Hashtag Trending, March 4, 2021 – Google stops ad sales based on browser history; Back to the office a good idea? And goodbye Google Cardboard

Google will stop selling individualized ads based on your browsing history, majority of Toronto downtown workers say they feel safe to go back to the office, and we say goodbye to Google Cardboard. 

Published on: March 4th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 3, 2021 – Students opt out of virtual school; EU’s right-to-repair law; More 2021 tech trends

Students are opting out of virtual universities, a new EU right to repair law requires technology to last for a decade, and the latest 2021 tech trends you need to keep a close

Published on: March 3rd, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending – Coinbase goes public; A tech titan royal rumble; Dealing with Zoom fatigue

It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, March 2, and I’m your host Baneet Braich. The recent cryptocurrency fever has led the U.S. digital brokerage

Published on: March 2nd, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, March 1, 2021 – France’s new ‘repairability’ index; Zoom call during surgery; Blame the interns, says former CEO

There’s a lot of chatter about France’s new repairability index, a story about a surgeon’s Zoom call in the middle of surgery turns heads, and the comments of SolarWinds' CEO It’s all the

Published on: March 1st, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 26, 2021 – MapleSEC recap; Supreme Court of Canada says no to pricing appeal; Biden signs exec order to address chip shortage

We check in on ITWC’s latest MapleSEC satellite series event, the Supreme Court of Canada says no to big telcos’ cries for a pricing appeal, and President Biden signs another exec order, this

Published on: February 26th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 25, 2021 – Bye Bye Fry’s; U.S. supply chain updates; USPS trucks get facelift

Fry’s Electronics says goodbye, the U.S. and its allies are reportedly looking to build a China-free tech supply chain, and new USPS trucks are coming soon to replace the ones that are old

Published on: February 25th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 24, 2021 – Facebook/Australia saga continues; Apple dons smartphone crown; CEOs 2021 priorities

Facebook will restore news pages in Australia as tensions requiring publishers to pay for content continue, Apple is taking back the smartphone crown, and CEOs are shifting priorities through COVID curveballs. It’s all

Published on: February 24th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 23 , 2021 – Apple Mac malware; Trudeau and Biden meet virtually; YouTube blocks chess

Researchers discover 30,000 Apple Macs have been infected with mysterious malware, Trudeau and Biden are set to meet virtually today, and we find out why Youtube has been blocking chess videos. It’s all

Published on: February 23rd, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 22 – Robinhood gets grilled; Canada issues warning to Facebook; Instacart’s anti-fraud policy causes headaches

Robinhood gets grilled over its position during the Gamestop fiasco, Canada issues warning to Facebook after the tech giant bans news on its platform in Australia, and Instacart's anti-fraud policy causes headaches with

Published on: February 22nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 19 – CRA locks users’ online accounts; Facebook banks news in Australia; Uber takes down UberChats app

The Canadian Revenue Agency says online accounts were locked because of an “external threat”, Facebook picks the nuclear option and bans news on its platform in Australia, and Uber takes down the UberCheats

Published on: February 19th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending, Feb. 18 – Bitcoin goes nuclear; New York sues Amazon; Shopify rides small biz wave

It’s raining bitcoin, New York is suing Amazon over concerns about health standards at the tech giant’s warehouses, and Shopify continues to ride the small business wave. It’s all the tech news that’s

Published on: February 18th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending – LastPass to remove options from free tier sub; Planning tool headaches; Clubhouse is running hot

Password manager LastPass will be removing functionality from its free tier subscription, an over-reliance on planning tools can reduce productivity, and Clubhouse’s voice-only chat rooms are capturing the attention of millions. It’s all

Published on: February 17th, 2021 Baneet Braich

Hashtag Trending – Canada and Huawei partnership; Netflix office in Canada; Unemployment hotline in Reddit

Canada is partnering with Huawei on a long-term project leaving some critics stunned, Netflix is is eyeing Toronto and Vancouver for its new outpost, and Reddit has become the unofficial unemployment hotline. It’s

Published on: February 16th, 2021 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Farmers hacking tractors; Bitcoin’s carbon footprint; Frustration over Uber Eats’ pay system

Farmers are having to hack their own tractors just to keep it running, a new study suggests Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, and frustration swells over Uber Eats’

Published on: February 12th, 2021 Alex Coop