Articles By Brian Jackson

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Foreign talent more interested in Canadian IT jobs, Indeed reports

Canadian tech jobs posted on hiring platform Indeed.ca are receiving more interest from abroad, according to an economist employed by...

April 2nd, 2019 Brian Jackson
Andrew Wertkin, CTO, BlueCat - BlueCat on Github slide

BlueCat turns to open source collaboration to help customers automate infrastructure

Toronto-based BlueCat Networks is the latest example of a vendor that's made its business on proprietary software code, yet is...

March 27th, 2019 Brian Jackson
2018 Turing Award winners - Hintoon, Bengio, Lecun

Canadian ‘godfathers of AI’ win 2018 Turing Award

Two of Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) pioneers have won the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) A.M. Turing Award along...

March 27th, 2019 Brian Jackson
Secure IoT Accelerator Program

BlackBerry and Telus partner with Ottawa-based accelerator for new IoT-focused program

Ottawa-based software as a service (SaaS) accelerator program L-Spark Corp. is launching a new Secure IoT Accelerator program, working with...

March 27th, 2019 Brian Jackson
University of Toronto Schwart Reisman Innovation Centre

University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’

Philanthropists Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman have made a $100 million donation to the University of Toronto to build a...

March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson
RMHC Panoramic Flybits photo

Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto helps families feel at home with Flybits-powered mobile app

It's not every day that Toronto-based app maker Flybits finds itself in the kitchen of one of its clients making...

March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson
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Hashtag Trending – Apple’s video streaming service; Huawei P30 launch leak; Pinterest IPO

Apple launches its Netflix competitor; Huawei will unveil its P30 smartphones; and Pinterest will go public sooner than expected.  ...

March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson
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Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s password flub; AT&T CEO gets robocalls; the downsides of remote working

Another embarrassing security incident at Facebook; the most ironic robocall ever received; Feeling lonely? Well if you’re remote working, you’re...

March 22nd, 2019 Brian Jackson
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Hashtag Trending – New AirPods released; Firefox update blocks autoplay video; EU fines Google $1.7B

Apple released new AirPods. The new FireFox browser prevents the most annoying feature on the web. And Google is fined...

March 21st, 2019 Brian Jackson
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Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia announced; federal budget 2019; Instagram Checkout

Google enters the video game business; Canada’s federal budget for 2019 is released; and now you can go shopping on...

March 20th, 2019 Brian Jackson