Articles By Buckley Smith

Student survey reveals 95% of students feel mandatory online courses are a bad idea

A new survey from the Ontario Student Trustees' Association (OSTA-AECO) revealed that 95 per cent of the 6087 students surveyed disapprove of the e-learning mandate introduced by the provincial government back in March.

Published on: September 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Apple breaks Chinese labour law; Russia accuses ad giants of election interference; 120 million will need reskilling

First up we turn to LinkedIn. Apple and its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has found itself in some pretty big headlines in recent times with the tariffs being levied against by the US government

Published on: September 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

FedDev Ontario announces $4M investment in digital identity firm BioConnect

FedDev Ontario's recent $3.9 million investment in Toronto-based digital identity technology firm, BioConnect, will help Canada's Digital Charter achieve its goals to increase the safety and security of its citizens, according to the

Published on: September 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Study says businesses stand to lose 20% of sales revenue forever after a hack

Companies that experience a data breach can expect to lose 20 per cent of their sales revenue forever, according to a new study. PCI Pal PLC, a firm out of the United Kingdom

Published on: August 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – U.S. delays Huawei ban; IKEA diving into smart home market; Disney streaming coming to Canada

The U.S. has delayed its ban on Huawei; IKEA opens business unit devoted to smart home products; Disney announces streaming service coming to Canada For quite some time now, America’s stance on allowing

Published on: August 20th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Amazon dominates most trusted e-commerce brands in latest BrandSpark study

Many have touted this to be an era of consumer choice, but it can still be extremely difficult to cut through all the marketing slang, buzzwords and other jargon used to get down

Published on: August 19th, 2019 Buckley Smith

How working from home benefits the employee and the employer

Beyond the comfort level, working from home has many other benefits.  There's the time saved on commuting, fewer distractions - one can only take so many stories about someone's cat - and more.

Published on: August 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith

FedDev Ontario invests into Everest Clinical Research through Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The federal government hopes to double the amount of women-owned businesses by 2025 with its $2 billion commitment through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy. Currently, only 12.5 per cent of SMEs are owned by

Published on: August 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft listening to you too; Huawei aided Africa in spying; teenager’s fridge-tweet

Microsoft admits to listening to Cortana and Skype; Huawei aided African governments in spying; desperate teen sends tweet from fridge On a slow news day, all of our trending stories found their way

Published on: August 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Shopify announces first native chat feature

Shopify Inc. today launched Shopify Chat, a native chat function for online web portals built on its online web store services. Shopify Chat, which was announced today in a blog post from Shopify,

Published on: August 14th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Visa and Repay form partnership to launch Instant Funding in Canada

Visa Canada and Repay Holdings Corporation have formed a new partnership in Canada to expand the capabilities of debit card and online payments in the Canadian loans market, beginning with the new solution

Published on: August 13th, 2019 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