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Fuel acquired by Schiefer Chopshop

The Ottawa digital agency will make its tech-focused skills part of the offering at the California-based shop.

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Tech in Action: AI turns photos into music

Royal Caribbean allows travelers to turn their vacation pics into a unique, custom soundtrack.

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Canadians open to more “invisible” payment tech

A survey suggests automated payments could be popular, especially when it comes to addressing major checkout pain points.

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Central 1 launches banking on Alexa

The credit union may be the first in Canada to offer customers the ability to make payments and transfer funds on the platform.

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Stack hires three execs ahead of national launch

The fintech company has appointed Lori Hatcher-Hillier as CMO, in addition to naming chief product and technology officers.

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Connected Lab rebrands

The company simplifies its name to better reflect its growth into a more holistic product development consultancy.

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University of Toronto launches new innovation hub

A new 250,000 sq. ft. centre will house the school’s startup and corporate partnership activities.

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AccorHotels drives travel recommendations with biometrics

The company is promoting its loyalty program with a platform that measures reactions to dozens of images.

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Samsung gets into the smart speaker game

The company is prioritizing high-end audio as its Galaxy Home enters the voice assistant market.

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EBay upgrades its visual search tools

Mobile users can drag and drop photos from the site to find similar listings with image recognition.

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Is data technology holding back customer engagement?

A global CMO survey shows that new platforms haven’t always lived up to their promise.

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LG sets up AI lab in Toronto

The consumer electronics company will be exploring ways to improve a customer’s experience with its products.

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SiriusXM scans brainwaves to figure out what’s funny

A campaign for this year’s Top Comic competition uses an EEG to get inside the heads of Canadians.

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Scotiabank gets into open-source

The bank’s PLATO development team has put one of its tools on GitHub for anyone to use or contribute to.

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Namaste launches AI-powered cannabis app

Uppy Cannabis Journal helps medical users track their symptoms and get recommendations for new strains.