Anti-Trump McDonald’s tweet a cautionary tale for social media managers

The explicitly anti-Donald Trump message tweeted by the official McDonald's Twitter account on Thursday morning, and its viral aftermath, provides a timely reminder that business leaders need to focus on ensuring both the

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify CEO defends decision to continue supporting Breitbart

Like many of his peers in the tech industry, Shopify Inc. CEO Tobias Lütke isn't a fan of the Donald Trump administration, or its most ardent media supporter, Breitbart News Network. But that

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver startup wants to help foreign-born Silicon Valley workers go True North

As Donald Trump signals his intent to close U.S. borders to foreign-born workers, a Vancouver-based startup wants to remind them they can always move to Canada. Targeting not only the refugees and workers

Published on: February 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

A look at the 14 tech-related positions Donald Trump has yet to fill on his inauguration day

On the day that Donald Trump is being inaugurated as the President of the United States, a huge majority of administration positions remain unfilled, including 14 key technology roles. According to an online

Published on: January 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Weekly Update – Top 5 tech stories of 2016

IT World Canada's Mandy Kovacs and Alex Radu recap the top 5 tech stories of 2016. Acquisitions Ingram Micro enters new chapter after HNA deal closes Tech Data makes blockbuster deal to acquire

Published on: December 23rd, 2016 Alex Radu

Highlights from Trump’s meeting with Silicon Valley

You've probably heard of the tech summit heard 'round the world by now. United States President-elect Donald Trump gathered the titans of the tech industry at Trump Tower in New York this week -

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Alex Radu


How IBM Watson helped Time magazine narrow its search for Person of the Year

Before declaring the least-favoured - but most-covered - U.S. president-elect in recent history Person of the Year, the editors behind New York City-based Time magazine consulted an unlikely source for advice. For the

Published on: December 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Was Trump’s victory a big blow to big data?

One of the over-arching narratives in the big data movement is that data can provide the necessary insights for businesses to make good decisions. But that theory is being put to the test

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Recruiter says Trump’s win could woo Canadian tech talent home from the U.S.

Donald Trump’s electoral victory may lure a small number of American tech workers to Canada but could prove a bigger draw in enticing Canadian tech expats back home from the U.S., a top

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Christine Wong

Post-election pulse-taking includes lots of Canadian job searches, Indeed finds

As a groggy U.S. woke up this morning to the news that businessman and former reality T.V. star Donald Trump would be their next president, a lot of them started examining their options

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s what a Trump presidency could mean for Canada’s tech sector

In watching Donald Trump become the U.S. president-elect after a long and divisive campaign that was full of vitriol and thin on substance, Canada's tech sector is holding its breath as it enters

Published on: November 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Foursquare proves that Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign is hurting his business

It turns out that being a billionaire presidential candidate who regularly objectifies women, refers to much of his country's largest ethnic group as "rapists" and "criminals," calls its democratic system "rigged," proposes a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood