Hashtag Trending – Googlers upset about founders departing; Amazon employees at risk; iPhone 11 Pro stealing location data

Google employees are upset that founders left instead of fixing the culture; Amazon putting its employees at risk to fulfill holiday deliveries; iPhone 11 Pro collecting location data even when told not to

Published on: December 5th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Cyber Monday, Huawei’s new research centre, PlayStation turns 25

Cyber Monday overshadows Boxing Day, Huawei is moving its U.S. research centre to Canada due to American restrictions on its activities, and the PlayStation turns 25. For the past couple of years, Canadians

Published on: December 4th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Lyft prices spike, Netflix and chill Thanksgiving, Losing Lena

Frustrated commuters in Toronto blast Uber and Lyft for higher fares, movie theatre trips were less popular this Thanksgiving, and a new documentary highlights the journey of a single Playboy photo and its

Published on: December 3rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Overconsumption protest; Canadians mad at telecoms; developer recreating the wheel

With Black Friday behind us, Hashtag Trending is the perfect podcast to listen to while you unbox all of your impulse purchases. In today’s episode, we talk about climate activists protesting against overconsumption,

Published on: December 2nd, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook and Instagram go down, Twitter backtracks on unused accounts, Panasonic exits chipmaking

Facebook and Instagram go down, again, Twitter walks back its plan to give away unused old accounts after getting an earful from the general public, and Panasonic is out of the chipmaking game.

Published on: November 29th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Emotional Alexa; Google pays tribute to Scarborough; Irish government’s big printer mess

If you’re feeling down for messing up at work yesterday, then hopefully you’ll find comfort in our third story. In this episode of Hashtag Trending, we have Amazon injecting emotions into Alexa, Google

Published on: November 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Uber appealing London ban; Google fires 4 key labour organizers; WeChat banning Chinese Americans

Uber is appealing the stripping of its license in London; Google fires 4 employees who were key to labour organizing; WeChat banning Chinese Americans for discussing Hong Kong Yesterday’s big news was the

Published on: November 27th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Uber loses London license, eBay sells StubHub, a Contract for the Web

Uber loses its license to operate in the city of London, England, eBay says it’s selling its StubHub ticketing business to Viagogo in a $4B deal, and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the

Published on: November 26th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to sell to Huawei; Spotify launches its own awards show; Google killing off Cloud Print

Welcome to another Monday’s episode of Hashtag Trending. We have U.S. relaxing its ban on Huawei, Spotify launching its own music awards, and Google killing off Cloud Print. Thank you for tuning in,

Published on: November 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s wants to make memes, robotic room service, WeWork layoffs

Facebook wants you to get into the meme game, a Washington Post reporter’s robotic room service experience goes viral, and WeWork says it’s laying off 2,400 employees globally. Facebook wants to help you

Published on: November 22nd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Outlook loves Gmail; Apple Music for Business; beware of new ransomware

This episode of Hashtag Trending is pretty lighthearted. We have Microsoft bringing Gmail to Outlook web, Apple’s new music service for businesses, and a note of caution for Windows users. Thank you for

Published on: November 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia lands in Canada; Microsoft Teams hits 20 million; Intel’s new graphics card

Hashtag Trending is all about news from Google today; for starters we have a story about Google Stadia launching in Canada, followed by the thriving Microsoft Team’s, then close out with Intel’s shiny

Published on: November 20th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Travelers warned against USB charging; SoftBank creating internet giant; Apple bans vaping apps

Travelers advised not to using USB charging ports; SoftBank creating Japanese internet giant; Apple bans vaping apps.   Today’s stories all find their way to us from Google. For those who travel often,

Published on: November 19th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google to shield personal data, Facebook signs lease in New York, Disney+ early reactions

Google is bowing down to European data protection authorities, Facebook signs a lease for 30 floors of office space in New York, and despite technical glitches, millions flock to Disney’s new streaming platform.

Published on: November 18th, 2019 Alex Coop