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Hashtag Trending – Montreal teen arrested in cryptocurrency scam; EU considering suspending facial recognition; Alphabet passes the trillion-dollar mark.

Welcome listeners, hope you’re all doing well this Monday morning. The top three stories to take in…

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Making your content count

Renbor Sales Solutions Principal Tibor Shanto doesn’t mince words when it comes to content. “A fool with…

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From Windows 7 to Windows 10: A migration guide

For any IT pro who’s been around for more than five years, déjà vu must be setting in. It’s “scramble to get onto a supported desktop operating system (OS)” time, just as it was in early 2014, when Windows XP’s end-of-support loomed.

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Windows 7 is dead, but 25% of large businesses in Canada are still running it on desktops, says IDC survey

Experts say there’s a significant opportunity for the channel in the move from Windows 7.

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Say hello to Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser

Microsoft officially launched its new Edge Chromium browser across both Windows and macOS operating systems this week and is available for download now.

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Hashtag Trending – A carbon negative Microsoft, Norwegian Consumer Council slams advertisers, China’s high-speed train

Microsoft says it wants to go carbon negative by 2030, the Norwegian Consumer Council releases a new report highlighting how digital marketing are breaking the rules – a lot, and Twitter can’t get enough of China’s new driverless high-speed train.

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Microsoft commits to carbon negative by 2030, among other environmental commitments

Microsoft today announced that it’s committing to becoming carbon negative by 2030, eliminating all past carbon emissions…

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Hashtag Trending – Ikea closes pick-up and order stores, Google and its cookies, new facial-recognition tech

In today’s episode, we talk about Ikea Canada closing its pick up and order stores, Google cutting web cookies, and the U.S. military’s plans to build long-range facial recognition technology.

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Do security diligence but prepare for the worst, says eSentire report

In its annual threat assessment Canadian security provider eSentire says attackers will increasingly share techniques

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Hashtag Trending – Goodbye Windows 7, Uber’s Ontario fight, Microsoft CEO slams backdoors

People say their farewells to Windows 7, Uber drivers in Ontario want to unionize, and Microsoft’s CEO says encryption backdoors are a “terrible idea”.

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Adobe releases Experience Manager as a Cloud Service

Adobe unveiled its newest feature for the Adobe Experience Cloud called Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.…

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CES 2020: Intel shows off Tiger Lake processors with ‘double-digit performance gains’ and new graphics

At the Intel CES 2020 conference on Jan. 6th, Intel gave a glimpse of its Tiger Lake processor, the next-gen processor that will succeed Ice Lake launched just last year.

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Hashtag Trending – Walmart’s grocery robots; Las Vegas avoids cyber-attack; Microsoft to catch a predator

On this episode of Hashtag trending, we talk about Walmart’s grocery robot helpers, how Las Vegas avoided a cyber attack during CES, and what Microsoft’s newest solution to protect children online.

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Hashtag Trending – AI goes Hollywood, Twitter’s new reply rules, old vs new on the farm

Hollywood thinks AI has the answers to better film management, Twitter users will soon have more control over who can reply to their tweets, and farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they’re actually repairable.

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Microsoft announces Canadian Azure Availability Zone, and Azure ExpressRoute in Vancouver

Microsoft is ringing in the new decade with some significant announcements for the Canadian market.

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Hashtag Trending – Political ads on Facebook, TikTok vulnerability, awful photoshop job goes viral

Facebook is sticking to its advertising policy despite it not making much sense, a recently published report highlights a serious TikTok vulnerability that was addressed last December, and someone’s attempt to skip work with a fake photo goes viral.

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Warning: Ransomware may be copying all credentials on victims’ networks

Logs apparently from one gang suggest a recent ransomware attack netted attackers passwords to a wide range of Internet services used by employees, not just corporate servers.

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Insight Partners to acquire data protection company Veeam

Insight Partners, a New York investment firm, today cemented its agreement to acquire Veeam, a Switzerland-based cloud…

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Aruba’s latest updates to its SD-Branch brings zero-trust and SaaS on-ramp

Enterprises still have reservations when it comes to moving their large complex networks to the cloud, but Aruba’s latest enhancements to its SD-Branch solution should quell many of those concerns, according to Patrick LaPorte.

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Hashtag Trending – Sony’s new car, Toyota’s new smart city, #boycottCES

The 2020 Consumer Electronic Show continues, and so does the news flow as Sony announces its own electric car, Toyata unveils its plans for a smart city at the bottom of Mt. Fuji, and people are scratching their heads about one of CES’s main keynote speakers.

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Bell announces Mirko Bibic as new president and CEO

Bell Canada Enterprises today announced that it has appointed Mirko Bibic as its new president and chief…

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Hashtag Trending – More CES, Facebook bans deepfake vids, flying car unveiled

CES hasn’t stopped, so how can we not talk about it, Facebook says it’s going to ban deepfake videos, and Uber and Hyundai unveil their concept electric flying car for the future of air taxi service.

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CES 2020: AMD’s new 64-core Threadripper processor, new graphics card, and Ryzen 4000 processor

At its CES media conference on Jan. 6th, AMD announced a slew of products, including a 64-core Threadripper processor, new performance mobile processors, and the new Radeon RX 5600XT graphics card.

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CES 2020: Dell introduces the XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop

Aimed at power users and developers, Dell today announced its latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition at…

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Hashtag Trending – CES, Apple gets roasted, outdated IT

CES is underway in Las Vegas, and there are too many things to talk about, Apple gets a shoutout during the Golden Globes – not the one Tim Apple wanted though – and a story about outdated IT on BBC has exploded on Reddit.

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Time running out for support on these Microsoft products

The start of the new year is a time when system administrators need to think about applications reaching end of life. Admins should know by now that support for Windows 7 ends Jan. 14, as well as some versions of Windows 10.

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Samsung unveils new TV lineup

Samsung got ahead of a big news week at CES 2020 by unveiling its newest line of…

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Intel Tiger Lake, NUC, Comet Lake-H sneak peek

At its Performance for the Real World event held in Las Vegas Jan. 5, Intel gave the attending press a sneak peek of what’s to come at its CES briefing the next day.

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Hashtag Trending – Streaming sustainability, Samsung Galaxy lites, Canada and Huawei

Our obsession with streaming isn’t going away, but what does it mean for our planet? We walk Samsung and its new lite devices, and people are anxiously waiting for the Trudeau government to make up its mind about Huawei.

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Check out Samsung’s massive direct view microLED display

Size matters when it comes to home entertainment. Mounting a large display on your wall is a surefire way to draw envy from your visitors. Ego boosting aside, large displays can also deliver better cinematic experiences to a larger crowd.

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Hashtag Trending – LG’s rollable TV, Google AI helps in healthcare, new privacy law

Get used to hearing more about rollable TVs as LG announces a new one, Google announces a breakthrough in the healthcare space, and a new privacy law in California kicks in.

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Zayo to open fibre network stretching from Montreal to Albany this month

Communication infrastructure firm Zayo Group says it plans to deploy its third fibre network route from Montreal, Que., to Albany, N.Y., by the end of January.

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Hashtag Trending – Automation predictions for 2020

The ever closening presence of automation has a vast majority of the world at least a little…

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Hashtag Trending – 3 social media predictions for 2020

Welcome to a special episode of Hashtag Trending as we bring you through our predictions for social…

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Container space is crowded, but Red Hat is ‘very optimistic’ heading into 2020, says exec

IBM has frequently touted the $1 trillion hybrid cloud market ever since it purchased Red Hat, and Red Hat Canada’s country manager Claude Reeves is “very optimistic” about the opportunities channel partners will have next year to get in on that action.

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Hashtag Trending – Top 3 hardware stories of 2019

Today’s episode is on my favourite subject: hardware. There have been so, so many cool stories to…

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Hashtag Trending – Top 3 telecom stories of 2019

As we close off 2019, we’ve dedicated an entire week to remember the key moments in tech…

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Hashtag Trending – 3 tech predictions from the last decade that were very wrong

The start of a new decade is just around the corner, and everyone is expecting technologies such…

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Cyberattack on LifeLabs prompts Asigra to launch program for public and non-profit organizations

Spurred by the recent cyber attack on LifeLabs, cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider, Asigra, has launched a new program to help public and non-profit organizations defend their backup repositories against cyberattacks, the company announced, Dec. 19.

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Malware is going to get weirder in 2020, so it’s time for enterprises to get weird too, says Trend Micro exec

As we leave 2019 behind, a new year approaches. And with it comes the impending waves of…

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Business development apps are hot, storage and data protection is not, says NPD research

Over the past year, small and large value-added resellers in Canada have pushed certain parts of the…

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eSentire strengthens its security services with CrowdStrike

eSentire and CrowdStrike join forces to beat data breaches.

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C4 board member profile – Karen Rowden

Karen Rowden has served as Canadian Marketing Manager for Epson since November 2012. She is responsible for…

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Hashtag Trending – Downward-tilting toilets, Instagram bans certain branded posts, Netflix Cancon

A story about a downward-tilting toilet is getting clicks, Instagram says goodbye to branded posts that advertise vapes, weapons, and tobacco, and Canada wants to force streaming services to show more Canadian content.

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Hashtag Trending – Harnessing star energy; Boeing halts 737 MAX; Google fires another activist

A Canadian company is set to harness the power of the stars; Boeing announces it is halting production of 737 MAX; Google fires another activist employee.

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Cisco launches Silicon One, enters component biz

At its Internet for the Future event, Cisco announced Silicon One, a single chip family that can handle both the complexity of routing and the high-speed, power-frugal requirements of switching; in the past, those extremely different functions have been performed by separate silicon architectures.

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TeraGo partners with Nokia for 5G fixed wireless trials in Ontario

Using fixed wireless 5G millimetre wave equipment from Nokia, network solutions provider TeraGo is launching technical trials in the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area beginning in the first quarter of 2020.

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Hashtag Trending – CIRA firings; examine the dead; child labour abuse in tech

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode is laced with legal issues. We talk about CIRA’s mishandling of employee firing,…

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Hashtag Trending – Delivery worker safety, sports gif of the decade, Air Canada problems

A 1,000-person WhatsApp community keeps delivery workers safe, Twitter can’t decide what’s the sports gif of the decade, and Air Canada’s new booking system is causing headaches.

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Toronto-based Sensei Labs wins Canada’s first Comet competition

By Dave Gordon With files from Alex Coop   Toronto’s Sensei Labs took the top prize recently…

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Samsung to power Videotron’s 5G and 4G LTE-A networks

Videotron has selected Samsung Canada to power its 5G and 4G LTA-A services. Starting in 2020, Samsung…

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New ransomware strain targets Western countries, says report

Infosec pros in North America and Europe are being warned of a new ransomware strain.

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Hashtag Trending – Glassdoor rankings, Galaxy Folds sales, new Google Assistant

Facebook and google get bounced out of glassdoor’s top 10 best places; Samsung has already sold over 1 million Galaxy Folds globally, and Google’s new assistant arrives in Canada.

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AWS Outposts an ‘interesting proposition’ for enterprise clients, says partner

On Dec. 3, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that it was ready to take orders and install…

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Hashtag Trending – 2020 job trends; injured Amazon workers protesting; don’t lose the Apple cloth

The fastest growing jobs in Canada for 2020; injured Amazon workers are protesting the company; Apple warns…

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McAfee introduces security platform for container-based apps

This week McAfee introduced a new solution that better safeguards container workloads.

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Hashtag Trending – $52,000 Mac Pro, self-driving commercial truck, Beijing replaces foreign tech

Twitter goes nuts over the new Mac Pro’s price tag, A self-driving truck delivered butter from California to Pennsylvania in three days, and the Chinese government wants to get rid of all of its foreign computers and software.

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Hashtag Trending- Ericsson pays big fines; Google unjust firings?; Microsoft shelves Wunderlist

Two familiar companies are under investigation yet again. In Today’s Hashtag Trending, we talk about Ericsson paying…

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AWS enhances partner programs, launches new competencies

Two new competencies, two new programs, and enhancements to several others took centre stage during the partner keynote at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual conference, re:Invent, as head of worldwide channel and alliances Doug (Dong Hoon) Yeum ran through new opportunities for partners.

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