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Zuckerberg breaks silence, admits mistakes, outlines next steps for Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally broken his silence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with a public Facebook post admitting that the social media giant has made some mistakes while also outlining how

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers, Google invests in news subscriptions, Canadian town replaced public transit with Uber

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by UK lawmakers to give evidence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is investing 300 million dollars in news subscriptions, and a small Canadian town

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

How Shopify, Hootsuite and others topped LinkedIn’s first Canadian Top Companies list

LinkedIn has released the first Canadian edition of its Top Companies list, and while tech and tech-adjacent firms are unsurprisingly dominant, the reasons cited are decidedly old-fashioned. "The companies at the top are

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

3 counterintuitive marketing insights from the CEO of a marketing technology firm

To hear LookBookHQ co-founder and CEO Mark Opauszky discuss it, the digital revolution has left more than 90 per cent of B2B marketers on the wrong side of history. Instead of disrupting the

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google’s equal-pay claim for women a step forward, but incomplete, says activist shareholder

Google parent Alphabet Inc.’ss disclosure of new wage data shows a zero per cent gender pay gap for 89 per cent of its employees worldwide, but activist shareholder Arjuna Capital says the data

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

Adobe, Cisco, PointClickCare execs on how companies can attract more women to sales

As co-founder of the Great Canadian Sales Competition, which has educated more than 7000 postsecondary students about the profession and boasts Google, IBM, Cisco, Shopify, and FreshBooks among its sponsors, Sonya Meloff has

Published on: March 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Theranos CEO settles fraud charges; former Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; big tech remembers Stephen Hawking

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes settles the fraud charges against her company. The former CIO of Equifax has been charged with insider trading. And tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Apple remember

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Ernst & Young opens robotic services facility in Halifax

As a growing number of enterprises enter the 21st century, and embrace the digital transformation that comes with it, advisory firms must follow suit, with Ernst & Young (EY) Canada's new Halifax-based robotic

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Women at Microsoft filed 238 discrimination and harassment complaints – only 1 was deemed ‘founded’

New details have emerged in the on-going gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. Women working in U.S.-based technical jobs at Microsoft filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Google, Apple see reputations fall in new survey

Apple Inc. and Google’s reputation have taken a hit according to an annual survey, while Amazon.com Inc. topped the list for the third straight time and earned an “excellent” reputation rating for the

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Alex Coop

Belgium’s state visit to Ottawa brings tech delegates along with royals

Belgium may still be a year away from ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but that didn't stop technology entrepreneurs that are part of a royal delegation from making stronger ties

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Uber Canada’s new GM on changing company culture, winning back trust in the great white north

From allegations of a toxic work culture and drivers committing sexual assault to CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down, it’s safe to say Uber had a rough 2017. It’s struggled in Canada too, with

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs