Software

New CEO at Absolute Software is a mixed blessing, PI Financial says

Outgoing Absolute Software CEO Geoff Haydon. The departure of Absolute Software (TSX:ABT) CEO Geoff Haydon is being met with equal doses of caution and optimism from PI Financial analyst David Kwan. This morning, Absolute Software announced that Steve Munford had been appointed interim CEO followi ...

Google, Facebook and Netflix have bigger antitrust risks than Amazon, portfolio manager says

Bryden Teich   They’re big, they’re powerful and they may be getting slapped with antitrust suits for abusing their dominance in the tech and commerce fields. Google, Facebook, Amazon, even Netflix don’t merely loom large over their competitors, they also own vast amounts of consumer data ...

Games software/hardware $165B+ in 2018, $230B+ in 5 years, record $2B+ investment last year

Video games software/hardware combined could be in the $165 billion to $170 billion range this year (if mobile outperforms again), and reach between $230 billion and $235 billion by 2022 if strong performance continues. That might make games software/hardware bigger in 5 years than 150 countries ...

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 ...

First look at BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze – All Hands on Tech at CES 2018

The BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze edition is the latest iteration of this well-built, productive smartphone from TCL. We learn about the reasons behind its unique design on the show floor at CES 2018, and hear about the new software features that will be embedded in this device and future BlackBerry ...

2018 marks the beginning of AI democratization

By Chirag Dekate, Gartner, Inc. As advances in virtual assistants and deep learning will foster adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and the coming year will mark the beginning of the democratization of AI. In other words, a much broader range of companies and government departments will use A ...

Governments should use buying, regulatory power to fight botnets: Expert

Draft U.S. government recommendations on ways to reduce the threat of automated botnets launching denial of service attacks and spreading malware are too weak, says a cyber security expert. The report from the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce issued last week, “definitely did not go ...

Sidewalk Labs: ‘Privacy is paramount’ for Toronto’s smart city project

When Google Inc.’s parent company Alphabet said it was going to build a smart city in Toronto’s Quay Side neighborhood, everyone was curious about what it might look like. It’s still in the early planning stages, but at our Technicity event co-hosted with the City of Toronto at the end of ...

Hashtag Trending – French authorities investigating Apple for ‘planned obsolesence’; dancing robots at CES

Apple is being investigated by French prosecutors for allegedly designing iPhones to deliberately stop working after two years. People are talking about James Damore’s lawsuit against Google. And dancing robots at CES. From Facebook: The French government’s consumer protection agency is i ...

Expect at least two new BlackBerry smartphones in 2018, says TCL

BlackBerry’s partnership with TCL Communication is paying off, with the Chinese manufacturer announcing at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show that it ‘promises at least two new BlackBerry smartphones’ in 2018. This is no surprise after the first original BlackBerry-branded TCL devices released ...