Category Archives: Corporate tech

Tech firms drive office-space crunch in downtown Toronto

alibhai/ December 13, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Tech companies of all sizes are clamouring for office space in downtown Toronto, exacerbating supply shortages and rental prices in an overheated property market. The lack of room has spurred multiple offers and made it harder for companies to grow their businesses. “There are no options. They have to go wherever they can to get space,” said Lee Billinkoff, an

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Apple in talks to acquire Shazam music identification Program: Origin

alibhai/ December 9, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Apple Inc. is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd., whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their telephone for an audio source, according to a person familiar with the circumstance. Shazam’s smartphone program is already closely integrated with Apple’s Siri electronic assistant. Users of Apple’s iPhone with the Shazam program installed may say: “Hey Siri, what is that

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FCC to vote on repealing net neutrality Principles

alibhai/ November 22, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

The mind of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to repeal landmark 2015 rules that illegal internet providers from impeding consumer access to internet content in a move that promises to recast the electronic landscape. FCC chief Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the commission will vote in a Dec. 14

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Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

alibhai/ November 18, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Music streaming firm Spotify has purchased online music and sound recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to provide financial details of the deal. Stockholm-based Soundtrap allows its readers to have an internet music studio and make music together with other people in real time, its website states. “Soundtrap’s rapidly growing business is highly aligned with Spotify’s vision of

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Amazon scraps plan for bundled streaming Movie Support: Resources

alibhai/ November 16, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The world’s largest online retailer has also been unable to convince key broadcast and basic cable networks to break with decades-old business models

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Why are Canadians less joyful balancing life and work in the electronic  age?

alibhai/ November 15, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

A smaller share of Canadians are happy with their work-life equilibrium than eight decades back, a period where smartphones and the internet have become deeply embedded in the everyday life of people under 75, a new Statistics Canada reportnbsp;notes. The findings, drawn from 2016’s General Social Survey, suggest that although Canadians are broadly pleased with the way technology has changed

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Twitter doubles character Limitation to 280 for (Almost) everyone

alibhai/ November 8, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Twitter says it’s ending its iconic 140-character limitation — and giving almost everyone 280 characters. Users tweeting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean will still have the first limitation. That is because writing in these languages uses fewer characters. The business says 9 percent of tweets written in English hit the 140-character limit. Folks wind up spending more time editing tweets

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Open Text boasts of Natural growth as revenue beats analyst estimates

alibhai/ November 3, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Waterloo, Ont., enterprise applications giant Open Text Corp. has a new story to tell. The organization, which has increased earnings and its market value via a continuous spate of acquisitions, is now trumpeting the fact it’s growing its top line also. Open Text on Thursday reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the first quarter ended

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Facebook profit soars, showing no sign of impact in Russia controversy

alibhai/ November 2, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Facebook Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and earnings on Wednesday because it pushed farther into video advertisements, showing no indication of financial damage from the controversy over how Russia used the social network in an effort to sway voters in the 2016 U.S. election. The corporation’s shares, which hit a record earlier in the day, originally climbed in after-hours trading,

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Amazon receives 238 proposals for its second headquarters

alibhai/ October 24, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Amazon said today that it received 238 proposals from cities and areas in the USA, Canada and Mexico expecting to be the home of the business’s second headquarters. The internet retailer kicked off its search for another home base in September, promising to bring 50,000 new jobs and invest more than $5-billion online building. Proposals were due a week, and

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