Canada Technology

Why Bill Gates Thinks We Should Tax Robots

Brett Caron | Posted 02.20.2017 | Canada Business
Brett Caron

As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?

The Future Of Media Trading Is No Trading At All

Vitaly Pecherskiy | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Business
Vitaly Pecherskiy

Current advertising and media trading platforms are designed to allow buyers ultimate flexibility. While this sounds like an effective strategy, users run into issues when these platforms inevitably fail to understand the brand's business model and therefore fail to provide true value. In the attempts to accommodate everyone, they accommodate no one, and audience discovery methods remain primitive at best.

Companies Who Commanded The Use Of IoT Technology

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living

Every day, more and more companies are relying on the IoT to bump up efficiency, productivity, and quality on the factory floor. From real-time quality assurance on the assembly line to speeding up inventory procedures, here are just a few ways companies are making the IoT work to their advantage.

4 Moments In History That Revolutionized Manufacturing

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living

Four pivotal moments that have changed the way we make things. From the AOL Partner Studio

Will 2017 Be The Year Your Fingerprints Get Hacked?

Kevin Deveau | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Kevin Deveau

With a new year well underway, we are all becoming more comfortable dating our paperwork "2017." Last year was a wild one and to many people's dismay ...

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising wil...

Whatever You Call The New Economy, It Means Change

Emily Cornelius | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Emily Cornelius

Businesses of all sizes are adjusting their business models to find success. As cost-competition and accessibility are forcing prices down, margins are decreasing. The result of this is that businesses must now sell to larger markets to see the returns they had historically experienced.

The Easiest Way To Navigate This Media Minefield

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outle...

The Economics Of Digital Disruption

David Suydam | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada
David Suydam

Whether it's a full scale legacy system overhaul, or simply moving to social media channels to better engage with  audiences, companies don't have the luxury of time  on their side to pursue digital transformation as late adopters.  

6 Global Technology Companies To Watch In 2017

Todd Hauptman | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada
Todd Hauptman

A new year brings new opportunity, growth and challenges especially for industries such as technology that are well-known for constant evolution. Technology companies are often heavy in their data-driven decision making, which results in improvements and changes. These evolving companies are becoming one of the largest companies in the world.

Corruption Hurts Development But New Technologies Can Help

George Poulakidas | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada
George Poulakidas

Several high-level corruption cases in 2016 have brought corruption to the public's attention. Last month, the South Korean Parliament voted to impeac...

CES 2017: My Driverless Car Experience

Andrew Lo | Posted 01.17.2017 | Canada Business
Andrew Lo

One of the most exciting commitments coming from the auto and technology makers during CES 2017 is the ambition to realize driverless car capability for city streets as early as 2020.

Why You Can Benefit From Learning To Code

Jason Field | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business
Jason Field

Learning a new language can be a difficult task. And when that language is computer coding, it can be even more intimidating for beginners. But here's a secret: coding isn't just for geniuses. As a matter of fact, almost anyone can learn how to code.

The Hottest Innovations And Technology For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love innovation and technology. I know that 2017 will be a year that will bring new innovations and continue to change our world in ways we could no...

What Does The Left Have To Offer In Platform Capitalism?

George Poulakidas | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Politics
George Poulakidas

In reality, the left of the 21st century has failed to offer alternatives to a number of critical issues and doesn't seem to be adapting to a rapidly changing society and economy. Climate change, new technologies, and the development of the knowledge-based economy are challenges that don't fit the traditional, Marxist-based narrative of the left.

How To Give The Gift Of Tech (When You're Not A Techie)

Janette Ewen | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Living
Janette Ewen

A recent survey by Intel Canada and Microsoft Canada found that 55% of respondents said tech products often top their loves ones' wish lists, with half (50%) saying they're likely to give technology as a gift this year. For someone like me with a décor and lifestyle background, the thought of buying a new computer for someone can be intimidating and often overwhelming. Where to begin?

The Rise Of Automation in The Workplace And Everyday Life

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada
Abdullah Snobar

Automation -the replacement of humans with technology- is everywhere. It's impacting our day-to-day lives, usually in ways we barely notice. Grocery s...

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

The Millennial Leader: How the Next Generation Is Managing Up

Punit Dhillon | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Punit Dhillon

Millennials are proving that they don't need intense supervision as previously assumed. In reality, you may find that millennials are teaching older generations a thing or two about enhancing a business.

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

The UK And Canada: Laying The Foundations For A Fintech Bridge

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin McGurgan

Thanks to access to capital, technology and talent, the UK has established itself as the leading global Fintech centre, with London at its centre. Canada is also a leading Fintech nation. There is excellent access to capital, technology and talent, from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario to Vancouver in British Columbia.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

Why It's About Time Factories Go Digital

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business

What is the Internet Of Things and how can companies leverage the technology. From the AOL Partner Studio

Women In Leadership Share Thoughts On The IT World

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Business
Christine E. Laprade

The information technology industry is one of America's most thriving sectors, according to a plethora of industry experts. It's actually one of the m...

Cyberattack Risk Spikes At $10 million In Annual Revenue For SMBs

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

The evidence clearly points to the need for Canadian SMBs to increase their awareness of threats and ability to detect them, especially as they look to grow. Keeping these points in mind, there is always room for improvements in cyber policies and procedures, product selection and education because it doesn't look like cyber threats will be subsiding in the near future.