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AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Shopify streamlining retail marketing and admin with Ping, secures payments with Fraud Protect

Shopify Inc. wants to make it easier for online retailers to market themselves and ensure their transactions are secure. To that end, among the numerous new and improved products announced Tuesday at the

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Chrome now blocks autoplay videos; Facebook fires employee who brags about access to private info; Amazon bids $12B for Indian e-commerce site

The latest version of Chrome can stop annoying videos from autoplaying, Facebook has fired an employee that bragged about access to private info, and Amazon makes a bid to buy a majority stake

Published on: May 4th, 2018 Alex Radu

Dell EMC introduces PowerMax, enhanced XtremIO and new VxBlock System

LAS VEGAS - Dell EMC flexed its storage muscles at Dell Technologies World with a few major announcements this morning. The biggest one being the VMAX replacement, the PowerMax. Built for NVMe, the

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Winnipeg battles gridlock with help of Waze Connected Citizens program

The City of Winnipeg's systems to monitor traffic have improved so much over the past three years that Jonathan Foord, a signals asset engineer in the transportation division of Winnipeg's public works department,

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – OCE Discovery; Microsoft’s new Windows update; Facebook’s F8 conference

The Ontario Centres of Excellence is turning Toronto into tech central. Microsoft is releasing its latest Windows update on Monday. And Facebook kicks off its ninth F8 developer conference on Tuesday. On Monday

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Huawei under U.S. investigation; Twitter’s terrific quarter; Gmail redesign unveiled

Chinese smartphone giant Huawei is being investigated by the U.S. justice department. Twitter posts a profit for the second quarter in a row. And Google releases its redesigned Gmail. Trending on LinkedIn: According

Published on: April 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

New Gmail update released

Google Inc. released its long-awaited Gmail update on Wednesday, finally giving desktop users access to the mobile version's smart reply feature and giving users everywhere control over what others can do with their

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

How an analytics startup is changing sports

DENVER - Analytics and big data are changing every industry, and you can bet sports aren't the exception. Enter SciSports, a Dutch-based sports analytics startup that is quite literally changing the game of

Published on: April 20th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Amazon reveals number of Prime subscribers; Apple’s environmentally-friendly robot

Amazon has revealed how many Prime subscribers it has for the first time ever, former Yahoo-boss Marissa Mayer announces what she is doing next, and Apple’s latest piece of tech is an iPhone

Published on: April 20th, 2018 Alex Radu

Toronto’s reputation for AI and beauty on display at Techstars Demo Day

Judging by Techstars Toronto demo day, Managing Director Sunil Sharma had a very productive Web Summit in Lisbon. It was at that November conference that Sharma not only convinced two international startups to

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

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

Jabra launches new lineup of wireless headsets

Dubbed Jabra Engage, the new wireless headsets focus on solving pain points that call-centric businesses may face. The four wireless headsets that make up the Engage series feature noise cancelling microphones, three times

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Alex Radu

Gmail is getting a facelift

It’s official - a new version of Gmail is on the way. A leaked email from Google, meant only for the eyes of G Suite customers, was recently picked up by the Verge

Published on: April 12th, 2018 Alex Coop