Hashtag Trending, June 17, 2021- Windows 11 Leaks; Amazon’s Warehouse Turnover Concerns; IBM shows off quantum power

With files from Jori Negin-Shecter Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 OS leaks online, Amazon executives worry about high employee turnover, and the Biden administration forgives student debt for Tech students. It’s all the biz/tech

Published on: June 17th, 2021 Alex Coop

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

Hashtag Trending, June 8, 2021- Bezos going to space; Toronto’s HQ2 loss brings benefits, Apple WWDC kicks off

Jeff Bezos announces his trip to space, Toronto’s loss in the 2017 HQ2 contest resulted in some unexpected benefits, and Apple announces key software updates at WWDC 2021.  It’s all the biz/tech news

Published on: June 8th, 2021 Alex Coop

Amazon delays Prime Day in Canada and India due to COVID outbreaks at fulfillment centres

Amazon is putting a hold on its Prime Day marketing event in Canada due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks at its facilities in Ontario's Peel Region. According to The Canadian Press, a notice to

Published on: May 7th, 2021 Alex Coop

Amazon launches IP Accelerator program in Canada to help SMBs protect their brands 

This morning, Amazon announced the launch of its Intellectual Property (IP) Accelerator program in Canada to help small and medium-sized (SMBs) businesses across the country secure a trademark and protect their brands both

Published on: April 26th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon announces first renewable energy project in Canada

Amazon has announced its first renewable energy investment in Canada, a solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. The tech giant says the project will produce enough energy to power more

Published on: April 23rd, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon Games opens development studio in Montreal

With the addition of a development studio in Montreal, the Amazon Games family grows to four. This week Amazon Games announced that the Montreal studio, alongside its development teams in Seattle, Orange County,

Published on: March 25th, 2021 Alex Coop

Cyber Security Today, March 5, 2021 – Ransomware gang patterns revealed, software code bug exploited, malware hidden in images, and mysterious hacks of criminal forums

Ransomware gang patterns revealed, software code bug exploited, beware of malware hidden in images and mysterious hacks of criminal forums. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's Friday March 5th. I'm Howard Solomon, contributing

Published on: March 5th, 2021 Howard Solomon

Amazon says its Canadian tech hub expansion in Vancouver and Toronto will create 3,500 new jobs by 2023

Amazon is expanding its Canadian tech hubs, which it says will lead to 3,000 new jobs in Vancouver and 500 new roles in Toronto by 2023.  These new jobs will be created to

Published on: September 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon was the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID, according to new report

The Standard Media Index (SMI) has recognized Amazon as the only major publisher in Canada to report ad revenue growth during COVID-19. The company has experienced a year-over-year increase of 43 per cent.

Published on: July 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Trudeau government pushes streaming giants to support Canadian content

Released this week, a report commissioned by the federal government in 2018 suggests U.S. tech companies, including Amazon, Netflix and Facebook, should collect the same taxes as those collected by Canadian companies, and

Published on: January 29th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Humber College launching cloud computing certificate in partnership with AWS

Skills in cloud computing have become almost essential in the modern workforce and Humber College is taking steps it hopes will help fill the talent gap in Canada. Leading the way in that

Published on: November 15th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Amazon releases Amazon Business and Business Prime in Canada

Amazon.com is finally releasing Amazon Business and Business Prime - which launched in the U.S. in 2015 and 2017 respectively - to Canadian businesses, as announced by the company today. “Whether for hospitals,

Published on: October 29th, 2019 Buckley Smith

AWS opens second CloudFront edge location in Toronto

With an increase in the demand for CloudFront services, as well as the expansion of the services Amazon Web Services, Inc. provides in Canada, AWS has announced they opened a second location CloudFront

Published on: July 3rd, 2019 Buckley Smith