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Channel Bytes December 3, 2021 – Wi-Fi 6; diagnostic intelligence for mobile; digital twins; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 3 – Bring back YouTube dislikes; Deplatforming bill blocked in Texas; war on disinformation

With Files from Tom Li A YouTube extension is bringing back the dislike count, an anti-social media…

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AWS launches program to identify partners working to transition to a lower carbon world

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the AWS Energy Competency Program to identify, validate, and promote software…

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 2 – Amazon underreported COVID cases; Microsoft’s BNPL faces poor feedback; Google employee lawsuit

Files from Tom Li Amazon faces accusations of underreporting COVID, Microsoft’s Buy Now Pay Later Edge inclusion…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 30, 2021 – Square Photo Studio app comes to Canada; Mastercard to launch open banking solutions to Canada next year; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 30 – Windows 11 upgrades low; Twitter’s Jack Dorsey steps down; Russia fines Google

With files from Samira Balsara Less than one per cent of PC users are currently running Windows…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 29 – Lush leaves social media; Apple warns prosecutor of iPhone hack; man receives 3D-printed eye

Lush deletes all of its social media profiles, Apple warns a Polish prosecutor that her iPhone is…

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Channel Bytes November 26, 2021 – data science meets OpenShift; another award; the path to 6G; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Not just desktop monitors any more: a conversation with ViewSonic’s Jeff Volpe

Everyone knows ViewSonic for its desktop displays, but these days it offers a lot more. Channel Daily…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 26 – Instagram CEO to appear before Congress; U.S. government blocks China’s quantum compute companies; France wants to hide Wish

Files from Tom Li Instagram CEO to testify before Congress, U.S. government bans Chinese quantum compute companies,…

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High spectrum cost a barrier to affordable mobile plans, say experts

At the Canadian Telecom Summit 2021, experts from across the telecom industry underpinned poor regulatory decisions for…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 25 – Stripe Looks at Crypto; Calls for EU to Ban Crypto Mining; Tesla Self Driving

Stripe flirts with the idea of accepting crypto, climate experts call for European Bitcoin ban, and Tesla self-driving will require video collection.

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Canada’s first Automobility Hub launches in Windsor-Essex

Invest WindsorEssex, an economic development organization for the Windsor-Essex region, announced the launch of Canada’s first Automobility Hub

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Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon SoCs naming scheme

Qualcomm, a leading mobile system-on-chip (SoC) manufacturer, has announced a new naming convention for its venerable Snapdragon…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 24 – GoDaddy breach; Samsung’s new chip plant; Amazon and Apple anti-competition

GoDaddy’s managed WordPress service was breached, Samsung is expected to announce a new chip plant in Texas,…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 23, 2021 – Uber and Indigo partnership; new tech for senior care in Canada; AWS new cloud training initiatives; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Compromised password leads to hack of GoDaddy’s managed WordPress service

Administrators of WordPress sites using GoDaddy’s WordPress managed hosted service are being warned to change their passwords…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 23 – WhatsApp privacy policy change; German state transition to open source; Microsoft Edge installment payments

WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy in Europe after a record fine, a German state is transitioning…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 22 – Amazon strike; Tesla’s low reliability; Starlink tracks deforestation

Amazon employees are staging a massive strike on Black Friday, Tesla ranks bottom in reliability report, and…

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Channel Bytes November 19, 2021 – Tech Impact winners; new AWS cloud training; new Palo Alto specialization; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 19- YouTube faces criticism for dislike count update; Canadian teen involved in crypto scam; Starbucks and Amazon team up

YouTube co-founder criticizes dislike count update, Ontario teen arrested for crypto scam, and Starbucks and Amazon team…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 18 – Apple softens right to repair stance; FTC wants to make online subs easier to cancel; Amazon boots Visa

With files from Tom Li Apple to provide official iPhone parts to consumers, FTC wants to tighten…

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Cloudli launches communication app for business texting and calling

Cloudli Communications has launched Cloudli TalkNText, a mobile-first service that equips small businesses with unified voice and business texting capabilities.

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Most organizations don’t understand third party cyber risks: survey

Survey by PwC shows executives believe their organizations and supply chains are too complex, posing ‘concerning’ levels of cyber and privacy risks

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Hashtag trending Nov. 17 – Amazon fined; homebuyers keen on internet; U.S. government rejects making chips in China

*With files from Jori Negin-Schecter* Amazon fined $500,000 for hiding Covid numbers, homebuyers are prioritizing good internet,…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 16, 2021 – Square Marketing comes to Canada; alliance to increase academic diversity in Canada; initiatives to support Canadian SMBs; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag trending Nov. 16 – Liberals to take a stance on Huawei; Epic Games shuts down Fortnite in China; Twitter Blue’s big problem

Canada’s Liberals are likely to exclude Huawei tech from policy, Epic Games shuts down the Chinese version…

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Hashtag trending Nov. 15 – FBI external email hacked; Facebook tapers targeted ads; Patreon’s video platform

Hackers took control of an FBI email account, Facebook promises to curtail targeted ads criteria, and Patreon…

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Channel Bytes November 12, 2021 – big deal for Kyndryl; bye-bye BlackBerry email; RingCentral partnership; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 12- Youtube dislikes private; Facebook makes society worse; Lower than expected growth for Disney+

YouTube will make the dislike count on videos private, three out of four adults think Facebook makes…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 11 – Google Antitrust Ruling; REvil takedown impactful; Brain Implant For Writing?

With files from Jori Negin-Schecter Google takes a significant loss in European Court, The REvil ransomware takedown…

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Hashtag Trending Nov 10 – U.S. $65 billion broadband plan; TSMC’s new chip plant in Japan; McAfee goes private again

The U.S. passes a massive broadband plan, Sony and TSMC are teaming up to build a chip…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 9, 2021 – Canada Life partnership; global expansion for INEO; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Read on to find what’s new in the Canadian tech ecosystem

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 9- FTC Amazon drivers; Walmart’s driverless trucks; Meta store

With files from Samira Balsara The FTC reimburses Amazon drivers for tips the company withheld, Walmart is…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 8 – OneDrive to ditch Windows 7 and 8; screen repair disables Face ID; BMW removes touchscreens in some cars

Microsoft’s OneDrive will stop supporting older Windows operating systems next year; repairing the iPhone 13’s display on…

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Channel Bytes November 5, 2021 – two spin-offs; two acquisitions; two partnerships; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Sixty-seven per cent of Canadian firms surveyed were hit by ransomware in last 12 months

Canadian organizations may be being hit harder by ransomware than many suspect, if an upcoming survey is…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 5 – Meta still loves facial recognition; NYC mayor loves cryptocurrency; Tencent loves its own chips

With Files from Tom Li Meta will continue to use facial recognition technology, NYC mayor wants to…

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RCMP to pay up to $1 million for AI solution to crack data encryption and passwords

Tired of having to muscle its way past encrypted evidence using traditional means, the RCMP is looking…

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SecTor 2021: To blunt attacks by advanced threat actors you need an updated incident response plan

Keeping more historical event data and closely watching for suspicious network behaviour are keys to blunting attacks…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 4- Musk disputes Hertz Deal; Zillow backs out of home buying market; Facebook shuts down facial recognition

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Elon Musk disputes the Hertz deal, Zillow is backing out of the home…

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eStruxture to add a second datacentre in Calgary

Montreal-based cloud and carrier-neutral data centre provider eStruxture is launching a second data centre in Calgary in 2022.

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 3 – U.S. government to pay for Huawei gear replacement; Yahoo leaves China; Meta trademark woes

The U.S. government will pay telcos to rip out Huawei gear, Yahoo shuts its doors in China,…

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Linux Foundation enhances LFX Security platform

The Linux Foundation has enhanced its free LFX Security vulnerability detection toolkit so open-source projects can secure…

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Coffee Briefing, Nov. 2, 2021 – All the recent tech news; a podcast roundup; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Okta adds integration with BlackBerry Spark

Infosec pros whose organizations use Okta’s Identity Cloud for single sign-on can now have it integrated with…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 2 – Costly graphics cards in Europe; password spraying is on the rise; Apple’s ad policy costs social media platforms

With files from Tom Li Graphics card prices soar in Europe, password spray attacks on the rise,…

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Webex launches features and devices at WebexOne conference

At its second annual WebexOne conference last week, Cisco announced a series of enhancements to its Webex…

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Huawei to focus on smart devices in Canada, forgoes phones for 2022

Updated on Nov. 2, 2021 at 1:03 p.m.: Huawei told the publication that it’s weighing the merit…

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 1 – US District Court asks for non-existing info; Microsoft briefly overtakes Apple; labour shortage hits Amazon’s one-day delivery

US District Court asks for information that Signal doesn’t keep, Microsoft’s market share briefly overtakes Apple’s and…

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Channel Bytes October 29, 2021 – Canada home to world’s most intelligent community; new partner programs; TSMC partner of the year; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Canada’s 5G improving in speeds and coverage, finds new report

The coverage of Canada’s 5G network has improved dramatically, according to a report by PCMag. The report,…

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Attacks on APIs are under-detected and under-reported, says Akamai report

A security researcher this week detailed how she found an application programming interface (API) flaw in a…

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Facebook rebrands to “Meta” and dives into the metaverse during Connect event

Facebook’s Connect 2021 event unveiled several new announcements including a company name change. In the keynote, CEO…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 29- Facebook’s new name; Snapchat VS Facebook; Amazon’s delivery companies sue

With files from Jori Negin-Shecter Facebook rebrands, Snapchat’s CEO calls out Facebook, and Amazon delivery companies have…

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CompTIA PenTest+ exam updated to include latest cyberattack surfaces, and more

CompTIA has updated its PenTest+ exam, expanding its coverage of the latest cyberattack surfaces and putting emphasis…

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How to create an effective incident response plan

Having an incident response plan is crucial to surviving a cyber attack, a municipal IT security conference…

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Federal court rejects Telus request to block Videotron’s 5G spectrum purchase in western Canada

The Federal Court has denied Telus’s request to block Quebecor’s Videotron from purchasing set-aside mid-band 5G licenses in…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 28 – New Facebook Probe; Chinese Students Sue Apple; Google Safety Feature

With files from Samira Balsara Facebook is the subject of a new FTC probe, Chinese students are…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 27 – Reddit’s NFT; Hertz buys 100,000 Teslas; Blue Origin’s new space station

Reddit wants to develop its own NFT-based marketplace, Hertz buys 100,000 Tesla cars worth $4.2 billion, and…

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Coffee Briefing, Oct. 26, 2021 – All the recent tech news; a podcast roundup; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 26- Australia’s privacy bill; Tesla software flaws; Robot detained in Egypt

*With files from Samira Balsara* Australia releases a draft of its Online Privacy Bill that seeks to…

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Cloud providers, resellers targeted by Nobelium, says Microsoft

At least 14 cloud service providers and resellers of technology products have been compromised since May by…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 25 – Apple sued for iPhone cost; Watching movies at home is now the popular choice; Alexa named the most invasive smart assistant

Apple is being sued for refusing to repair an iPhone, most Americans now prefer streaming over going…

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Mercedes-Benz adopts Microsoft Hololens 2 to fix cars faster

As cars become more intricate, so does their repair process. With so many instruments and components to…

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Channel Bytes October 22, 2021 – new solution for MSPs; worldwide IT spending forecast; we’re number two; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 22- Trump’s Social Platform; The Canadian Dream; Fake Vaccine Cards Sold

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Donald Trump is launching a social media platform, Canadians may be living “The…

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Digital payments increasing globally: report

The use of digital payment methods is on the rise as consumers look for easier and more…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 21- Facebook’s Name Change; New Play Store Security Feature; Instagram Posts from Desktop

With files from Samira Balsara Facebook is planning a name change, Google plans to add a new…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 20 – Google announces Pixel; Facebook settles with the DOJ; Amazon takes heat on competition practices

With files from Pragya Sehgal Google announces Pixel 6 devices, Facebook settles U.S. worker discrimination claims, and…

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Coffee Briefing, Oct. 19, 2021 – All the recent tech news; a podcast roundup; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts.

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 19- Google CEO on the climate crisis; Facebook disputes AI claim; New MacBook Pro

Files from Jori Negin-Shecter Google’s CEO warns we’re running out of time on the Climate Crisis, Facebook…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 18 – Starlink to provide in-flight Wi-Fi; Canon disabling printers; ransomware attacks cost billions

Starlink is in talks with commercial airlines to provide in-flight Wi-Fi service, Canon facing a class-action lawsuit…

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Channel Bytes October 15, 2021 – new ProSupport Suite; Herjavec Group grows; Free WebAuthn MOOC; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. But we have you covered. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 15 – No more LinkedIn in China; Windows 11 patch slows AMD processors; U.S. now biggest bitcoin mining hub

With files from Tom Li Microsoft ends LinkedIn in China, Windows 11’s new patch further slows AMD…

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Grant Thornton and Xero partner to provide free custom cloud accounting solution to Canadian women-owned SMBs

Grant Thornton and Xero have teamed up to help women entrepreneurs in Canada solve business pain points with a complimentary custom cloud accounting solution.

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 14- Amazon copies products; NVIDIA and Arm deal; Google app design change

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. Amazon is alleged to copy products and manipulate…

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Silicon Valley Bank opens its third Canadian office in Montreal

Silicon Valley Bank, the U.S.-based commercial bank that focuses on lending to technology companies, has announced its expansion in Canada with a new Montreal office.

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 13 – Amazon remote work; Android snooping; Waze and Headspace

Amazon changes its remote work plans, Android phones may be snooping more than we thought, and Waze…

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Canadian students are helping SMEs innovate with funding from Mitacs – here’s how

Canadian not-for-profit organization Mitacs is helping SMEs in Canada solve business challenges with research solutions from Canadian education institutes

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Coffee Briefing, Oct. 12, 2021 – All the recent tech news; a podcast roundup; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 12 – Facebook bans developer; Illegal Amazon rainforest sales; Google cracks down on climate change misinformation

Facebook bans developer for creating a tool that unfollows everyone, Facebook stops listing illegal Amazon rainforest sale…

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Channel Bytes October 8, 2021 – New USB-C cable logos; solutions provider acquired; self-service kiosks are hot; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Micron releases 7400 NVMe enterprise SSDs

Micron has released its 7400 series NVMe SSDs for the enterprise, targeting security and high-performance in the…

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BlackBerry helps partners secure software supply chain

Global consulting firm Deloitte has many tools to offer organizations needing help with their application development. The…

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Hashtag Trending October 8 – Alberta Covid App Blunder; U.S. Internet is Pricey; Intel Scraps U.K. Chip Plant

With files from Samira Balsara Alberta’s COVID-19 contact tracing app will cost the province a hefty amount,…

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Sage acquires U.K.-based proposal management software provider

Cloud business management solutions firm Sage has acquired GoProposal, a U.K.-based proposal management software company for small and mid-sized accountancy firms.

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Hashtag Trending October 7- Twitch source code leaked; Amazon workers organize; Facebook makes political donations

Hashtag Trending October 7- Twitch source code leaked; Amazon workers organize; Facebook makes political donations

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Many small Canadian firms allocate nothing in operating budgets for cybersecurity: Survey

Results of a survey by Insurance Bureau of Canada worse than in 2019

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Canadians asked to comment on draft guidance for police use of facial recognition

The federal privacy commissioner wants to hear by October 15 on proposed guidance on the use of the technology by police

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Hashtag Trending October 6 – Facebook outage; Tesla fined for toxic workplace; Windows 11 releases

With files from Tom Li Facebook suffers a massive outage on Monday, a federal court orders Tesla…

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Brown is the color of silence: Asus announces RTX 3070 Noctua Edition graphics cards

Created in partnership with Noctua, the cooler on the Asus RTX 3070 Noctua Edition is massive and features two 120mm case fans.

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Coffee Briefing, Oct. 5, 2021 – All the recent tech news; a podcast roundup; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 5 – Apple makes big money on games; Google Plex cut; New Zealand considers cryptocurrency

Apple rakes in the big bucks from their games, Google Pay drops a highly anticipated feature, and…

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp finally back online

Facebook has blamed a configuration mistake for the world-wide outage of its Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other…

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 4 – Add vaccine passport to iPhones in Alberta; Crypto platform mishap; Google ends support for IE

Some Albertans can add their vaccine passports to their Apple devices, crypto platform accidentally sent $90 million…

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Channel Bytes October 1, 2021 – Partner Summit time; older Outlook versions to be blocked; testing as a service; and more

Staying informed is a constant challenge. There’s so much to do, and so little time. But we…

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Hashtag Trending October 1- YouTube bans anti-vaxxers; Facebook may face fine in Russia; Google’s search engine dominance

Hashtag Trending October 1- YouTube bans anti-vaxxers; Facebook may face fine in Russia; Google’s search engine dominance

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Hashtag Trending September 30- Amazon’s Astro; Samsung semiconductor factor; Apple remote work

With files from Samira Balsara Before we start today’s episode, our sponsor Acronis will be hosting a…

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 29 – Amazon home robot; Pay for tacos with crypto; Intel starts new fab

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Before we start today’s episode, our sponsor Acronis…

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Browse the CDN Archives

Take a journey through the years of CDN Channel coverage. With key articles and events highlighted.

2018

A big year for Blockchain, AI and Hybrid Cloud.

2017

The year of the Cloud.

2016

Big changes in the Canadian Channel.

2015

A hard year for the markets and the channel.

2014

A year of growth.

2013

A banner year for the channel.

2012

Another year in the life.

2011

A year of difficulty.

2010

A year of growth.

2009

A year of indecision.

2008

Not two thousand and late.

2007

Prosperity

2006

Channel growth.

2005

Status quo.

2004

A big year for virtualization.

2003

The shift to managed services.

2002

Software as a Service.

2001

The dawn of a new century.

2000

Y2Nay

1999

The year of fear.

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