Articles By Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, April 20, 2021 – Rogers outage; Starlink goes fully mobile later this year; NASA chopper on Mars

The massive Rogers and Fido outage leaves customers without precious data nationwide, Elon Musk says Starlink should be fully mobile by the end of 2021, and NASA successfully flies a helicopter on Mars. 

Published on: April 20th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, April 15, 2021 – DuckDuckGo blocks FLoC; NYT’s tech workers unionize; Virtual workspace craze

DuckDuckGo can now block Google’s tracking method, Tech workers at The New York Times have formed a union, and virtual work spaces are becoming a new normal to boost productivity. It’s all the

Published on: April 15th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, April 14, 2021 – Salesforce’s return to the office underway; US senator takes on big tech; Taco Bell store goes fully digital

Salesforce welcomes vaccinated employees back into the office, US senator Josh Hawley wants to ban companies worth over $100 billion from merging or acquiring other companies, and Taco Bell is opening its first

Published on: April 14th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, April 13, 2021 – Microsoft acquires Nuance; Tim Cook talks to The Star; Nvidia’s new processor

Microsoft acquires Nuance, a speech transcription app for $19.7 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on the importance of protecting privacy, and Nvidia graces us with its new ARM-based central processor. It’s all

Published on: April 13th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, April 8, 2021 – Facebook hiring practices in the spotlight; Google I/O goes virtual; Ontario schools go virtual

Reporting sheds light on Facebook's hiring practices, Google I/O returns virtually this year, and Toronto schools are going remote.  It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s

Published on: April 8th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, April 7, 2021 – Google wins VS Oracle; Amazon VS workers; Goodbye Yahoo Answers

Google wins in the copyright fight against Oracle, tension among Amazon workers is growing, and goodbye Yahoo Answers. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday,

Published on: April 7th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 31 – Reddit bets on Toronto; PayPal accepts crypto; Louvre collection goes digital

Reddit opens its Toronto office, PayPal announces a crypto checkout service, and the esteemed Louvre museum makes its entire collection available online.  It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to

Published on: March 31st, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 30, 2021 – Bezos strikes back; Rise of silicon successors; BMW charges for software update

It turns out Jeff Bezos contributed to Amazon’s recent PR meltdown on Twitter, everyone is wondering what materials will be used to replace silicon as chip manufacturers evolve, and BMW is charging for

Published on: March 30th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 25, 2021 – Intel business update; Slack turns into a messenger; WFH’s unique benefits

Intel announces new fabrication plants, Slack turns into a full-on messaging app, and work from home has been breaking barriers for those with disabilities.  It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: March 25th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 24, 2021 – Microsoft looks to acquire Discord; Apple steals Aramco’s crown; Hospitals hide pricing data

Microsoft is in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10 billion, Apple takes the profit crown from a Saudi oil giant, and hospitals are hiding pricing data from search results according to

Published on: March 24th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 23, 2021 – Gen Z is struggling with remote work; Instagram labeled world’s most-invasive app; Zoom profis skyrocket

Microsoft’s latest Work Trend Index says Gen Z workers are struggling with remote work, Instagram is one of the world’s most invasive apps according to a new study, and Zoom profits soar while

Published on: March 23rd, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 19, 2021 – U.S. Telemarketers under fire; Starlink in Canada; Labour board sides with Amazon workers

Telemarketers in the U.S. are in the hot seat after a massive fine, that chatter about Starlink in Canada grows, and the U.S. National Labour Relations Board sides with Amazon workers. It’s all

Published on: March 19th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 18, 2021 – Clubhouse knockoffs; Car location data for the U.S. military; Eight-hour workdays

Chinese firms are rushing to launch their own versions of Clubhouse, one spy firm wants to sell your car location data to the U.S. military, and the eight-hour workday is up for debate.

Published on: March 18th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 17, 2021 – DuckDuckGo calls out competitors; Building a new web browser; Rogers-Shaw deal follow up

DuckDuckGo uses privacy labels to call out Google, a small company says it’s building a web browser from scratch, and the potential consequences of the Rogers and Shaw mega-merger are discussed online. It’s

Published on: March 17th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 16, 2021 – Rogers’ $26B bid for Shaw; Head offices disappearing in Calgary; Tinder’s background checks

Rogers signs an agreement to purchase Shaw Communications for $26 billion, the office vacancy rate in Calgary becomes a concerning trend, and dating apps look into background checks. It’s all the tech news

Published on: March 16th, 2021 Baneet Braich