Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis, left, and Microsoft executive vice president Scott Guthrie announce the companies' first set of joint solutions at Adobe Summit 2017 in Las Vegas on March 21. (Courtesy Adobe)

Published: March 22nd, 2017


Microsoft “needed” LinkedIn cofounder on its board, experts say

The much-publicized appointment of LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman to Microsoft Corp.'s board of directors on Tuesday represents a necessary step for the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant, experts say. According to R. "Ray" Wang,

Published on: March 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The definitive review of Microsoft Teams

The developer preview period of Microsoft Teams is over. Microsoft Corp's. new team collaboration tool is now available globally, adding a potentially new app to consider for your business. With competitors like Slack,

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Alex Radu

Avanade embracing AI-first world in 2017 Tech Vision

System integrator Avanade is embracing artificial intelligence (AI)  in 2017, and it believes that you should be too. In its Technology Vision 2017, Avanade took a look at an increasingly over-saturated mobile market and

Published on: February 8th, 2017 Alex Radu

All Hands on Tech: Surface Book i7 (2016) Review

This week on All Hands on Tech, Alex reviews the Surface Book i7 with performance base. Microsoft is aiming this latest upgrade to its notebook line directly at MacBook Pro users, hoping to

Published on: February 1st, 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

Microsoft CEO nominated to Starbucks board of directors

The Starbucks Corporation has announced nominations for three new board members today, including the CEO of the Microsoft Corporation, Satya Nadella. Nadella joins president and CEO of Sam's Club and executive vice president

Published on: January 25th, 2017 Alex Radu

Can the HoloLens work as a business device?

If augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices are going to succeed, businesses worldwide are going to need to adopt them in order to expand their operations. With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive,

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Microsoft and RBC announce new investments in Canadian AI

One of Canada's largest banks and a multinational software firm are both announcing expanded investment in artificial intelligence (AI) that will include partnerships with Canadian universities, according to announcements made Wednesday morning. Microsoft

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Microsoft patents a foldable phone-to-tablet device

A mobile device that can transform from a phone to a tablet in seconds might sound like science fiction, but could be on its way to market soon, courtesy of Microsoft Corp. Resembling

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft acquires Montreal-based deep learning startup Maluuba

Teaching machines to understand human language has long been the holy grail in artificial intelligence - and in a Montreal startup, Microsoft Corp. believes they have found the perfect guide. On Friday the

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Highlights from Trump’s meeting with Silicon Valley

You've probably heard of the tech summit heard 'round the world by now. United States President-elect Donald Trump gathered the titans of the tech industry at Trump Tower in New York this week -

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Alex Radu

“Cortana, do I need to buy milk?” – Microsoft working on IoT-friendly version of digital assistant

It would appear that Samsung isn't alone in its embrace of the burgeoning smart appliance market. During a pair of recent presentations in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Corp. program managers Carla Forester and May

Published on: December 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s brain drain under control – but mainly flowing to cities, LinkedIn says

Canada’s brain drain to Silicon Valley has been a perennial concern for the IT sector, but the flow has stabilized, according to LinkedIn Corp., even if it's arriving at only a handful of

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Gary Hilson