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Hashtag Trending – Snap Inc. releases updated Spectacles; real-life Transformers; Sonos worth $3B?

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. releases the next generation of its wearable Spectacles camera; Japanese researchers have created a real-life Transformer; and the Wall Street Journal reports that smart speaker maker Sonos could be

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook reports strong first-quarter revenue growth, despite Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook Inc. released its first-quarter 2018 financial results on Wednesday, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal doesn't appear to have made a dent in its revenue or user base. In an April 25 press

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Former Yahoo owner fined $35 million USD over massive data breach

Altaba, the legal entity that used to oversee Yahoo Inc.'s search engine and email service, has agreed to pay a $35 million fine from an American regulator for failing to disclose to investors

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Twitter boasts second straight profitable quarter, adds 6 million new users

After failing to add any new users in last year's fourth quarter, Twitter Inc. added 6 million new users during the first quarter of 2018 while posting revenue growth of 21 per cent.

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Mitel acquired by Roots owner Searchlight Capital for $2 billion, will go private

Ottawa-based Mitel Networks Corp. has been acquired by London-based Searchlight Capital Partners for $2 billion. The cash transaction was announced on Tuesday and will see Mitel be taken off the public stock exchanges

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Borealis AI expands lab network into Vancouver

Vancouver will be home to a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre focusing on computer vision, Borealis AI announced this morning. Building off its recent investments in the Canadian AI ecosystem, the new

Published on: April 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared in data harvesting scandal, official says

It’s possible Canadians’ private Facebook messages may have been shared without their consent as part of a massive data extraction scandal, a senior leader at Facebook confirmed to the House of Commons Standing

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Home Depot stores in Canada follow U.S. strategy, hire over 100 tech professionals

Home Depot is hiring 1,000 new hires to its technology teams this year, 100 of whom will be stationed at the Store Support office in Toronto. A spokesperson told ITbusiness.ca that the Canadian

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Digital transformation, sustainability highlighted at HP’s Executive Forum keynote

HP Inc. was in the red in just about every category possible in 2016, but fast forward two years later and the company is solidly in the positives, posting high growth every quarter

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

PC market continues to decline

The PC market experienced a 14th consecutive quarter of decline, dating back to the second quarter of 2012. According to Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totalled 61.7 million units in the first quarter of

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

SAS announces fraud and security intelligence division

DENVER - SAS Institute is no stranger to fraud, and after many years of experience in the space, the company is creating a dedicated fraud division called the fraud and security intelligence division.

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Radu

Ex-McGuinty aide gets four months in jail for deleting gas plant emails

David Livingston, chief of staff for ex-Liberal Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, has been sentenced to four months in jail for illegally deleting emails related to the cancellation of two Ontario gas plants in

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Everything SAS announced at Global Forum 2018

DENVER - SAS Institute's Global Forum 2018 is coming to a close, and between a new fraud division, artificial intelligence and machine learning updates, and a focus on the Internet of Things, we're putting

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Alex Radu

Zuckerberg is ‘sorry’ but not stepping down as Facebook restricts data access for developers

Facebook CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerberg again told media that he made mistakes that lead to privacy violations by third-party developers and tampering in election campaigns around the world, but that he's not

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry sues again – this time it’s Snapchat for patent infringement

A month after suing Facebook, BlackBerry is going after Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. To make up for its decline in revenues since ditching the smartphone market, the Canadian tech company has been

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Alex Coop