Here’s how Facebook, Google, and others marked International Women’s Day 2017

Users logging into Facebook this morning were greeted by a distinctive image: Five women in shadow, of multiple ethnicities and styles of dress, waiting in line to catch the stars. It was only

Published on: March 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Now you can schedule video meetings through Google

Google Inc. has quietly released a new enterprise conferencing platform that appears designed to compete with the likes of Skype for Business and Slack. Launched on March 1 with little fanfare and an

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google Assistant is expanding to Android

An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand is now available on all Android phones. Already offered on Google Inc.’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will

Published on: February 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hockey Night in Canada in virtual reality

Hockey Night in Canada is an iconic Canadian sports cast that first started in radio back in 1931. It moved to TV in 1952 and in 2014 starting streaming games online. This Saturday

Published on: February 15th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

How Montreal’s Valnet uses multiple ad platforms to maximize its content’s value

Montreal-based online publisher Valnet Inc. isn't exactly a household name, but chances are you're familiar with at least one of its seven imprints. Between TheSportster, entertainment- and listicle-loving news site The Richest, TV

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

6 types of misleading ads, sites, and scammers Google took down last year

Google Inc. wants you to know it's leading the fight against less-than-scrupulous advertisers and their work. The company took down 1.7 billion ads that violated its advertising policies in 2016 - more than

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

YouTube still a Super Bowl commercial destination for Canadians

It might be the first year that Canadians will be seeing American commercial programming during the Super Bowl LI's simulcast from NRG Stadium in Houston, but many will already be watching the much-hyped

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

11 stats that prove mobile is vital to brands, according to Google

TORONTO - Shopping on your mobile device isn't always the smoothest process - too often even your favourite retailers' mediocre apps will crash in the middle of a purchase, forcing you to restart the

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Alex Radu

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

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Beware of this sophisticated Gmail phishing scam

Google Inc. is warning Gmail users to activate two-step verification to protect their accounts after the discovery of what is being called a highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail and other services that

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

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

Facebook, Google dominated American app market last year: Nielsen

If you're wondering where Americans are spending time on their smartphones, media research firm Nielsen Holdings PLC has an answer for you. Unfortunately, it would appear that Canadian marketers trying to reach American

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood