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Canada’s Privacy Commissioner escalates, launches formal investigation into Facebook

Canada is joining its allies in the United Kingdom, European Union, and United States in launching a formal investigation into Facebook regarding Cambridge Analytica's misuse of user data. The Office of the Privacy

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers, Google invests in news subscriptions, Canadian town replaced public transit with Uber

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by UK lawmakers to give evidence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is investing 300 million dollars in news subscriptions, and a small Canadian town

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Uber’s fatal crash, EU to investigate Facebook, Apple finally making its own screens

Uber is pausing autonomous car tests after a fatal crash in Arizona, EU officials want to investigate Facebook after last week’s Cambridge Analytica reveal, and Apple may finally be manufacturing its own screens.

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google makes it easier to build the next Pokémon Go; iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy; Tesla producing flawed parts?

Google has opened its Maps app to developers hoping to create the next Pokémon Go. iHeartRadio owner iHeartMedia has filed for bankruptcy. And a CNBC report indicates that Tesla has been producing a

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry extends John Chen’s contract to 2023

BlackBerry Ltd. is betting on CEO John Chen for the long run. The two announced an agreement to extend Chen’s leadership of BlackBerry through November 2023, the company announced today. BlackBerry has “tremendous”

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Uber Canada’s new GM on changing company culture, winning back trust in the great white north

From allegations of a toxic work culture and drivers committing sexual assault to CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down, it’s safe to say Uber had a rough 2017. It’s struggled in Canada too, with

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Smart speaker boom coming to Canada, CES organizer says

TORONTO - Every five to six years, something hits the market that becomes an instant must-have among consumers, and right now, that device is a smart speaker. “This is not a normal growth

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto’s CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium now accepting China’s biggest mobile payment services

Last year, nearly 320,000 visitors from China spent $304 million on attractions, hotels, retails and restaurants in Toronto, so it only made sense that two of the city's biggest tourist draws would begin

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is laughing at you, Snap cuts over 100 jobs, Amazon commits billions more to food industry

A weird Alexa bug has Alexa-enabled devices creepily laughing without being prompted, the company behind Snapchat is cutting over 100 jobs, and Amazon commits many more billions of dollars to the food industry.

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Radu

Women-oriented social app GirlCrew launches in Canada

There’s a new social app geared towards women launching just in time for International Women’s Day. GirlCrew is officially debuting its social media platform app in Canada that helps women make new friends

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

HP unveils devices specifically for healthcare

HP Inc. is targeting the healthcare industry with new versions of its devices specifically designed for it. Dubbed the HP Healthcare Edition portfolio, healthcare professionals will be able to pick up new editions

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Radu

Canada is the perfect place to innovate, Amazon’s head of Canadian advertising says

TORONTO - Tamir Bar-Haim was nervous about continuing his career in Toronto after working out of Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. Canada was home, and the idea of relocating his family was enticing.

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Save tweets without liking them with Twitter’s new bookmark feature

People wanted a way to set Tweets aside for later consumption, and Twitter has responded. Today, Twitter introduced Bookmarks, an easy way to save Tweets for quick access later, according their blog post.

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop