Hashtag Trending – Pinterest ad sales nearing $1 billion USD; Uber/Lyft ban driver for filming riders; Tesla asking suppliers for refunds

Pinterest’s ad sales are approaching $1 billion USD in revenue. Uber and Lyft cut ties with a driver who secretly filmed hundreds of passengers. And Tesla is asking some of its suppliers for

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – 3D printing and asteroids; Uber invests in Lime; FedEx Institute plans blockchain project

A California-based company plans to use 3D printing to create asteroid spacecrafts, Uber slides into the scooter business, and the FedEx Institute of Technology wants to create a blockchain platform for cancer medicine

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Slack, Google Home, and Chromecast go down; Uber expands to London

Slack goes down, Google Home doesn’t work either, and Uber expands to London. First up from Twitter is news that popular work chat app Slack went down yesterday for several hours, sending its

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tesla being sabotaged, Uber tests new cheaper fare feature, autoplay video ads coming to Facebook Messenger

Tesla is apparently being sabotaged, Uber is testing a new feature that lets passengers wait for cheaper fares, and Facebook is putting autoplay video ads in your private messages. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Workshops for women in technology are failing women

The gender gap in the technology sector is no secret. While women make up 40 per cent of the world’s workforce – and in some countries like Canada and the U.S., that number

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Uber and Lyft expand Toronto services to Pearson Airport

Toronto's leading ride-sharing services have expanded their market. On Tuesday, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced the launch of a pilot project allowing Uber and Lyft to pick up and drop off

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber launches a panic button, 3D printed human corneas, Tesla Model 3 finally gets recommendation

Uber launches a panic button for riders, a UK university 3D prints the first ever human cornea, and Tesla Model 3 finally gets the seal of approval from Consumer Reports. First up from

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Car2Go pulls out of Toronto; New details emerge about pedestrian killed by Uber’s self-driving car; Elon Musk bashes media

Car2Go pulls out of Toronto, new details emerge about Uber’s self-driving car that killed a woman in March, and Elon Musk gets roasted online after bashing the media and saying he plans to

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Reports surface on low-cost Surface tablet; Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims; Cogeco CEO steps aside

Microsoft has plans to release a low-cost Surface device, Lyft joins Uber on sexual assault claims, and Cogeco CEO Louis Audet steps aside. From Facebook - Microsoft is looking to challenge Apple in

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new dating feature; Court ruling could force changes at Uber and Lyft; LG announces G7 ThinQ

Facebook is entering the dating game with a new dating feature, a new court ruling could force companies like Uber and Lyft to convert drivers to employees, and LG has announced its G7

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Slack makes big privacy changes, YouTube will annoy users with more ads, former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has a new gig

Slack’s new privacy rules let your boss download your private chats, YouTube is increasing the number of ads before music videos so you subscribe to its music service, and former Uber CEO Travis

Published on: March 22nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Mark Zuckerberg summoned by UK lawmakers, Google invests in news subscriptions, Canadian town replaced public transit with Uber

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called on by UK lawmakers to give evidence on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is investing 300 million dollars in news subscriptions, and a small Canadian town

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

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