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Top Technology Trends for CFOs in 2018

Posted on 08 November 2017

It’s not even the holiday season but forward-thinking Canadian businesses, and in particular, their CFOs are already looking at the trends for next year, and the best ways to stay ahead. Most of the trends that are pertinent to CFOs are related to technology, and the following is a roundup of some of the most significant tech-related concepts to stay ahead of for the upcoming year.< ...

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Can Ontario Become the Next Tech Hub?

Posted on 16 October 2017

When considering what makes Toronto, and more broadly, Ontario, an amazing place to live, there are several factors to consider (although nowadays, the argument will be about whether the Leafs can be included in this list of positives or not!). One of the major positives is the city and the region’s ever-growing status as a potentially huge tech hub. While some cities and locations need t ...

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Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2: Google unveils its iPhone rival

Posted on 18 October 2017

Make way for the sequel: Google on Wednesday announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, its follow-up devices to last year’s well-received but poor selling Pixel smartphones. The search giant — which jumped into making a range of consumer electronics under the 'Made by Google' moniker a year ago — is hoping for a better result with these successor devices, especia ...

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FBI won't be forced to reveal San Bernardino iPhone hacking tool

Posted on 02 October 2017

The Associated Press, USA Today and Vice News have failed in their attempt to reveal the hacking tool the FBI used to access San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook's iPhone. Judge Tanya Chutkan denied their request in a summary judgment ruling issued late on September 30th, arguing that the risks involved in naming the vendor (and thus the tool) or the price paid are too ser ...

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Cloud Storage Keeps Data Out of Reach of Criminals

Posted on 15 May 2017

As chief information security officer for Amazon Web Services, Stephen Schmidt is surprised by how many businesses still fail to see the dangers of storing information on computers and servers in their offices rather than in the cloud.Not only is that data vulnerable to physical calamities such as fire or hardware failure, the onus is also on the businesses themselves to protect their ...

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Facebook Failed to Remove Reported Extremist Posts: Report

Posted on 17 April 2017

Facebook failed to remove dozens of instances of extremist and child pornography even after the social network’s moderators were directly informed of the potentially illegal content, an investigation by The Times showed on Thursday.Using a fake profile set up last month, a Times journalist found images and videos glorifying Islamic State and recent deadly attacks in London and Egypt, ...

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Twitter Creates ‘lite’ Version for data-starved Users

Posted on 07 April 2017

Twitter Inc is launching a faster version of its mobile service on Wednesday aimed at people with sporadic connections or little data on their smartphone plans, hoping to pick up users in harder-to-reach emerging markets.The company calls the version Twitter Lite and it will be aimed largely at users outside the United States. Twitter Lite works through a web browser, not a stand-alone ...

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Samsung Launches Galaxy S8, Dreams of Recovery from Note 7

Posted on 04 April 2017

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.Boasting some of the largest wrap-around screens ever made, the long-awaited S8 is the South Korean technology company’s first new premium phone since its September recall of all Galaxy Not ...

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Canada Counters Silicon Valley Talent Raid with Fresh Funding for AI

Posted on 29 March 2017

This story is part of Mind in the Machine, an ongoing Globe series about artificial intelligenceCanada is bracing for an intense global technology race as Ottawa, the provinces and corporations pump hundreds of millions of dollars into the burgeoning artificial intelligence sector in a bid to keep the country competitive as it faces technological changes in the years ahead. Read ...

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We Need to Ensure Innovations in artificial Intelligence Benefit all Canadians

Posted on 19 March 2017

Afraj Gill is a community advocate, adviser to technology startups, and former entrepreneur.Although automation is not a new phenomenon, this new phase of automation – one heavily driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – will be unprecedented in its scope.There are a number of opinions on why Canada is poised to be a leader in an AI-driven world. We have world-leading techni ...