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Facebook acquires startup to make its AI more helpful

The acquisition of Ozlo may improve the conversational abilities of its chatbots and personal assistant.

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RBC launches two new iOS payment options

Customers can now ask Siri to pay their bills for them and use iMessage to send e-Transfers.

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Tech in Action: Data-driven emoji alerts

Out-of-home ads use real-time data and characters from The Emoji Movie to inform drivers about road and weather conditions.

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Fintech adoption grows in Canada, but we’re still behind

A new EY report provides some insight into why our adoption rate lags globally.

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Mastercard brings innovation consultancy to Toronto

Labs as a Service will give clients in Canada and the U.S. greater access to experts and development services.

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EBay announces visual search tools

The site aims to “make the entire internet shoppable” by letting users search 1.1 billion listings using image recognition.

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Rogers and Mojio partner on connected car service

Smart Drive will allow customers to bring connected capabilities and diagnostics to almost any vehicle.

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Companies more active in Canadian startup funding

The latest PwC MoneyTree report shows large corporations have had a larger role in supporting new ventures in 2017.

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Harley-Davidson issues a connected challenge

The brand uses mobile, beacon and GPS tech in a contest that aims to get riders on the road and engaged with their community.

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Working together to escape Dunkirk

Jam3 and Warner Bros. create a co-op VR experience to promote Christopher Nolan’s latest film.

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Chevrolet brings its app to Apple Watch

The auto brand aims to grow the audience for myChevrolet and its remote vehicle control features.

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Mobile banking satisfaction on the rise

RBC and Scotiabank have the highest-rated offerings, according to J.D. Power.

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GMC lets you race a truck-pulled wagon

The truck brand puts a twist on one of the Calgary Stampede’s most popular events using virtual reality.

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Estee Lauder brings AR to a chatbot

The “conversational lipstick advisor” is the brand’s latest application.

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Unilever sees big hiring changes thanks to online games

New analytical partners have automated the interview process and made it more efficient.