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Alexa and Cortana meet in new Amazon and Microsoft partnership

In a first of its kind partnership, Amazon and Microsoft have announced that both companies' digital assistants will be able to speak to each other. Later this year, Alexa will be able to

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Alex Radu

Stage is set for Canadian B2B firms to scale up, former Dragon Bruce Croxon says

Canada's tech ecosystem is experiencing something of a resurgence in 2017, with few sectors illustrating its recent success better than the business-to-business (B2B) software firms who received funding from former Dragon's Den investor

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech CEO tackles digital ethics and its role in the development of AI & automation

TORONTO - As artificial intelligence and automation continues to develop, organizations all over the world are going to have to start thinking about digital ethics. As a senior leader  of Avanade since its conception

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

Uber to appoint Expedia chief as new CEO, Bloomberg reports

Embattled ride-hailing giant Uber Inc., which has faced criticism for its corporate culture, tendency to bulldoze over government regulations, and controversial founder and former CEO, may be turning a corner. Citing "two people

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung head sentenced to five years in bribery trial

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee has been convicted of bribing former South Korean President Park Geun-hye and sentenced to five years for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement and perjury. According to the Guardian,

Published on: August 25th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Infosys CEO steps down, slams company on the way out

Trouble is afoot at Indian tech giant Infosys. CEO Vishal Sikka resigned last week, citing "unrelenting, baseless... and increasingly personal attacks." Sikka, who has been the CEO and managing director of Infosys for

Published on: August 25th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Big win for ‘fair use’ on YouTube, Amazon to close Whole Foods deal on Monday

A New York District judge makes a landmark decision regarding YouTube and the Fair Use Act, Amazon will close its significant acquisition of Whole Foods on Monday and immediately slash prices, and a

Published on: August 25th, 2017 Alex Radu

Twitter Canada head steps down

Twitter Canada is unexpectedly searching for a new leader after managing director Rory Capern announced that he's stepping down. Capern made the announcement - how else? - in a tweet posted Wednesday morning,

Published on: August 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How NAFTA negotiations could shake up Canada’s tech industry

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland takes to the negotiating table in Washington, D.C. today to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump, there

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Aug. 9, 2017 – Google’s diversity spat; VR in the browser

Google’s internal policies are publicly criticized, Firefox introduces virtual reality capabilities, and video games are officially bad for your health. Starting with Twitter, a 10-page memo from a senior software engineer at Google

Published on: August 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Despite controversies, Samsung continues to post record gains

After a year that saw its de facto head arrested, one of its flagship devices literally explode, and its public reputation plunge, Samsung Electronics Ltd. appears to have made a full recovery. In

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung heir continues to deny charges in first testimony at ongoing bribery trial

Samsung Group has been no stranger to controversy over the last few months thanks to its widely-publicized exploding smartphones, and the ongoing corruption scandal involving its heir and South Korea's ousted president is

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Apple’s services division is now the size of a Fortune 100 company

Apple has announced the financial results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter (Q3), which ended July 1, 2017, and all is well for the tech giant. The company reached a quarterly revenue of

Published on: August 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Former Google Canada exec planning to keep Pelmorex ahead of digital disruption

Sam Sebastian announced his departure from Google Canada just this week, and he’s already planning his first few steps as president and CEO of Pelmorex Corp., a position he starts on Sept. 5.

Published on: July 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Twitter fails to add new users in latest quarterly results

Twitter Inc. has much to celebrate when it comes to advertising revenue, but its latest quarterly results also illustrate an inescapable fact: the social media icon is having trouble attracting new users. In

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood