FreshBooks announces integration with Google’s G Suite cloud platform

If you're a G Suite user who wishes Google Inc.'s cloud platform would let you file invoices as easily as it helps you collaborate with your colleagues, or a FreshBooks user who wishes

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook and Apple take top spot for encrypted IM

Facebook Messenger has become omni-present in the lives of one billion people, and despite concerns over the years about what information it might be gathering from users, a report recently released by Amnesty International found

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Google Daydream View is both the escape from reality we need and the one we deserve

The day after I stayed up until 3:30 AM to watch Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect seemed like a perfect time to escape into virtual reality with Google's Daydream View. Available today

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google launches major update for Gmail on iOS

Next time you open your Gmail or Google Calendar on your iOS device, you may notice a few changes for the first time in four years. This week Google Inc. launched new updates

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Alex Radu

Google says no more to HTTP

Google Inc. has updated its transparency report to include a new section on HTTPS. This now adds data about how HTTPS usage has been increasing over time, proving Google’s point that migration to

Published on: November 7th, 2016 Alex Radu

Is Toronto a better startup environment than Silicon Valley? Google’s engineering head thinks so

When it comes to tech startups, Steve Woods knows what he's talking about. Before he became Google Canada's senior engineering director, Woods founded and ran three Silicon Valley startups, including early voice portal

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google plans to split $5M among Canada’s 10 most innovative non-profits

TORONTO – Google Inc. wants to make 10 Canadian non-profit organizations very happy. On Friday the company revealed it was bringing philanthropic arm Google.org’s Impact Challenge to Canada for the first time. “Google’s

Published on: October 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

3 insights for advertisers from Google’s Canadian DoubleClick leadership summit [infographic]

Google Inc. had a few tips for Canadian advertisers at the most recent conference held by its display ad placement division, DoubleClick. On Oct. 27, the search giant's northern arm invited leaders from

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

QuickBooks gets new integrations with Google, more to come

QuickBooks users can now prepare invoices for their clients simply by scheduling their work time in Google Calendar, thanks to a new partnership announced between Intuit Inc. and Google on Oct. 21. The

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google shops opening in Best Buy locations across Canada

This week, Google shops have begun popping up in Best Buy locations across Canada, with a total of 14 “Experience Stores” to open across the country by the end of 2016. Starting this

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Alex Radu

New AdWords service makes it easy to send texts consumers will actually read

Nobody likes receiving junk texts - but what if a potential customer indicated they wanted to hear from you? That appears to be Google Inc.'s thinking behind click-to-message ads, a new AdWords feature

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How to save money with new Google Flights and Hotels features

Google's search tool is getting another upgrade and this time, it's to help you find the best prices when travelling. Google Inc. announced updates to Google Flights and Google Hotels on Tuesday. With the

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Alex Radu

Unboxing for business: Google Pixel

Look who’s back in the smartphone hardware game. Don’t search the answer: it’s Google. And we’re not talking about another Nexus device. Google is bringing two brand new devices to market with the

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Google acquires Toronto influencer marketing startup FameBit

A Toronto startup that connects companies with influential online video creators has been purchased by YouTube owner Google Inc. FameBit, which since its founding three years ago has seen brands and YouTube content

Published on: October 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood