Canada

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber proposes industry-wide gig worker benefits model in Canada

Uber Technologies Inc has proposed a plan for a flexible benefits fund for app-based ride-hail and food delivery drivers in Canada under which all gig industry players would share ...

Huawei Technologies CFO

What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng’s Canada extradition case?

Judicial hearings in Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case wrapped up on Wednesday and British Columbia Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said she woul...

Google Cloud

Banks take steps to reduce potential cloud computing risks, Google survey

Banks are taking steps to mitigate risks from their increasing use of external cloud computing services, a survey by Harris Poll and Google Cloud has said.

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada’s spectrum auction raises record $7.2 billion as firms gear for high-speed internet

Canada’s auction of 3500 MHz spectrum, which is key for next generation 5G networks, generated a record C$8.9 billion (approximately $7.2 billion), with the country’s t...

Platform News: China

US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

The US, UK and and various allies have accused China of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacki...

Platform News: TD

TD says US online banking glitch fixed, cites service provider issues

Toronto-Dominion Bank has resolved technical problems caused by issues at a service provider, that affected its US customers and employees on Thursday, the Canadian lender said.

Platform News: Facebook

Facebook’s ‘Neighborhoods’ faces crowded niche market, profiling concerns

When Facebook began testing its new “Neighborhoods” feature in Canada last October amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech giant described it as a dedicated place for peop...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google dangles paid upgrade to businesses using Gmail addresses

Google has unveiled an option for small businesses to upgrade their Gmail accounts for greater calendaring, video chat and email newsletter functionalities.

Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei CFO seeks publication ban on HSBC documents in extradition case

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou will seek to bar publication of documents her legal team received from HSBC, a request opposed by Canadian prosecutors in her US extradition case who say it...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter begins rolling out subscription product to undo tweets

Twitter has said it will roll out a new subscription product initially in Australia and Canada called Twitter Blue, which will let paying users edit their tweets before posting and...

Dye and Durham: cloud software

Software maker Dye & Durham gets offer from management-led group

Dye & Durham Ltd, a Canada-based cloud-based software vendor, has received a buyout offer from a management-led shareholder group worth about C$3.4 billion (approximately $2.8 ...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei in US court after being accused of improperly helping its CFO

Lawyers for China’s Huawei will appear in a New York court to defend the indicted telecoms equipment giant against accusations it is improperly helping its chief financial of...

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming

UK Cyber Spy Chief suggests China could rule world’s technology

The West must urgently act to ensure China does not dominate emerging technologies and gain control of the “global operating system”, the UK’s top cyber spy has s...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei defence to ask Canadian court for delay in extradition hearings

The defense team for Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, will ask a Canadian court to delay upcoming hearings in her US extradition case, the court has said.