Articles By Meagan Simpson

E-commerce and online presence make SMBs more confident about growth

Small and medium businesses in Canada are more optimistic than last year, and companies with an online presence are most confident about continued growth according to eBay Canada's annual SMB Optimism Index report. Even

Published on: October 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ and awards show live-stream

Startup Canada is currently hosting its Day on the Hill in Ottawa, spotlighting the Canadian startup community and entrepreneurs. Throughout Thursday it held talks and events with a focus on women, social, high

Published on: October 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: A phone for your phone; Facebook sued over video metrics; Russia-Iran tweets revealed

A mini sidekick phone for your phone, Facebook is being sued again over false video metrics and Twitter reveals over 10 million tweets from the Russian and Iranian troll campaigns. First from Google:

Published on: October 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

HashtagTrending: Cannabis and machine learning; ‘Weed-dating’; and tracking consumption

It’s October 17th and unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know what that means. Recreational cannabis is now officially legal across Canada and in light of this we decided to

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Technology companies play key role in new cannabis industry

Legalization of marijuana has arrived in Canada, and technology is playing a big role in this new industry, everything from artificial intelligence in production, to software for supply chain management, to e-commerce sites

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Women make up one third of Canadian entrepreneurs, but not in tech industry

Female entrepreneurs in Canada are increasing in number, tend to be younger than their male counterparts and are starting businesses at a faster rate than men, however gender equality among STEM industry business

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canada’s hardest to fill tech jobs of 2018

With a growing tech market but a shortage of tech talent, some jobs in Canada are going to be harder to fill than others, Indeed.com compiled a list of the hardest to fill

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine

A former product manager for Reddit says his time there made the world a worse place, Boston Dynamics taught its robot parkour and privacy search engine DuckDuckGo grows. First, trending on Reddit: A

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Bringing the ‘Ritual’ experience to pharmacy prescriptions

Pharmacies across Canada now have a new digital way to fill prescriptions that has the potential to cut down on wait times for patients and streamline the prescription process, thanks to a new

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV

A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own ‘Snap-sized’ TV shows. First trending on

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Jordan Jacobs, co-founder of Vector Institute on Canada as a global AI leader

Canada is uniquely positioned to become a global leader in the world of artificial intelligence and transform not only Canada as a country but the world, according to Jordan Jacobs, Layer 6 co-founder

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Lenovo reclaims top spot in worldwide PC shipments

Lenovo has reclaimed the number one spot in global PC shipments despite a slight decline in overall shipments according to preliminary results of the third quarter of 2018 from the International Data Corporation

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

TD Bank’s ‘Layer 6’ to bring machine learning personalization to diabetes care

Layer 6 AI is teaming up with the University of Toronto (UofT) to bring its personalization focused deep learning technology to the world of healthcare, with a focus on diabetes. The TD Bank

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

TD Bank helps Canadian startups with patents

TD Bank Group is no stranger to investing in artificial intelligence and Canadian startups; acquiring Layer 6 at the beginning of this year, and partnering with Kasisto in October of last year and Toronto-based

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Google+ data leak, Pixel 3 unveiled and; Google losing ads to Amazon

Google shuts down Google+ after a data leak, unveils the Pixel 3, and might be losing advertising to Amazon. Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending First from Reddit: It may be no surprise

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson