Hashtag Trending – Notepad upgraded; Amazon partners with home builder; AT&T made payments to Michael Cohen

Microsoft brings an end to garbled text files on Notepad, Amazon enters yet another industry, and people are asking questions about why AT&T is making payments to Donald Trump’s lawyer. Trending on Google,

Published on: May 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Amazon to expand Vancouver tech hub, create 3000 new jobs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand Monday to announce that Amazon Inc. would be expanding its Vancouver operations to the tune of 3000 new jobs. According an April 30 release, the Seattle-based

Published on: April 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Google CEO’s $380M payday; Amazon, Netflix team up for lawsuit; Cambridge Analytica founder speaks out

Google CEO Sundar Pichai receives an astronomical paycheque. Amazon and Netflix are teaming up for a lawsuit against a leading U.S. provider of Android TV boxes. And Cambridge Analytica founder Aleksandr Kogan calls

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon reveals number of Prime subscribers; Apple’s environmentally-friendly robot

Amazon has revealed how many Prime subscribers it has for the first time ever, former Yahoo-boss Marissa Mayer announces what she is doing next, and Apple’s latest piece of tech is an iPhone

Published on: April 20th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Undercover at Amazon; Weibo’s LGBT backlash; Free antivirus software really works

Details you never wanted to know about the guy that packed your Amazon package. A Chinese social network reverses its controversial stance on gay content. And if you’re looking for the best antivirus

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Startup Genome to release 2018 report; Toronto mayor’s Silicon Valley tour; Backpage shut down

A prominent think tank is releasing the latest edition of its annual startup report; Toronto Mayor John Tory is embarking on a streaming-centric tour of Silicon Valley; and the U.S. government has forced

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon’s Echo Spot launches in Canada

Four months after the launch of Amazon’s various Echo devices, Canadians can now pre-order the newest addition to the Echo family - the Echo Spot. Amazon announced the launch this morning, adding the

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Brampton – Rising today, building tomorrow

The phrase “tech hub” brings to mind Silicon Valley or Beijing’s frenetic Zhong Guan Cun district. While these and other high-profile tech hotspots grab much of the press on any given day, there

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Glenn Weir

President to President with Eric Gales, Amazon Web Services Canada

ITWC President Fawn Annan hosts Eric Gales, country manager for AWS Canada. A pilot, underwater hockey enthusiast, and customer-obsessed leader, Gales shares his views on AI and how it's about to reshape the

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Fawn Annan

How Shopify, Hootsuite and others topped LinkedIn’s first Canadian Top Companies list

LinkedIn has released the first Canadian edition of its Top Companies list, and while tech and tech-adjacent firms are unsurprisingly dominant, the reasons cited are decidedly old-fashioned. "The companies at the top are

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Exploring Air Canada’s Alexa skill – Speak Up!

With smart assistants taking over homes and businesses, Air Canada is one of the latest companies to try and boost audience engagement on Alexa-enabled devices through its Air Canada skill. In our Speak

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is laughing at you, Snap cuts over 100 jobs, Amazon commits billions more to food industry

A weird Alexa bug has Alexa-enabled devices creepily laughing without being prompted, the company behind Snapchat is cutting over 100 jobs, and Amazon commits many more billions of dollars to the food industry.

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Dx3 Canada; Oculus bricked; Rhode Island proposes porn block

Amazon Canada’s leader says ecommerce has a lot of room to grow, Oculus Rift users are forced to come to grips with reality, and lawmakers in Rhode Island want to restrict Internet porn.

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canada is the perfect place to innovate, Amazon’s head of Canadian advertising says

TORONTO - Tamir Bar-Haim was nervous about continuing his career in Toronto after working out of Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. Canada was home, and the idea of relocating his family was enticing.

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Coop