PM Trudeau pitches Canadian cities for second Amazon HQ, dissenting voices speak up

Amazon announced its intentions to build a second headquarters location just a few weeks ago, and the sweepstakes are heating up as the deadline to submit bids ends at midnight on Oct. 19.

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

How to turn your podcast into an Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

Podcast producers often refer to the podcast industry as divided into two distinct eras - pre-Serial and post-Serial. Published in 2014, Serial is a podcast produced by some This American Life alumni that is the

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Sonos One to launch in Canada with no promises for Alexa support

Sonos Inc. will launch its new "voice-controlled speaker" in Canada without any promise for support from Amazon Alexa, according to the connected speaker maker. The Sonos One will be available in Canada on

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Pixel 2, fake comments, Amazon faces EU tax penalty

Google unveils the Pixel 2, a debate on net neutrality is flooded by bots, and Amazon faces a hefty bill in Europe. Trending on Twitter, Google unveiled its Pixel 2 smartphone. Just like

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon unveils a slew of new products, Apple’s hearing the wrong kind of buzz

Amazon stages a surprise press conference, Twitter has doubled its character limit, and some iPhone 8 users are having their phone calls interrupted by a crackling earpiece. American Twitter users sound excited over

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tony Lacavera doesn’t think Canada should be pursuing a deal with Amazon

TORONTO - One of Canada's best-known and most successful tech entrepreneurs is frowning at the nationwide push to bring Amazon.com Inc.'s second headquarters north of the 49th parallel. During NextAI Venture Day 2017,

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Audible launches dedicated Canadian service

Audible is launching its first Canadian dedicated service, marking the first time the Amazon subsidiary is launching a bilingual website. Audible.ca is live as of today, Sept. 13, offering 300,000 audiobooks and other

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Alex Radu

Toronto, Vancouver to compete for Amazon’s second North American headquarters

The Great White North could soon be a second home to Amazon.com Inc., if the city of Toronto has its way. On Thursday the Seattle-based tech giant announced plans to open a second

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Apple tells the FCC to protect net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey impacts IT customer service operations

Apple is finally taking a side in the war over net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey has impacted IT customer service operations, and Sony is the latest brand to jump aboard the smart speaker train.

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Apple tells the FCC to protect net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey impacts IT customer service operations

Apple is finally taking a side in the war over net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey has impacted IT customer service operations, and Sony is the latest brand to jump aboard the smart speaker train.

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Alexa and Cortana meet in new Amazon and Microsoft partnership

In a first of its kind partnership, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that both companies' digital assistants will be able to speak to each other. Later this year, Alexa will be able to

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Alex Radu

Insights into how Amazon is running Whole Foods on Day 1

Amazon.com Inc. closed its $13.7 billion dollar purchase of Whole Foods Markets today, and the 2017 Walker Sands Future of Retail Study has provided some insights into how the industry giant will be

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Alex Radu