Social Media

TikTok hiring country manager for Canada

It seems TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media company headquartered in California, is looking to make a move into Canada, following a job posting for a country manager for Canada on LinkedIn. ...

What’s your best productivity hack?

I’ve been thinking about productivity a lot lately. As an investor, time is always the scarcest resource. I can’t add more hours to the day, so the question is what can I be doing differently to make the best use of my time. My best productivity hack is to touch every email only once. I read th ...

The Version One Anti-Portfolio – the opportunities we missed…

Bessemer started the idea of the “anti-portfolio” – the companies that you passed on, but ended up doing very, very well.  After Honey was acquired by PayPal for $4B a few weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to share the Version One anti-portfolio: Honey We had a chance to invest in a $ ...

OpenText Enfuse 2019: The Carbonite acquisition, new apps, and updates

LAS VEGAS — The topic of endpoint security was front and centre on the first day of OpenText Enfuse 2019. OpenText’s chief executive officer, Mark Barrenechea, said in his keynote that endpoint security becomes all the more vital as cloud computing continues to accelerate. “We look at the mom ...

Cisco Connect 2019: A social media survey

Cisco Connect Toronto 2019 took place on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at the Toronto Congress Centre. ...

Twitter says it will no longer accept political advertising on its platform

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey made a surprise announcement this afternoon, telling the world on Twitter that the social media platform is stopping all political advertising on its platform. ...

Privacy czars call on governments to recognize privacy as a fundamental right

At an international conference privacy and data protection regulators also called on social media to do more to combat terrorist and violent content on their platforms ...

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 29: Partisan Posts, Social Media, and Misinformation – Taylor Owen on What Actually Happened Online in the 2019 Election

Coming into the 2019 federal election, there were widespread concerns regarding disinformation campaigns, foreign interference, social media advertising and manipulation, and fake news. The federal government enacted legislation designed to foster greater transparency on political advertising, but ...

What Comes Next for Canadian Digital Policy Under a Liberal Minority Government?

In the closing months of the last Liberal majority government mandate, I spoke to a government official about the lessons learned from the prior four years. Their response?  If we knew then what we know now, we would have moved much faster on policy. The four years moves very quickly and if you do ...

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 28: The Past, Present and Future of Open Access – A Conversation with Leslie Chan

This week is open access week, an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness of the emergence and continued growth of open access. Countries have been taking increasingly strong steps toward making their research openly available, with mandates that require researchers who accept public grants to ...