Executive Operations Archives - Page 2

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s new security feature, Microsoft and Walmart want in on cashier-less stores, Elon Musk and Chicago team up

Apple is working on a new security feature that would make it harder for investigators to get data off iPhones, Microsoft wants to make Walmart cashier-less, and Chicago is teaming up with Elon

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Zero to hero: how Vancouver upped its digital maturity to become one of the most innovative cities in Canada

Vancouver was Canada’s first city to implement a digital strategy more than five years ago in an effort to transform the internal processes of the municipal government and the public services it delivers

Published on: June 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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

What to expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018

The rumour mill has been pretty quiet leading up to Apple’s upcoming annual developer conference in San Jose, Calif., but there are a few things we’re expecting to see at this year’s event.

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

The Business Leadership podcast – Carl Rodrigues: enterprise mobile leader

Carl is president, CEO and founder of SOTI Inc., a world leader in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and mobile security technology. SOTI’s products and technology have received numerous awards and accolades from around

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Lazaridis Institute launches 15-city tour to help Canadian startups scale

It's a common refrain in Canada's tech industry that we excel at producing startups, but falter at scaling them. The Lazaridis Institute wants to help companies change that narrative. The Waterloo, Ont.-based institute,

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

MISA Prairies uses 2018 conference to rebrand itself – literally

RED DEER, Alta. - The Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Prairies chapter has come a long way from its humble beginnings, and its latest conference reflected that in more ways than one. The

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new dating feature; Court ruling could force changes at Uber and Lyft; LG announces G7 ThinQ

Facebook is entering the dating game with a new dating feature, a new court ruling could force companies like Uber and Lyft to convert drivers to employees, and LG has announced its G7

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Alex Radu

Turns out the iPhone X sold a lot more units than analysts expected

Apple Inc. reported its second-quarter results for 2018 on Tuesday, and contrary to analyst expectations that the company's newest, and most expensive, flagship device didn't live up to the hype, the numbers indicate

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook to let users erase personal data, halt further collection, Zuckerberg announces at F8

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know the social media giant is serious about improving user privacy standards. Zuckerberg began his opening keynote at Facebook's sort-of annual F8 Developer Conference,

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook over privacy concerns, Washington Post reports

It looks like the ongoing controversy over Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies might have had a casualty after all. On Monday, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, whose messaging app was acquired by Facebook

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon to expand Vancouver tech hub, create 3000 new jobs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand Monday to announce that Amazon Inc. would be expanding its Vancouver operations to the tune of 3000 new jobs. According an April 30 release, the Seattle-based

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson