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The Globe and Mail - Technology

Apple unveils updated iPad with lower price

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:55:20 -0400

The updated version of the iPad will be available to order starting Friday


We need to ensure innovations in artificial intelligence benefit all Canadians

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:28:21 -0400

Canada must not shy away from the responsibility of leadership in this Fourth Industrial Revolution. It will be vital for the health of our economy and national competitiveness


SAP to offer its business apps on Google Cloud

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:17:27 -0500

Germany’s SAP AG is teaming up with Silicon Valley giant Google to allow customers to run SAP’s big business applications on Google’s cloud while offering Google’s suite of Web-based desktop apps to users, the company said on Wednesday.


Apple’s Siri learns Shanghainese as voice assistants race to cover languages

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:25:55 -0500

Voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and now Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands


EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:36:28 -0400

Commission says it will ‘take action to make sure social media companies comply with EU consumer rules’


Vintage Western phone brands resurrected by Chinese players

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:45:42 -0500

As Chinese market rapidly expands, some homegrown firms are counting on retro phone brands to revive their fortunes


Nintendo shares gain after Switch debuts without a glitch

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:30:43 -0500

Buyers line up for hybrid console as demand outstrips supply


Vancouver software heavyweights score venture deal for Visier Inc.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0400

Business intelligence software firm led by former SAP executives has raised $94.5-million total from U.S. venture capitalists


What would a digital-economy-era NAFTA mean for Canadians?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:51:01 -0400

Emphasis on digital policies foreshadows a new battleground that will have enormous implications for Canadian privacy laws and digital policies


BlackBerry struggles with branding amid pivot to software

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:37:59 -0500

Company strategizing to continue capitalizing on growing connectivity, autonomous vehicles, top executive says


Uber decries federal budget’s new taxes on ride-hailing

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:59:59 -0400

The budget amends the definition of a taxi business to include ride-hailing services such as Uber and subject them to the same GST and HST rules as taxis


Canadian tech talent in the U.S.

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:49:28 -0500

American tech giants fear immigration-rule changes contemplated by President Donald Trump’s administration will make it more difficult for them to recruit the world’s top talent


Science, technology and innovation: A new narrative is needed

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:43:48 -0400

The traditional notion that science drives innovation is in need of an update


Concerns raised as report suggests Canadians spending more time online

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:20:47 -0400

Report says Canadians who were surveyed spent 24.5 hours online per week in 2016, up about two hours from the previous year


With increased computerization comes growing fear of hacking into cars

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:39:29 -0400

‘It’s not hard to imagine very bad things happening,’ one observer says, as industry scrambles to ensure security


Google to revamp policies, hire staff after U.K. ad scandal

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:00:24 -0400

Search engine vows to police its websites better


The innovation gap: tech’s big diversity problem

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:06:13 -0500

The tech sector remains stubbornly unequal even as women make strides in work force


Investors see Snap’s IPO as ‘too big to fail’

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:00:28 -0500

Investors’ ardour for Snap shares – which rose almost 50 per cent in its market debut on Thursday, giving it a market value of nearly $30-billion (U.S.) – bodes well for future tech IPOs


Twitter turns to algorithms to clamp down on abusive content

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:12:35 -0500

Twitter said it will restrict accounts flagged by its technology as abusive for an unspecified amount of time


U.S. visa processing delays heighten allure of Canada’s tech sector

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:29:27 -0500

Canadian industry has already seen increased interest from skilled workers after the U.S. suspended processing of H-1B visas


Major U.S tech accelerator planning Canadian expansion: sources

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:51:41 -0500

A Toronto-based version of the Techstars program will be run in partnership with a major Canadian venture capital fund, one of the sources said


Germany plans to fine social media sites if they don’t remove hate speech

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:13:10 -0400

Failing to comply with proposed new legislation could result in a fine of up to €50-million against an organization


Twitter says it’s stepping up efforts to ban users advocating violence

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:43:10 -0400

As part of its semiannual transparency report, Twitter said it suspended some 377,000 accounts during the final six months of 2016 for ‘violations related to promotion of terrorism’


WikiLeaks will share CIA hacking tools with tech companies: Julian Assange

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:13:47 -0500

WikiLeaks published documents describing secret CIA hacking tools and snippets of computer code


Wikileaks’ CIA hacking dump sends tech firms scrambling for fixes

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:01:25 -0500

Documents apparently detailed CIA’s capacity to hack many devices


BlackBerry’s M&A head Jim Mackey left company in February

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:05:21 -0500

His exit leaves a leadership gap as the company works to build up its software business to replace revenue lost due to its exit from smartphone hardware


Toronto startup Chef’s Plate eyes $50-million sales mark, IPO

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:48:34 -0500

Fast-growing startup could join growing list of Canadian consumer-focused IPOs as early as 2018


LinkedIn fails to reach agreement with Russia on restoring access to site

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:49:12 -0500

Russia blocked access to LinkedIn’s website last year after a court found the firm guilty of violating a law that requires companies holding Russian citizens’ data to store it on servers on Russian soil


Navdeep Bains: The man leading Canada’s big bet on innovation

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:40:38 -0400

The federal government unveiled its ‘innovation budget’ Wednesday, with $400-million for venture-capital investments


Apple, Google increasingly part of your car’s infotainment system

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:41:47 -0400

Consumer demand and technology usage trends prompt co-operation between auto makers and Silicon Valley giants