Etsy to Go Public

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  Description: The vintage/original finds e-commerce site which was once a grass-roots initiative is about to make some big changes. Source: TechVibes Date: March 5, 2015 In January rumours started about Etsy looking to public this year. That speculation has now materialized into reality. Read More Questions for discussion: 1. Have you ever made any purchases… Read more »

‘A Canadian Reflex’: We Really, Really Love Checking Facebook, Data Shows

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Description: More than 70% of the Internet population in Canada is on Facebook, the social network informed Tech Vibes. Source: Tech Vibes Date: March 3, 2015 New numbers released by Facebook show just how engaged Canadians are with the popular social network. There are 20 million Canadians accessing facebook at least once a month, or roughly 57% of… Read more »

How a TV Show Could Control Your Lights

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Description: Syfy channel experiments with syncing Philips Hue smart lights with scenes in 12 Monkeys to immerse the viewers in action beyond the TV screen. Source: CNN Money Date: March 6, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would a feature like this enhance your television viewing experience? 2. If a show included this feature, would it entice you… Read more »

Microsoft Gets in The Holiday Spirit With Latest Apple-Bashing Ad

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Description: Watch the new ad below as Microsoft attempts to take a stab at Apple. Source: TechCrunch Date: November 17, 2014 Microsoft is up to its old tricks again, and just in time for the holidays. The latest ad out of Redmond pits its Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air, and with all the… 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 »

Hendo Hoverboards – World’s first REAL hoverboard

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Description: Hendo is introducing the world’s first REAL hoverboard and hover developer kit. They are putting hover technology in your hands. Source: Kickstarter Date: November 21, 2014  So where does the HENDO hoverboard stand today? Well, about 1 inch off the ground. As you can see from the video above, the prototype is real and it works! But to see… Read more »

Is Your Profile Being Bought and Sold on Twitter?

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Description: The market for buying and selling fake Twitter accounts is still on the rise, and here we find out why and how it’s done. Source: Globe&Mail Date: August 23, 2013 Technology editor Shane Dingman explains the Twitter underground economy to Hannah Sung, who was recently hacked. How does being hacked relate to the practice of buying… Read more »

Getting it Right the First Time: Manufacturing a Technology Product

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Description: The trend today is to outsource manufacturing to companies that specialize in it. In today’s competitive economy, you must align every aspect of the product design-manufacturing-and sales cycle to have the best chance to succeed. Source: TechVibes Date: January 21, 2014 While Canada’s software sector seems burgeoning with start-ups, there is also a good amount of activity… Read more »