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One giant leap for blockchain – two organizations team up to document human artifacts on the moon

TORONTO - Humans haven’t mastered space travel, but 413,000 pounds of our stuff has managed to pile up on the moon. That’s why TODAQ Financial and For All Moonkind are partnering up to

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Former Canada Post exec reflects on how organization saved more than $4 million

Canada Post put the brakes on a costly migration process and instead turned to an add-on to Outlook that ended up saving the organization approximately $4 million, according to its former director of

Published on: May 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – PayPal to buy iZettle for $2.2B; New details about EnStream in Canada; Elon Musk’s Boring Company unveils next project

PayPal has plans to acquire iZettle for $2.2 billion, EnStream, a joint venture between Rogers, Telus and Bell is suddenly in the spotlight, and Elon Musk wants to charge $1 for his new

Published on: May 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Government, enterprise interest in Red Hat and open source skyrocketing

A popular quote from Mohandas Gandhi graces most of the Red Hat Canada offices across the country: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Machine learning systems that discriminate violate human rights, Toronto-based declaration says

Machine learning software has been touted as the next wave of innovation, promising to help governments and businesses make faster and more accurate decisions. But human rights activists and technology groups warned Wednesday

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential to disrupt multiple industries. But it’s also catching the eye of the federal

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

New app makes it easier for Canadians to make charitable donations from their smartphones

A new app is looking to make donations to a cause or charity easy by allowing Canadians to donate spare change directly from their smartphones. Canadian fintech app, Mylo Financial Technologies Inc., which

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon gets into healthcare, Huawei releasing P20, Google’s Duplex is unethical

Amazon is hoping to get into healthcare with Alexa, Huawei is releasing a new smartphone in Canada this week, and one expert thinks Google’s Duplex is deceptive and unethical. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How the City of Lethbridge prepared its Smart Cities Challenge application

RED DEER, Alta. - Public feedback played a central role in Lethbridge’s application for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, the city’s IT general manager explained during a recent presentation. During the 2018 Municipal

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

Calling the City of Mississauga a mobile technology-ready municipality is an understatement. For the past two years, 90 per cent of city employees have been given a virtual private network (VPN)-connected laptop, smartphone,

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

TORONTO - Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community, organizers told a public gathering on Thursday night. But developer Sidewalk

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Oculus Go launches; Vine’s return on indefinite hold; Facebook raids Instagram photos

Oculus Go might be the VR gadget you actually buy, Vine’s much anticipated return comes to a standstill, and Facebook harvests more than 3.5 billion Instagram photos. From Reddit - The long arm

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

AI’s predictive, transparency and IoT capabilities on bank executives’ minds, according to Accenture

Canadian banks have been using AI to automate repetitive, manual tasks, such as AML transaction monitoring and credit card fraud detection for more than a decade, but a new report suggests executives are

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Salesforce CFO explains why companies need to meet the fourth industrial revolution head-on

TORONTO - If Salesforce.com Inc. president and CFO Mark Hawkins had one message for the audience watching his keynote at the first-ever Salesforce World Tour in Toronto, it was this: Adapt or die.

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Solving problems, not machine learning, should be tech industry’s focus, former U.S. CTO says

A day after the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)’s 2018 Discovery conference kicked off with a robot and her creator extolling the virtues of artificial intelligence (AI), Shift7 CEO Megan Smith told attendees

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood