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

Expect Google to announce iPhone support for Assistant at I/O conference, Bloomberg says

Google Inc.'s annual developer-focused I/O (Input/Output) conference is being held this week in Mountain View, Calif., and the tech giant is eager for Android users and the Apple faithful alike to attend. According

Published on: May 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple CEO partly blames Q2 results on next iPhone rumours, but what are they?

After Apple Inc.'s latest quarterly results missed analysts' expectations by at least $200 million USD, CEO Tim Cook at least partially blamed the increased number of rumours regarding the company's next iPhone, making

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Qualcomm files countersuit against Apple in royalty-driven legal battle

Four months after Apple Inc. - one of its biggest customers - filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc., the San Diego, Calif.-based microchip manufacturer has struck back. On Monday Qualcomm filed a countersuit

Published on: April 12th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Samsung head maintains silence, innocence as trial begins

The de facto leader of Samsung Electronics Ltd. did little more than confirm his personal details during a court appearance on Friday, and has apparently instructed his lawyers to portray him as an

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Yahoo data breaches unlikely to sink Verizon deal, Bloomberg finds

Think December's reveal that hackers were able to harvest personal information from 1 billion Yahoo Inc. accounts in 2013 is going to affect its pending $4.8 billion USD acquisition by U.S. telecommunications giant

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood