma releases Usain ‘Boltmojis’ as Olympics marketing gambit

'The world's fastest emojis' have arrived on the app store to help give your tweets some Olympic spirit.  The 100m sprint record holder Usain Bolt is known for his speed on the track,

Published on: July 26th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Canadians denied hockey in latest Twitter livestream deal

Canadians will find themselves sidelined once again with Twitter's newest live streaming venture, but with hockey being the feature sport for the latest deal, this one stings just a bit more. In August

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Does Brooke Henderson’s social media presence match her golf dominance?

Last month, Canadian golfer Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) became the second-youngest winner of a PGA championship after besting Lydia Ko in the KPMG tournament at Sahalee Country Club in Washington. While we know how

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

The NBA is designing a new pregame show just for Twitter

The NBA and Twitter partnership is growing, as the NBA will soon be creating original live programming exclusively for Twitter, the organizations announced this week. A weekly pregame show will be produced for Twitter,

Published on: July 22nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

England was real winner at Euro 2016 – for online influence

While Portugal may have taken top honours at Euro 2016, England was the team that garnered the most attention throughout the tournament; according to a new report by Scribble Live. The Euro 2016 Influence

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Jackie Atkins