Articles By Buckley Smith

How winning Dreampitch gave Funnelcake ‘cred and reputation’

It has been one year since Funnelcake won the Dreampitch contest - and the $100,000 USD cash prize that comes with it - at the 2018 Salesforce World Tour. In that time, Funnelcake,

Published on: April 23rd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – China’s Mars simulator; Microsoft won’t sell AI to cops; Blackberry Messenger dead

China builds a Mars simulator to emulate life on the Red Planet; Microsoft refused to sell facial recognition technology to law enforcement agencies; Blackberry Messenger has finally met its end Our first story

Published on: April 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Federal government announces investments into innovation and growth within tech industry

The Canadian federal government announced a $52.4 million investment into a growth and innovation network Tuesday to help businesses scale up; signaling its support for the growing tech industry in Canada. The investment,

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to test Liberty Defense’s AI-powered weapons detection technology

Training AI to detect weapons, whether metallic or otherwise, could be the next step to ensuring the safety of the public in crowded areas like sports arenas. Liberty Defense Technologies, Inc., a security

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Deloitte Digital launches industry-focussed tools to drive efficiency and innovation

In an effort to facilitate advancements to some important industries in Canada, Deloitte Digital has turned its focus towards industry-specific applications with its recent launch of its Salesforce Global Assets and Solutions Group

Published on: April 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Best Buy Canada continuing to thrive through an eCommerce revolution

Amidst Amazon's exploding eCommerce business, Best Buy Canada has continued to not only survive but also thrive. In recent years, the company has put a much heavier focus on its eCommerce platform and

Published on: April 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – A big day for the internet in the US; Amazon now enabling users to make any speaker a smart speaker; First ever image of a black hole released

A big day for the internet in the states as the House of Representatives voted to reinstate net neutrality. Amazon releases hardware to turn any speaker into a smart speaker. And the first

Published on: April 11th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Futurpreneur Canada helping tech start ups thrive with funding and mentorship

Luc Bohunicky, the vice president of business development at Ukko Robotics, knows how hard it is to operate a startup without financial backing and a support system. Ukko Robotics was operating out of

Published on: April 10th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Zoho launches e-commerce and marketing app suites, plans to expand into Canada

Following a year in which it saw a 39 percent revenue growth rate, Zoho Corp. has announced two new application suites (Zoho MarketingHub and Commerce Plus), as well as plans for future international

Published on: April 9th, 2019 Buckley Smith

PrescribeIT could soon be nationwide e-prescription service

PrescribeIT appears to be well on its way to becoming the nationwide e-prescription service, after reaching agreements with seven provinces and territories, in addition to its previous agreements with Ontario, Alberta, and New

Published on: April 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

April 8 – Google dissolves its AI ethics board; Amazon planning to launch satellites to provide broadband access; Google Play Music is coming to an end

Google dissolves its AI ethics board just one week after forming it; Amazon’s planning to launch 3,000 satellites to provide broadband access to people in remote areas; Google Play Music will be coming

Published on: April 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith

St. Clair College producing tech-oriented students while bridging the gender gap

St. Clair College announced yesterday that they have been recognized as the number one Cisco Networking Academy partner in North America, boasting 1,680 students enrolled in Cisco's computer network programs in 2018. On

Published on: April 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Samsung snubs Apple on 5G modems; Machine learning improving flavours; John Legend lends his voice to Google Assistant

Samsung snubs Apple on 5G modems, machine learning could improve flavors in the food we grow; John Legend becomes the first celebrity to lend their voice to Google Assistant. It’s all the tech

Published on: April 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Developers 30 under 30 winners highlights the future of tech in Canada

The next generation of Canadian developers has arrived, and they are being recognized in the third annual Developer 30 under 30 list. The Developer 30 under 30 list is an awards program put

Published on: April 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Complaints about digital ads in Canada on the decline, according to Ad Standards

The amount of complaints being received regarding digital advertising is on the decline, according to the annual ad complaints report published by Ad Standards. This continues a trend that has materialized over the

Published on: April 4th, 2019 Buckley Smith