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The Business Leadership podcast: Hamza Khan of Student Life Network

Today, Edwin chat with Hamza Khan, Managing Director of Student Life Network, keynote speaker, and author. He empowers people and businesses to transform ideas into action. Hamza is also a faculty member at

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Former Canada Post CEO joins Drone Delivery Canada

The former Canada Post CEO who shepherded the crown corporation through a fruitful period of digital transformation has joined Canada's most well-known drone startup. On Monday, Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) announced that Deepak

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Dell EMC announces upgrades to its Microsoft Azure Stack at Inspire

Dell EMC announced upgrades to its Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas yesterday. The company has decided to extend its Cloud Flex Program - Dell EMC’s

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

U.A.E. expansion illustrates Interac’s increasing heft as a global brand

Given its genesis as a cooperative venture between Canada's big five banks, you could forgive Canadians for thinking of Interac Corp. as a homegrown secret rarely known outside its borders - but as

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – 12 Russians charged with hacking US election, Jeff Bezos is richer than you, Amazon Prime Day worker strikes

Twelve Russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history, and Amazon Prime Day is affected by mass worker strikes in Europe.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Just in time for ‘World Emoji Day,’ Facebook reveals the globe’s favourite emojis

In celebration of World Emoji Day, Facebook has released an infographic revealing the most popular emojis on both the social networking giant's main site and its mobile Messenger platform. Among the facts revealed

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s how online retailers other than Amazon approached Prime Day

If you were an Amazon Prime customer, July 16, 2018 was the "Boxing Day of July." If you were an online retailer that wasn't Amazon? Not so much. Amazon's competitors made a greater

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

After landing distribution rights for new IoT software, Toronto firm is ready to turn heads, says CEO

Canada is poised to become a central figure in the industrial internet of things (IIoT) market thanks to new software developed in one of the world’s largest research institutes, says Albert Behr, CEO

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Alex Coop

OpenText should tap Canadian talent for its AI strategy

Even though he's an American, the most surprising thing that OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea said last week wasn't that he prides himself for having "a Canadian soul" after spending the past eight years

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Predicting the near and far-future of tech in sports – Tech in Sports Ep. 52

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including the last bit of World Cup news, an inside look at the technology used by the Philadelphia 76ers, and we discuss the

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon Prime Day; Microsoft Inspire; Dr. Alexa gives bad advice

Thanks to Amazon, today is like Boxing Day in July. Microsoft is hosting its annual partner conference this week. And Alexa turns out to not be a very good doctor. Today is Amazon

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto man with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal charged with child luring, sexual assault

A Bank of Nova Scotia employee with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal was recently charged after police reported a teenage girl was lured through social media and sexually assaulted. Suhail Shergill,

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

How PetalMD is helping healthcare professionals save time while they save lives

Healthcare professionals don’t have a lot of time on their hands: If they’re not saving lives, they’re scheduling patient appointments, securing patient information, and trying to stay up to date on the latest

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Q&A: Xerox execs on how Canadian advanced manufacturing startups can scale up instead of selling out

As vice-president and director of the Mississauga, Ont.-based Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), Paul Smith has helped guide many a manufacturing startup over what he calls “the valley of death.” Though he’s

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

World Cup a haven for cyber criminals, Israeli cyber security firm warns

The 2018 FIFA World Cup isn't just a haven for soccer fans - according to Israeli cyber security firm Cyberint, it's a haven for cyber criminals too. According to Cyberint, what the company

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – New MacBook Pro, Walmart patents spy tech; Twitter bio tips

Apple upgrades the MacBook Pro to include Siri, Walmart patents technology for employee surveillance, and tips on improving your Twitter bio (well, sort of). Trending on Google, the Apple MacBook Pro gets an

Published on: July 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Microsoft gives 365 a facelift, launches a free version of Teams

Microsoft Corp. dropped a bunch of news ahead of its annual Inspire event in Las Vegas next week, including updates to Office 365 and Microsoft 365, but the most compelling announcement of all

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

ITCloud.ca (IT Cloud Solutions) acquires Cloud-IT to expand its offering to Microsoft MSPs

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, ITCloud.ca has announced the acquisition of Cloud-IT, the 2014 winner of the prestigious Microsoft Partner of the Year award, that moved over 1 million seats to the MS cloud. This strategic

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Steve Proctor

City of Brampton wins 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Geographic information system (GIS) developer Esri has bestowed two Canadian organizations, including the City of Brampton, with 2018 Esri Special Achievement in GIS Awards. The city, a Toronto suburb-turned economic force in its

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Salesforce adds chatbots to Service Cloud Einstein

Salesforce has added chatbots to its customer service platform. On Wednesday the company announced that its newest update to Service Cloud Einstein would include a full rollout of what it calls "Bots for

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

All Hands On Tech: SureCall’s Fusion2Go 3.0 mobile signal booster is perfect for road warriors

Most weekend warriors, commuters, and professionals in the trucking industry can’t afford to lose cell signal during their travels. On the latest All Hands on Tech, we test out SureCall’s latest mobile signal

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Broadcom to buy CA Technologies for $19 billion USD

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Inc. is buying New York City-based software firm CA Technologies for $18.9 billion (all figures USD), in a bid to create what the former calls "one of the world's leading

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Apple updates MacBook Pro to include Siri for first time

Buyers of Apple's new MacBook Pro will be able to say "Hey Siri" to their laptop for the first time, as Apple is updating its famous laptop line with its Apple T2 chips

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Ex-Apple employee charged by FBI; U.K. fines Facebook; Tesla expands in Shanghai

An ex-Apple employee gets charged by the FBI, the U.K. fines Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act, and Tesla plans to build a plant in China. Trending on LinkedIn - a former

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Only 14% of VCs in Canada are women, new report finds

That women are seriously under-represented in Canada's technology industry is hardly news, and a new report suggests one reason might be that they're seriously under-represented at the companies funding the tech industry too.

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cost of Canadian data breaches continues to rise, says study

The average cost of data breaches at Canadian companies is going up, it’s taking them longer to detect breaches and longer to contain them, new data suggests. The numbers are contained in the

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon

You’re using social media wrong, Sprout tells CMOs

Social media marketing has long become standard practice for CMOs, but are their teams focusing on the right content? The Sprout Social 2018 Index report, released July 3 by the Chicago-based social media

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Chatbots to deliver $11B USD in annual savings for retail, banking, and healthcare sectors by 2023: Juniper

A recent study by Juniper Research has concluded that chatbots are one digital transformation investment that really pays off. According to the Hampshire, U.K.-based firm's July 3 research paper, "How chatbots will transform

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon opens Ottawa fulfillment centre; Musk’s ‘impractical’ contribution to the Thai soccer team rescue

A new update incorporates loading speed into Google’s search rankings. Amazon's planning a new Ottawa fulfillment centre that it says will create 600 jobs. And we tell you why Elon Musk ultimately didn’t

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood