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LinkedIn creating new version of Groups feature

LinkedIn is updating once again, this time "fully rebuilding" its Groups feature.  In an announcement this week LinkedIn says it is rebuilding Groups for its website and mobile apps to make the feature

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Crisis Services Canada wins a DTA for using Rogers tech to prevent suicides

The week that ITBusiness.ca spoke with Crisis Services Canada (CSC) CTO Roberta Fox about the non-profit winning an ITWC Digital Transformation Award in the SME public category, there were a couple of high-profile

Published on: August 14th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Airbnb corporate bookings are on the rise, and Toronto is reaping the benefits

The share economy is seeping into more than just our business practices and decisions, it’s changing the way we travel for business. Choosing to stay in Airbnb accommodations for business travel is on

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Anki’s ‘robot for the home’ is like Alexa on wheels

He might be small but Vector the robot is helping the Anki robotics company take a big step into the home robotics market, or so it hopes. Anki, a toy and entertainment robotics

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Roots uses AI to redesign its website with a focus on user experience

It isn't easy for a business to stick around for 45 years and remain relevant in the digital age, even if your brand is as iconic as Roots Canada - but to avoid

Published on: August 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook wants to help more local businesses connect with customers

In a year that hasn't gone exactly as Facebook would probably like, the social media giant seems to be taking steps to win back the trust of its users; for example, by trying

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Real-time feedback tools can help teachers in Canadian classrooms

Technology is playing a larger role in the education and in classrooms, with students using online resources and devices for everyday learning. According to statistics from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s report

Published on: August 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Zoom.ai lets employees offload grunt work to an AI assistant

Administrative support isn't what it used to be. Three, two, or even one decade ago, enterprises would invest in support staff to handle basic tasks such as scheduling meetings, writing up contracts, or

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Ottawa CEO Francoise Gagnon on leadership, scaling up, and women in STEM

Working in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries without having any type of formal training in those fields can’t be easy, but ADGA Group chief executive officer Françoise Gagnon didn’t let

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Unsecured data exposes top carmakers; Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries; is thinner actually better?

A bunch of data belonging to car manufacturers gets exposed, Forbes thinks Amazon should replace libraries, and is our pursuit for thinner machines robbing us from better performance? Welcome to a special edition

Published on: August 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

Vector Institute for AI to get a new home in U of T ‘innovation centre’

Taking yet another step into the technology industry, the University of Toronto (U of T) recently announced its plans to build a brand new "innovation centre" in downtown Toronto. The centre will be home

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Samsung reveals newest tablet: the Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung has introduced its newest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4, calling it the tablet for "people who want to do more on the go." In a Wednesday release, Samsung touted the device as

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Facebook wants to help you limit the amount of time you spend on Facebook

Managers annoyed that their employees are spending too much time on Facebook (and, let's be honest, employees annoyed at themselves for spending too much time on Facebook) will no doubt be pleased to

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Apple closer than ever to winning $1 trillion race

Apple Inc. continues to grow and exceed expectations if its 2018 third-quarter results are anything to go by. According to a Tuesday press release, growth was led by sales of the iPhone, services

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Making Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot portable

Ever felt constrained by having to keep your smart speakers plugged in at all times? Chicago based Ninety7 is trying to solve that problem as it has announced the release of its portable

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson