Hashtag Trending – Microsoft bets on education, Apple introduces new emergency feature, Google invests in Chinese e-commerce

Microsoft jumps headfirst into the education space, Apple will share your location when you call 911, and Google invests in Chinese e-commerce. First up from LinkedIn is news that Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid,

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium now accepting China’s biggest mobile payment services

Last year, nearly 320,000 visitors from China spent $304 million on attractions, hotels, retails and restaurants in Toronto, so it only made sense that two of the city's biggest tourist draws would begin

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

ZTE releases a foldable smartphone

Smartphone innovation has tended to sit pretty much on size of screen, thinnest and just this year bezelless design. But ZTE, a Chinese multi-national conglomerate in the telco sector, is introducing a foldable,

Published on: October 24th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

OVH to position itself as a cloud alternative

PARIS – Stephane Aisenberg, the co-founder of France solution provider Linkbynet was watching a TV news program recently where the host asked why Google was not in France? Aisenberg said, at the OVH

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Looking for new markets? Consider China, Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau tell businesses

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Online retailers can now reach millions of Chinese consumers through Stripe

Canadian retailers who use the Stripe platform to conduct their business online now have a greatly expanded customer base. The San Francisco-based business software developer recently announced partnerships with Chinese digital payment providers

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

3 tech trends in Asia-Pacific that hint at Canada’s future: IDC

Is the future state of Canada's technology market already playing out in the Asia-Pacific region? Some sophisticated trends in the mobility and augmented or virtual reality markets seen in the east will inevitably

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Freedom of speech gives Baidu right to censorship, judge rules

The U.S. courts upheld first amendment rights of Baidu, a Chinese search engine that's also the world's third-largest with an estimated 70 per cent share of the Chinese-language market. Baidu won the court

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Monica Goyal

Canada behind BRICS countries in trusting IT, EMC study finds

When it comes to data protection, China, the U.S., South Africa and Brazil are in the vanguard, with some of the most forward-thinking IT protections in place – and Canada is lingering behind,

Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Candice So

Apple’s iPhone 5S a bright spot in overall earnings decline

Apple Inc. has released sales numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013, saying it has sold 33.8 million iPhones, 14.1 million iPads, and 4.6 million Macs. Compared to the same period last year,

Published on: October 28th, 2013 Candice So