Articles By Meagan Simpson

BlackBerry CEO urges U.S. Senate to pass driverless car legislation

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has signed a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to pass legislation that will be game changing for self-driving cars. The bill in question is

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

CRTC lays down first-ever fines for malware-infected ads

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is fining two companies $250,000 for their involvement in installing malicious software through online advertisements, a first under Canada's anti-spam law. Sunlight Media Network Inc. and

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadians using Bitcoin for investment purposes, Bank of Canada says

More Canadians are now using Bitcoin, but it's mainly for investment purposes, according to a Bank of Canada study. The central banking agency released a report this month stating that Canadians are also

Published on: July 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft exceeds $100 billion in revenue for first time ever

Microsoft has surpassed $100 billion (all figures USD) in revenue for the first time in its history, thanks to the continued success of its cloud services. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Intel breaks Guinness World Record celebrating 50th anniversary

Intel Corp. broke the Guinness World Record for most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne flown simultaneously while putting on a brightly coloured light show earlier this week. The performance, which involved 2,018 drones, was

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

AI successfully debates humans – thanks to IBM technology

IBM Corp. has debuted an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can successfully engage in open debate with humans. On June 18 IBM held a public demonstration pitting its technology, dubbed Project Debater, against

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto man sues Facebook $500,000 for ‘anxiety’ related to Cambridge Analytica breach

A Toronto resident is suing Facebook for $500,000 in relation to the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach. Alfonzo Mattucci has filed a suit against Facebook Inc., Facebook Canada. and Cambridge Analytica, claiming he has

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Prime Day brings in record sales for Amazon

Despite website struggles, this year’s Amazon Prime Day broke sales records around the world. Within minutes of the sale opening on July 16th, Amazon’s website crashed, with online shoppers unable to access the

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How one Toronto tech startup is using AI to improve management systems

Toronto based Tealbook is being recognized with a venture capital investment for its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing the world of supplier procurement. CEO and founder, Stephany Lapierre told IT World

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Here’s how online retailers other than Amazon approached Prime Day

If you were an Amazon Prime customer, July 16, 2018 was the "Boxing Day of July." If you were an online retailer that wasn't Amazon? Not so much. Amazon's competitors made a greater

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How Microsoft Azure is helping improve cancer research, treatment for Canadians

The Vancouver-based B.C. Cancer Research Foundation is partnering with Microsoft Corp. on innovative research that is changing the way we treat and understand cancer. That B.C. Cancer is using Microsoft Azure to upload,

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Everyone using cryptocurrency, a cashless world, and payment data is king

Cryptocurrency becomes easier, no more cash, and payment data improves businesses Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! My first prediction in this new year, is that cryptocurrency will be easier for the

Published on: January 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson