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Google I/O 2022: Big features coming to Google Workspace

As usual, Google I/O didn't disappoint. The company announced a whole host of new devices, including the Google Pixel 7 smartphones and the Pixel...

Google is now accepting applications for next cohort of the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada

Google Canada today announced it is accepting applications until June 21 for the third cohort of the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada program.  The accelerator...

Bell announces the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada

Bell has deployed the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada to accelerate 5G network performance at the edge. AWS Wavelength is part of AWS’ platform for building...

Canadian company develops human-like AI meeting assistant

An Ottawa-based company is making virtual meetings more productive with its human-like artificial intelligence (AI)-powered meeting assistant. Uncanny Lab Ltd.’s bluecap technology enhances the meeting experience...

Hashtag Trending April 6, 2022 – Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board; Apple sued over payment schedule; new U.S. cyber bureau

Files from Tom Li Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board of directors, Apple is being sued over payment schedule, and the U.S. government establishes a new...

Hashtag Trending April 4, 2022 – Apple’s iPhone hardware subscription service; Meta loses AI scientists; Amazon spent $4.3 million on anti-union consultants

Apple's next move may be an iPhone hardware subscription service, Meta loses top AI scientists, and Amazon has spent over $4 million on consultants...

Canadian fintech firm FundThrough acquires invoice factoring business of U.S. financial services provider BlueVine

Canadian financial technology platform firm FundThrough has acquired the invoice factoring business of U.S.-based financial technology company BlueVine. 

Tools of Engagement – CMO Talks with Celia Fleischaker

Customer engagement took a hit in the early days of Covid-19, as changing attitudes and behaviours combined with unprecedented shifts in the volume of...

Google Cloud’s AI/ML stack to power Toronto firm’s NLP platform 

Google Cloud has announced a multi-year tech partnership with Toronto-based software firm Cohere where Google Cloud’s AI and ML infra. will power Cohere’s NLP platform. 

Canadian firm, RCMP team to develop AI governance framework

NuEnergy.ai, a Canadian tech company focused on the governance of AI, has launched a platform to support ethical governance and measurement of AI deployments.

Hootsuite acquires customer messaging platform company Heyday

Global social media management platform firm Hootsuite today announced it is acquiring Montreal-based AI customer messaging platform company Heyday for CA$60 million. 

Intuit invites AI-focused startups to apply for its new accelerator program

Global financial platform company Intuit, along with venture studio and venture capital firm Highline Beta, is launching a new accelerator for AI-focused startups to help communities overcome financial challenges in North America. 

Darktrace partners with Microsoft to help organizations close the security gaps across the cloud

Autonomous cybersecurity artificial intelligence (AI) company Darktrace has partnered with Microsoft to provide mutual customers with enterprise-scale, self-learning AI that detects and autonomously responds to cyber-threats. 

Cohort of 80 Canadian firms announce AI-powered certification to improve workplace diversity and inclusion

Toronto-based diversity & inclusion data and consulting company Diversio announced the inaugural cohort of over 80 Diversio-certified Canadian companies at a press conference co-hosted by City of Toronto Mayor John Tory today. 

Microsoft Canada to provide digital solutions for Natural Resources Canada’s climate action research

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is partnering with Microsoft Canada to support the government's sustainable development and climate action research with digital solutions. Microsoft will offer...

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