Articles By Meagan Simpson

Blackberry, L-Spark announce first cohort for new tech accelerator program

Blackberry and L-Spark, Canada’s largest software-as-a-service accelerator, have officially announced the seven finalists for the first cohort of the new accelerator program set to help small to medium-sized technology businesses. The new accelerator

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

An app that allows Canadians to turn spare change into bitcoin

The idea of investing in some Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies can seem intriguing, but actually making that investment can be daunting, and many Canadians are still unsure how to get involved in the crypto world.

Published on: December 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

#HockeyTwitter: How Twitter Canada is betting on hockey and building online communities

#HockeyTwitter is...a new marketing campaign that the social media giant has launched to engage more hockey fans, or as SportsNet and Hockey Night in Canada reporter Christine Simpson put it in a promo

Published on: December 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

City of Toronto closer to launching driverless shuttles on public roads

Imagine a shuttle bus that gets you to that transit stop that's just too far away to walk to - now imagine that shuttle has no driver. Well, that's exactly what the City of

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

10 Toronto artificial intelligence experts you should know

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Transferwise announces easier access to platform with open API

International money transfer company Transferwise has announced that it is making it easier for anyone to integrate its software with any platform, by opening up its application programming interface (API). The U.K.-based company

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft and Mastercard team up to improve access to digital identities

Microsoft Corp. and Mastercard Inc., are teaming up for a new initiative, hoping to make it easier for more streamlined for people to use their digital identity online. In an announcement on Dec.

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Huawei woes continue; Facebook violates privacy again; Google’s accidental ad

The Huawei saga continues with Stephen Harper chiming in; Facebook can’t seem to get out of hot water and a Google employee causes a multi-million dollar ad mistake. Listen to the latest Hashtag

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Could blockchain have prevented the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak?

The recent recall of romaine lettuce due to E. coli has been in effect across Canada and the U.S. since Nov. 26th, but the problem started long before that, likely in a California

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Scale AI supercluster officially receives $290 million in funding

The Scale AI supercluster, part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initaitve has received its $230 million in funding from the federal government. Announced Thursday at the G7 Multistakeholder Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Published on: December 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Food and Beverage industry should take a note from Amazon, report insists

Technology is changing the way the food and beverage (F&B) industry runs, but F&B operators are failing to use data and digital platforms to engage with consumers, losing out on revenue opportunities, a

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Coinsquare acquires Toronto-based cryptocurrency wallet startup BlockEQ

Cryptocurrency buy and trade platform Coinsquare has announced the acquisition of the Toronto-based digital wallet startup BlockEQ to expand its reach in the world of digital currency. The acquisition was closed for $12 million CAD and

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Britain cuts Huawei; Tumblr cuts adult content; Apple cuts prices

Huawei gets cut from Britain's largest mobile carrier, Tumblr is going to war with adult content, and Apple dropping prices? ending HERE! All three of today’s stories come from LinkedIn. First up: Britain's

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

CIFAR names first cohort of Artificial Intelligence Chairs, part of Pan-Canadian AI strategy

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) announced today the first group of artificial intelligence (AI) chairs at its first annual meeting of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. The Canada CIFAR AI chairs one

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian employees are demanding access to virtual healthcare

Canadian employees want easier access to mobile apps that allow them to connect directly and instantly with nurses, physicians and other health professionals to help bridge the gap with traditional healthcare, according to

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson