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Google Searched For (And Found) The Perfect Tax Havens

Dennis Howlett | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Dennis Howlett

In the past, Google's actual overseas tax rate has been as low as 2.4% -- across many countries where normal tax rates would be over 20%. Even Ireland charges a measly 12.5%. Google has maintained that these arrangements are entirely legal. Many countries have disagreed.

So Much For Being Superstitious

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

My palm was so itchy this morning it woke me up. I looked to see if I had a rash or dry skin. Nope. Well, I thought to myself: "I guess that means ...

We Are Already Experiencing The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

David Suydam | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
David Suydam

Machine learning, and a more advanced technology called deep learning, are types of artificial intelligence that allow a computer to learn information based on the data it is given. Essentially, the more information the computer is given, the better it can learn -- and in the case of platforms like Spotify or Netflix, the more interaction you have with the program, the better it can recommend music, movies, or TV shows that you'll like.

Android Smartphones Cannot Possibly Undermine Competition

Mathieu Bédard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Business
Mathieu Bédard

The European and American competition authorities recently announced that they were investigating Google's Android operating system for smartphones. They accuse Google of abusing its dominant position to harm its competitors. These announcements are surprising given the dynamism of competition in the cellphone market.

Building Globally Competitive Canadian Cities

Michael Darch | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Darch

Through concerted collaboration executed in a spirit of co-opetition, over the last three years 11 Canadian cities have executed seven joint Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) missions with the Federal government to 12 countries.

Privacy Must Be Defined By Consent In Today's Connected World

Kris Constable | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

I'm aware consent is a loaded term, and that's part of why I feel it's an important term to use in terms of personal information. There are many vulnerable people in the privacy space, and they're often ignored and even put at greater risk by the privileged who feel they have nothing to hide.

What Sharing My Story At Google Taught Me About Public Speaking

Dina Pestonji | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Pestonji

I will admit, I was rather nervous. My speech wasn't until 3 p.m. My contact at Google came to the lobby to get me and almost immediately my nerves disappeared. We laughed, talked and it was very evident how much he appreciated me coming to share my story and inspire his team.

Inspiration + Curriculum = Canada's Answer To Innovation

Sam Sebastian | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Sam Sebastian

As Canada strives to build an economy defined by innovation, our greatest resource to meet this challenge is walking through the classroom doors of our nation every morning wearing oversized Pokémon and Hello Kitty backpacks. It's never been more critical that we give our children the tools they need to become Canada's innovators of tomorrow.

Google Just Declared War On 'Harmful' Payday Lending Industry

CP | Ken Sweet, The Associated Press | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business

Payday lenders call it "discriminatory and a form of censorship."

How To Get An Interview With Google

Saeed Selvam | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Today's most innovative companies are changing the world because they don't just think different, they hire different. Google is at the very helm of this paradigm shift in how company's hire and are setting the gold standard in not just work-life balance, but recruiting.

Canada Lets Google Off In Anti-Competitive Practices Probe

CP | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Business

Google had agreed not to reintroduce some controversial clauses in agreements with advertisers.

Google Amped For Mobile Revenue With Help From Marketers

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Melanie Nathan

Google has recently integrated AMP into its mobile search results. It claims pages will load "blazing fast," and viewers will be able to easily scroll without wasting time. Google explains pages built with AMP load approximately four-times faster and utilize 10-times less data than similar pages without AMP.

U.S. Government Redefines 'Driver' To Include Computer

CP | Tom Krisher And Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business

Traffic agency agrees with Google that a computer can be a driver.

Here's How Much $ Google Gave The Guy Who Bought Google.com

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Business

And he donated it all to charity.

These Are The Most Influential Brands In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

Only one homegrown name made the top 10.

The Top Tech Trends Coming In 2016

Marco Pasqua | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.

Facebook Crashed App To Test User Loyalty, And They're Loyal

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

It's not the first time Facebook has experimented on its users.

Google's Chromebook Accused Of Privacy Violations

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business

Google says it isn't doing anything wrong.

5 Common Misconceptions About Deep Learning

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.

Cops Pull Over Google Self-Driving Car For Driving Too Slowly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A California police officer made a traffic stop, but wrote no ticket. There was no driver to give it to anyway. Mountain ...

Google Maps To Be Available Offline

CP | Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Google Maps is getting disconnected. With an update for Android phones Tuesday, you'll be able to search nearby businesses and get drivi...

Why Dr. Google Doesn't Always Have Your Back

Talia Zenlea, MD | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Living
Talia Zenlea, MD

After spending about half an hour discussing a diagnosis and treatment plan with a patient in my office, she pulled out her phone and Googled it. In my office. With me there. When did Google become a reputable second opinion?

Google's 'Smart Reply' Will Write Your Emails For You

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is putting a different twist on the concept of "automated reply'' with a new tool that aims to write artificially intelligent...

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

Will Google And Apple Actually Become Car Makers?

CP | Bree Fowler, The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK - Silicon Valley may think it can build a better car. But should it? As tech giants like Google and Apple look to automobiles as the next ...