04
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Brent Devolin, Broadband Internet, Cell Service, Cellular, cellular service, Doug Ford, Economy, Education, Ford in Minden, Internet, Laurie Scott, minden, Minden Hills, Ontario cell service, Ontario government, Ontario internet, Ontario politics, Politics, Rod Phillips, Tech

Ontario investing $1B over 6 years to improve internet, cellphone service

The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband internet and cellular access across the province. In the village of Minden on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced an additional investment of $680 million on top of $315 million announced in 2019…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Microsoft, microsoft tiktok, Tech, TikTok, tiktok trump, tiktok u.s., Walmart, walmart microsoft tiktok, walmart tiktok

Walmart may join Microsoft in buying Tiktok’s U.S. business – National

Walmart said Thursday it may join Microsoft to buy the U.S. business of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has come under fire from the Trump administration. Microsoft and TikTok declined to comment. Read more: TikTok CEO resigns as company faces pressure from Trump administration TikTok, through its fun,…
01
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: China, FCC Huawei, Huawei, Huawei China, Huawei FCC, Huawei national security threat, Tech, U.S. Huawei, us-china, World, ZTE

China says US ‘oppressing’ Huawei with ‘national security risk’ label – National

China on Wednesday demanded Washington stop “oppressing Chinese companies” after U.S. regulators declared telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE to be national security threats. The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday blocked the Chinese vendors from receiving subsidies from a government fund, stepping up efforts to limit their access to the U.S. market.…
07
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, content moderators coronavirus, content moderators social media, Coronavirus, COVID-19, , Health, Instagram coronavirus, moderating misinformation coronavirus, online content moderators coronavirus, , Tech, , World

Online platforms scramble as content moderators in short supply amid coronavirus – National

While hundreds of thousands of companies across the country have seen work grind to a halt amid COVID-19, Chris Priebe is experiencing the opposite. The owner of Two Hat, an artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company based in Kelowna, B.C., has never been busier helping customers including gaming brands Nintendo Switch,…
25
Oct
2019
Posted by: In: Amazon, Amazon Trump, Jeff Bezos, jeff bezos trump, Microsoft, microsoft amazon, microsoft amazon pentagon, microsoft cloud computing, microsoft military, microsoft pentagon, microsoft pentagon contract, Politics, Tech, World

Microsoft beats Amazon for $10B cloud contract with Pentagon – National

The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract, snubbing early front-runner Amazon, whose competitive bid drew criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump and its business rivals. Bidding for the huge project, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, pitted leading tech titans Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and IBM against…
12
Jun
2018
Posted by: In: AI, Artificial Intelligence, Business, Canada, China, Don Iveson, Economy, Edmonton, Money, TEC Edmonton, Tech, Technology, Tsinghua University, TusStar, World

Edmonton partners with Chinese tech incubator on program to expand business opportunities – Edmonton

The launch of a new program aimed at enhancing opportunities for Edmonton-area technology firms in China was celebrated by business leaders and politicians on Monday as yet another sign of Alberta’s capital becoming a major player on the global tech landscape. On Monday, TEC Edmonton and TusStar announced a new…
03
Dec
2015
Posted by: In: Artificial Intelligence, Honda Motor Co., silicon valley, Softbank Corp., Tech, Toyota, Toyota Motor Corp

Toyota harbours big ambitions for ‘partner robot’ business – National

TOKYO – Toyota Motor Corp. is harbouring big ambitions to become a significant player in the growing market for robots that help the elderly and other people get around in everyday life. The company believes it can use its manufacturing expertise to become as crucial in a field it calls…