YouTube hopes to win back marketers with new advertising standards

YouTube wants to make sure that advertisers are reaching the audiences they want, through content they are proud to be associated with. It's with this goal in mind that the streaming video giant,

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Who won the battle between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant at CES 2018?

In 2017 we saw the smart assistant battle between Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Assistant begin in proper with official launches here in Canada. The two tech giants are squaring off and racing

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Radu

Catherine Boivie at CES 2018: Google and some… unusual items

For my next blog, I'm not only going to talk about Google at CES but also describe some of the interesting devices I saw, ending with one that will help sick children.  Although

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Sidewalk Toronto will ‘stitch’ city together, Sidewalk Labs CEO says during AMA

The first 21st century neighbourhood won't isolate itself from the rest of Toronto, the CEO of Google sister company Sidewalk Labs said Wednesday. “It should be fully integrated into the fabric of the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – French authorities investigating Apple for ‘planned obsolesence’; dancing robots at CES

Apple is being investigated by French prosecutors for allegedly designing iPhones to deliberately stop working after two years. People are talking about James Damore’s lawsuit against Google. And dancing robots at CES. From

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Will newly unveiled Google Daydream hardware create the VR scale marketers want?

LAS VEGAS - Early last year, a Forrester Research report declared that virtual reality wasn't yet a worthy target for marketing budgets, but two new pieces of consumer hardware supporting Google's Daydream platform

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Former Google engineer’s lawsuit has no foundation, Toronto lawyer says

James Damore’s class action lawsuit claiming that Google unfairly discriminates against white men with unpopular political views is surprising, considering the overwhelming evidence of systemic sexism and underrepresentation of women and minorities in

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

HP’s new Chromebooks are specifically designed for the education market

HP Inc. is expanding its Chrome OS offerings with three new Chromebook devices designed specifically for the education ecosystem. The new devices - the sixth generation of the HP Chromebook 11, the fifth

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

Android Pay, Google Wallet merge into single brand: Google Pay

Android Pay and Google Wallet have now merged into a single payment brand under Google Pay. Existing users of both services will be able to “speed through checkout with peace of mind,” according to

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – FinTech predictions for 2018

OK Google, invest my savings into BitCoin – which could exceed $100,000 in market value next year. And financial institutions will need to step up their cyber security game. First up, Cisco is

Published on: December 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Top 5 Business Smartphones of 2017 – All Hands on Tech

2017 is coming to a close and we're looking at some of the best smartphones for business users that came out this year. This time on All Hands on Tech, Alex makes his

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chair of Google parent Alphabet

Google parent Alphabet Inc. has announced that Eric Schmidt, its founding chair and the search engine giant's CEO between 2001 and 2011, will be stepping down from his current position. In a Thursday

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality isn’t dead yet, Amazon mends ties with Google, Spotify tries to curb Apple’s dominance

Net neutrality won’t go down without a fight, Amazon offers Google an olive branch, and Spotify reaches out to the EU to curb Apple’s power. Trending all over social media this weekend was

Published on: December 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – U.S. votes on net neutrality, Google’s year in search, Apple no longer an innovator?

Dozens of U.S. senators have made a last-ditch effort to save net neutrality, but are unlikely to affect today’s vote. The iPhone 8 and BitCoin were among the year’s top Google searches. And

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood