Amazon enters the grocery market with $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc. has officially entered the grocery business. The Seattle-based online shopping and data storage giant announced today that it would be purchasing Austin-based organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for $42

Published on: June 16th, 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

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

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

Tech giants band together to help a kid get a year of free chicken nuggets

How much do you love chicken nuggets? Or any food, for that matter? Enough to pester complete strangers – 18 million of them – on the Internet to vouch for you? That’s what

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Class action lawsuit alleges Amazon collected unnecessary sales tax from Canadians

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian arm of online retail and cloud computing giant Amazon.com Inc., alleging the company has been collecting sales tax on items that should have

Published on: March 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Adios Samsung! Canada’s 10 most influential brands of 2016 revealed

TORONTO - It looks like exploding smartphones have lit Samsung Electronics Ltd.'s brand reputation on fire. The Canadian arm of market research firm Ipsos Group S.A. has released its annual list of Canada's most

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Alex Radu

Uber throws big cities a bone with its Movement product

To say that major cities across North America have mixed feelings on Uber Technologies Inc. is an understatement. Uber has totally disrupted the entire taxicab industry and market across major cities in Canada

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Alexa heralds the consumerization of artificial intelligence

Is that an AI in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? The consumerization of IT describes the reversal of traditional enterprise technology adoption. What was once a centralized top-down

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Jesse Hirsh

Juniper predicts more chatbots and fintech in 2017

Ashley Madison users have already unwittingly encountered a great deal of bots, but in 2017 they are going to become more prevalent – and more transparent to the user, according to U.K.-based Juniper

Published on: January 4th, 2017 Gary Hilson

Could Amazon’s ‘cashier-free’ grocery store be the future of retail?

Have you ever wanted to walk out of the grocery store without paying? Now you can - sort of. Amazon Inc. has opened a new grocery store in its hometown of Seattle without

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Alex Radu

Weekly Update – Amazon AI, Android malware in Google accounts, Canadian immigration

IT World Canada's Eric Emin Wood and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. Amazon unveils 'Alexa for the enterprise,' SQL database support at Re:Invent Android malware steals

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Trump could be bad news for tech company’s global hiring processes

President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointed Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, may be bad news for tech companies in the United States relying on importing talent from across the world, according to

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Alex Radu