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Microsoft gives 365 a facelift, launches a free version of Teams

Microsoft Corp. dropped a bunch of news ahead of its annual Inspire event in Las Vegas next week, including updates to Office 365 and Microsoft 365, but the most compelling announcement of all

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

AI startup lists Toronto’s ‘Top 100 Most Connected Tech Companies’

In the tech startup world, the network effect is used in part to explain the incredible success of Silicon Valley over other geographies where startups flourish. The basic concept is that a network's value

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Slack, Google Home, and Chromecast go down; Uber expands to London

Slack goes down, Google Home doesn’t work either, and Uber expands to London. First up from Twitter is news that popular work chat app Slack went down yesterday for several hours, sending its

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tech stocks plummet because of Trump, Adobe uses AI to detect manipulated images, world’s first robot chef

Tech stocks plummet because of a new Trump policy, Adobe can detect manipulated images with AI, and the world’s first burger-making robot makes its debut. First up from Reddit is news that the

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Shopify acquires ecommerce return solution Return Magic

Shopify has acquired another app for its ever-expanding portfolio. On Tuesday, the Ottawa-based ecommerce darling announced that it had acquired the Montreal-based developers behind Return Magic, an ecommerce return solution for Shopify that

Published on: June 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify releases work chat app for online store owners

Shopify has officially released its mobile instant messaging app for business owners. Announced in May, Shopify Ping allows small business owners to communicate with employees and customers, run their businesses, and manage marketing

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

What can indoor data tell you about your business? Quite a lot, actually

It might come as a surprise, but there’s a lot of data to be obtained from indoor spaces. “Indoor location is not new, but despite projections that the industry will reach $41 billion

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Tesla being sabotaged, Uber tests new cheaper fare feature, autoplay video ads coming to Facebook Messenger

Tesla is apparently being sabotaged, Uber is testing a new feature that lets passengers wait for cheaper fares, and Facebook is putting autoplay video ads in your private messages. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Cisco rebrands collaboration portfolio

ORLANDO - Cisco's collaboration business has been a confusing beast, the company acknowledged at its flagship event, Cisco Live. That's understandable, since it was pieced together over time, with acquisitions and internal development

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Now retailers can use Instagram Stories as an ecommerce platform

Instagram wants to help businesses use its Instagram Stories feature as a new retail platform. This week the social media network unveiled a feature that adds shopping tags to Instagram Stories - shopping

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Tesla cuts workforce, AT&T cleared to buy Time Warner, Twitter updates

Tesla announces company-wide personnel cuts, AT&T has been cleared for its acquisition of media company Time Warner, and Twitter announces new updates to its platform. First up from Twitter is news that Tesla

Published on: June 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Uber and Lyft expand Toronto services to Pearson Airport

Toronto's leading ride-sharing services have expanded their market. On Tuesday, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced the launch of a pilot project allowing Uber and Lyft to pick up and drop off

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry people, to warn about potential genocide, or to raise

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Apple Business Manager available in U.S. today, Canada by end of June

Canadian IT companies will soon be able to manage Apple’s tight-knit ecosystem through the new Apple Business Manager. Available to Canadians and 65 other countries by June 31, the service will, for the

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – McDonald’s launches more kiosks; MyHeritage gets hacked; Facebook confirms data sharing with China

McDonalds plans to launch thousands of new self-serve kiosks, DNA testing and genealogy service MyHeritage admits it got hacked; and Facebook faces tough questions - again. Trending on Facebook, McDonald’s is rolling out

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Alex Coop