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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

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Few private Canadian companies expect their businesses to be disrupted, Deloitte finds

A new Deloitte survey suggests that fewer than half of Canada's private companies expect emerging technologies to impact their business, and even fewer are planning to digitally transform themselves to accelerate their growth.

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada’s AI ecosystem the envy of Silicon Valley’s – if we maintain it, expat exec says

TORONTO - The infrastructure Canada has created for artificial intelligence (AI) research is at the top of its class, but needs maintence to remain that way, an executive who left both New York

Published on: February 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon becomes world’s most valuable brand, Facebook wants you back, Google to predict flight delays

After a fantastic 2017, Amazon has overtaken Apple and Google as the world’s most valuable brand, Facebook is going to extreme lengths to win you back, and Google updates Google Flights to predict

Published on: February 2nd, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Fujifilm and Xerox merge, Suncor invests in autonomous trucks

Fujifilm and Xerox merge into an $18 billion dollar corporation, the U.K. government will fine companies millions of dollars for failing to protect against cyberattacks, and Suncor invests big in electric autonomous vehicles.

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon targets healthcare, Verizon won’t sell Huawei phones, drones are planting trees

Amazon has set its sights on the healthcare industry, Verizon says that it won’t sell Huawei phones due to pressure from the U.S. government, and reforestation drones are planting hundreds of thousands of

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Alex Radu

Senate calls for national ‘self-driving cars’ strategy’ as Canada is ‘ill-prepared’

Autonomous vehicles are being touted as the future of the transportation industry but a new report by the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications says Canada is “ill-prepared” for this fast approaching “new

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Leaders in Davos stress diversity and inclusion of women in tech

There was a reoccuring discussion amidst all the talk about world economies and the future impact of tech on society at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos: Inequality between men and women.

Published on: January 26th, 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

Leaders in Davos acknowledge AI’s potential for good, but point to unanswered questions

Global leaders discussed the transformative capabilities of artificial intelligence during the second-last day of the World Economic Forum in Davos. But it came with a grain of salt. During a panel about rogue

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – MacBook Air dead? Hey, hey, hey; Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Apple might be killing the MacBook Air. Everybody really should have known that Bitconnect wasn’t going to work out well. And finally, the answer to a long-held mystery of Google Calendar. Trending on

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft appoints Carnegie Mellon professor to head expanded Montreal AI research lab

Microsoft plans to significantly expand its Montreal research lab and has appointed Carnegie Mellon University machine learning professor Geoffrey Gordon as its new research director, the company announced Wednesday. In a Jan. 23

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Data breach at Bell Canada, most Android apps aren’t ready for GDPR

Bell Canada suffers a data breach, more than half of Android apps don't follow the new EU data protection regulations, and Elon Musk isn’t getting paid unless Tesla is massively successful. First from

Published on: January 24th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Salesforce CEO calls for heightened regulation and leadership changes among tech giants

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff called for a shift in culture among tech leaders that emphasizes trust, while calling out former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in the process during a panel about consumer trust

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Alex Coop