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Finding early wins in emerging technologies – CanadianCIO Summit 2018 panel

Hear how Canadian firms are using cutting-edge technologies to fuel business growth. Craig Tavares from Cogeco Peer 1 speaks to using AI to improve IT infrastructure through advanced telemetry on next-generation routers and switches. Brian Turpin at Greenwin is using virtual reality tours to help sh ...

Jamaica Stock Exchange nominates Canadian FinTech firm to facilitate crypto stock exchange

Blockstation, a Toronto-based fintech company, will facilitate crypto stock trading for the Jamaican Stock Exchange. ...

Crypto-native applications

Every new technology platform has been built around a specific new capability. The Internet connected people and data at scale (“connecting everyone, everything”). Marketplaces, social platforms, and search all leveraged this capability. The next platform, mobile, was about “always on, everyw ...

Slumping HIVE Blockchain stock is still a buy, PI says

The Ethereum blockchain will soon undergo a significant upgrade but the development will have a neutral impact on HIVE Blockchain Technologies (HIVE Blockchain Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:HIVE), says analyst David Kwan of PI Financial. In a Friday update to clients, Kwan reiterated his “Buy” rating ...

Q3 2018 Summary: Portfolio News and Activities

It’s the beginning of October. Fall is underway, and it’s time to summarize all the key news and announcements from last quarter. And we have a lot of exciting things to share in the coming months, so stay tuned! Announcements and Accolades Headout announced their $10M Series A, led by Nexus V ...

5 lessons learned at the CanadianCIO Summit – in photos

Technology leaders from across Canada, in the public and private sectors alike, met to share their learnings on the topics of artificial intelligence, emerging technologies such as blockchain, cloud infrastructure, privacy in a GDPR world, and security. ...

90 million Facebook users have to log back in after security incident

Company says users don't have to change passwords. Meanwhile, others are concerned about the revelation that phone numbers given for two-factor authentication may be available to advertisers to target ads ...

How Canadian businesses are using AI – Elevate day two

Elevate Tech Fest day two, was a whirlwind event, with more than a dozen different ‘tracks’ spread out across Toronto that focused on everything from fintech to health, smart cities and more. IT World Canada spent the day attending the artificial intelligence (AI) track and learned about some in ...

Weak crypto market continues to haunt HIVE Blockchain, PI says

PI Financial analyst David Kwan continues to rate HIVE Blockchain (Quote, Chart TSXV:HIVE) a buy despite headwinds in the crypto mining space. On Wednesday, HIVE reported its Q1, 2019 results. The company lost (US) $2.72-million on revenue of $10.72-million. “I remain pleased with the progress ma ...

Crunch Time in the NAFTA Negotiations: What’s at Play for Canada on Digital Policy

As the NAFTA negotiations hit a possible home stretch this week, the focal point has been primarily on issues such as dispute resolution, the dairy sector, and the auto industry. However, the digital policy issues will have huge implications for Canada and the outline of the agreement between the U ...