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Starbucks Embraces Fake Meat, Starting In Canada

Starting next week, Starbucks will roll out its spring menu in stores across Canada that will include a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat sausage. Engadget reports: Starbucks joins a growing list of brands that have added Beyond Meat's plant-based offerings to their menus. To date, those companies include McDonald's (also a Canadian pilot), KFC, Subway, Carl's Jr., Hardee's and more. The lab-grown, plant-based meat trend is a product of science and tech, but it's also driven by a growing aware...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Starbucks, Kfc, Beyond Meat, McDonald, Engadget, Carl, Jr Hardee


The fundraising landscape is shifting in 2020

Elizabeth Yin Contributor Share on Twitter Elizabeth Yin is a founder and general partner of Hustle Fund, a pre-seed venture capital fund that invests in hilariously early software startups across the U.S., Canada and Southeast Asia. When I was a founder many years ago, I felt like I heard constantly conflicting advice and opinions on raising money for my startup. It’s easy to raise. It’s hard to raise. If it’s easy to raise,...
Tags: Google, Column, Pinterest, Entrepreneurship, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Mit, Canada, United States, Fundraising, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley


Daily Crunch: Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down

Yesterday was a big day for executive moves, with Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO and Keith Block stepping down as Salesforce co-CEO. Meanwhile, Facebook has acquired another VR game studio and the owner of The Players’ Tribune has raised more funding. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2020. 1. Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position The Walt Disney Company announced yesterday that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush fra...
Tags: Facebook, Media, Entertainment, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Disney, Tech, Canada, Iger, Bob, Salesforce, Vietnam, Twilio, Marc Benioff, The Walt Disney Company, The Walt Disney Co


Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best titles

Facebook is aiming to build on its VR hardware launches of 2019 with an investment in virtual reality software. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games, the developer of “Asgard’s Wrath,” considered by many enthusiasts to be one of the Oculus Rift’s best games. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the studio will continue to operate its offices in the U.S. and Canada with “the vast majority” of employees coming aboard following the acquisition, Faceb...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Facebook, Tech, Canada, M&a, Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift, Asgard, Wrath, Sanzaru, Sanzaru Games, Marvel Powers United Vr, Bay Area VR, Oculus Studios Sanzaru, Spyro Following Facebook


Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best games

Facebook is aiming to build on its VR hardware launches of 2019 with an investment in virtual reality software. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games, the developer of Asgard’s Wrath, considered by many enthusiasts to be one of the Oculus Rift’s best games. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but the studio will continue to operate its offices in the US and Canada with “the vast majority” of employees coming aboard following the acquisition, Facebook say...
Tags: TC, Facebook, US, Tech, Canada, Virtual Reality, Asgard, Wrath, Sanzaru, Marvel Powers United Vr, Bay Area VR, Oculus Studios Sanzaru, Spyro Following Facebook


AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening

A new system that uses sensors and AI to quickly detect tumors can screen women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The device invented by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada analyzes microwaves to detect even small, early-stage tumors within minutes. It took 15 years of research to develop the prototype, but less than $3,800 ($5,000 CAD) to build it. The device is comprised of a small sensor inside an adjustable box, which is placed under an opening of a padded ta...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, University of Waterloo, Neural


AS HEARD ON – The Jim Polito Show – WTAG 580 AM: Passwords, Data Collection, Big Tech and more

Welcome! Good morning, everybody. I was on with Mr. Jim Polito this morning and we discussed Passwords, huge databases, data collection by Big Tech and our schools, COPPA  and Google. So, here we go with Mr. Polito. For more tech tips, news, and updates visit – CraigPeterson.com —  Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig Now we’ve got the New Mexico Attorney General, who I’m sure will be joined by other attorneys general to file suit on this. We’ve got this children’s online Privacy Protec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Podcast, Microsoft, America, Sem, Fbi, Macbook, Canada, New Mexico, Worcester, Craig, Don, Jim, Craig Peterson


Max Q: How to build a Starship

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. Busy week for SpaceX – across funding, space tourism, and next-gen spacecraft. There’s also a space station resupply mission coming up that it’s getting ready for, and signs (this time literally) continue to suggest that its first human spaceflight mission is imminent. Lots of other news, too, including our own: We announced this week that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is goin...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, La, Toronto, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth


HackerOne's Bug Bounties Skyrocketed To $40 Million in 2019

Bug bounty platform HackerOne paid out $40 million in bounties in 2019, roughly equal to the total for all previous years combined. From a report: Moreover, the company announced that its community almost doubled in the past year to 600,000 registered hackers. The announcement comes as the cybersecurity industry struggles with a workforce shortage, which is in turn compounded by growing cyberattacks that could cost the industry $6 trillion by 2021. As companies invest significant resources in ba...
Tags: China, Germany, Russia, India, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, HackerOne


Canada’s largest MLS to offer Matrix as an option

CoreLogic's multiple listing service system currently boasts more than 820,000 active users.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Canada, Mls, Agent, Michael Collins, Matrix, CoreLogic, Select, Victor Lund, WAV Group, MLS & Associations, John Dimichele, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, Stratus Mls


#climatestrike vs my brain: i am struggling with pessimism and hopelessness

I started writing this post in September, after the global Climate Strike.It was exciting to see that so many people -- millions around the globe -- understand the urgency and are willing to take to the streets. I thought, This is beautiful! This is amazing! ... and This won't change anything. Both at the same time.I hate writing that. I hate feeling this way.Along with Climate Strike, there are other positive developments -- extinction rebellion, for example, and an increasing number of civil ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Activism, Australia, Environment, Canada, Socialism, Beckett, Gandhi, Laura K, David Suzuki Foundation


#climatestrike vs my brain: i am struggling with pessimism and hopelessness

I started writing this post in September, after the global Climate Strike.It was exciting to see that so many people -- millions around the globe -- understand the urgency and are willing to take to the streets. I thought, This is beautiful! This is amazing! ... and This won't change anything. Both at the same time.I hate writing that. I hate feeling this way.Along with Climate Strike, there are other positive developments -- extinction rebellion, for example, and an increasing number of civil ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Activism, Australia, Environment, Canada, Socialism, Allan, Beckett, Gandhi, David Suzuki Foundation


Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian authorities are investigating shady face recognition company Clearview AI on the grounds that its scraping of billions of photos from the web might violate privacy laws, Reuters reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Surveillance, Canada, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Mass Surveillance, Reuters, Face Recognition, Clearview AI


Canada investigating facial recognition company Clearview AI over privacy, security concerns

Canada's privacy authorities on Friday said they are investigating New York-based Clearview AI over concerns the facial recognition technology may not comply with Canadian privacy law. “Clearview AI bills itself as a tool for law enforcement, scraping the internet for publicly available photos and using facial recognition to identify potential suspects,” reports Moira Warburton at Reuters, “Critics in both Canada and the United States have raised concerns about the lack of consent of those s...
Tags: Security, Post, Business, New York, News, Privacy, US, Tech, World news, US news, Tech News, Canada, United States, Facial Recognition, Quebec, Ontario


Hot Wheels made two remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck toys

Hot Wheels will ship you a Cybertruck long before Tesla is likely to make any deliveries on their electric retro-future wheeled trapezoid: The toy maker just unveiled two different RC Cybertruck models, including a 1:64 scale model at just $20, and a much larger 1:10 scale version for $400. These are available to pre-order now, but like most of Tesla’s cars, just because they’re introduced doesn’t mean you can go out and buy one immediately. They’re set to ship in time for the holidays, howev...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Toys, Metal, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Sport, Canada, Automotive, United States, Mobility, Engineers, EVs, Hot Wheels, Mattel


WIRTW #588 (the “new voices” edition)

One of the benefits participating in the Tri-C High School Rock Off is that your band gets featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s “New Voices in Rock” video series. One of the benefits of advancing to the Finals is that your band gets featured a lot more in said video. So, without further adieu, I bring you Fake ID’s contribution to the Rock Hall’s “New Voices in Rock” series. The Finals are next Saturday night, February 29. Tickets are only $12 (including Rock Hall admission) and are availa...
Tags: Google, Law, Abc, Senate, Canada, Vox, Nlrb, Cnbc, Joe, Forbes, Eric, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Rock Hall, Krebs


What Are eSIMs? Easy Mobile Internet For Travel

This post was sponsored by Airalo who wanted me to share with you the benefits of eSIMs using their service. [What is this?]  The latest version of mobile SIM cards make it easy to get data plans around the world through an app – and it may already be built into your phone. eSIMs are the next generation of subscriber identity modules that differ from plastic and gold physical SIMs by being software based. What this means for international travelers is getting mobile data from country to cou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Tech, Canada, Apn, Airalo


Canadian online pharmacy, PocketPills has raised $7.35 million as it expands into Quebec

PocketPills, which bills itself as the sole online pharmacy operating in Canada, has raised $7.35 million in new financing as it expands across the country. Through partnerships with insurers like Pacific Blue Cross the company provides co-insurance reductions for prescriptions. “We have an option for you to come and join our platform just like any pharmacy,” says company co-founder and chief operating officer, Harj Samra. Samra launched the company in 2018 with Raj Gulia, a fellow proprietor of...
Tags: Health, TC, Articles, Tech, Canada, United States, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Pharmacy, Gupta, Samra, Gulia, Online pharmacy, WaterBridge, Managing Partner, Waterbridge Ventures


WHO urges calm as China coronavirus death toll reaches 2000

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. More than 74 000 people have now been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries. The situation remains serious at the […] The post WHO urges calm as China coronavirus death toll reaches 2000 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, China, European Union, World, Article, Canada, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Wuhan, Top Six, Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome


The LSO Technology Guideline: Considering the Ethics of It All

In the fall of 2019, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada amended their Model Code of Professional Conduct to incorporate reference to the use of technology in section 3.1-2 of the Model Code, which addresses competence. The Law Society of Ontario has provided the profession with a “guideline” in the use of technology, which in some cases refers to the Rules of Professional Conduct, but it is not itself a rule of professional conduct. It constitutes, in effect, desirable behaviour but, with...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Usa, Technology, Law, Canada, Google Docs, Michigan, Bill, Skype, Facetime, Recognition, Aba, CBA, Northwest Territories, Ontario


Want to Get Into Jazz? Listen to These 10 Albums First

Jazz music has an interesting history and a fascinating, multi-layered ethos. But even without knowing all that context and background, people instinctively feel that it’s just plain cool. Given that most of us would like to be little more cool, a lot of folks would like to get more into jazz music. But, they don’t really know where to begin.  If you Google “jazz music for beginners,” up will come myriad lists of jazz albums and tracks for the would-be aficionado to sample. But here’s the prob...
Tags: Google, Music, Life, Toronto, Travel & leisure, Canada, Jazz, Hobbies, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Gillespie, Charles, Louis Armstrong, Duke, Bay Area, Miles


Why Kepler is building its full-stack satellite business in Canada

Toronto-based telecommunications startup Kepler Communications surprised many recently when it revealed plans to establish its own satellite assembly and base the operation in its own hometown instead of contracting the work to an existing manufacturer. It might seem a perplexing and unnecessarily costly choice at first, but I spoke to Kepler CEO and co-founder Mina Mitry about what his startup stands to gain by being based in Canada while the small-satellite industry heats up in the U.S. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Kepler, Kepler Communications, Mitry, Mina Mitry


Inside the world of cannabis influencers on Instagram and YouTube, who can make over $1,000 for a sponsored post but often get their accounts shut down

Being a cannabis influencer on social apps like Instagram and YouTube can be lucrative. But creators say their accounts often get shut down by both tech platforms.  Business Insider spoke to three cannabis influencers who said they charge anywhere from $300 to $1,500 for a sponsored post. Because of the threat of having an account on Instagram or YouTube shut down, these influencers said diversifying into other revenue streams like touring, merchandise, and consulting is important for cannabis...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sweden, Instagram, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Canada, South Dakota, Fda, Ken Burns, Department Of Justice, Doj, Alex, Federal Trade Commission


World's First Opioid Vending Machine Opens In Vancouver

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A vending machine for powerful opioids has opened in Canada as part of a project to help fight the Canadian city's overdose crisis. The MySafe project, which resembles a cash machine, gives addicts access to a prescribed amount of medical quality hydromorphone, a drug about twice as powerful as heroin. Don Durban, a social worker from Vancouver, is one of 14 opioid addicts using the MySafe vending machine. After being prescribed opioid-based...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Vancouver, Durban, Don Durban


Coronavirus live updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest news

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 1.24am GMT A flight has left Canada to evacuate its citizens aboard the Diam...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Tokyo, Yokohama Japan, Coronavirus outbreak


Watch SpaceX attempt a rocket reusability record with another Starlink launch live

SpaceX is launching another batch of 60 Starlink satellites to join its existing constellation, which will bring the total to 300 and be the third Starlink launch this year already. The launch will also be a potentially record-setting demonstration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 reusability, with the shortest turnaround time for a Falcon 9 first stage between its previous mission and its next. The Falcon 9 booster being used today has already flown three times before, including in May, July and t...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Broadband, Canada, United States, Ships, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Outer Space, StarLink


Pier 1 Files For Bankruptcy, Warns of Dangers In Handful of Online Vendors Dominating Retail Sales

Pier 1 Imports filed for bankruptcy Monday (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), "a victim of changing consumer tastes and an unforgiving retail environment," reports The Wall Street Journal. "Unlike many other retailers that have sought bankruptcy in recent years, the publicly traded Pier 1 -- with assets of $426.6 million and listed total debt of $258.3 million -- isn't weighed down with debt from an ill-timed leveraged buyout. Rather the company's struggles can be traced to increas...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Canada, University Of Wisconsin, Wayfair, Nagel, Posen, Oppenheimer Co, The Fort Worth Texas, Brian Nagel, Wayfair TJX, Hart Posen


Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by myself, it would be half its size,” adds Michele Romanow, Clearbanc’s other co-founder. In addition to starting the $420 million-backed fintech company together, D’Souza and Romanow are in a relationship. The two initially met at an event in San Francisco, and followed up with a friendly informational int...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, La, China, Groupon, America, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, United States, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Dell, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange


US government files racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Chinese telecom company Huawei with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The Trump administration has pursued charges against Huawei for close to a year now, as geopolitical tensions between the US and Huawei's home country China continue to rise. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies and "made repeated misstatement...
Tags: Apple, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Canada, Un, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Doj, Trump, Rico, US EU, Department of Justice DOJ


The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications (you can read the full 56-page indictment here). Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American...
Tags: Asia, North Korea, Government, China, Germany, US, America, Tech, Cisco, Iran, Fbi, Policy, Chicago, Canada, United Kingdom, Department Of Justice



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