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Microsoft buys GitHub for $7.5 billion

It’s official - Microsoft Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the $2 billion startup that boasts 28 million software developers. Microsoft made the announcement this morning, and was quick to emphasize

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada still a ‘fast follow’ market, says ServiceNow country manager

Canada is a hotbed for tech talent, but the country is slow to adopt new technologies, especially in the enterprise space, says ServiceNow’s Canada country manager. “We do have a lot of customers

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sun Chemical’s manufacturing services cover more than just ink

TORONTO - You would be forgiven for associating Sun Chemical with only one part of the manufacturing process - after all, the Parsippany, New Jersey-based company, which has roots in a Paris business

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The myths around AI, as explained at the Toronto Tech Summit

Twenty years ago, The Truman Show, a satirical movie that portrayed an orphan who was unknowingly the subject of a reality show where his every move was observed by the viewing public, was

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Samsung launches AI centre in Toronto

Samsung Research America (SRA) is launching a new artificial intelligence centre at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The new AI centre will be Samsung’s second in North America, with the other in

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian banks, TMX, use open source blockchain pilot to process security settlements instantly

An ongoing pilot project is continuing to transform the Canadian financial infrastructure and recently proved that blockchain can instantly settle both cash and security settlements. The Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, TMX Group

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Advances in flexible electronics could lead to better air travel experience, says Bombardier designer

TORONTO --- The aerospace industry isn’t too concerned about flexible and hybrid electronics, but it has the potential to significantly lighten the burden on passengers and airline operators, said Bombardier’s Robert Grant. Grant,

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

CPES 2018 award winners include interactive retail display unit, NFC-enabled cartons

TORONTO - An interactive retail display unit for the cosmetic industry, a mass-produced near-field communication (NFC)-enabled carton, and a Sheridan College administrator were among the recipients of industry association Intelliflex’s 2018 Canadian Printable/Flexible

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Stat-sensing sports wearable developer declared Intelliflex’s 2018 Startup of the Year

TORONTO - The developer and manufacturer behind a wearable device designed to collect the physical stats of four-, eight-, 12-, or even 16-player sports teams has won industry association Intelliflex’s 2018 Startup of

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Car2Go pulls out of Toronto; New details emerge about pedestrian killed by Uber’s self-driving car; Elon Musk bashes media

Car2Go pulls out of Toronto, new details emerge about Uber’s self-driving car that killed a woman in March, and Elon Musk gets roasted online after bashing the media and saying he plans to

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

The question IBM Watson’s global lead says AI companies need to ask, and soon

TORONTO - With artificial intelligence playing an ever-greater role in steering digital transformation, the global lead behind one of the world's best-known AI systems wants both developers and the companies adopting their work

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Re-decentralizing search engines will improve access to information, says SingularityNET CEO

TORONTO --- A decentralized internet, resembling the early days when no one had to rely on governmental and corporate servers, will not only improve basic search engine capabilities, but change how people access

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Alex Coop

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