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Hashtag Trending, April 1, 2021 – Tweets from U.S. Nuclear agency; Nerf hires chief TikTok officer; Hybrid office preview

A child tweets gibberish from the U.S. Nuclear-agency account, Nerf is hiring a Chief TikTok Officer, and what hybrid offices may look like. 

Hashtag Trending, March 31 – Reddit bets on Toronto; PayPal accepts crypto; Louvre collection goes digital

Reddit opens its Toronto office, PayPal announces a crypto checkout service, and the esteemed Louvre museum makes its entire collection available online. 

Hunt has begun for 2021 Canadian CIO of the Year

ITWC and the Canadian CIO Association are looking for nominations for extraordinary technology leaders for its 2021 recognition program

Canadian spammer receives $75,000 fine

The highest fine ever issued to an individual for violating the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

Hashtag Trending, March 30, 2021 – Bezos strikes back; Rise of silicon successors; BMW charges for software update

It turns out Jeff Bezos contributed to Amazon’s recent PR meltdown on Twitter, everyone is wondering what materials will be used to replace silicon as chip manufacturers evolve, and BMW is charging for an important software update.

Hashtag Trending, March 24, 2021 – Microsoft looks to acquire Discord; Apple steals Aramco’s crown; Hospitals hide pricing data

Microsoft is in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10 billion, Apple takes the profit crown from a Saudi oil giant, and hospitals are hiding pricing data from search results according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.

FedDev Ontario gives ventureLAB $4.73 million in funding

The funds will allow the lab to virtualize and expand its testing capabilities, extending its reach beyond Ontario and supporting innovators across the country.

Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems secures $40M in government funding

Burnaby, B.C.-based D-Wave Systems is getting $40 million from the federal government to help advance its efforts in the development of quantum computing solutions.

Cyber Security Today, March 10, 2021 – More COVID phishing scams, more phony Android apps and more security updates

Today's podcast looks at the latest phishing emails that try to take advantage of COVID worries, the discovery of nine Android apps with malware and the latest security updates

Deloitte Canada launches AI Institute

Deloitte Canada recently announced the Canadian launch of the Deloitte AI Institute, part of a global initiative with partner AI Institutes in the U.S., UK, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, and European member firms.

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