Hashtag Trending – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that the HomePod isn’t selling as well as Apple hoped. First, on LinkedIn: Google

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Hashtag Trending – Waymo launching its own ride-hailing service, Apple’s new HQ giving employees headaches

Google’s self-driving division is preparing to launch its own ride-hailing service. A new browser extension cleans up Twitter on your desktop. And Apple’s new spaceship headquarters are becoming a real pain for some

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung heir released from jail

Former Samsung vice chair Lee Jae-yong, known professionally as Jay Y. Lee, has been released from jail in his native South Korea five months after being convicted of corruption charges. According to Reuters

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Amazon targets healthcare, Verizon won’t sell Huawei phones, drones are planting trees

Amazon has set its sights on the healthcare industry, Verizon says that it won’t sell Huawei phones due to pressure from the U.S. government, and reforestation drones are planting hundreds of thousands of

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Alex Radu

City of Toronto launches Civic Innovation Office

The city of Toronto is putting its money where Mayor John Tory's mouth is by launching a Civic Innovation Office. Tory himself announced the new division Tuesday during Elevate Toronto, a new conference

Published on: September 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Equifax breach affects 143 million consumers, including some Canadians

The Atlanta, Ga.-based office of consumer credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. announced Thursday that it had been the victim of a cybersecurity breach that may affect approximately 143 million consumers, including some Canadians. The

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Uber to appoint Expedia chief as new CEO, Bloomberg reports

Embattled ride-hailing giant Uber Inc., which has faced criticism for its corporate culture, tendency to bulldoze over government regulations, and controversial founder and former CEO, may be turning a corner. Citing "two people

Published on: August 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

HoloLens 2 with custom AI chip expected in 2019

Microsoft isn't letting Google have all the fun. Less than a week following the announcement of the return of Google Glass in the enterprise the Redmond-based tech giant has unveiled the plans for

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Alex Radu

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky fires back at critics

In the semi-opaque world of cyberspace, where attribution of attacks is more art than science and governments and the private sector often work together, a security vendor’s reputation is paramount. With U.S. government

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Qualcomm wants to stop Apple from selling new iPhones in the U.S.

The bitter legal battle between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. has taken another turn, with the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer filing six patent infringement complaints aimed at halting the sale of new

Published on: July 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Gmail to stop reading your messages for targeted ads

Gmail users can now rest assured knowing that Google Inc. isn't scanning their messages for targeted ads, the company revealed Friday. In a June 23 blog post Diane Green, senior vice president of

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Amazon enters the grocery market with $13.7B purchase of Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc. has officially entered the grocery business. The Seattle-based online shopping and data storage giant announced today that it would be purchasing Austin-based organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for $42

Published on: June 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sweeping changes announced for Uber HQ – including CEO’s extended leave

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. has chosen to unanimously adopt a series of 47 recommendations aimed at repairing its tarnished public image - including an extended leave for controversial CEO Travis Kalanick, the

Published on: June 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood