Will Google and Uber Invade Each Other’s Turf?

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Description: Google’s partnerships seem to be all over the map lately…we will have to wait and see what the future holds for Google launches. Source: ECommerce Times Date: February 6, 2015 Google is working on its own ride-hailing service to compete with Uber, according to a Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, Uber has announced a strategic partnership with Carnegie Mellon… Read more »

Little Wrist Device Helps the Blind ‘See’ the World Like a Bat

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Description: A new device for the visually impaired is currently in the works and hopes to be another tool that may ease their way of life. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 4, 2015 Some Wake Forest University students are using bats as a model to help the blind navigate their world. Just like the… Read more »

The Psychology Of Notifications

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Description: In order to entice users, apps need to build notification triggers that are thoughtful, interesting and engaging or they risk being uninstalled. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 5, 2015 In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response… Read more »

4 Bad Things Internet Companies Can’t Do Anymore — If the FCC Gets its Way

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Description: If the FCC approves those new net neutrality rules, you’ll enjoy some extra protections. Source: CNN Money Date: February 6, 2015 Sure, there’s disagreement about how to best ensure net neutrality — an Internet where the cable owners don’t discriminate between the traffic on their networks. But one thing is certain: Internet providers have played dirty… Read more »

Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Guide for Youth

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Description: Facebook is taking the issue of teen suicide very seriously with the launch of this new initiative hoping to make a difference in the cause. Source: TechVibes Date: September 11, 2014   Yesterday Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone and TSN personality Michael Landsberg, introduced Help A Friend in Need, a new resource that provides… Read more »

Is 2014 the Year We Hit the Technology Tipping Point?

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Description: The stats are in and showing that e-commerce is moving towards smartphone and tablet users. Source: Work Intelligent.ly Date: March 10, 2014   Earlier this year, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer said more users would access its content on mobile devices and tablets than on personal computers. That’s the type of trigger that has her and many pundits… Read more »

How to be a 28 year-old CEO

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Description: Tumblr CEO David Karp tells Christine Romans why Tumblr’s advertising strategy is starting to pay off and what it’s like to work with Marissa Mayer. Source: CNN Money Date: October 24, 2014   28 yr-old David Karp explains the success brands are having using Tumblr as a platform for advertising and that they typically wouldn’t have the… Read more »

Zipments.ca Turns Everyday People Into Couriers to Get You What You Need When You Need It

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Description: Hate waiting for delivery of your online purchases? Well now there’s Zipments.ca, who cater to your delivery with personalized couriers. Source: Techvibes Date: February 7, 2014 Admit it, our busy schedules stop us from getting stuff done (I know—the irony!). The solution: We share resources and help each other. Vancouver-based Zipments.ca is making it happen with a selected group… Read more »

Facebook Hits a Milestone

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Description: As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, we take a look back at its origins, and take a look forward at the future of the company and what it will look like. Source: CNET Date: February 3, 2014  The social network that turned the word “friend” into a verb and popularized the “like button” is turning… Read more »