Android shut down 700,000 bad apps last year

Google stomped out more than 100,000 bad apples and more than 700,000 bad apps that violated the Google Play policies in 2017. That’s 70 per cent more than the apps taken down in

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Twitter takeover rumours; Assange’s freedom; Google Bulletin

Rumours that Salesforce might buy Twitter are revived. The founder of WikiLeaks has a bad toothache. And Google looks to enter the local news space. Could Salesforce be planning to buy Twitter? No,

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Chrome mutes annoying sites, Apple dives into healthcare

Scientists figure out how to project 3D images into thin air, Google Chrome now lets you mute annoying websites, and Apple’s latest operating system update lets you save all of your medical records.

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

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

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

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