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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google Glass is getting glasses.The computerized, Internet-connected goggles don't actually come with lenses in its frame. Starting Tuesday, Google is offering an optional attachment...
Canada’s music industry lobby group is calling on legislators to block websites that provide access to unauthorized music downloads, and to crack down on search giants like Google that link to those s...
Google Inc. has launched a video performance-grading system, describing the feature as a tool to give users a clearer picture of how their internet service providers (ISPs) are serving them based on Y...
Google is officially developing a futuristic new contact lens that will reportedly measure blood glucose levels. This technological breakthrough could be a huge boon for people suffering from diabete
A century ago a computer wasn't a machine -- it was a job title. It referred to people who spent their days doing arithmetic. Then processors were created that took over the role, and society adjusted the word to a new meaning. In today's rapidly transforming economy it's important to adjust more quickly.
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TORONTO - Google has been caught afoul of the law by displaying web ads linked to a person's health history, according to Canada's interim privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier.An investigation by her...
eCommerce will exceed $US1.2 trillion in 2013, according to a new report by eMarketer, and that's just for B2C transactions. The web is THE most important sales and marketing tool. There are only three things that matter in retailing according to age old wisdom: location, location, location.
For most of us, the idea of a two-hour commute, twice daily, is nuts. But both Rodgers and Samuell have their reasons for taking on that heroic morning haul: They love where they work and they love where they play.
Vancouver looks beautiful from just about any angle, but its scenery is rarely as spectacular as this. Vancouver from Above, Canada #EarthPics pic.twitter.com/12Qp8X1dkM— Google Earth Pics (@GoogleEar...
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There are many acquisitions that have raised eyebrows or resulted in a general state of confusion among observers, both within and outside of the tech industry. Sometimes, acquisitions are made that don't seem to make any sense, at least not on the surface. Below are three such acquisitions made by tech companies this year and some educated speculation as to why they might have occurred.
I think it's about time people are reminded that without a legitimate medical professional's diagnosis, you cannot just Google your symptoms and diagnose yourself as having such and such disorder or disease. As someone in the mental health field, my concern is seeing an increase of people believing they have conditions such as depression or panic attacks.
If you're searching for a way to see Canada without leaving your desk, Google has the answer. The search engine giant has partnered with Parks Canada to offer virtual tours of 86 parks and historic si...
Twitter is the latest in a string of companies putting users at the whim of hasty policy changes and a rapid monetization policy put in place for IPO. You want to use it? Pay for it. While there's technically nothing wrong with this idea -- Twitter is a company and they should make money -- the fact that they're still alluding to the impression that all users have an equal opportunity in achieving influence is just inaccurate.
Whether we like it or not, the great discourse and online conversations are being clouded and polluted with spammy comments. If you have ever blogged, you will note how difficult it can sometimes be to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Google is looking for the Fountain of Youth in its latest expansion beyond Internet search. The ambitious quest to reverse the aging process and extend human life will be pursued by a new company call...
TORONTO - A new report suggests that analyzing Google search trends could predict a recession more quickly than traditional GDP data, which are available only after a two-month lag.The report by the C...
The Google blackout, child advocates, an app to help you focus, bookshelves and ignorance. Those were a few things that caught my attention, and maybe yours too, this week.
To understand the huge advertising and marketing communications merger this week between Omnicom and Publicis, one need only look back eight years to another advertising deal when Canada's Yellow Page...
There are few things in life we can count on: death, taxes and changes to Google's algorithm. What does that mean? It means the same tricks that helped a company rank high last year may no longer help. In fact, they may hurt.
TORONTO - Not only is smartphone ownership way up in Canada, users are getting increasingly addicted to their mobile devices, suggests a new report released by Google.Based on online surveys with 1,00...
Do you ever leave a voicemail for someone and get an email back? Have you had people text you while you're in a meeting and then get grumpy if you don't immediately respond? Different communication styles can be generational or cultural. Wherever they come from they're important and they will materially affect your career success.
Before you start lighting up those pitchforks and come after us marketers with a mix of mass hysteria and moral panic, take a look at your own online behavior and ask yourself, which scenario you prefer? Go to Amazon and start shopping (presuming you have been there before), and ask yourself, "what is the experience like?"
If you use the Internet, you've likely used something in the last month, but it's not something at the top of your lips: the URL bar. It's also called the "address bar" or the "direct navigation bar"...
Tax arbitrage, or moving operations and tax liabilities to low-cost jurisdictions, has been a game played by rich people and multinationals for years. But the game is ending finally. This will have implications in terms of government revenues to pay for social services but will also have a negative impact on the profits and share prices of giants such as Google, Amazon and virtually every multinational that's a household name.
With the recent launch of Citibike, the world's largest bicycle share program in New York City, cycling as a viable option for city commuting is literally gaining traction. A means of transport around long before the automobile, the bicycle has been in and out of vogue since its 19th century invention as a human-propelled alternative to the horse. This time, however, the attention seems different.
For those consumers already feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the constant notifications which come with a smartphone, Google Glass is probably not the best choice. We have arguably developed a dependence towards smartphones. Before consumers become dependent on Glass, they should seriously consider the implications before making their decision. In a society where relying on the mind for information and computation becomes less important due to the proliferation of mobile computers that can do the work for us, Glass may further exacerbate the dependence on technology to access information.
When we talk about natural resources that can drive economic benefit the conversation usually turns to gas and minerals, or sun and wind. What if I were to tell you that the world's most underutilized and highest potential resource is all around us? She may be standing next to you, she may be in a village far away, she may even be you.
It's hard to argue that most content-based webpages aren't all that annoying, but there is a cost for access and there is a cost for this content that must be paid by the consumers. Whether this is a paid-subscription model to underwrite the profitability of the business or ad-supported as the model, consumers have to accept that advertising and pageviews are going nowhere.
Google, the search giant with the famous motto, "Don't be evil," is boasting about its involvement in a 2012 coal industry lobbying effort to block the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to protect the public from dangerous and potentially lethal coal plant emissions.
The Rob Ford crack scandal has captured world attention and catapulted Toronto's controversial mayor past U.S. President Barack Obama in Google searches. On May 16, the day allegations emerged that th...
The federal Competition Bureau is preparing to investigate Google Canada, the Financial Post reports. It’s not clear what the scope of the probe will be. But odds are good it will follow similar lines...
Soon people around the world will be able to get a look inside P.E.I.'s Green Gables historic site or test-hike a trail in P.E.I. National Park on their laptop or smart phone courtesy of Google Street...