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Hashtag Trending – Elon Musk is selling flamethrowers, Apple slashes iPhone X production, Dell gets creative

Elon Musk has upgraded from selling simple hats to not-so-simple flamethrowers, Apple is reportedly cutting iPhone X production in half after disappointing sales, and Dell may be looking at a reverse-merger. From LinkedIn

Published on: January 30th, 2018 Alex Radu

Ontario PC Party adds ransomware to list of troubles

Following a tumultuous week that saw both its leader and its president resign in the face of allegations of sexual misconduct, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party may now face a cyber security crisis.

Published on: January 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Avaya acquires Spoken Communications, touts fresh beginning

New Orleans, La. – Jim Chirico’s message couldn’t be clearer this morning: Avaya has money, it’s looking to form new partnerships and it’s dedicated to the cloud. “What we’re doing now, is playing to

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Apple HomePod release date announced; Canada still waiting

Apple Inc.'s long-awaited wireless speaker, the HomePod, will be available for online orders this Friday - but not in Canada. Consumers from the U.S., U.K. and Australia will have the first chance to

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Why Amazon HQ2 would be bad for Toronto

One of the shiniest gems dangled by Amazon’s HQ2 is the prospect of bringing 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs along with it. Critics of the idea of setting up Amazon’s new headquarters in

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

GM’s new Markham-based Technical Centre to act as company’s software hub

MARKHAM, ONT. - A new Greater Toronto Area (GTA) facility opened by General Motors on Friday will play a crucial role in the company's digital transformation efforts, a company executive has told ITBusiness.ca.

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon reveals shortlist for HQ2 – and it includes Toronto

It looks like Toronto's collaborative, incentive-free strategy for courting Amazon.com Inc. paid off. The Seattle-based tech giant, which announced that it would be soliciting bids for a second headquarters to equal its home

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

$12 million investment will help Ratehub expand its insurance services, digitize mortgage process

For the past seven years, Ratehub Inc. has laid the foundation for its company without external help, but with a new $12 million financing deal, the company is poised to expand its online

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry’s chief security officer on how to secure emerging auto tech

At the CES 2018 BlackBerry booth, BlackBerry Chief Security Officer Alex Manea shared some attack methods he's seen that might be keeping auto executives gripping their wheels pretty tightly. "The biggest hacks that

Published on: January 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Kodak enters blockchain and cryptocurrency market with KodakOne, KodakCoin

Kodak has jumped on the blockchain bandwagon. In a licensing partnership with Wenn Digital, Kodak announced Tuesday the launch of the KodakOne image rights management platform and KodakCoin, a new token that will

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

TD Bank acquires enterprise AI firm Layer 6

TD Bank Group’s digital transformation strategy has led to the acquisition of Toronto-based artificial intelligence (AI) firm Layer 6. In a Tuesday statement Michael Rhodes, TD's head of innovation, technology, and shared services,

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

NVIDIA to build its AI self-driving platform on BlackBerry QNX

BlackBerry QNX has scored yet another huge autonomous vehicle partnership. NVIDIA announced at CES 2018 this week that it will be using QNX's safety-certified operating system as the foundation of its AI self-driving

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

SAP Canada appoints new country manager

SAP Canada has named a new managing director. Andy Canham will assume the role after previously serving less than a year as SAP Canada’s chief operating officer. He will replace John Graham, who

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Vancouver cryptocoin mining company enters into $26 million deal, adds 5,000 mining rigs to arsenal

Less than a month after entering the Canadian stock exchange and a $26 million bought deal with Eight Capital, a Vancouver-based cryptocurrency mining company will soon be on the receiving end of 5,000

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Alex Coop