Articles By Meagan Simpson

‘Girls Who Code’ empowering young girls in tech brings free coding clubs to Canada

A U.S.-based non-profit focused on closing the gender gap in technology has announced it is expanding into Canada, opening clubs helping young girls learn to code. Girls Who Code made the announcement Wednesday

Published on: November 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Ryerson and MLSE sports technology incubator now accepting applications

Technology touches every industry - sports are no different, and now Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment (MLSE)  is getting in on the action, announcing that its new sports technology incubator in partnership with Ryerson University

Published on: November 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Veeam Software announces CEO shakeup; co-founder makes the cut, McKay does not

A restructuring of its executive team and a new CEO is in the works for Veaam Software, with the company recently announcing that it's promoted the company's co-founder Andrei Baronov to CEO and

Published on: November 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: More robots less workers; Secretly rating shoppers; MacBook microphone detaches

Automation may be replacing human hires at Amazon, companies are secretly rating shoppers and the newest MacBook’s microphone detaches for privacy, but is it useful? Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! First

Published on: November 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Marketing technology companies with the strongest networks

It’s a well known fact that networking and connections can drive success in any business; a company that successfully networks can increase investment, sales and talent opportunities. A new data set is making it

Published on: November 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Advancing women in tech; Uber’s self driving cars; Apple’s woozy emoji puzzles

Move The Dial hosts inaugural global summit on women leadership in tech, Uber wants to test self-driving cars again, and what's up with Apple’s woozy emoji? First up: This week marks the first

Published on: November 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian Tire, Walmart changing ecommerce with in store, self-serve kiosks

Big box retailers appear to be expanding their e-commerce efforts, with Canadian Tire and Walmart bringing in-store, self-serve kiosks to brick and mortar stores across Canada. Canadian Tire announced Wednesday that it is

Published on: November 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Fast growing payments system Adyen expands to Canada

International payment processor Adyen, which boasts customers like eBay, and Microsoft has expanded its platform into Canada. The Amsterdam-based company announced on Tuesday it is bringing its full-scale unified commerce payment system to

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

This smartphone folds in half, but does it matter?

The long-rumoured foldable phone has finally arrived, but questions around who and what its for remain unanswered. Little-known Royole Corporation has announced the FlexPai, the world's first commercial foldable smartphone. Royole has beaten out

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto startup bringing AI and IoT to oil and gas industry, raises $7 million in funding

A Toronto-based startup that is bringing artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) to the gas and oil industry recently closed a seed funding round of $7 million and is expanding its reach

Published on: October 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

New Moneris analytics tool shows ROI of digital marketing for brick-and-mortar stores

A new digital analytics tool from Moneris Solutions Corp. is hoping to make it easier for retailers to measure the effect digital ad spending can have on in-store purchases and ROI with its

Published on: October 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Telus embraces GitHub’s open source community to create digital platform

Telus Corp. is embracing digital transformation, and has even been ‘open’ to using open source software for its digital platform as it attempts to make customer and employee experiences easier through automated technology.

Published on: October 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Google and sexual harassment; U.K. fines Facebook; AI portrait’s big price-tag

Google’s CEO has admitted it had a sexual harassment problem, the U.K. has fined Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the painting creating by artificial intelligence sold way above predictions. First from

Published on: October 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Microsoft acquisition of GitHub made official

Microsoft Corp. is increasingly investing in open source, on Friday officially completing its acquisition of coding development platform GitHub. The $7.5 billion acquisition was originally announced in June, when it was stated that the

Published on: October 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

How Rubikloud is changing the retail landscape with automation

Rubikloud is using artificial intelligence and machine learning-based technologies to help retailers become more efficient, and plans to become the pre-eminent, global leader in AI software for enterprise retailers. The Toronto-based business, which

Published on: October 25th, 2018 Meagan Simpson