Articles By Tom Li

Twitter teams up with Wealthsimple to send cash to creators via Tip Jar

Twitter users with the new Tip Jar feature enabled can now link it directly to a Wealthsimple Cash account to receive tips. The announcement today makes Wealthsimple Cash the first Canadian payment service

Published on: August 19th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 19 – Apple and Corellium dispute; Crypto hacker gets job offer; Facebook tackles COVID-19 misinformation

Apple files a notice of appeal against security firm Corellium, Poly Network offers Hacker who stole from the company a job, and Mark Zuckerberg talks COVID-19 misinformation. It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: August 19th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 16 – Encrypted calls in Messenger; Reddit’s $10 billion valuation; and fiery power supplies

Facebook rolls out encrypted voice and video calls, Reddit reaches a $10 billion valuation, and fiery power supplies? It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday

Published on: August 16th, 2021 Tom Li

Federal government invests $1.44 billion in Telesat satellite internet

The federal government has announced an additional CA$1.44 billion in funding for Telesat, a Crown-owned Canadian satellite communication company, to build its Lightspeed low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation. Under the agreement announced on Thursday,

Published on: August 13th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 11- Apple’s pay inequality problem; Google increases privacy for kids; Google cutting remote employees pay

We pride ourselves on getting the facts right. A story in our August 10 episode didn’t measure up to our standards. So we’ve re-recorded the story so you don’t have to go back,

Published on: August 11th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 9 – Shopify crosses $1 billion sales; Apple wins patent dispute; FTC condemns Facebook

Shopify crosses $1 billion in sales, Apple successfully overturns jury verdict on a patent dispute, the FTC condemns Facebook over blocking researchers. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to

Published on: August 9th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 6- Tech talent demands; Amazon’s anti-union tactics; Apple scanning phones for child abuse content

Today's Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. Tech talent in Canada is in high demand, Amazon has been charged with illegally confiscating pro-union pamphlets, and Apple’s new tool could scan iPhones

Published on: August 6th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 5 – Facebook bans academics; Microsoft in damage control mode; Nvidia’s Arm acquisition hits a snag

Facebook is axing the personal accounts of academics, Microsoft deals with major backlash on a Windows 11 YouTube video, and Nvidia’s Arm acquisition is hitting a roadblock. It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: August 5th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 4 – Amazon warehouse workers may re-vote on union; Zoom to pay $85 million to settle privacy complaints; Silicon Valley tech startup growth and competition

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama may get a second shot at voting on unionizing, Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims that the company lied about end-to-end encryption, and “nontraditional”

Published on: August 4th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending August 3 – EA ransom fails; Apple bans anti-vax dating app; Amazon soap dispenser cleans your hands better

Hackers failed to sell stolen EA data, Apple ejects anti-vax dating app from its app store, and Amazon’s new soap dispenser wants to help you wash your hands properly. It’s all the tech

Published on: August 3rd, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending July 30 – Chipotle phishing scam; Big tech make’s vaccines mandatory; Media and vaccine rates

Scammers use Chipotle Mailgun account for phishing attacks, Google and Facebook make vaccines mandatory for employees, and are those who get news from Facebook less likely to get the vaccine? It’s all the

Published on: July 30th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending July 29 – Scam baiter gets baited; Alien search using AI; Dell PC energy compliance

Today's Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Scam-baiting YouTuber falls victim to scammers, scientists are using AI in search of alien tech, and new energy laws are limiting Dell’s market in

Published on: July 29th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending July 28 – Facebook courts religious groups; YouTube censor’s Brazil’s President; Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion deal

Today's Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. Facebook is trying to set up a partnership with religious groups, YouTube removes videos posted by Brazil’s President, and Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2

Published on: July 28th, 2021 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending July 27 – Electric vehicle myth debunk; AI speech tool to spreads fake news? And Telsa gets tricked by moon

A new study debunks a longstanding electric vehicle myth, AI speech recreation tools have some experts worried, and Tesla’s automated cars hit a snag. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now,

Published on: July 27th, 2021 Tom Li

Nokia Canada partners with EDC to strengthen supply chain

Export Development Canada (EDC) will provide financing and insurance solutions to Nokia Canada to boost the export of its technologies and products. As a crown corporation, EDC helps Canadian businesses to mitigate risk

Published on: July 26th, 2021 Tom Li