Hashtag Trending – Google’s new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, voting app disrupting the government

Google is investing in a new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, Netflix ups its funding for original content, and a Colorado-based political candidate is disrupting the government with an app. From Twitter today, Google’s urban

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Netflix investing $500M into Canadian content, San Francisco sues Equifax

Netflix lights up the Twitterverse after announcing it will invest half a billion dollars into Canadian content, Equifax is still in the news, and Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook played a role in the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Apple, Google, Microsoft top list of world’s 100 most valuable brands [infographic]

New York City-based Interbrand has released its 18th list of the world's most valuable brands, and tech companies are high on the list. In addition to certifying Apple Inc., Google Inc., and Microsoft

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Prepare to disrupt yourself: Netflix cofounder on starting a successful business

When Marc Randolph started Netflix Inc. with cofounder Reed Hastings in 1997, he couldn’t have possibly imagined what the company would become in just 20 years. Speaking at Ingram Micro’s 2017 Cloud Summit

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Disruptive mindset, agile platform key to digital transformation, Workday VP says

TORONTO - Today's executives need both a disruption-embracing mindset and a versatile software platform that allows them to harness the latest customer, workplace, and industry data if they want their companies - and

Published on: April 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Black Mirror offers multiple portrayals of how technology could destroy society

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I have generalized anxiety disorder. At least once a day I'll finish having a conversation with someone

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Tech tops most-loved U.S. brands, Accenture finds

Why users love a brand, product, service or experience is not a question easily answered, according to new research, but it would appear that technology brands have the upper hand. Digital giants such as Google,

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Gary Hilson

How an Ottawa-based firm rode the cord-cutting trend without a Netflix-sized marketing budget

Just before Ottawa-based Nuvyyo launched its brand new Tablo product at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2014, Nuvyyo's vice-president of marketing Renata Scorsone recalls beta-testing the over-the-air TV streaming device with broadcast content

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Is the UFC the Netflix of combat sports?

Fifteen years ago, Zuffa acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for $2 million as it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Now a global sports empire, the league recently sold itself to American talent agency

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Canadians could turn to VPNs to watch NFL games on Twitter

While Netflix is reportedly following through on its VPN crackdown by blocking Canadians wanting to see content normally only available south of the border, Twitter's NFL live-streaming may prove the next fertile ground

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Ericsson’s new tools give any content producer ‘Netflix’ grade analytics

The average Canadian watches 26 hours of video per week, with half of the population watching through on-demand services such as Netflix and 45 per cent watching on smartphones, according to a 2015

Published on: January 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The top 5 stories you liked on ITBusiness.ca in 2015

If there's one theme that stood out for us in 2015, it's that Canadians want to be Americans - at least when it comes to the technology services available to them. Whether it's

Published on: December 15th, 2015 Brian Jackson