Hashtag Trending – CBC boss dunks on Netflix; Amazon applications spike; Fake news at it again

This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 4th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook pays teens for data; San Fran looks to ban facial recognition; Wanzhou in court

Facebook has been paying teens to install a VPN to get dirt on its competitors, San Francisco is introducing legislation to ban the government use of facial recognition tech, and Huawei’s CFO is

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google fined $57 million; the 10-year challenge conspiracy theory; dead battery bounce

We all knew it would happen eventually and now it has - Google has been fined for violating Europe’s new privacy legislation. Was the 10-year challenge meme actually some sort of secret plot

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Amazon workers’ union; Android apps share data with Facebook; $1,000 to quit Facebook?

Amazon warehouse workers increase demands for a union, Facebook is tracking data from Android apps, and it's not illegal, and how much money would you take to walk away from Facebook for a

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Rebuilding trust – key to social media marketing in 2019, Hootsuite finds

In 2019 social media marketing will be all about rebuilding trust with consumers and creating interactive, personalized and genuine content to engage the modern consumer according to Hootsuite. This past year was a

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Royal Bank of Canada named in New York Times’ Facebook investigation

One of Canada's largest banks appears alongside Silicon Valley technology firms in a New York Times investigation into Facebook privacy violations, in a piece published on Tuesday evening. The Royal Bank of Canada

Published on: December 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Huawei woes continue; Facebook violates privacy again; Google’s accidental ad

The Huawei saga continues with Stephen Harper chiming in; Facebook can’t seem to get out of hot water and a Google employee causes a multi-million dollar ad mistake. Listen to the latest Hashtag

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Breakup Facebook; Amazon bids on sports TV; FONK is the new FOMO

Should anti-trust laws be dusted off to deal with the tech giants? One of those giants, Amazon, is looking to become a sports broadcaster. And if you thought FOMO was bad, just wait

Published on: November 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Apple cuts deal with a movie maker; Facebook seeks spike in government demand; Facebook’s’ Sandberg responds to latest expose

Up first on LinkedIn: Apple is dipping its toes into filmmaking and has partnered with the movie studio A24 to make original, feature-length films. The entertainment company got three Academy Awards last year.

Published on: November 19th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Youtube viewers watching for longer; companies microchipping staff; Twitter considers edit feature

First up trending on LinkedIn: Longer videos are starting to get much more popular on Youtube. The video streaming platform is seeing a surge of videos extending past 15 minutes, and even hours

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Big tech companies talk best practices for more diverse and inclusive workplace at #MoveTheDial

Toronto- Senior executives from several major tech companies spoke about the importance of how allyship, including everyone in the conversation, and outlining values can help move the dial for more women and people

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Zuckerberg turns down governments’ request; cord cutting is accelerating; Microsoft’s president calls for regulating facial recognition

Trending on LinkedIn: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined the request of government officials from Canada and the U.K. to discuss fake news and data privacy. Facebook issued a letter to respective governments

Published on: November 9th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Google staff stage walkout; WWW inventor speaks out; Facebook still losing European users

 First up trending on Twitter, and basically everywhere else, yesterday hundreds of staff from Google’s office around the world staged a series of walkouts in protest over how sexual misconduct allegations are

Published on: November 2nd, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Facebook bans pages associated with far-right groups; UK and Canada summon Zuckerberg; Bitcoin turns 10

Trending on Reddit, Facebook has decided to ban individual accounts and pages, as well as any pages associated with the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys. This comes after members of the Proud

Published on: November 1st, 2018 Shruti Shekar