Articles By 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 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 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 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

Mastercard and Zoho expand partnership to provide tools on a global scale

After beginning their partnership in India, Zoho Corp. and Mastercard Inc. have announced a partnership expansion to provide Zoho's tools to Mastercard clients all over the world. The partnership gives Mastercard's SMB clients

Published on: July 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Square launches loyalty program in Canada

Square Inc., the POS company co-founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, launched its new loyalty program to Canadian businesses today. The tool, dubbed Square Loyalty, allows business owners to customize loyalty programs for

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Most SMBs still terrible at developing an online presence despite obvious benefits, BDC study says

An online presence becomes all the more vital as more people shop on the web every year, but a recent study from The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) says, despite the obvious

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – 25 million Androids infected with malware; ‘detective wi-fi’ to the rescue; smart TV captures porn?

25 million Android users infected with Malware from WhatsApp; Wi-fi network busts young vandals; Did a smart TV record a couple having sex? 25 million Android users found themselves infected with malware

Published on: July 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Visa and Paypal launch Instant Transfer in Canada

Business owners often need access to their money immediately. In fact, a survey commissioned by Visa Inc. found 85 per cent of small businesses say they would likely switch to a new merchant

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

FedDev Ontario announces $500,000 investment in Weever Apps

FedDev Ontario has announced a repayable contribution of $500,000 to Hamilton-based software company Weever Apps, which it believes will aid the company in the commercialization of its newly launched Process Manager software, a

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Samsung phones in hot water; London facial recognition failing; BBC puts out fully interactive episode Trending on Twitter, Samsung finds itself in hot water because its phones don’t work in water. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has brought them to court over misleading ads. It is

Published on: July 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith