Is the UFC the Netflix of combat sports?

Fifteen years ago, Zuffa acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for $2 million as it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Now a global sports empire, the league recently sold itself to American talent agency

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

General Electric highlights Rio Olympic preparations with ‘drone week’

This month, General Electric helped to put on drone week in Rio de Janiero. Drones were used to capture aerial footage of Olympic venues and aimed to showcase a behind-the-scenes look at how

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Taekwondo or ‘Techwondo?’ Olympic sport implements new technology for Rio

Taekwondo may have originated from ancient martial arts, but this year it's embracing the future in time for the Rio Olympics. This summer, fighters will wear magnetized socks that register contact with the body protection

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Anti-drone technology in place for Euro 2016

Organizers have implemented anti-drone technology around French stadiums that are hosting matches for Euro 2016, making it the first major sporting event to feature it. No-fly zones have been declared over all 10 stadiums,

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Euro 2016 referees get ‘Hawk-Eye’ help to spot goals

This year marks the first time that goal-line technology (GLT) will be used at The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro tournament. UEFA approved GLT for the tournament earlier this year, and selected Hawk-Eye

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

German Paralympian turns to 3D printing for Rio 2016

With the Summer Olympics and Paralympics fast approaching, German Paralympic cyclist Denise Schindler has teamed up with AutoDesk to develop a new 3D printed leg. “My dream is to make better-fitting performance prostheses accessible to all, so

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Should HR really be using wearables to monitor employee heart rates?

The quest for work/life balance isn’t a new drama, and with more companies pushing a flexible workplace model fueled by mobile technology that will only increase. But here’s a new wrinkle in the

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Facebook’s virtual assistant ‘M’ will try to usurp your own customer support

Facebook is launching a trial in Silicon Valley of its new virtual assistant M, but this assistant is more than just the AI offered by Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana - it comes

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Brian Jackson

What’s the most valuable information to get from a cookie?

Does advertising really work? It's the question that marketers couldn't clearly answer for a long time, but the wonders of online measurement and tracking have finally delivered answers. In the days of traditional

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter rebrands Publisher Network as Twitter Audience Platform, adds new features

Twitter announced on Thursday that it is renaming the Twitter Publisher Network to the Twitter Audience Platform and adding the ability for marketers to drive tweet engagements and video views with the service.

Published on: August 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How would you respond if your company culture was under attack?

After an incendiary New York Times article has the Internet buzzing about what sound like unrealistic expectations and harsh conditions at Amazon, its CEO is responding by saying the characterization isn't accurate and

Published on: August 17th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Twitter blows past 140 character limit for supersized DMs

While your public tweets and replies will still need to fall within Twitter’s 140 character limit, the caps are now off when it comes to direct messages (DMs). Twitter announced Wednesday that it

Published on: August 13th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Toronto-born startup gets international attention for taking Watson to law school

A startup team born out of the University of Toronto that wants to use IBM Corp.'s Watson artificial intelligence to shake up the legal industry is setting its sites on international expansion after

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google starts scaling back Google+ integration with other services

If you make a post on Google+ but there's no one there to read it, is that any different from a normal day? This and other jokes of its kind are commonly swapped by social

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson