Tech

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Hudson’s Bay hires new head of tech and digital

Stephen Gold will lead a newly combined team working across the company’s retail banners.

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Adviso expands by six

The Montreal-based digital agency continues a growth spurt with additions across disciplines.

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Tech in Action: AR brings imaginary friends to life

A new app supports kids undergoing cancer treatment and is an extension of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s video campaign.

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Havas opens AI centre in Montreal

The hub will find applied uses of the tech for the holding company’s clients around the globe.

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Swiss Chalet brings ordering to Google Assistant

The restaurant continues to expand its mobile options with the addition of voice commands.

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Ecobee names CMO

Jackie Poriadjian-Asch’s mandate includes revisiting all aspects of the connected home company’s brand.

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Tech in Action: A dress that tracks sexual harassment

Schweppes embedded sensors in a dress to highlight what women face when out on the town.

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Samsung launches AI research centre

Based in Toronto, the lab will focus on ways to bring more intelligence to devices like appliances and vehicles.

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Publicis Groupe offers a first look at Marcel

The holding company demoed its much-hyped global collaboration platform and gave more details about its launch.

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Cossette and Stradigi AI launch joint venture

The agency’s creative talent will collaborate with scientists that have a track record in applied artificial intelligence.

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Engine Digital creates director-level team

New directors of technology and delivery aim to help the agency support a collaborative business approach.

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Fast Facts: What’s holding back AR adoption?

A survey of marketers identifies the main factors preventing them from increasing spend on the technology.

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Tech in Action: Building a burger on Instagram

Burger King used polls in its stories on the social platform to create and deliver coupons for customized meals.

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Voice-powered assistants will get past gimmicks

Alphabet’s Patrick Kavanagh on how the latest demos of the technology show just how game-changing it will be.

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Tech in Action: AI that gets the party started

Beer brand Skol creates a smart speaker that’s simply about having a good time.