Hashtag Trending – Uber’s fatal crash, EU to investigate Facebook, Apple finally making its own screens

Uber is pausing autonomous car tests after a fatal crash in Arizona, EU officials want to investigate Facebook after last week’s Cambridge Analytica reveal, and Apple may finally be manufacturing its own screens.

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Alex Radu

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner wants answers from Facebook regarding Cambridge Analytica data breach

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien issued a statement to CTV News and other media yesterday saying that it plans to reach out to Facebook regarding the misuse of its data by a

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is creepy now; baseball on Facebook; nanotech vision

People are waiting to see if Alexa’s laughing fits are really over, Facebook signs an exclusive deal to livestream 25 Major League Baseball games, and you can go ahead and throw your glasses

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

How Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, and others marked International Women’s Day 2018

Salesforce.com Inc. used this year's International Women's Day to remind employees and collaborators that in 1987, only 20 per cent of employees working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields were female

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook ends newsfeed experiment, YouTube goes after conspiracy theorists

Facebook stops its newsfeed experiment, YouTube goes after conspiracy theorists, and Kim Kardashian West’s new prank show is picked up by Facebook. First up from Google Trends is news that Facebook has begun

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Chatbots and marketing: is this marriage working for you?

The topic of artificial intelligence seems to be on the tip of every marketer’s tongue these days. The integration of chatbots, smart messaging services, smart search engines and various other forms of artificial

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Ellie Martin

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s superclusters, VW Arteon, Facebook Onava

Canada’s government announces where almost $1 billion in innovation funding will be invested. A new car from Volkswagen impresses at the Canadian International Auto Show. And Facebook’s VPN might be more than meets

Published on: February 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Want to reach a younger audience? Advertise outside of Facebook, expert says

Facebook is still the king of social media, but different platforms are grabbing the attention of its younger generations, and advertisers have taken notice. “Advertisers are concerned about fishing where the fish are,

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – eMagin’s wild ride; Millennials bored with Facebook; Robinhood trades crypto

The ‘Apple effect’ causes a stock to soar, then come falling back down to earth all too quickly. Facebook might have a problem keeping millennials engaged. And a stocks trading app is promising

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial settled; Amazon’s new delivery service; Facebook testing downvote button

The Uber and Waymo trial ends with a settlement. Amazon goes after FedEx and UPS with its new delivery service. And Facebook is finally testing a dislike button - sort of. From LinkedIn:

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Exploring the most high tech Olympics in history – Tech in Sports Ep. 29

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including all the tech at Super Bowl LII, the NFL's new sleep tech partner, personalized cleats, and

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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