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Women at Microsoft filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints – only 1 was deemed ‘founded’

New details have emerged in the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Women working in U.S.-based technical jobs at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial settled; Amazon’s new delivery service; Facebook testing downvote button

The Uber and Waymo trial ends with a settlement. Amazon goes after FedEx and UPS with its new delivery service. And Facebook is finally testing a dislike button - sort of. From LinkedIn:

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial begins; Elon Musk launches a Tesla Roadster into space

A high-profile trial between Uber and Google’s self-driving division Waymo begins in San Francisco. Tesla founder Elon Musk launches one of his company’s first vehicles into space. And Julian Assange’s request to temporarily

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce CEO calls for heightened regulation and leadership changes among tech giants

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called for a shift in culture among tech leaders that emphasizes trust, while calling out former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in the process during a panel about consumer trust

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Legal, finance and medical industries could benefit from new reading AI, expert says

A new reading AI that beat humans for the first time in one of the world’s most difficult reading comprehension tests could have a significant impact on various industries, says the academic director

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Former Google engineer’s lawsuit has no foundation, Toronto lawyer says

James Damore’s class action lawsuit claiming that Google unfairly discriminates against white men with unpopular political views is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of systemic sexism and underrepresentation of women and minorities in

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

If you own an LCD screen, you may be entitled to free money

New settlements in a class-action lawsuit involving alleged price-fixing in the Canadian liquid crystal display (LCD) market means that if you own an LCD screen, you might be entitled to part of the

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Lawyers and accountants increasingly turning to legal technology for real estate issues

Lawyers and accountants put the technology available to them to good use last year, especially when it came to real estate issues. That's according to the review recently released by Blue J Legal,

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cybersecurity tops BLG’s legal business risks for 2018

Cyber security is the biggest legal challenge that organizations must confront in 2018, according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP. Businesses across Canada will have to follow in Alberta’s footsteps, currently, the only province

Published on: January 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Government requests for Facebook user data continue to increase in Canada and worldwide

Government requests for Facebook user data are on the rise in Canada and so is the frequency with which the company is handing over at least some of that information - according to

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Alex Coop

Top Canadian researcher says AI robots deserve human rights

Should artificially intelligent robots have the same rights as people? Yes, says one of Canada’s top artificial intelligence (AI) entrepreneurs. Suzanne Gildert is co-founder and chief scientific officer of Kindred AI, a Vancouver

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Christine Wong

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

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

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

Daaba connects businesses with nearby law service providers that fit their budget

The legal profession is currently facing something of a paradox: today's law students face decreasing job prospects and are graduating with more than $100,000 in debt, yet depending on the area of law,

Published on: August 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff