Hashtag Trending, July 6 – REvil ransomware attack; Audacity is spyware; Google app control

Russian hacking group REvil attacks 200 networks in the U.S., audio software Audacity is being called a spyware and Google removes nine apps from the Play Store for infiltrating Facebook logins.  It’s

Published on: July 6th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Inaugural Google Cloud Accelerator Canada class of 2021 announced

Google’s inaugural Cloud Program announced its first-ever class of Google Cloud Accelerator Canada. In the past year, with the majority of businesses doubling down on new digital capabilities, the demand for cloud-based technology

Published on: June 18th, 2021 Samira Balsara

Hashtag Trending, June 11, 2021 – Facebook’s Sex Trafficking Underbelly; Antitrust bills could reshape Big Tech; Fastly Clears the Air

Report finds Facebook rampant with sex trafficking, an antitrust law that could reshape Big Tech, and Fastly releases a statement It’s all the biz/tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending!

Published on: June 11th, 2021 Alex Coop

Google expands partnership with Shopify, launches new features to increase merchant discoverability

Google is expanding its partnership with Shopify to allow the e-commerce giant's 1.7 million merchants to feature their products across Google, the company announced at the Google I/O event this week.  Few details

Published on: May 19th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

City of Calgary announces data-sharing partnership with Waze

Today, the City of Calgary announced a no-cost data-sharing partnership with the GPS navigation software app and Google subsidiary Waze as part of the Waze for Cities Data program.  Designed in 2014 as

Published on: April 27th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Samsung devices to receive four years of security updates, one more than Pixel phones

Samsung has vowed to deliver at least four years of security updates to its Z, S, Note, A, XCover and Tab series Android devices, beating even Google’s own Pixel phones. Users have long

Published on: February 23rd, 2021 Tom Li

Telus and Google Cloud ink 10-year collaboration deal

Telus and Google Cloud have joined together to create digital transformation solutions under a new 10-year agreement. Announced on Feb. 9, Telus is looking to enhance its key business segments with Google’s help.

Published on: February 10th, 2021 Tom Li

Ford picks Google as preferred cloud provider to leverage AI and ML, meaning QNX is out

Ford's vehicles are about to get a lot Googlier. The automaker is the latest one to bet big on Google and recently confirmed that it will use Google's Android platform to power "millions"

Published on: February 2nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Google employees seeking to unionize

More than 200 Google employees have signed with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) to form the Alphabet Workers Union after two Google engineers raised serious concerns in a New York Times opinion

Published on: January 4th, 2021 Tom Li

Google finally hangs up on Hangouts, says auto migrations to Chat begin in 2021

Google says it's sunsetting Hangouts and pivoting to Chat, and Chat will become available as a free service—both in the integrated experience in Gmail and the Chat standalone app.  The news comes just days

Published on: October 16th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Top 5 retail trends to expect this holiday season

Online shopping has dominated the retail industry during the pandemic. From tools to food, even the most loyal window shoppers have opted to buy through their computers or phones. In a web call

Published on: October 8th, 2020 Tom Li

Google renames G Suite to Workspace

Google says it's turning G Suite into a more integrated experience across its various communication and collaboration tools and rebranding it to Google Workspace for a more accurate representation of the product.   Similar

Published on: October 7th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian law firms team up to file class-action suit against Google

Lawyers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in the three provinces against Google and its parent Alphabet Inc. on behalf of millions of Canadians, alleging the company

Published on: September 4th, 2020 Howard Solomon

North’s Focals to shut down a month after its acquisition by Google

A month after getting acquired by Google, North Focals announced today that it's "winding down" its smart glasses product and the Focals app. North also noted in the announcement that after July 31,

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal