Articles By Meagan Simpson

Microsoft and Kroger partner to bring ‘retail-as-a-service’ product to market

It seems like almost anything is available 'as-a-service' these days and today Microsoft Corp. and major U.S. grocery retailer The Kroger Co. are looking to bring to bring a new retail-as-a-service (RaaS) product

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Google Assistant reaches one billion devices

Google has almost doubled the number of Google Assistant enabled devices over the past year, according to the company, which states that it will soon reach one billion Google Assistant enables devices. It's

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Germany loses iPhones; AI predicts alzheimer’s; Marriott admits passport numbers hacked

Apple pulls iPhone models in Germany, artificial intelligence can predict alzheimer’s and Marriott gives more detail on data hack.   First up from LinkedIn: Apple is still making headlines after a crazy last

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Callaway Golf uses artificial intelligence to create newest clubs

The world of golf may be getting 'techier' in 2019 thanks to Callaway Golf Company's newest clubs designed using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company which claims it "creates products designed to make

Published on: January 4th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

TomTom partnerships developing intelligent, autonomous driving solutions

Navigation technology firm TomTom announced two new partnerships today focused on creating intelligent and autonomous driving solutions. TomTom is working with Japanese automotive manufacturer Denso Corp. to combine its HD digital map product

Published on: January 4th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: China iPhone sales flop; Apple loses $446 billion; ready for CES

Weaker demand for the iPhone in China is being blamed for Apple missing targets, Apple loses a whole lot of money and people are already gearing up for CES. First up from LinkedIn:

Published on: January 4th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Employers hiking salaries to attract new hires, but forgetting about current staff, Hays reports

Raising salaries to attract new candidates while forgetting to offer raises to current employees could cause problems for Canadian tech companies in a 2019 job market that favours workers over companies, according to

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Amazon workers’ union; Android apps share data with Facebook; $1,000 to quit Facebook?

Amazon warehouse workers increase demands for a union, Facebook is tracking data from Android apps, and it's not illegal, and how much money would you take to walk away from Facebook for a

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

NexTech wants to “AR-itize” ecommerce, integrates IBM Watson

Augmented reality (AR) is a growing trend in ecommerce and one Toronto company wants to lead the way and "AR-itize" the industry, recently announcing it's integrating IBM Watson's machine learning algorithms with its AR platform.

Published on: January 2nd, 2019 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, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: AI in the enterprise, smarter chatbots, ethical AI goes global in 2019

Businesses adopting artificial intelligence, chatbots get smarter, and ethical AI goes global. Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! 2018 was the year that artificial intelligence seemed to really take off, with AI

Published on: December 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Consumers want technology that puts their health and values first, report finds

People around the world are trying to find value - in the data that they are being asked to give up and in the products and services they use, companies will win by

Published on: December 21st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Rebuilding trust – key to social media marketing in 2019, Hootsuite finds

In 2019 social media marketing will be all about rebuilding trust with consumers and creating interactive, personalized and genuine content to engage the modern consumer according to Hootsuite. This past year was a

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

The Avon lady gets a digital makeover for the Instagram era

You may remember the Avon lady knocking on your door selling her makeup products, now that Avon lady is getting a makeover of her own - and it's a digital one. Avon Canada

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian-based Coinsquare makes first international move, launches in Europe

Toronto-born cryptocurrency trading platform Coinsquare is making its first international move, expanding into a number of countries in the European Union. Today, Coinsquare announced it has officially launched in 25 European countries, including the

Published on: December 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson