Google Embraces ‘Mobile-Friendly’ Sites in Search Shake-up

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Description: Change billed as ‘mobile-geddon’ by some search experts, Google has been urging websites to cater to mobile device for years, mainly because that is where people are increasingly searching for information. Source: CBC News Date: April 17, 2015   Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in… Read more »

$20K Hackathon Winner Uses Open Data to Design Career Path App

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Description: Industry Minister Tony Clement and CODE winner Danil Shevelev, who helped develop an app to help students decide what degree to apply for. Source: CTV News Date: March 27, 2015 After 48 hours spent mining government data, designing an app, and writing computer code, this year’s Canadian Open Data Experience winners came up with a way… Read more »

NEXT Unveils “The Oyster” USB Fingerprint Scanner

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Description: We are seeing more and more companies getting into the biometrics security solutions game and “The Oyster” is the next player. Source: Find Biometrics Date: February 19, 2015   NEXT Biometrics has unveiled a new USB fingerprint scanner. The NB-3010-U, nicknamed “The Oyster”, is designed for Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility, but NEXT is also offering… Read more »

Smart TV Eavesdropping on You? It’s Not the Only One

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Description: For the purposes of “improving their product”, Samsung announces that users of Smart TVs need to be conscious of what they say in front of the device, as voice recordings are being shared with subsidiaries and agents. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 9, 2015 In an era of increasing concern about data breaches and government eavesdropping comes… Read more »

Fund a Mission to the Moon on Kickstarter

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Description: With hopes to get a time capsule to the moon, a campaign has been started on Kickstarter. Source: CNN Money Date: November 21, 2014 Lunar Mission One has turned to Kickstarter to raise some of the money needed to send a time capsule to the moon. Watch Video Questions for discussion: 1. Would you help fund… Read more »

The World’s Most-Loved Brands on Social Media

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Description: 10 companies make the top 10 most-loved brands on social media, according to Hootsuite. Source: TechVibes Date: November 20, 2014     Hootsuite has launched The Love List, a regularly self-updating list of the world’s most-loved brands on social media. The Vancouver-based, billion-dollar social media company uses an algorithm that combines sentiment and mentions to determine whose… Read more »

Apple’s New Software Security Is So Tight, Even Police Can’t Break In

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Description: Apple has upped it’s game in the security department, promising that once your phone has been locked, it’s next to impossible to access the information on it. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 19, 2014 In light of the celebrity photo leaks that have been happening over the last little while, the new release of… Read more »

Three Essential Tools for Collaborating with Clients Remotely

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Description: If you’re working with clients remotely, you need to use the tools available to help make sure that you are properly servicing the client. The only way to do this is with the appropriate technology. Source: TechVibes Date: March 7, 2014 Convenient, simple and easy. That’s what every single client wants from a service provider in… Read more »

GuestDriven Raises $3M To Expand Its Hotel Guest Interaction And Loyalty Platform

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Description: GuestDriven, a Montreal based start-up, hopes to bring back real-time customer-employee interaction throughout the hotel industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2014  These days, many hotel interactions with their guests happen through third-party platforms: The Travelocities, Yelps, and Foursquares of the world get the feedback that hotels need and depend on, and this generally happens in… Read more »

IBM Launches Multi-million Dollar Private Cloud Computing Platform to Canadian Universities

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Description: IBM announces that starting early 2014 they will be launching a cloud computing platform to Nova Scotia’s Universities. The hope is to better equip future graduates with the skills required to enhance and grow the province’s economy. Source: TechVibes Date: November 28, 2013 IBM announced this week that it is contributing a multi-million dollar private… Read more »