Social Media

Facebook is a must-own stock, this portfolio manager says

With the largest one-day plunge in US market history, Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) fortunes are now being picked over with an increasingly finer-toothed comb. Is the social media giant headed for disaster? Hardly, says Greg Newman of Scotia Wealth Management, who claims FB still has tonnes of runway ah ...

Toronto man with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal charged with child luring, sexual assault

A Scotiabank employee with ties to tech communities in Toronto and Montreal was recently charged after police reported a teenage girl was lured through social media and sexually assaulted. ...

GoverMedia Plus Canada could hit $1.25, Zacks Research says

GoverMedia Plus Canada CEO Roland Bopp GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE:MPLS) could be an attractive option for investors looking for exposure to the e-commerce space, says Zacks Small Cap Research, whose new report on MPLS argues that if the company delivers on its strategy over the medium-term ...

Hashtag Trending – Diane Bryant departs Google Cloud; Uganda taxes social media; make Mac OS X great again

Could Diane Bryant be throwing her hat in the ring for the CEO job at Intel? There’s a new daily tax for social media users… in Uganda. And a new product promises to make your Mac OS X great again. ...

WhatsApp is in deep trouble over encryption, Bruce Croxon says

WhatsApp is making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, as the messaging service and parent company Facebook struggle to deal with problems related to its end-to-end encryption. So far, the most troubling thing about the two tech companies’ efforts, says entrepreneur and venture capitalist ...

Buy Tencent despite tariff concerns, this portfolio manager says

Chris Stuchberry When it comes to Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings (OTC:TCEHY), you can stop worrying about the Trump administration’s protectionist tariffs and start buying the stock, says Chris Stuchberry, portfolio manager for Wellington-Altus Private Wealth, who argues that investors shou ...

Should B2B Technology Companies Leverage Social Media?

Every company uses social media. As a default, companies have a Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn account because, after all, everyone else has them. But does social media make sense for B2B technology companies? Can social media be used to attract, engage and nurture customers, or is social media a b ...

Episode 78: Getting the Bias Out with Cathy O’Neil

We all have our own personal biases. The question is how do you keep them out of your data so that you can create better products for your customers? In this episode of the Impact Podcast, we welcome renowned mathematician and author Cathy O’Neil to the show. Cathy has long called for an end of c ...

Russian cryptocurrency partnership is a big step forward for GoverMedia, CEO says

E-commerce company GoverMedia Plus Canada (CSE:MPLS) has announced a joint venture with EXMO Finance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange in Europe with over 1.4 million registered users. The partnership will give GoverMedia users the ability to trade cryptocurrencies from within the company’s onli ...

G7 vows to work with ISPs, social media to fight abuse of personal data by ‘foreign actors’

Final communique -- not endorsed by the U.S. -- calls on co-operation to fight interference in democracies through disinformation and stop the illegal use of personal data and breaches of privacy ...