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Kobo launches Audiobooks, chasing Canadian authors to create new content

Toronto-based Rakuten Kobo Inc. is launching its new Audiobooks service to its existing app today, and says it's planning to attract Canadians to the platform with new content from famous Canuck authors. Other

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

CinemaTech: The Emoji Movie’s a case study in how not to market mobility

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I can’t say I wasn’t warned. The Emoji Movie currently enjoys a seven per cent “freshness” rating

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Diverse teams need influence to surpass homogenous ones, Uber’s strategy head says

LAS VEGAS, NV. - First Frances Frei told the audience the economy was in their hands. Then she started talking about toilets. The Harvard professor and senior vice president of leadership and strategy

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile integral to SuccessFactors’ reinvention, SAP executive says

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Mobile technology, illustrated by a recent Apple Inc.-assisted redesign of its signature SuccessFactors platform, will be integral to SAP SE's efforts to digitally transform human resources going forward, one

Published on: August 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Parking with Google Maps, AI assistants bonanza

Google wants to help you find that perfect parking spot, tech brands are making moves with their voice-activated assistants, and Product Hunt gets an upgrade. Trending on Google is a smattering of news

Published on: August 31st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Fitbit Ionic smart watch to launch new mobile payments service

Fitbit is entering the mobile payments market with a branded feature called Fitbit Pay on its new Fitbit Ionic device hitting retail shelves this October, the firm announced on Monday. Similar to other

Published on: August 28th, 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

Samsung head sentenced to five years in bribery trial

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been convicted of bribing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and sentenced to five years for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement and perjury. According to the Guardian,

Published on: August 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Google and Walmart team up against Amazon, SpaceX unveils its sci-fi inspired spacesuits

Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on Amazon, SpaceX has some nifty new space suits, and Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8. From Reddit – Look out Amazon – Walmart and

Published on: August 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

Twitter Canada head steps down

Twitter Canada is unexpectedly searching for a new leader after managing director Rory Capern announced that he's stepping down. Capern made the announcement - how else? - in a tweet posted Wednesday morning,

Published on: August 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung tries again, unveils the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung isn't giving up after last year's fiasco with the Galaxy Note 7. The South Korea-based company unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 at an event in New York today. Highlight changes include the

Published on: August 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Google and Walmart team up to offer voice-first ecommerce in U.S.

Amazon has some new competition this morning when it comes to making a purchase simply by speaking a command, and it's coming from a newly-minted partnership between Google Inc. and Walmart. The two

Published on: August 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to join the preview program on Google Home or Chromecast

If you just can't wait to get the latest features on your Google Home or Chromecast device, then activate the Preview Program to jump ahead in the queue. Last week we showed you

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Samsung’s Bixby finally makes its Canadian debut

After months of delays, Samsung Electronics Ltd's smartphone voice assistant, Bixby, is finally available in more than 200 countries, including Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Starting today, Galaxy S8 and S8+2 users can

Published on: August 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – 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