Exploring Manulife’s Alexa Skill

Amazon's Alexa has been making waves, especially with all of the new skills that are now available. In our latest Speak Up! video we take a look at the Manulife Benefits skill and

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Amazon hits $1 trillion; Mercedes-Benz takes on Tesla; Canadian university creates roll-up tablet

Amazon hits the $1 trillion mark, Mercedes-Benz reveals its first all-electric car and Queen’s University creates a roll-up tablet. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s

Published on: September 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Amazon begins to offer monthly subscription service to Prime

Amazon Canada will now be offering a monthly subscription alternative to Prime, its exclusive service for video, music, and shipping for customers. An Aug. 28 press release said the monthly service will be

Published on: August 28th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Amazon says Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’ to Alexa

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian market in November 2017 along with its Echo and Echo Dot hardware. But it could

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – More Intel processors risk cyber attacks; Walmart website drives sales; Amazon coming to a big screen near you

Intel announces more processor flaws that could leave room for cyber attacks, Walmart’s online stores post their best sales in a decade and Amazon may be coming to a big screen near you.

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Apple officially hits $1 trillion USD in market value

Apple Inc. is officially the first company to achieve a market value of $1 trillion USD. #Breaking: Apple is a trillion dollar company. $AAPL pic.twitter.com/X9gimympyx— scott budman (@scottbudman) August 2, 2018 The Cupertino,

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon makes $525,000 donation to Canada Learning Code

Amazon.com Inc. has announced it will be donating $525,000 to Canada Learning Code to help improve and develop digital literacy programs across Canada. In a Tuesday press release, the ecommerce and cloud services giant

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon HQ2 frontrunners

Editor's Note: Mandy Kovacs is no longer with ITWC, but before leaving she was able to record one more episode of Hashtag Trending for us. Enjoy! Amazon caused a frenzy when it announced

Published on: July 30th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s facial recognition software fails a test; Trump accuses Twitter of bias; Facebook loses billions in value

Amazon’s facial recognition software matched 28 members of the U.S. Congress to criminal mugshots. Donald Trump accused Twitter of liberal bias. And Facebook and its founder had a really bad Thursday. First up:

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Apple could be the first to reach $1 trillion, tech leaders pledge to not develop killer AI, new i9 Macbook Pro is too hot to handle

Apple could be the first publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, tech leaders sign a pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems, and Apple’s new i9 Macbook Pro is really,

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google is fined billions by the EU, Amazon Prime Day breaks records, Nest CEO steps down

Google is hit with a hefty billion dollar fine in the EU, Prime Day breaks records around the world, and the CEO of Nest resigns amidst a company reshuffle. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Prime Day brings in record sales for Amazon

Despite website struggles, this year’s Amazon Prime Day broke sales records around the world. Within minutes of the sale opening on July 16th, Amazon’s website crashed, with online shoppers unable to access the

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Walmart signs 5-year deal with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation

The digital era has left many a legacy retailer in the dust, and Walmart is determined to avoid the same fate. So on Monday, the U.S.'s largest retailer signed a five-year agreement with

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – 12 Russians charged with hacking US election, Jeff Bezos is richer than you, Amazon Prime Day worker strikes

Twelve Russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history, and Amazon Prime Day is affected by mass worker strikes in Europe.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs