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

Guide to complete mastery of your new Google Home unit

Google Home goes on sale in retail locations across Canada today, so let's talk about everything you'll want to do after unboxing your new smart home assistant to absolutely maximize its capabilities. Google

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Home will launch in Canada with a new voice

When Google Home launches in Canada next Monday, it will mark the first foreign-language launch for the smart speaker, but the device won't have all the frills available to American users. Google Home

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google gets into the job-search game

Google is cutting out the middle man when it comes to job hunting with its new jobs search engine. With Google for Jobs, the Redwood, CA-based company is allowing job hunters to find

Published on: June 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

Marissa Mayer officially leaves Yahoo, looks forward to using Gmail again

Marissa Mayer is officially the former CEO of Yahoo Inc. after submitting her resignation Tuesday. She also looks forward to no longer being tethered to the search engine icon's Yahoo Mail service, multiple

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Andy Rubin’s Essential phone coming to Canada this summer

The inventor of Android has a new company, Essential, and its debut smartphone will be available to pre-order from Telus Mobility by the end of July. Andy Rubin, the CEO of Essential, is

Published on: June 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google Attribution provides complete picture of your marketing efforts

When a customer finally clicks that buy button or contacts your sales team, it’s a sweet victory for all the effort you put into marketing. Online marketers like to know what led to

Published on: May 31st, 2017 Wolston Lobo

New Google API will let retailers easily add loyalty programs, Android Pay to checkout process

Google Inc.'s recent announcement that it would finally be delivering Android Pay to Canadian customers arrived not a moment too soon. In a May 18 blog post, Google vice-president of payment products Pali

Published on: May 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Expect Google to announce iPhone support for Assistant at I/O conference, Bloomberg says

Google Inc.'s annual developer-focused I/O (Input/Output) conference is being held this week in Mountain View, Calif., and the tech giant is eager for Android users and the Apple faithful alike to attend. According

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Using Google Home in Canada – All Hands on Tech

Americans have enjoyed the benefit of Amazon's Alexa for years and Google Home since November, yet Canadians are left waiting for official support for these smart home assistants. But what if there's really

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Uber launches new Toronto-based autonomous vehicle research hub

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 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google Assistant learns Canadian French – Google Home launch next?

Google Assistant has finished its Canadian French lessons and is ready to graduate to consumer chat app Allo, according to Google Inc. The search giant announced the new language support for Allo on

Published on: May 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson