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First details revealed for Google’s tech-focused neighbourhood in Toronto

Toronto is preparing to use technology to tackle the challenges of urban growth, and it will have some help from one of the world’s leading tech giants. Waterfront Toronto has teamed up with

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Why Adobe believes AI can improve creative work too

LAS VEGAS - With artificial intelligence (AI) disrupting everything from banking to waste management, it was only a matter of time before it reached more creative sectors like graphic design - and according

Published on: October 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Workday brings AI and analytics to cloud software

CHICAGO -- Software as a Service vendor Workday announced new machine learning capabilities and a new analytics solution for its human capital management (HCM) and financial products at its Workday Rising conference on

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Government begins national tour unveiling supercluster short list

The Canadian government has selected nine consortiums for its supercluster program shortlist. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, is currently on a cross-country tour to announce successful applications. His first

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

CATA wants the Liberals to ‘press the reset button’ to improve Canadian business growth

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) thinks Canada's federal government needs to seriously reconsider its economic agenda, and isn't afraid to say so. On Thursday the organization, which lobbies Canada's governments to enact

Published on: September 29th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

NextAI People’s Choice winner is using machine learning to reduce food waste at grocery stores

TORONTO - For Krista Caldwell, the most shocking part of university was grocery shopping for the first time. "I couldn’t believe that apples cost more than chocolate bars,” the cofounder of Vancouver-based Deepnify,

Published on: September 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce adds AI-powered revenue forecasting to Sales Cloud Einstein

Salesforce.com Inc. wants to help salespeople and their managers take the guesswork out of revenue forecasts. This week the customer relationship management (CRM) giant announced three new features for its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Don’t let ‘diversity’ be an empty buzzword, Toronto mayor’s strategic initiatives director says

TORONTO - Before becoming Toronto Mayor John Tory's director of strategic initiatives, Siri Agrell served as an urban affairs reporter with the Globe and Mail, and her presentation calling out the tech industry's

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Dell EMC’s version of the HoloLens highlights its end of 2017 offerings

Dell EMC is prepared for the rest of 2017, announcing a lineup packed with its Windows Mixed Reality headset, 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors, and a welcome customer support change. Dell Visor

Published on: September 8th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Familiar face takes over Microsoft Canada

Former Dell EMC Canada president Kevin Peesker has been named the new Microsoft Canada president. Peesker becomes the first Canadian-born President of Microsoft Canada since Frank Clegg, who retired from Microsoft Canada at

Published on: September 7th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Red Sox admit to using Apple Watch to steal baseball signals

The Apple Watch may not be the greatest device for telling time, but it’s being used by one Major League Baseball team to relay an opponent’s strategy to its players. Baseball is called

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

How popular are mobile payments in Canada, anyway?

Only 12 per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have used their phones to make an NFC payment, according to Visa Inc. Numbers like that indicate mobile payment technology isn't catching on with Canadians

Published on: August 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

TransferWise launches new Borderless account for managing international currencies

Transferring money and exchanging currencies just got a whole lot easier for businesses, freelancers, and travelers. UK-based online payment company TransferWise has launched its Borderless account, a new way for managing international finances

Published on: August 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new TV platform, Google’s sexist engineer breaks his silence

Facebook’s launching its own television platform, the former Google engineer behind last week’s viral memo gives an interview, and Canada is officially the top destination for U.S. tech workers fleeing Trump. On Wednesday

Published on: August 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Government essentially cutting billions from innovation funding, CATA says

For years, Russ Roberts has argued that despite its much-vaunted "innovation agenda," Canada's federal government has functionally reduced innovation spending by billions of dollars by reducing Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood