Canada

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Canada has effectively moved to block Huawei from its 5G infrastructure

Canada is currently the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network that has not officially blocked Huawei from 5G networks, but it’s effectively achieved that,...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Canada refuses to release emails with US over Huawei CFO’s arrest

Canada has released as much information as it legally can regarding the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the government’s lawyers said, as she sought more confidential reco...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Microsoft faces technical challenges in TikTok carveout

Microsoft’s bid to carve out parts of TikTok out of the Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavour that could test the patience of the Trump administrati...

e-commerce in latin america

Buy now, pay later platform Sezzle tests the waters in India

Rising FinTech Sezzle is testing its service offering in India for an expected launch at the end of the year, Charlie Youakim its CEO said, as competition intensifies in the indust...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Canada says requirements for Huawei CFO’s extradition to US met

Canada’s attorney general states the prerequisites for extraditing Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the US on charges of financial fraud have been met, documents filed in a British...

Facebook

Canadian banks join the boycott of Facebook platforms

Canada’s biggest lenders confirmed that they had joined a widespread boycott of Facebook Inc begun by US civil rights groups seeking to pressure the world’s largest soc...

Fitbit

US and EU advocacy groups warn against Google’s purchase of Fitbit

Twenty advocacy groups from across the globe have signed a statement urging regulators to be wary of Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit Inc because ...

Tim Hortons

Privacy Commissioners to investigate Tim Hortons’ app

Tim Hortons’ mobile app will be investigated after concerns about how the breakfast and coffee chain may be collecting and using data were raised, the Office of the Privacy C...

Canadian Visa System

Canadian visa programme may lure tech workers blocked by Trump

A fast-track visa programme that Canada launched in 2017 has attracted a growing number of tech workers, and US President Trump’s latest immigration crackdown is set to furth...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Canada’s Trudeau rejects call to swap Huawei executive for detainees in China

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has rejected a call to swap an imprisoned Huawei Technologies executive for two citizens held by Beijing, saying such a move would set a bad precedent an...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Canada’s BlackBerry quarterly revenue misses estimates

BlackBerry Ltd reported quarterly revenue below Wall Street estimates, as demand for its QNX software used in cars was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic that severely bruised the auto i...

Platform Economy: Starting a simple business with Shopify e-commerce

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand online marketplace business

Walmart has partnered with Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify, as the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer ramps up its efforts to capture a bigger slice of the coronaviru...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Canadian spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

The Canadian spy agency (CSIS) warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties w...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google’s new rules clamp down on discriminatory housing and job adverts

Google has said it was tackling unlawful discrimination by barring housing, employment and credit ads from being targeted to its users based on their postal code, gender, age, pare...