Hashtag Trending – Toronto’s Big Data conference; Facebook glitch makes private posts public; goodbye to memes?

4000 participants will be descending onto the 6ix this week for the Big Data Toronto Conference and Expo. A Facebook glitch briefly made private posts public. And new copyright legislation proposed by the

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Washington sues Google and Facebook; ZTE strikes deal with U.S.; Sonos’ new Alexa-enabled speaker

The state of Washington has sued Google and Facebook for allegedly not disclosing who purchased election ads. Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE’s U.S. operations officially get to stay in business. And users appear very

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – McDonald’s launches more kiosks; MyHeritage gets hacked; Facebook confirms data sharing with China

McDonalds plans to launch thousands of new self-serve kiosks, DNA testing and genealogy service MyHeritage admits it got hacked; and Facebook faces tough questions - again. Trending on Facebook, McDonald’s is rolling out

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook under fire; iOS 12 fights smartphone addiction; DNA service hacked

Facebook has some more tough questions to answer from U.S. lawmakers, Apple’s iOS 12 beta is designed to help you use your iPhone less often; and a DNA analysis service reports a data

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook removes trending news, Apple’s upcoming WWDC18, BlackBerry’s new Key2 smartphone

Facebook removes the trending news section from its homepage, plus a previous of Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference and BlackBerry’s soon-to-be-released KeyTwo phone. First up from Facebook is a story about, well, Facebook.

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Reddit surpasses Facebook in popularity; Waymo buys minivans; California supports net neutrality

Reddit surpasses Facebook to become the third most visited website in the U.S., Waymo is getting more than 60,000 minivans, and California approves some strict net neutrality rules. After surpassing Facebook earlier this

Published on: June 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – HomePod adds multi-room function; Startup ICO raises $4 billion; Papua New Guinea bans Facebook

Apple’s HomePod adds multi-room functionality and sets a date for its launch in Canada, a startup company from the Cayman Islands is on track to raise more than $4 billion through its initial

Published on: May 30th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – UK hospitals adopt AI, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in Europe, Tesla Model 3 fails initial review

U.K. hospitals are planning to use artificial intelligence for some routine healthcare tasks, Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of European Parliament, and Tesla’s new Model 3 fails reviews. First up from Reddit is

Published on: May 23rd, 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

Maximizing player safety with technology – Tech in Sports Ep. 43

All the latest sports technology news including drama in Australian soccer over video replay, the NBA and Intel's new partnership, Silicon Valley area sports teams put on a tech summit, and more! Plus,

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Oculus Go launches; Vine’s return on indefinite hold; Facebook raids Instagram photos

Oculus Go might be the VR gadget you actually buy, Vine’s much anticipated return comes to a standstill, and Facebook harvests more than 3.5 billion Instagram photos. From Reddit - The long arm

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cambridge Analytica shuts down, calls Facebook controversy ‘unfounded’

The company at the centre of Facebook Inc.'s recent privacy scandal is shutting down. In a Wednesday press release, London, U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica announced that it had "filed applications to commence insolvency proceedings

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook launches new integrations for Workplace to streamline admin processes and sharing information

Facebook may be in hot water right now, but its developers aren’t taking any time off. The company has announced several new capabilities for its Workplace application that will help it efficiently connect

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new dating feature; Court ruling could force changes at Uber and Lyft; LG announces G7 ThinQ

Facebook is entering the dating game with a new dating feature, a new court ruling could force companies like Uber and Lyft to convert drivers to employees, and LG has announced its G7

Published on: May 3rd, 2018 Alex Radu