Hashtag Trending – Microsoft’s Surface Book problem, Amazon’s data centres now easier to use

Microsoft has a Surface Book problem, Amazon is making it easier for companies to use their data centres, and a neo-Nazi website is having trouble finding a new home. On Monday Reddit users

Published on: August 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new TV platform, Google’s sexist engineer breaks his silence

Facebook’s launching its own television platform, the former Google engineer behind last week’s viral memo gives an interview, and Canada is officially the top destination for U.S. tech workers fleeing Trump. On Wednesday

Published on: August 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 9, 2017 – Google’s diversity spat; VR in the browser

Google’s internal policies are publicly criticized, Firefox introduces virtual reality capabilities, and video games are officially bad for your health. Starting with Twitter, a 10-page memo from a senior software engineer at Google

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google engineer that wrote sexist memo is fired: Bloomberg

After writing a 10-page memo that depicted Google Inc.'s approach to a diverse culture as an "echo chamber" that "fosters the most extreme and authoritarian elements," senior software engineer James Damore has been

Published on: August 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

MLB and Google team up for virtual reality video series

Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest tech topics today, and its popularity has reached Major League Baseball. MLB and Google have launched an original VR video series that gives fans an up-close and

Published on: July 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Adobe kills the Flash

Wait, not that Flash. Adobe Systems has announced that it is finally putting an end to Flash Player, its multimedia software plugin. Specifically, the company will stop updating and distributing it at the

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google Glass returns for the enterprise

After two years in a limited trial period, Google Glass has come back to life with a new enterprise edition, Glass EE. Google Glass originally failed as a consumer product, but as reported

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Say hello to Google’s new hiring management app

Google's new "Hire" app is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with their internal hiring process. At its core, the app an applicant tracking service. As such, Hire will integrate with

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Alex Radu

Amazon Echo success, Google Home launch catching attention of brands

Almost exactly 10 years after the iPhone launched, Google Home went on sale in Canada at the end of June. At first look, the products are different in many ways. The iPhone is designed

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google AI subsidiary opens new office in Alberta

One of the U.K.'s leading artificial intelligence (AI) firms has announced that it will be opening its first research facility outside Europe - at the University of Alberta. Led by professors Michael Bowling,

Published on: July 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile payments catching on with Canadians, Google says [infographic]

One in three Canadians have already used their mobile device to buy something, Google Inc. says, and the evidence indicates mobile payments aren't abating in popularity anytime soon. In the below infographic, prepared

Published on: June 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Supreme Court ruling orders Google to remove results from international searches

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling ordering Google Inc. to remove international search results will ultimately give the Internet giant more power, not less, a prominent Canadian law professor has warned. Announced on

Published on: June 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

EU hits Google with a record €2.4 billion fine in antitrust case

The European Commission has fined Google Inc. a record-breaking €2.42 billion - approximately $3.575 billion Canadian - for breaching EU antitrust rules, after concluding that the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant abused its

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Gmail to stop reading your messages for targeted ads

Gmail users can now rest assured knowing that Google Inc. isn't scanning their messages for targeted ads, the company revealed Friday. In a June 23 blog post Diane Green, senior vice president of

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood