Google Workspace rolls out updates to simplify hybrid work

This week Google announced updates to Google Workspace to make the switch from remote work to hybrid work simpler for users. In a blog post dated September 8, Google described a number of

Published on: September 10th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending August 27 – Reddit’s vax misinformation pushback; Google remains Safari’s default search engine; new EU crypto laws

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Reddit moderators stand up to vaccine misinformation on the site, Google pays up to remain Safari’s primary search engine, and the EU clamps down on crypto. It’s all the

Published on: August 27th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending August 18 – Facebook firm on Taliban ban; Big Tech litigation spiking; T-Mobile breaches merger agreement

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Social Media giants hold firm on Taliban content embargo, Big Tech is facing more challenges in the judicial system, and T-Mobile appears to have lied to the U.S. Government.

Published on: August 18th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending August 17- Android accessibility feature; Tesla’s Autopilot investigation; #BookTok

Google is developing a feature that lets users control their Android phones using facial expressions, the U.S. government has launched an investigation into Tesla's Autopilot system, and viral TikTok videos are increasing book

Published on: August 17th, 2021 Jori Negin-Shecter

Hashtag Trending August 13 – Bill to stop tech giant in-app purchase control; Publishers accuse Facebook of taking content; Canada’s role in the chip shortage

U.S. Senators introduce a bill to stop Apple and Google’s control over in-app purchases, three Australian publishers are accusing Facebook of unfairly taking their content, and can Canada fill the chip shortage gap?

Published on: August 13th, 2021 Jori Negin-Shecter

Google searches for travel destinations surge as vaccination rates increase in Canada

With the imminent opening of the Canada - U.S. border on August 9, and the upward trend in vaccination rates making travel safer, Canadians are flocking to Google to plan their post-pandemic vacations.

Published on: August 6th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending, July 9 – Trump Sues Big Tech; Right-to-Repair Talk; Steve Wozniak Speaks Out

Donald Trump is suing a number of Big Tech companies, Major global leaders are making a push for the right-to-repair, and Steve Wozniak makes a powerful statement. It’s all the biz/tech news that’s

Published on: July 9th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, July 6 – REvil ransomware attack; Audacity is spyware; Google app control

Russian hacking group REvil attacks 200 networks in the U.S., audio software Audacity is being called a spyware and Google removes nine apps from the Play Store for infiltrating Facebook logins.  It’s

Published on: July 6th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Inaugural Google Cloud Accelerator Canada class of 2021 announced

Google’s inaugural Cloud Program announced its first-ever class of Google Cloud Accelerator Canada. In the past year, with the majority of businesses doubling down on new digital capabilities, the demand for cloud-based technology

Published on: June 18th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending, June 11, 2021 – Facebook’s Sex Trafficking Underbelly; Antitrust bills could reshape Big Tech; Fastly Clears the Air

Report finds Facebook rampant with sex trafficking, an antitrust law that could reshape Big Tech, and Fastly releases a statement It’s all the biz/tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending!

Published on: June 11th, 2021 Alex Coop

Google expands partnership with Shopify, launches new features to increase merchant discoverability

Google is expanding its partnership with Shopify to allow the e-commerce giant's 1.7 million merchants to feature their products across Google, the company announced at the Google I/O event this week.  Few details

Published on: May 19th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

City of Calgary announces data-sharing partnership with Waze

Today, the City of Calgary announced a no-cost data-sharing partnership with the GPS navigation software app and Google subsidiary Waze as part of the Waze for Cities Data program.  Designed in 2014 as

Published on: April 27th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Samsung devices to receive four years of security updates, one more than Pixel phones

Samsung has vowed to deliver at least four years of security updates to its Z, S, Note, A, XCover and Tab series Android devices, beating even Google’s own Pixel phones. Users have long

Published on: February 23rd, 2021 Tom Li

Telus and Google Cloud ink 10-year collaboration deal

Telus and Google Cloud have joined together to create digital transformation solutions under a new 10-year agreement. Announced on Feb. 9, Telus is looking to enhance its key business segments with Google’s help.

Published on: February 10th, 2021 Tom Li