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Meet the Toronto startup helping Twitter Canada broadcast live tweets on digital billboards

A Toronto-based startup is helping Twitter Canada and its partners bring their messages to greater heights - literally. Founded in 2013, Dive Networks advertises itself as a creator of real-time news networks for

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple buying into VR/AR with acquisition

Uber paid hackers after a massive data breach, Apple has reportedly acquired a Montreal-based virtual reality company, and activists are planning a December 7th protest against the FCC potentially ending net neutrality.  

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google’s secret Android location tracking is latest failure to respect privacy

This week's revelation that Google Inc. is collecting precise location data about Android users without their permission is just the latest example of the search giant's history of privacy blunders. Those that remember

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality could be repealed in the US, Google is tracking Android users

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to repeal net neutrality, Google is collecting location data from Android users behind the scenes, and RBC is opening an artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal.  

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hakim Optical using AR to help customers find the perfect glasses

If you're in the market for new glasses but don't have the time to visit a store and try on some frames, Hakim Optical has the perfect digital solution for you. On Monday

Published on: November 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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

Microsoft updates its AI-powered translation service

With Google's Pixel Bud headphones hitting the streets with an artificial intelligence-powered translation service, Microsoft is upping the ante with a new update to Microsoft Translator. Last year the Redw00d, Calif.-based tech giant

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

Check out Marriott’s Samsung-powered smart hotel room

Your next business trip could look a lot more high-tech if Marriott International has anything to say about it. Last week the Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant revealed the "IoT Guestroom Lab," a prototype

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto begins sharing traffic data with navigation app Waze

Community-based traffic navigation app Waze has been helping motorists get around traffic for almost a decade, and it is now partnering with the City of Toronto for more accurate directions in the region.

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Wine goes wireless: Historic vineyard field tests Bell’s new IoT network

Deep in Niagara wine country, a family business with eighteenth century roots is pilot testing some of Canada’s newest Internet of Things technology. In 1794, Nicholas Smith was awarded a plot of land

Published on: November 17th, 2017 Christine Wong

Apple reclaims world #1 wearable maker spot

After a great third quarter, Apple is back on top of the wearables market, with a new report from Canalys stating that the tech giant now controls nearly a quarter of the wearable

Published on: November 16th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon launches Alexa in Canada with Echo devices, Prime Music

After months of rumours, Amazon confirmed that it's now officially launching its Alexa smart assistant to Canada. The cloud-based AI that has been available for years south of the border and featured in

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

From mobile devices to blockchain and securing everything: Welcome to the new BlackBerry

NEW YORK - BlackBerry has completed a dramatic shift from being one of the world’s most well known mobile device manufacturers, to becoming one of the top global software and security companies. Speaking

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs