Mobility Archives - Page 4

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

Turns out the iPhone X sold a lot more units than analysts expected

Apple Inc. reported its second-quarter results for 2018 on Tuesday, and contrary to analyst expectations that the company's newest, and most expensive, flagship device didn't live up to the hype, the numbers indicate

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Whatsapp CEO’s Facebook is costly; Twitter turns to video; Tesla has major cash problems

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum is leaving Facebook and it could be quite the costly exit, Twitter is taking a bigger step into video, and Tesla has a pretty serious cash problem. From Google

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Alex Radu

Facebook to let users erase personal data, halt further collection, Zuckerberg announces at F8

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants the world to know the social media giant is serious about improving user privacy standards. Zuckerberg began his opening keynote at Facebook's sort-of annual F8 Developer Conference,

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook over privacy concerns, Washington Post reports

It looks like the ongoing controversy over Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies might have had a casualty after all. On Monday, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, whose messaging app was acquired by Facebook

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood