Hashtag Trending – Lyft launches in Canada, Facial recognition could come to American airports

Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time, facial recognition could soon find itself in airports across the U.S., and Facebook launches a new app called Facebook Local. From Twitter – Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the United States for the first time, announcing yesterday that…

Hashtag Trending – Russia reached 126M Facebook users, Shopify CEO responds to pundit’s claims

Facebook reveals just how many Americans were reached by Russian content during last year’s U.S. election. Bell and Virgin are already shipping unlocked iPhone X-es. And Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke responds to a short seller’s allegation that his company makes most of its money by essentially operating a pyramid scheme. From Facebook: The social media…

Hashtag Trending – Google’s stacking its emoji cheeseburger wrong, Cook and Zuckerberg meet China’s Jinping

Google CEO Sundar Pichai promises to make fixing Google’s cheeseburger emoji his top priority. The CEOs of two of the USA’s leading tech firms meet with the leader of China. And we hope your company’s security is tighter than Heathrow Airport’s. From Google Trends and Facebook: Google CEO Sundar Pichai made headlines on Monday after…

Hashtag Trending – Facebook down, thousands of users download fake version of AdBlock Plus

ZTE officially registers a foldable smartphone with the FCC. A fake version of AdBlock Plus has been downloaded thousands of times. And stop the presses – Facebook is down.     From Google Trends, Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has signalled the impending release of its foldable smartphone, the Axon M, by registering the device with…

Hashtag Trending – Netflix investing $500M into Canadian content, San Francisco sues Equifax

Netflix lights up the Twitterverse after announcing it will invest half a billion dollars into Canadian content, Equifax is still in the news, and Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook played a role in the results of last year’s U.S. election. On Twitter, federal heritage Minister Melanie Joly says the government has struck a deal with Netflix,…