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Fewer than 25 per cent of Canadian companies will invest in AI between now and 2020

Artificial intelligence is knocking on the front door, but not all companies are welcoming it in with open arms. In its latest IT Trends in Large and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses report, Montreal-based IT

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial begins; Elon Musk launches a Tesla Roadster into space

A high-profile trial between Uber and Google’s self-driving division Waymo begins in San Francisco. Tesla founder Elon Musk launches one of his company’s first vehicles into space. And Julian Assange’s request to temporarily

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending: Samsung heir leaves jail; Intel’s new smart eyewear; tech makes a splash at the Superbowl

Former Samsung head Jay Y. Lee has been released from jail, five months after being convicted of bribery charges. Intel has designed new smart eyewear that projects images onto your retina and looks

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Blockchain-powered safety deposit boxes can store your cryptocurrency, says Versabank

People who collect cryptocurrencies typically do so to move away from traditional banking systems, but Versabank is welcoming them with open arms. “We’re a very unusual bank,” David Taylor, Versabank’s president and CEO

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Bruce Croxon’s top five predictions for Canadian business in 2018

By his own admission, Bruce Croxon finds predictions difficult. "Things are changing so fast," the Round 13 Capital managing martner and former Dragons’ Den investor says when discussing his five predictions for what

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The Business Leadership Podcast: Sheetal Jaitly, CEO at TribalScale

Sheetal Jaitly is the founder and CEO at TribalScale, a software design and development company in Toronto. Sheetal is a 13 year veteran of the tech industry. In the late '90s Sheetal worked

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Apple HomePod release date announced; Canada still waiting

Apple Inc.'s long-awaited wireless speaker, the HomePod, will be available for online orders this Friday - but not in Canada. Consumers from the U.S., U.K. and Australia will have the first chance to

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM and Maersk want to use blockchain to improve global trade

A pending joint venture between Maersk and IBM looks to improve cross-border supply chains across the world with the help of blockchain technology. The two companies announced Tuesday they are joining forces to

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Will newly unveiled Google Daydream hardware create the VR scale marketers want?

LAS VEGAS - Early last year, a Forrester Research report declared that virtual reality wasn't yet a worthy target for marketing budgets, but two new pieces of consumer hardware supporting Google's Daydream platform

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Former Google engineer’s lawsuit has no foundation, Toronto lawyer says

James Damore’s class action lawsuit claiming that Google unfairly discriminates against white men with unpopular political views is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of systemic sexism and underrepresentation of women and minorities in

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Storify is no more, but a few alternatives exist

As Storify prepares to close its doors permanently in May, and existing users export their content, one might wonder what other social curation services are available. The simple drag-and-drop method of online storytelling

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Canadian companies spread holiday joy through video Christmas greetings

Digital season’s greetings can be a fun alternative to the nice picture accompanied by some writing. While there’s certainly still a place for traditional holiday cards in our lives, videos have the potential

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Alex Coop

City of Toronto’s Tracey Cook thinks the future of licensing lies with blockchain

Tracey Cook believes the digital transformation of municipal licensing is long overdue. And the City of Toronto's executive director of municipal licensing and standards told during parent company ITWC's Technicity conference that

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s transportation manager on the city’s 2 digitally-driven traffic reduction pilot projects

It may be hard for residents to believe, but the City of Toronto has one of the most advanced traffic systems that was available on the market. Back in 1992, anyway. That's when

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Takedown of U.S. net neutrality laws may embolden Canadian telecoms to follow suit, says CIRA CEO

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to roll back net neutrality laws won’t impact Canadians in the short-term, but they might feel the pinch down the road, says the CEO of the Canadian

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Alex Coop