Articles By Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – CBS and Viacom merging; hi-tech warfare in Hong Kong; Save icon called into question

Broadcasting giants CBS and Viacom set to merge; hi-tech warfare is underway in Hong Kong protests; Save icon in Word called into question We had a bit of a slow news day, but

Published on: August 13th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Lyft is coming to Vancouver by the end of the year

Until now, the ride-hailing company Lyft, Inc. has only operated in Ontario for its Canadian services, but the company says it's planning to move into the Lower Mainland area of Vancouver before the

Published on: August 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Square announces the release of a new POS terminal

A new point of sale system from Square Inc. is available for order, as announced by the company yesterday. Dubbed Square Terminal, Square said in its press release that it's designed to replace

Published on: August 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Huawei unveils its own smartphone operating system, calls it a ‘backup plan’

U.S. sanctions continue to hang over Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing its own smartphone operating system called HarmonyOS. It's a big move towards independence from the

Published on: August 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Apple launches credit card; Amazon coaching law enforcement; Solar-powered phones a possibility

Apple launches its own credit card; Amazon coaching law enforcement on obtaining video footage without warrants; Patents reveal a solar-powered smartphone in the works Apple could be looking to make a move towards

Published on: August 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Panasonic names Michael Moskowitz new North American chairman and CEO

A Canadian is set to take command of Panasonic Corporation's North American business for the first time in history. The principal subsidiary of the Japanese-based company today announced the appointment of Michael Moskowitz

Published on: August 6th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Canada gets internet code of conduct; Pentagon testing surveillance balloons; Amazon is still listening

Canada finally gets internet code of conduct; Pentagon is testing mass surveillance balloons; Amazon will not stopping listening to you while Apple and Google back off   https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/canada-gets-internet-code-of-conduct-5032074/ The first story on the

Published on: August 6th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Government of Canada invests $20M to scale up health tech innovation

Canadian health tech startups looking to scale up their companies may be getting a big helping hand, as the Government of Canada recently announced it's investing $20 million in this space. This will

Published on: August 1st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Canadians must avoid desensitization to data breaches and lobby for stronger penalties, cybersecurity experts say

Cybersecurity experts are worried that the increased frequency of data breaches is becoming normalized by the public, reducing the pressure on organizations that handle private data to do better. "It's clear that this

Published on: July 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith

CGI awarded more than $21M in contracts from Ontario-based credit unions

CGI Inc. - one of Canada's oldest and largest IT services firm - announced today that it was awarded over $24 million CAD in contracts from credit unions in Canada. These credit unions, which

Published on: July 23rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Russian intelligence agency hacked; Oakland bans facial recognition; Equifax fined $700 million

Russian intelligence agency experiences biggest hack ever; Oakland becomes 3rd US city to ban facial recognition; Equifax fined $700 million for 2017 data breach https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/cg456i/russias_secret_intelligence_agency_hacked_largest/ Kicking things off, we have a story trending

Published on: July 23rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Microsoft’s cloud services strategy paying off, according to Q4 earnings

Microsoft Corp. expanded its partnerships with some key companies in 2019, and Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive officer, attributed the company's strong commercial cloud business performance in Q4 to those recent moves. "Azure

Published on: July 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Is FaceApp safe?; Vienna driverless bus trial on hold; quantum leap in quantum computing

What is FaceApp doing with your pictures?; pedestrian struck in Vienna driverless bus trial; Australian researchers make quantum leap in quantum computing https://www.linkedin.com/feed/news/is-faceapp-safe-4690708/ As the craze of turning your pictures into a much

Published on: July 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

CATA appoints Suzanne Grant as interim CEO following passing of John Reid

Following the sudden and tragic passing of President and CEO John Reid earlier this month, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) has appointed Suzanne Grant as its interim chief executive officer. While Grant herself

Published on: July 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith