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Hashtag Trending – Sonos files for IPO; your AI might be human; Pokémon Go turns two

Smart speaker maker Sonos goes public. The Guardian writes about certain tech companies using humans to power their AI platforms instead of machine learning. And Pokémon Go is now two years old. Trending

Published on: July 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How does California’s tough new data privacy law affect Canadian businesses?

Recent press around the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, passed last week, may have Canadian business leaders wondering how they're going to comply with another foreign privacy law, but a leading expert

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

GDPR 40 days later: How do you hire a data protection officer, and what do they actually do?

Forty days after the E.U.'s Global Data Protection Regulation came into effect, there are 60 data protection officers to be found in Canada on LinkedIn and another 15 job postings mentioning the position. Required

Published on: July 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run, a mobile app that Nintendo had the audacity to sell for $14 Canadian,

Published on: July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Deadline for Ingenious, CanadianCIO of the Year award nominations is July 9

Canadian enterprises looking to be recognized for their innovative efforts in 2018 have just until July 9 to submit a nomination for the 2018 ITAC Ingenious Awards and the CanadianCIO of the Year

Published on: July 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Former CDN editor Paolo Del Nibletto hired as channel leader for Jolera

Jolera has appointed Paolo Del Nibletto, former editor of ITBusiness.ca sister site Computer Dealer News, as its new channel leader. The multi-national technology hybrid aggregate service provider (HASP) announced earlier this week that

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

Schneider Electric Canada execs talk company’s digital transformation

When people think of Schneider Electric, they think of hardware: power distribution and circuit breakers and all of those other hidden devices that keep our electricity flowing. That's something the company would like

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Q&A: Indeed’s global HR head on retaining the human element amid digital transformation

As Indeed.com’s global senior vice president of human resources, Paul Wolfe oversees the job search giant’s worldwide talent acquisition, employee retention, compensation, benefits, and employee development operations. Based in New York City, Wolfe

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

AI startup lists Toronto’s ‘Top 100 Most Connected Tech Companies’

In the tech startup world, the network effect is used in part to explain the incredible success of Silicon Valley over other geographies where startups flourish. The basic concept is that a network's value

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Connected Labs hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able to help you with that soon enough if the winner of a Toronto-based

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Facebook brings its third-party fact-checking program to Canada

Facebook Inc. is bringing its crusade against fake news north of the 49th parallel. The social networking giant's Canadian division announced Wednesday that it would be bringing its third-party fact-checking service to Canada

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Social network for couch potatoes, robot-building subscription service win big at Startup Weekend

Early last Friday evening, the winners of Techstars Startup Weekend Toronto hadn't even met. Fifty-four hours later, Robert Stanica, Lula Fukur, and Danish Quereshi had fleshed out an idea for a business, conducted

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

Hashtag Trending – Tech stocks plummet because of Trump, Adobe uses AI to detect manipulated images, world’s first robot chef

Tech stocks plummet because of a new Trump policy, Adobe can detect manipulated images with AI, and the world’s first burger-making robot makes its debut. First up from Reddit is news that the

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new eye-opening feature; Tesla sues former employee; EU measure could tax internet links

Facebook reveals a new AI-powered feature. Tesla sues the former employee allegedly behind its recent sabotage. And it turns out memes aren’t the only cornerstone of the modern internet threatened by the European

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood