Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality officially dead; Bitcoin worth less than half its 2017 value; Amazon under fire for Chinese factory conditions

Federal net neutrality is officially dead in the U.S. A cyber attack lowers BitCoin’s value to around $7200. And working conditions at Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn are causing headaches for another tech giant

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – GDPR’s complications; Canada protects net neutrality; Trudeau to speak on Canadian infrastructure

Editor's Note: This may be the last episode for Alex Radu, one of several of our hosts for Hashtag Trending, but the podcast will continue bringing you top trending tech news every day.

Published on: May 28th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Net Neutrality might not be dead; YouTube is launching a Spotify rival; Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller

Net Neutrality tries to stay alive in the U.S., YouTube looks to take on Spotify, and Microsoft announces a controller designed for people with disabilities. From Reddit - The U.S. Senate has voted

Published on: May 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – FCC’s net neutrality repeal is official, Kylie Jenner slays Snapchat, MIT created living plant lights

The FCC is ready to officially repeal net neutrality this April, Snapchat takes a huge market value hit after Kylie Jenner says she isn’t using the app anymore, and MIT has succeeded in

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Alex Radu

CRTC exec director reconfirms Canada’s commitment to net neutrality

Telecom watchdog Chris Seidl reiterated the importance of net neutrality in Canada during a House of Commons committee meeting yesterday. The executive director of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) appeared before

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Takedown of U.S. net neutrality laws may embolden Canadian telecoms to follow suit, says CIRA CEO

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to roll back net neutrality laws won’t impact Canadians in the short-term, but they might feel the pinch down the road, says the CEO of the Canadian

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Alex Coop

4 opponents and 5 proponents of net neutrality in Canada

Published on: December 15th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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

CRTC ruling against zero-rating a boon for businesses, experts say

Last week's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to forbid the practice of "zero-rating" - exempting certain types of online content such as streaming or social media from a subscriber's

Published on: April 24th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s what to expect from this week’s CRTC hearings

This week might decide the future of how - and which - Internet companies conduct their business in Canada. From Monday Oct. 31 to Friday Nov. 4, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: November 1st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

OpenMedia kicks off global petition campaign for net neutrality

OpenMedia.ca is launching a week-long campaign, aiming to get people to sign a petition supporting net neutrality - the concept that Internet service providers should treat all Internet traffic equally, without giving any

Published on: September 8th, 2014 Candice So

Canadians skeptical about end to usage-based billing

Could it be true? Is Internet usage-based billing (UBB) dead in the water? Canadian small and medium sized businesses dependent on Internet access can only hope so. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Obama calls for ‘free and open’ Internet in meeting with Chinese students

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called for a free and open Internetduring a town hall meeting with Chinese university students in Shanghai."I'm a big believer in technology," the president said. "And I'm

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Ian Paul