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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

Check out Shutterstock’s new AI-powered image search engine

Shutterstock Inc. is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help its customers find that perfect picture. On Thursday the New York City-based stock photo giant announced the beta release of what it calls

Published on: October 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Killing the headphone jack shows Apple, Google willing to anger users for sake of design

I’ve just finished tying up my running shoes and I just need one more thing before I head out the door for my jog - a pair of wired earbuds. I find a

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

12 tips from Alibaba founder Jack Ma on how to lead your business

As the founder and executive chair of China's largest tech company, Alibaba Group's Jack Ma knows a thing or two about leadership. Turns out he's an incredible speaker too. During his keynote at

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Thoughts on Dell EMC at one year old

Sept. 7, 2017 marked the first anniversary of the historic $67 billion deal to combine Dell and EMC. So, what's changed? Well... in a word: Dell has changed. Dell now has teamed up

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

CinemaTech: The Emoji Movie’s a case study in how not to market mobility

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I can’t say I wasn’t warned. The Emoji Movie currently enjoys a seven per cent “freshness” rating

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Are SR&ED tax changes another punch in the teeth for Canada’s tech sector?

Canadian governments are fond of making grand pronouncements that "technology innovation and the jobs it brings are key to future economic prosperity," yet conversely their actions are punishing small tech companies. How can

Published on: August 29th, 2017 Jim Love

Tech CEO tackles digital ethics and its role in the development of AI & automation

TORONTO - As artificial intelligence and automation continues to develop, organizations all over the world are going to have to start thinking about digital ethics. As a senior leader  of Avanade since its conception

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Alex Radu

Canada’s households are changing, so marketers’ should too

The 2016 census data released by Statistics Canada last week, which focused on the country's households, offers a great deal for marketers to chew on. For starters, while CMOs probably didn't need official

Published on: August 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

No good reason to ask employees to implant technology, even voluntarily

A Wisconsin vending machine company's choice to allow employees to implant a RFID microchip simply for the purchase of buying snacks and logging onto computers is troubling from a privacy perspective and poorly considered

Published on: July 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

One final question for ex-Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman

I hope you are enjoying the two-part exit interview with outgoing Cisco Canada president Bernadette Wightman. Looking at the Google Analytics data on this two-part Q&A and the breaking news story on Rola

Published on: June 9th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Advanced statistics offer new ways to measure an athlete’s abilities, but do they tell the whole story?

The sporting world has turned to advanced statistics and analytics in recent years, and it’s given fans a variety of new ways to measure an athlete’s skill, play, and success. But with traditional qualities like

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CinemaTech: The Circle knows that an evil Google would be welcomed with open arms

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. It often surprises me how, in an era where a surveillance state is not only possible but

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Kylo Ren or Darth Vader? Google uses lists to celebrate unofficial ‘Star Wars Day’

The Force certainly appears to be with Google Inc. In honour of the unofficial fan holiday known even by corporate parent Disney as "Star Wars Day," the search giant's Trends division released a

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google WiFi is here, and it’s spectacular

My brother loves to play Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular online shooter. A friend of ours enjoys coming over and using our PS3 to browse movie and music clips on YouTube. And for

Published on: April 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood