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FAANG stocks will have another banner year in 2018, Scotia Wealth manager says

Everyone knows that the FAANG stocks made incredible gains last year, but what’s in the cards for 2018? With a recent dip in share prices and plenty of issues to deal with, some may be thinking that FAANG’s fortunes are shifting. Relax, says Mike Newton, wealth management director at Scotia We ...

The five most influential people in the cryptocurrency space

Vitalik Buterin   While 2017 was the year when blockchain and cryptocurrency became household names, it’s likely that 2018 will see just as big an impact, as public and investor infatuation with bitcoin, ether and the rest shows no sign of dying off. Take the Canadian investment space, which o ...

Marketing Technology is Making Marketers Lazy and Ineffective

As digital marketing becomes more powerful and marketing automation pounds away at our inboxes, it feels like marketing is struggling to make an impact. Marketing technology is turning marketing into a game of digital bombardment. You barely touch someone’s Website and an email immediately asks ...

Staying ahead of the enemy within

When set to thinking about cyber threats, people’s thoughts often go immediately to the external — to bad actors outside the company. Historically, at least, the data breaches making the most noise in the news are carried out by outsiders. However, the most dangerous security threat to the mode ...

Hashtag Trending – New year predictions for social media

Live video will continue to dominate social media, AR and VR will make even bigger virtual splashes across all platforms, and chatbots will be there to answer your questions 24/7. Video is dominating social media. Just scroll down your feed to see that. 2018 will see a massive spike in the cr ...

10 New Year’s resolutions for your firm’s corporate governance

What should your board of directors do to kick off the New Year? Start by asking yourself a few tough questions (before your investors do) and take a close look at what your board diversity and next-gen company leadership. You have to prepare for the 2018 crises that you haven’t even imagined yet ...

10 practical privacy resolutions you can make for the New Year

The day after New Year’s was always my favorite growing up, and not because my birthday is January 2nd (worst birthday ever!). My parents would usually be hungover from the night before and I would happily watch the James Bond marathon on Spike TV without any interruptions or adults commanding me ...

Offering a seamless customer experience

A seamless shopping experience no longer means having your bags carried to your car. In today’s mobile world, customers expect to shop across every device and platform. When making a purchase, they might see a Facebook recommendation on their tablet, research a review from their laptop, and final ...

Hashtag Trending – Facebook admits it’s bad for your health, self-healing smartphone glass, Twitter enforces new rules

Facebook admits using the social media site makes you sad but wants you to keep using it anyway, self-healing glass could do away with smashed smartphone screens, and Twitter starts enforcing new rules around violence and hate.   Trending on Facebook today is Facebook admitting that it’s b ...

More Canadians than ever using digital payments, report finds

Canadians are looking for convenience when it comes to shopping, and credit cards are playing a larger role than ever. According to Payments Canada’s latest Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report, Canada has become a global leader in credit card use, with plastic representing more than $462 b ...