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Canadian Amazon employees make second attempt at union certification

A group of Canadian Amazon workers is making their second attempt at holding a vote on union certification. If successful, Teamsters Local Union 362 would represent over 7,000 workers based in an Amazon warehouse in Nisku, south of Edmonton, and fulfillment centre employees in Alberta and Northwest Territories. This is the Teamsters’ second attempt to […]

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Hashtag Trending April 26 – Elon Musk strikes a deal with Twitter; low morale at Netflix; Apple must pay over absent iPhone charger

Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s buyout deal, Netflix is facing a morale crisis, and Apple must pay a customer $1000 for not including a charger with his iPhone.

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Hashtag Trending April 25 – Elon’s Twitter saga continues; Google’s new privacy feature; Netflix’s anti-password sharing tactic

Twitter is reportedly considering Elon Musk’s latest offer, Google releases a new privacy option in Europe, and Netflix is cracking down on password sharing. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 25, and I’m your host, Tom Li. After rejecting Elon Musk’s initial $ 43 billion […]

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Hashtag Trending April 21 – Netflix’s subscriber drop; Google’s Canada to Asia fibre-optic cable; U.K. self-driving car owners not responsible for crashes

Netflix loses subscribers for the first time in 10 years, Google plans to build the first-ever high-speed fibre-optic cable to connect Canada to Asia, and U.K. self-driving vehicle owners will not be held responsible for crashes. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 21, and I’m […]

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Hashtag Trending April 20 – Elon Musk’s Twitter troubles; Amazon commissions ‘racial equity audit’; Tesla employees sleep in Shanghai factory

Elon Musk promises $0 salary for Twitter’s board following “poison pill” introduction, Amazon commissions a racial equity audit, and Tesla employees in its Shanghai factory are being made to sleep in the building due to COVID-19 cases. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, April 20, and […]

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Coffee Briefing April 19, 2022 – Xero partners with FIFA Women’s Football; Liquid Avatar launches new art gallery in metaverse; Fortinet security training service; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Hashtag Trending April 19 – Senator questions Intuit; Windows toolbox malware; and U.S. military prints barracks

Elizabeth Warren slams Intuit for misleading tax filers, a popular windows toolbox script is actually malware, and the U.S. military contracts a 3D printing company to build training facilities.

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Hashtag Trending April 18 – Apple retail employees wants to unionize; Instagram eating discorder controversy; WhatsApp Community chat

Apple retail employees at Apple’s flagship store are looking to unionize, Instagram is serving pro-eating disorder content, and WhatsApp’s big feature update is stirring mixed feelings. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 18, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Apple employees at the Grand Central […]

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Hashtag Trending April 14 – Uber criticized for increasing prices; Elon Musk faces lawsuit over Twitter shares; Meta gets greedy in metaverse

Uber faces backlash for increasing prices during a shooting, Elon Musk is facing a lawsuit for disclosing his Twitter stake too late, and Meta will be taking a huge cut from transactions made in its metaverse.

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Hashtag Trending April 13 – Zukerberg’s personal security; Twitter cancels Q/A with employees; Dell Netherlands trials the four-day work week

Meta spends big on keeping Mark Zukerberg safe, Twitter cancels Q/A session with employees over Musk’s enrollment, and Dell Netherlands tests a four-day workweek. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, April 13, and I’m your host, Tom Li. As the CEO of Meta, Mark Zukerberg requires […]

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Coffee Briefing April 12, 2022 – Telus and The Alex launch mobile care clinic in Calgary; Kaseya to acquire Datto; Brampton to get 80 new EV chargers this year; Intuit enhances QuickBooks Online; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Hashtag Trending April 12 – John Oliver threatens to blackmail congressmen with their digital data, Amazon claims union organizers used marijuna to secure worker votes, the repair your own phone era

Files from Samira Balsara John Oliver threatens to blackmail congressmen with their digital data, Amazon claims union organizers handed out cannabis to secure votes, and the fix-your-own-phone era is almost here. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, April 12, and I’m your host, Tom Li. On […]

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Hashtag Trending April 11 – Return of in-person workplace; Self-repair for Google phones; FedEx’s new drone

Managers want employees to return to the office, Google increases self-repair options for Pixel phones, and FedEx is testing a big drone. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 11, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Being able to work from home has been a blessing […]

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Salesforce’s Bret Taylor talks digital transformation, remote work, and Slack

Bret Taylor, co-CEO of Salesforce, opened up about his views on the pressing issues of the tech industry in a Q/A session in a webinar with a group of select attendees last week. Taylor began the session with some hard numbers on business. The company has the bullish goal of reaching US$50 billion in sales […]

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Hashtag Trending April 8 – Chips shortage cuts into GDP; Activision hires 1,100 employees; right to repair gains traction in Europe

The U.S. government once again highlights the need to secure chips supply chains, Activision Blizzard hires 1,100 full-time employees, and the right to repair in Europe continues to gain traction. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, April 8th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The U.S. […]

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Microsoft courts commercial customers with new Windows features

At Microsoft’s Windows Powers the Future of Hybrid Work event, the company unveiled a series of enhancements aimed straight at the commercial user. “What got us to the present will not always take us where the future needs us to be,” said Panos Panay, executive vice president and chief product officer, noting that commercial customers’ […]

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Hashtag Trending April 7 – Google Maps to show tolls; Pinterest combat climate misinformation; new social engineering attack

Files from Tom Li Google Maps to show toll fees, Pinterest bans misinformation on climate change; BlackBerry is warning people of a new type of social engineering attack. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 7th, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara.   Google maps will […]

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Hashtag Trending April 6, 2022 – Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board; Apple sued over payment schedule; new U.S. cyber bureau

Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board of directors, Apple is being sued over payment schedule, and the U.S. government establishes a new cyber bureau.

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Hashtag Trending April 4, 2022 – Apple’s iPhone hardware subscription service; Meta loses AI scientists; Amazon spent $4.3 million on anti-union consultants

Apple’s next move may be an iPhone hardware subscription service, Meta loses top AI scientists, and Amazon has spent over $4 million on consultants to prevent the unionization of its warehouses.    That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 4th, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara.  […]

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Hashtag Trending April 1- Smartphone demand slows; Twitter user sentenced to community service after offensive tweet; Apple’s financial infrastructure

With files from Samira Balsara The demand for smartphones is slowing, a Twitter user in the U.K was sentenced to community service after making an offensive tweet, and Apple plans to build its own financial infrastructure. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, April 1st, and I’m […]

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Hashtag Trending March 31 – Apple faces lawsuit; Activision Blizzard’s harassment settlement approved; Tech employees in China get laid off with a congratulations note

With files from Samira Balsara Apple faces a hefty lawsuit from a Dutch foundation, a judge approves Activision Blizzard’s harassment settlement, and big tech companies in China are sending congratulations notes to employees they lay off. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 31st, and I’m […]

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Hashtag Trending March 29 – Remote work in the U.S.; misinformation hurts green energy adoption; Apple cuts back on iPhone SE production

More than a third of jobs in the U.S. can be done remotely, misinformation is dissuading the public from green energy initiatives, and Apple is allegedly cutting back the iPhone SE’s production due to low demand.

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Hashtag Trending March 26 – Kaspersky a security threat; subscription for iPhones; and sideloading apps on iPhones?

FCC considers Kaspersky a security threat, Apple is rumoured to be working on a subscription plan for iPhones, and a new EU legislation could force Apple to allow sideloading. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, March 28, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The Federal Communications […]

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Hashtag Trending March 25 – Uber is adding NYC yellow cabs to its app; Mercedes to accept legal responsibility when Drive Pilot mode is active; Netflix’s latest price hikes in the U.S.

Uber says it plans to list all NYC yellow cabs to its app by 2025, Mercedes will accept full legal responsibility for the vehicle whenever Drive Pilot is active, and Netflix’s new price officially comes into effect. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, March 25, and […]

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Hashtag Trending March 24 – Microsoft attacked by Lapsu$; EU wants more stringent cybersecurity rules; YouTube offers free TV with ads

With files from Samira Balsara Microsoft says it’s been hacked by the same group responsible for Nvidia and Samsung attacks, the EU calls for stricter cybersecurity rules, and YouTube will now offer free TV shows. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 24, and I’m your […]

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Hashtag Trending March 23 – U.S. pays devs well; online scams on the rise; and Ukraine uses Clearview AI facial recognition

Files from Tom Li The U.S. offers the highest pay to software developers, online scams are still on the rise, and Ukraine’s ministry of defence employs Clearview AI’s facial recognition tech.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, March 23, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. […]

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Hashtag Trending March 22 – Australia to tackle misinformation; Amazon acquires MGM; DC sues Grubhub

Australia’s federal government wants to introduce new laws to cut down on misinformation, Amazon acquires MGM for $8.45 billion, and the District of Columbia attorney general is suing Grubhub. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March 22nd, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The Australian federal […]

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Hashtag Trending March 21 – Robots for long-haul freights; Apple saves billions; Google’s new search history delete feature

Robots to take over long-haul freights, Apple saves billions by omitting earphones and chargers from iPhones, and Google to roll out a new feature that lets users delete their most recent search history. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, March 21, and I’m your host, Tom […]

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Hashtag Trending March 18 – Tech merger bill; Netflix’s new fee; Amazon wage strikes

A new bill could ban tech mergers worth over $5 billion, Netflix is enforcing a new fee to stop password sharing with multiple households, and Amazon warehouse workers walk out. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, March 18th, and I’m your host, Pragya Sehgal. A new […]

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Hashtag Trending March 17- Marketers must pay fines for unwanted calls; Tesla hikes prices; University of Alberta protects digital data in Ukraine

Companies that made unwanted marketing calls to older people must pay fines, Tesla raises its prices, academics at the University of Alberta are helping protect digital data in Ukraine. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 17th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Five companies must […]

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Hashtag Trending March 15 – Google faces lawsuit; Ford to ship and sell incomplete cars; Misinformation on TikTok

Google is being sued by a Florida restaurant group, Ford will ship cars without certain chips, and contrary to popular belief, misinformation on social media affects Gen Z too. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March 15, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Google is facing […]

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Hashtag Trending March 14 – Uber adds fuel charge; Russia wants to ban Instagram; YouTube Vanced discontinued

Uber adds extra costs amid surging fuel prices, Russia wants to ban Instagram and calls Meta an extremist organization, and YouTube Vanced is going away forever. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, March 14, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Due to skyrocketing fuel prices, Uber […]

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Hashtag Trending March 11 – Google’s anti-harassment tool; Tinder background check; Tabs in file explorer

Files from Tom Li Google releases an anti-harassment tool for journalists, Tinder rolls out a new background check feature, and Windows 11 will finally have tabs in File Explorer.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, March 11th, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Google is […]

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Hashtag Trending March 10 – Algorithmic Accountability Act; Apple’s pricey accessory; Twitter’s Tor onion service

An updated act could hold big tech accountable for algorithms, Apple’s new accessory is costly, and Twitter is launching a version of its site as a Tor onion service. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 10th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The updated Algorithmic […]

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Hashtag Trending March 9 – Apple’s new chip; Apple device’s repairability; another threat to chip production

Apple announced the new M1 Ultra chip, iPhones and MacBooks are hard to repair, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict threatens chip production. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, March 9, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Apple announced a whole slew of new products yesterday. Among the […]

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International Women’s Day: Coffee Briefing March 8, 2022 – ITWC’s Top Women in Cybersecurity Celebration; women breaking the bias in tech; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!

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Hashtag Trending March 8 – Albert invest in women in tech program; Zypp Electric creates space for women; women in crypto and NFTs

Files from Samira Balsara Alberta invests almost $2 million for a program that opens more job opportunities for women in technology, the co-founder of Zypp Electric is opening doors for women in the electric vehicle industry, and women are breaking into the cryptocurrency and NFT space with inclusive and accessible innovations. That’s all the tech […]

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