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LinkedIn explains 2021 Top Companies list

Linkedin Top Companies Canada list

Following our Op-ed posted 04/30/2021 we received a follow-up message on behalf of LinkedIn explaining the methodology behind the list. The list sounds more assuring when combined with the methodology below; although it is sad and commendable to see that Microsoft and its subsidiaries (LinkedIn’s parent company) were not included. “Know you recently wrote an […]

NFTs: Risks and opportunities beyond the hype

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Christie’s, the historical auction house and a pioneer in the art world made history a few weeks ago by auctioning off artwork for a record US$69 million – making it one of the most expensive works ever sold. The piece entitled “The first 5000 days” created by the contemporary artist Beeple cannot be hung on […]

“I am not a Cat”, says Lawyer to Judge

PRESIDIO – Technology and its use is often a serious topic of discussion, but sometimes, it can also provide a moment of comedic relief – as we continue to fumble our way around the newest devices and the latest features. One such recent meme involved a US lawyer presenting virtually before a judge, and accidentally […]

Can technology improve employee mental wellbeing

Innovators look to help resolve Work from Home challenges As more individuals work from home today than ever before in recent history; knowing their emotional state has become harder for those in charge. A recent study claims that 1 in 3 adults, particularly women and younger adults, feel anxiety and depression related to COVID-19 – […]

Big tech receive mixed reviews during COVID

GLOBAL – Amid the COVID 19 induced shutdowns and recession, certain tech companies have ramped up hiring. Companies such as Amazon and Shopify are not only posting to fill multiple positions, they are also increasing pay rates for current employees. Driven partly by an increase in demand for essential supplies, and partly as a gesture […]

Collision cancels in-person event amid fears of COVID-19

TORONTO – COLLISION CONF., the hugely successful tech conference, has cancelled its in-person event. An online summit has been planned instead. Collision Conference, one of North America’s biggest and fastest-growing tech conference, was planned to host in Toronto for a second time. Last year’s event drew a record 25.000 attendees from all over the world, […]

Facebook to change course on Libra strategy

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc. ( NASDAQ: FB) and its partners are considering a redesign of the Libra cryptocurrency system to allow for digital versions of established currencies such as the dollar and the Euro – according to Bloomberg and tech site The Information. The change marks a clear attempt by the firm at adapting […]

How Asian countries are using technology to fight COVID-19

It has been some time since Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is officially known, has taken hold of major urban centres around the world. As the virus continues to cause global panic, I examine the use of technology in combatting the spread of the disease in Asia. In particular, Chinese authorities have enacted several high […]

Visa acquires Plaid for $5.3 billion

SAN FRANCISCO – Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced that it has agreed to buy privately held software startup Plaid Inc. for a record USD $5.3 Billion. Plaid is a financial data aggregation company that connects end users bank data to various online and mobile platforms, such as Venmo, Acorns and Chime. “Plaid is a leader […]

Facebook removes thousands of fake, pro-Trump accounts

Facebook and Twitter have moved to dismantle thousands of fake accounts linked to Epoch Times, a pro-Trump news organisation known for releasing misleading information. These accounts were said to be operated using Artificial Intelligence and linked to individuals in Vietnam, despite claiming to be US citizens. Epoch Times, a pro-Trump conspiracy organisation, was banned from […]

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