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Hashtag Trending September 27 – App tracking rule bending; crypto miner power plant purchase; hamster investor

Before we start today’s episode, our sponsor Acronis will be hosting a panel discussion on the Canadian…

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Channel Bytes September 24, 2021 – two new ways to get paid; new identity solutions; MSP conference goes virtual; 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 September 24 – European Commission Mandates USB-C; Social Media Platforms Sue Texas; Fedex’s Autonomous Delivery

The European Commission hopes to mandate USB-C on smartphones, Texas is being sued over a new law…

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Square launches Square Register in Canada to advance contactless payments

Financial service and digital payment provider Square is taking contactless payments to a whole new level in…

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Get ready for Windows 11 with these tips

The Microsoft Windows 11 release date of October 5 is looming, which means serious deployment planning is…

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 23- Apple Wallet for vaccine proof; U.S. Internet freedom; Amazon’s tech dressing rooms

Ontario volunteers create a tool to add vaccine records to Apple Wallet, internet freedom in the U.S.…

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 22 – Facebook climate misinformation; Amazon’s creepy AI cameras; remote work changing cities

Today’s HTT script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Facebook is found to be a climate misinformation hub,…

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Ontarians are getting digital ID this fall: All you need to know

Get to know all about the technology and standards that the Ontario government will use to build its digital identity ecosystem

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Coffee Briefing, Sept. 21, 2021 – all the 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 September 21- iOS 15; Facebook pushes back on WSJ allegations; AI and real estate

Hashtag Trending September 21- iOS 15; Facebook pushes back on WSJ allegations; AI and real estate

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 20 – Amazon bans fake reviews; Apple threatens to boot Facebook; Cracking MacBook displays?

Amazon bans merchants for fake reviews, Apple threatens to boot Facebook from its App Store, and MacBook…

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Channel Bytes September 17, 2021 – Microsoft joins OpenInfra Foundation; deepwatch and SentinelOne partner; SD-WAN promise fulfilled; and more

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

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Google Cloud launches Toronto region

This week Google Canada celebrated the opening of its Toronto cloud region, its second in Canada and…

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 17 – Instagram for Kids criticism; El Salvador bitcoin protests; Uber Canada’s election discount

Lawmakers call on Facebook to drop the “Instagram for Kids” plan, thousands protest El Salvador’s adoption of…

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Hashtag Trending September 16 – Longer remote work days; rural broadband needs attention; TikTok’s mental health announcement

With files from Tom Li Remote work is prolonging our work days, Saskatchewan calls on the federal…

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 15 – Instagram harms teens; Wozniak for space; Virtual influencer rakes in sponsorships

Instagram is shown to be harmful to teens per a Facebook-led report, Steve Wozniak looks towards the…

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Coffee Briefing, Sept. 14, 2021 – Uber partners with Aeroplan; new Twitter features; 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 September 14- Apple VS Epic Games; Google employee allegations; Litecoin declines after fake news

Hashtag Trending September 14- Apple VS Epic Games; Google employee allegations; Litecoin declines after fake news

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Election 2021: The parties on privacy, cybersecurity

Liberals won’t commit to re-introducing the same Consumer Privacy Protection Act, Conservatives promise stronger legislation than the CPPA, NDP promise ‘digital bill of privacy rights’

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 13 – Theranos Trial CEO starts; Facebook buys invoices; Samsung virtual memory

The trial for Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes officially begins, Facebook offers to buy $100 million in invoices,…

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Channel Bytes September 10, 2021 – Multi-cloud drift detection; meet TD SYNNEX; Nebulon’s new partner program; and more

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

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Google Workspace rolls out updates to simplify hybrid work

This week Google announced updates to Google Workspace to make the switch from remote work to hybrid…

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Hashtag Trending September 10 – Germany’s Instagram influencer rule; Bitcoin mining arrest; Twitter Communities

Hashtag Trending September 10 – Germany’s Instagram influencer rule; Bitcoin mining arrest; Twitter Communities

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Lenovo launches two new IdeaPads with Windows 11

Announced at the Lenovo Tech World event on Sept. 8, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon and…

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Hashtag Trending September 9- Amazon warehouse; New Twitter feature; PayPal inactive account fee

With files from Samira Balsara Amazon opens a state-of-the-art warehouse in Mexico, Twitter tests out an Instagram-like…

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IBM and Adobe team up to offer free online visual design coursework 

IBM has announced it is offering no-cost, online Basic Principles of Design coursework and a digital badge credential in collaboration with Adobe. 

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 8 – El Salvador Bitcoin purchase; Fake news generates high engagement; ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ on the rise

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. El Salvador makes a big Bitcoin purchase, Facebook’s fake…

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Coffee Briefing, Sept. 7, 2021 – 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 Sept. 7, 2021 – Resume scanners reject good hires; AIs can’t file for patents; Germany wants to extend smartphone lifespan

Automated resume scanning softwares are filtering out good candidates, patents created by an AI gets rejected by…

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What is Western Digital’s OptiNAND?

Among the announcements Western Digital made at its HDD Re/Imagine event on Sept. 1, OptiNAND stood out.…

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Channel Bytes September 3, 2021 – Docker subscription changes; Windows 11 commercial preview; Aptum Managed Azure Cloud enhancements; 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 Sept. 3, 2021 – Yahoo and AOL acquired; WhatsApp breaches EU data privacy law; customers can soon use their driver’s license in Apple Wallet

Yahoo and AOL acquired for chump-change, WhatsApp fined for breaching EU data privacy regulations, and eight states…

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Hashtag Trending September 2 – IBM commission lawsuit; Amazon’s hiring spree; Ineligible Windows 11 testers get the boot

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Tom Li. A sales manager is suing IBM for capping…

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Hashtag Trending Sept. 1 – Subreddits go dark; phone calls optional; Windows 11 launch date

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Large swaths of Reddit will go dark protesting…

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Windows 11 release date announced; no Android app support at launch

It’s official: Microsoft has announced that it will begin pushing the free Windows 11 upgrade to compatible…

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Cradlepoint launches 5G enterprise router for wireless WANs

Cradlepoint has announced what it calls the industry’s first enterprise-class router providing 5G connectivity for primary, failover,…

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Canadian Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon celebrates diversity

The annual Canadian Women in the IT Channel Recognition Luncheon event continued to shine its spotlight on…

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Coffee Briefing, August 31, 2021 – Global logistics platform firm expands in Canada; Apple’s News Partner Program; 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 August 31 – Hackers retire; China limits online game play-time; Canadian battery lawsuit settlement

Ransomware group retires and releases decryption key, China sets strict playtime for online video games, and Canadians…

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Web Hosting Canada reveals cause of outage

Montreal-based web hosting provider Web Hosting Canada (WHC) has revealed the cause of this weekend’s major outage.…

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Hashtag Trending August 30 – Hashtag Trending August 30 – SSD downgrade; Windows 11 on older PCs; Microsoft ends Office app for Chromebooks

Storage maker downgrades popular SSD, Microsoft slightly quietly loosens Windows 11 installation requirements, and Microsoft is also…

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Channel Bytes August 27, 2021 – Apple device management; new and improved partner programs; goodbye Java 7

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

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Hashtag Trending August 27 – Reddit’s vax misinformation pushback; Google remains Safari’s default search engine; new EU crypto laws

Hashtag Trending August 27 – Reddit’s vax misinformation pushback; Google remains Safari’s default search engine; new EU crypto laws

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Hashtag Trending August 26 – OnlyFans backs out of ban; Shopify and TikTok elevate partnership; Amazon crackdown on fake reviews

OnlyFans drops its sexual content ban, Shopify and TikTok partner up for a new shopping experience, and…

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Women in the IT Channel Spotlight: Joanne Wilson

After 36 years of providing IT training to corporate clients, Joanne Wilson says her proudest career achievement…

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FBI report looks at the tactics of a ransomware affiliate

Infosec pros can now study the tactics of a ransomware affiliate gang that has been attacking U.S.…

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Women in the IT Channel Spotlight: Pallavi Ramchandani

For Pallavi Ramchandani, the channel community’s quest for greater diversity and inclusion is up close and personal.…

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Women in the IT Channel Spotlight: Rose Marcello

While most new jobs can feel like a proverbial baptism by fire, Rose Marcello’s first foray into…

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Women in the IT Channel Spotlight: Noémi Labelle

Noémi Labelle knows what it’s like to find your way back to something important after a long…

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Women in the IT Channel Spotlight: Nancy Kierstead

When CDN asked Nancy Kierstead how much progress women have made in the channel during her career,…

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Hashtag Trending August 25 – Chip shortage may worsen; Samsung bricks stolen TVs; robots don’t smoke

The Semiconductor shortage may worsen as Malaysia battles the pandemic, Samsung remotely bricks its stolen TVs, and…

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The power of pronouns in the workplace

Pronouns don’t usually draw too much attention, but the non-binary revolution has pushed them squarely into the…

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Coffee Briefing, August 24, 2021 – Prodigy’s digital ID platform update; Samsung Galaxy users get online repair portal; 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 August 24 – Intel’s DoD contract; Poly Network assets returned; Foldable phones gaining love

Intel signs new agreement with the Department of Defense, hacker returns remaining assets to Poly Network, and…

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Hashtag Trending August 23 – Google’s driving app change; OnlyFans to ban adult content; Facebook hides friends list in Afghanistan

Google discontinues a driving app in Android 12, OnlyFans to stop hosting adult content, and Facebook hides…

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Channel Bytes August 20, 2021: Information snacks for busy partners

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

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Hashtag Trending August 20 – Netflix engineers inside trading; LG 6G; Amazon’s retail stores

Former Netflix engineers have been hit with insider trading charges, LG shows off 6G technology, and Amazon…

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Hashtag Trending August 19- Apple and Corellium dispute; Crypto hacker gets job offer; Facebook tackles COVID-19 misinformation

Apple files a notice of appeal against security firm Corellium, Poly Network offers Hacker who stole from…

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BlackBerry warns of vulnerability in QNX development platform, Medical and Safety versions of OS

BlackBerry has warned software developers and IoT product manufacturers using its QNX operating system that some versions…

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Hashtag Trending August 18 – Facebook firm on Taliban ban; Big Tech litigation spiking; T-Mobile breaches merger agreement

Hashtag Trending August 18 – Facebook firm on Taliban ban; Big Tech litigation spiking; T-Mobile breaches merger agreement

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Montreal firm develops tech that allows customers to power their home using their electric car

Canadian smart home energy tech startup dcbel has developed an intelligent home charger that both fast charges electric vehicles…

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CIO Strategy Council launches Sustainable IT Pledge

Internet and IT technology usage already creates more greenhouse gas than the aviation industry according to a…

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Hashtag Trending August 17- Android accessibility feature; Tesla’s Autopilot investigation; #BookTok

Files from Samira Balsara Google is developing a feature that lets users control their Android phones using…

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Hashtag Trending August 16 – Encrypted calls in Messenger; Reddit’s $10 billion valuation; and fiery power supplies

Facebook rolls out encrypted voice and video calls, Reddit reaches a $10 billion valuation, and fiery power…

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Channel Bytes August 13, 2021: Information snacks for busy partners.

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

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Federal government invests $1.44 billion in Telesat satellite internet

The funding will help build out Telesat’s Lightspeed satellite constellation and bridge the digital divide in Canada.

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Hashtag Trending August 13 – Bill to stop tech giant in-app purchase control; Publishers accuse Facebook of taking content; Canada’s role in the chip shortage

Files from Samira Balsara U.S. Senators introduce a bill to stop Apple and Google’s control over in-app…

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Accenture hit by Lockbit ransomware, claims “no impact”

Global consulting giant Accenture was the victim of a ransomware attack by a gang known as Lockbit…

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Hashtag Trending August 12 – TikTok most downloaded app; Twitter’s new user interface; Facebook fights anti-vax info

Hashtag Trending August 12 – TikTok most downloaded app; Twitter’s new user interface; Facebook fights anti-vax info

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Avast and NortonLifeLock merge to create a $10 billion consumer cyber safety firm

Global consumer cyber safety company NortonLifeLock and global digital security and privacy company Avast yesterday announced they…

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Hashtag Trending August 11- Apple’s pay inequality problem; Google increases privacy for kids; Google cutting remote employees pay

We pride ourselves on getting the facts right. A story in our August 10 episode didn’t measure…

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Coffee Briefing, August 10, 2021 – Staples Wireless; new android trojan compromises Facebook accounts; 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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ViewSonic revamps its partner program for a hybrid world

Say goodbye to ViewSonic’s Finch Club. The company is retiring the program and has introduced a new…

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Hashtag Trending August 9 – Shopify crosses $1 billion sales; Apple wins patent dispute; FTC condemns Facebook

Shopify crosses $1 billion in sales, Apple successfully overturns jury verdict on a patent dispute, the FTC…

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Channel Bytes, August 6, 2021: Information snacks for busy partners

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

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Hashtag Trending August 6- Tech talent demands; Amazon’s anti-union tactics; Apple scanning phones for child abuse content

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. Tech talent in Canada is in high demand,…

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Hashtag Trending August 5 – Facebook bans academics; Microsoft in damage control mode; Nvidia’s Arm acquisition hits a snag

Facebook is axing the personal accounts of academics, Microsoft deals with major backlash on a Windows 11…

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Devo to help roll out Optiv Security’s new managed XDR offering

Cybersecurity solutions integrator firm Optiv Security launched its managed extended detection and response (MXDR) offering at Black Hat USA 2021 on August 3.

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Coffee Briefing, August 4, 2021 – Flaws in EV chargers; AMD’s new graphics cards; Microsoft’s vaccine policy; and more

Recent tech news that we maybe didn’t get to yet, or it’s news we’ve reported on and feel is worth resurfacing.

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Canadian network security firm launches industrial gateway

Byos launches a plug-in hardware module to secure IoT devices from industrial controllers to ATMs

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Hashtag Trending August 3 – EA ransom fails; Apple bans anti-vax dating app; Amazon soap dispenser cleans your hands better

Hackers failed to sell stolen EA data, Apple ejects anti-vaxxer dating app from its app store, and…

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Hashtag Trending July 30 – Chipotle phishing scam; Big tech make’s vaccines mandatory; Media and vaccine rates

Scammers use Chipotle Mailgun account for phishing attacks, Google and Facebook make vaccines mandatory for employees, and…

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Intel node rename – not pulling a fast one

Intel held a candid roadmap discussion on Monday, outlining its product plans for the next five years…

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Hashtag Trending July 29 – Scam baiter gets baited; Alien search using AI; Dell PC energy compliance

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Jori Negin-Shecter. Scam-baiting YouTuber falls victim to scammers, scientists are…

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Hashtag Trending July 28 – Facebook courts religious groups; YouTube censor’s Brazil’s President; Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion deal

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Samira Balsara. Facebook is trying to set up a partnership…

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Coffee Briefing, July 27, 2021 – Zoho’s free online invoicing solution; Hootsuite’s new CMO; Shopify’s new centralized chat tool; and more

Recent tech news that we maybe didn’t get to yet, or it’s news we’ve reported on and feel is worth resurfacing.

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Hashtag Trending July 27 – Electric vehicle myth debunk; AI speech tool to spreads fake news? And Telsa gets tricked by moon

A new study debunks a longstanding electric vehicle myth, AI speech recreation tools have some experts worried,…

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Hashtag Trending July 26- RBC adds 300 tech jobs to Calgary; DNS error brings down major services; Loneliness is on the rise due to technology

RBC’s new innovation hub adds another 300 tech jobs to Calgary, A DNS error brought down major…

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Hashtag Trending July 23- Right to Repair laws; Twitter’s voting feature; Flood hits iPhone production site in China

The FTC has voted unanimously to enforce Right to Repair laws, Twitter is testing out new voting…

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Gold Award Cup Against Defocused Background

Accenture/Avanade, Bulletproof, winners at Microsoft’s global Partner of the Year Awards

Ahead of its annual partner conference, Inspire, Microsoft announced its 2021 Partner of the Year Awards finalists…

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Microsoft issues workaround for new Win10 privilege escalation problem

Microsoft has quickly issued a workaround for Windows 10 systems after the discovery of a serious vulnerability that could allow a successful attacker to increase their access to a compromised computer.

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Panasonic Toughbook G2 in tablet mode

Panasonic releases the Toughbook G2 modular rugged PC

Panasonic today launched the Toughbook G2 ruggedized modular PC. The 2-in-1 tablet PC can function as a…

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Two Linux vulnerabilities give exploiters root privileges

Linux administrators are urged to watch for and install patches to fix two major vulnerabilities in the…

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OpenText announces Cloud Editions 21.3 for better information management in the cloud

OpenText has released Cloud Editions (CE) 21.3 which includes new features to support information management in the cloud at scale.

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Hashtag Trending July 22 – Macron Targeted by Pegasus; Venmo removes a controversial feature; DuckDuckGo introduces email protection

A report finds French President Emmanuel Macron was targeted by Pegasus spyware, Venmo removes a puzzling feature,…

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Hashtag Trending July 21- Apple delays return to office plans; WhatsApp blocks 2 million accounts; Jeff Bezos goes to space

Apple puts a pause on return to office plans, WhatsApp blocks 2 million accounts to combat spam…

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Acquisitions and mergers

Accenture acquires Toronto-based Cloudworks to expand Oracle footprint in Canada

Accenture has acquired Toronto-based Oracle Cloud implementation service provider Cloudworks to deliver Oracle solutions to clients across Canada.

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Hashtag Trending July 20 – Fear excessive surveillance; China blamed for hack; Chip shortage hits smartphones

A recent investigation uncovers some disturbing truths about civilian surveillance, the Biden administration blames China for a…

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Hashtag Trending July 19 – WhatsApp on multiple devices; Clippy returns as an emoji; No Prime Day in 2021

WhatsApp is testing out a new cross-device feature; Clippy to return as an emoji in Microsoft 365…

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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.

CDN Month / Year Archives