Mobility Archives - Page 3

Hashtag Trending – Trump shut down on Twitter habits; U.S. senators’ identities were stolen for comments on net neutrality

A United States federal judge has deemed it unconstitutional for Trump to block users on Twitter, two U.S. senators’ identities were stolen in order to make fraudulent comments on net neutrality, and employees

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – UK hospitals adopt AI, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe, Tesla Model 3 fails initial review

U.K. hospitals are planning to use artificial intelligence for some routine healthcare tasks, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of European Parliament, and Tesla’s new Model 3 fails reviews. First up from Reddit is

Published on: May 23rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – PayPal to buy iZettle for $2.2B; New details about EnStream in Canada; Elon Musk’s Boring Company unveils next project

PayPal has plans to acquire iZettle for $2.2 billion, EnStream, a joint venture between Rogers, Telus and Bell is suddenly in the spotlight, and Elon Musk wants to charge $1 for his new

Published on: May 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Net Neutrality might not be dead; YouTube is launching a Spotify rival; Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller

Net Neutrality tries to stay alive in the U.S., YouTube looks to take on Spotify, and Microsoft announces a controller designed for people with disabilities. From Reddit - The U.S. Senate has voted

Published on: May 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government of Canada eyes blockchain with ‘cautious optimism,’ looks to growing ecosystem for guidance

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies have been identified by startups, entrepreneurs and investors as revolutionary, with the added potential to disrupt multiple industries. But it’s also catching the eye of the federal

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Reports surface on low-cost Surface tablet; Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims; Cogeco CEO steps aside

Microsoft has plans to release a low-cost Surface device, Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims, and Cogeco CEO Louis Audet steps aside. From Facebook - Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple in

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

New app makes it easier for Canadians to make charitable donations from their smartphones

A new app is looking to make donations to a cause or charity easy by allowing Canadians to donate spare change directly from their smartphones. Canadian fintech app, Mylo Financial Technologies Inc., which

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon gets into healthcare, Huawei releasing P20, Google’s Duplex is unethical

Amazon is hoping to get into healthcare with Alexa, Huawei is releasing a new smartphone in Canada this week, and one expert thinks Google’s Duplex is deceptive and unethical. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How social media helped save Fort McMurray residents from the 2016 wildfire

RED DEER, Alta. - As a public services veteran, Darby Allen admits he was never a fan of social media and the arguments he occasionally read on it. But when Fort McMurray's former

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Visa Direct payments service expanded in Canada

Visa is making sure that the days of paper cheques are numbered in Canada by expanding its Visa Direct push payments platform north of the border. Visa says its real-time service to send

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

Calling the City of Mississauga a mobile technology-ready municipality is an understatement. For the past two years, 90 per cent of city employees have been given a virtual private network (VPN)-connected laptop, smartphone,

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, calls Facebook controversy ‘unfounded’

The company at the centre of Facebook Inc.'s recent privacy scandal is shutting down. In a Wednesday press release, London, U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica announced that it had "filed applications to commence insolvency proceedings

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood