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How Canadian Businesses Can Become the Powerhouses of Tomorrow

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

'Unicorn' is a term in the investment and venture capital industry use to define a start-up company whose valuation has exceeded USD$1 billion dollars. When you look for these (apparently not so) mythical creatures we find a plethora of U.S.-based companies: Uber, Airbnb, Palantir, Snapchat, Dropbox and others.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

Google Announces 'Alphabet'

AP | Brandon Bailey | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

One of tech's biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker - "Alphabet" - in a move underscoring its founders' ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company's Internet search core.

What Is the Cost of Losing Your Online Privacy?

Matthew Held | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Anyone who uses a social network, a website, app or a gadget that regularly collects some personal information about them is a product. Companies increasingly know more about you than your family and friends. The fear is what happens when the information you provide in one context is used in an entirely different context because it is sold. Internet spying and surveillance according to a 2012 Wall Street Journal report is one of the fastest growing businesses, estimated to be worth $156 billion a year. Mostly private companies capture data from countless channels.

Google-Owned Company Sorry For Nazi Concentration Camps In Game

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Business

BERLIN - A Google subsidiary has apologized for making Nazi concentration camps part of a mobile role-playing game.Niantic Labs says players of 'Ingre...

Black People Labelled 'Gorillas' By Google Image Recog Tech

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying im...

Social Media 1.0 Is Dying. Long Live Social Media 2.0

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Yelp has publicly admitted it is in trouble. Twitter is currently hunting for a new CEO and there are constant rumors they will be acquired. Is social media dead? The simple answer is no, social media will continue to live on. What the industry is seeing is the sun setting on Social Media 1.0 and the dawn of Social Media 2.0.

Google Declares War On Revenge Porn

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Google will start to censor unauthorized nude photos from its influential Internet search engine in a policy change aimed at crackin...

5 Things Non-Profit Leaders Can Learn From Google

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

After working with multiple non-profits and private sector companies to solve fundraising challenges, I've learned that a little innovation can do wonders. So who better to look to than one of the most valuable and creative companies on the planet, Google.

Lessons From #FHRITP About Public Shaming

Rania Walker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

It follows you, it traps you and in this specific case (like so many others) it can ruin your life. There is no trash bin on social media. Yet it seems to happen time and time again. And the offenders are shocked all the same when they become the victims of their own ignorance. Here is a short primer on how to avoid a bout of public shaming. It's certainly not the authoritative volume on how to avoid and rectify situations like this, but let's use this as a friendly reminder of how to stay out of trouble.

Spring's Hottest Fashion Trends, According To Google

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Style

Normcore is no more, at least, according to the search giant.

Google Chairman Sees $109-Million Payday

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most ...

Google Hits Wireless Companies Where It Hurts

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their ...

A Final Warning For Websites Not Optimized For Mobile

Jeff Quipp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Is your website optimized for mobile? If it's not, mark your calendars: April 21 marks the day Google will launch its newest algorithm update, affecting websites that are not optimized. With the number of mobile users rapidly growing -- 87 per cent of consumers rely on mobile devices to conduct searches at least once a day -- Google is ready to reward those who prioritize customer experience.

Tech Company Innovation Outweighs Policy Headaches

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb have entered unchartered policy territory where ethics debates, grey areas and government relations are the daily norm. While the seeming nuisance of having to deal with all these new policy implications all at once may seem cumbersome, the economic benefits and progress that has been made far outweigh the work.

Google Patents System To Prevent You From Seeing Spoilers

CBC | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business

Spoiler alert! Google can now stop your favourite movies and TV shows being spoiled before you watch them, using a system which recognizes, proce...

EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

CP | Raf Casert And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life mor...

Successful People and Companies Look Beyond Competition

Matthew Held | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Successful companies have the creativity and ability to find value in unexpected places where others are not looking. Whether you are a student, a professional or a company, you can take steps to work hard to shape the future you want with a concrete plan of action.

7 Questions To Ask Before You Start Creeping On Your Ex

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living

Whether you're the dumper or the dumpee, sometimes you just want to know what your ex has been up to. It's natural to be curious, so don't think yo...

Why Canadians Should Celebrate FCC's Net Neutrality Regulation

Andrew Tai | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

Net neutrality is a hotly-debated topic these days, and for a good reason -- it surrounds one of the most pivotal aspects of our daily lives: the Internet.

Google To Offer Cellular Network Plans

CP | Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Business

BARCELONA, Spain — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans. Vice-President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search eng...

10 Questions Business Owners Should Ask Their Website Developer

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

You may think your website does not run the risk of a security breach, but think again. With the recent public security breaches of popular websites, it is time to reexamine your security measures and ensure you have the proper tactics set in place.

Why Leads Are More Important for Your Online Business Than Website Traffic

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Do you really need a million visits to your website each month? Not a chance. Follow these three simple steps to get more leads today.

Google: Self-Driving Cars On Roads In 2 To 5 Years

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Business

DETROIT - The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.Chris Urmson says the car...

The Best and Worst of Online Marketing: 2014 Round-Up

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

2014 has seen some exciting developments in the digital marketing space. Here is a look at both the best and the worst of digital marketing in 2014.