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Huawei welcomes Ontario delegation by announcing new 5G research partnerships

Huawei will extend its Kanata, Ont.-based Canada Research Centre and partnership with Carleton University to focus on 5G advanced communications research, the firm announced today as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne visited its Shenzhen,

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Check out the improved Map of the Internet by Cogeco Peer 1

Have you ever wondered what exactly human use of the Internet looks like? With its Map of the Internet app, Cogeco Peer 1 can provide users with a tangible, 3D visualization of the

Published on: November 28th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Google’s eSIMs on the Pixel are just the beginning

The latest Pixel smartphone from Google is one of the first to support an embedded SIM card (eSIM), but what exactly is an eSIM, and how is it going to change the device

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

VR is on the rise: VR headsets ship more than 1 million for the first time

Virtual reality has never looked better. According to a new Canalys report, Q3 2017 was a record-breaking quarter for virtual reality headsets, with over one million shipments recorded. Canalys credits the price drop

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

Shopping mall revenues rise in Canada, slump south of the border

As the holiday shopping season swings into high gear, new research shows Canadian malls have racked up higher sales per square foot than their U.S. counterparts over the past three years. The Retail

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian firms place bets on Amazon Alexa to lift smart home, office markets

It's likely that many Canadians will be unwrapping either a Google Home or Amazon Echo out from under the tree this year, and some Canadian firms are betting the devices will serve as

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

SMBs excited about technology, but need help taking advantage, Startup Canada finds

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are eager to jump onto the digital transformation train, but need support from both industry and the government, according to a new report from Startup Canada. According to

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Lyft coming to Canada; first stop Toronto

San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Lyft is expanding its service beyond U.S. borders for the first time, and launching in Toronto, it announced on Monday. Delivering on-demand taxis to riders that summon them with

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Top Three “Killer Apps” for Blockchain in Insurance

In the insurance industry, the “killer app” for blockchain has little to do with Bitcoin or any currency substitute, according to a diverse group of Insurance company participants at the InsureTechTO conference recently

Published on: November 7th, 2017 Jim Love

Salesforce kicks off Dreamforce with 6 ‘code-free’ DIY platform tools

SAN FRANCISCO -- Salesforce.com Inc. opened up its annual conference by releasing six new services that will allow code-free application and process development across its cloud platform. Themed as a personalized drag-and-drop portal

Published on: November 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Thomson Reuters investing in Toronto’s tech ecosystem with new R&D centre

Toronto is a hub for Canadian technology and innovation, and media company Thomson Reuters is betting big on the city. The company created the Thomson Reuters Technology Centre a year ago, and has

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Cisco creates AI-based voice assistant for the enterprise

DALLAS – Cisco’s introduced a new Artificial Intelligence-based voice assistant called Spark Assistant that will act as a virtual assistant inside an organization. Cisco made it clear that Spark Assistant is not a consumer

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft 365 Business for SMBs is available now

Microsoft's Office 365 solution built for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is now available worldwide. Designed for organizations with under 300 employees, Microsoft 365 Business includes Office 365 productivity and collaboration tools and

Published on: November 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Google launches hardware kit for meeting rooms

G Suite is getting a physical boost, with Google Inc. announcing that Hangouts Meet is getting a $1,999 USD hardware kit specifically designed for G Suite Enterprise edition customers. The hardware kit consists

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Alex Radu