Broadcom to buy CA Technologies for $19 billion USD

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Inc. is buying New York City-based software firm CA Technologies for $18.9 billion (all figures USD), in a bid to create what the former calls "one of the world's leading

Published on: July 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Turns out the iPhone X sold a lot more units than analysts expected

Apple Inc. reported its second-quarter results for 2018 on Tuesday, and contrary to analyst expectations that the company's newest, and most expensive, flagship device didn't live up to the hype, the numbers indicate

Published on: May 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

WhatsApp founder leaving Facebook over privacy concerns, Washington Post reports

It looks like the ongoing controversy over Facebook Inc.'s privacy policies might have had a casualty after all. On Monday, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum, whose messaging app was acquired by Facebook

Published on: May 1st, 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 – 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