IBM Watson serving game highlights at the US Open

The US Open is quickly becoming the high-tech star of the tennis world. In addition to becoming the first sports tournament ever to sell Snapchat Spectacles on location, the New York-based tournament has

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Snapchat Spectacles making their Grand Slam debut at the US Open

It’s no secret that tennis is a traditional, old-school sport, but in recent years, it’s made moves to adopt innovative technologies as a way of modernizing. At the 2017 US Open, for example,

Published on: August 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Take a look at Amazon’s rumoured ‘all-in-one’ messaging app

The Seattle-based tech giant is reportedly working on launching its own competing messaging app called Anytime. According to AFTVnews, Amazon has started surveying customers about a new messaging service for input on which

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Alex Radu

Google survey concludes Google is awesome [infographic]

Google, Google-owned YouTube, and the Menlo Park, Calif. tech giant's signature browser, Chrome, are among teens and younger millennials' favourite brands, according to a new study by Google Inc. The study, which Google

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Want to reach millennials? Snapchat, email safe bets, Fluent says [infographic]

Millennials - that alternately praised and despised generation of 18-to-34-year-olds born between 1982 and 1998 - might have less brand loyalty than their predecessors, but they actually use Facebook less and are more

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Instagram releases new Snapchat-like feature

Facebook Inc. subsidiary Instagram has released a new feature that condenses a day's updates into a slideshow - assuming users want it to. According to the company, "Instagram Stories" adds a user's updates

Published on: August 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

What you need to know about Pokémon Go

You can’t escape Pokémon Go, much like Game of Thrones spoilers. Could anyone have ever predicted the unexpected insanity of Pokémon of all things? Not Nintendo, based on some complaints about launch initial

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Tech guru Mary Meeker declares 2015 peak iPhone, voice as the new touchscreen in latest report

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker, a partner with Silicon Valley firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is widely seen as something of a futurist in the tech industry: she was an early champion of

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Lessons learned from NextMedia’s youngest panelists

ITWC's lead designer/developer attended NextMedia in Toronto to boost his branded content knowledge. He also agreed to share what he learned with us in a couple of recap posts.  It's not often that

Published on: November 11th, 2014 Jeff Radecki

Snapchat third-most used app among millennials, ahead of Twitter and Pinterest

Among the millennial set, Snapchat has become the third-most used mobile app, after Facebook and Instagram – perhaps silencing any of the doubters who felt the ephemeral messaging app was just a trend,

Published on: August 12th, 2014 Candice So

How did Snapchat get hacked?

Already, 2014 has started off with a data breach - on New Year's Day, Snapchat, a popular social network for photo messaging, fell victim to a hack attack. A website called SnapchatDB.info posted

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Snapchat’s breach of trust: What’s the big deal?

Easily one of the most addictive time wasters ever to emerge from Silicon Valley, Snapchat has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years.  Yet for anyone watching this juggernaut from

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

We “breathe life through mobile devices,” Rogers study says

Canadian mobile device users are more attached to their smartphones and tablets than ever, expecting them to always be within arm’s reach, to connect them to the Internet, and to someday even act

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

5 social media predictions from HootSuite

If you're not on social media, you're missing out - at least, that's what Ryan Holmes, CEO of Vancouver's HootSuite Media Inc., is predicting for next year. HootSuite, which raised about $165 million

Published on: December 12th, 2013 Candice So