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Can North resurrect smart glasses with a consumer focus?

Thalmic Labs relaunches as a consumer brand to sell Focals, a more stylish and functional wearable.

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IBM to launch new AI adoption tool

The company wants to make it easier to adopt the emerging tech by addressing concerns about talent and transparency.

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Tech in Action: HBO brings voice tech to kids

The network has created a voice-powered game for Alexa that aims to educate and engage kids.

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Apply Digital comes to Toronto

Led by Andrew Kirby, the Vancouver-based digital product studio is looking to make inroads with clients in eastern Canada.

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TribalScale hires new VP for Venture Studios

Harp Gahunia will lead operations of the program as it prepares to scale its next class of startups with corporate partners.

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Gadget Tracker: Google adds a screen to Home

Plus, Amazon brings Alexa to French Canadians and Samsung launches smart home hub north of the border.

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Tech in Action: Wayfair mixes up reality, again

An app on the Magic Leap headset gives consumers another way to visualize furniture purchases in their home.

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Does your organization lack AI leadership?

A survey of Canadian CFOs shows a lack of confidence in the expertise available to implement the technology.

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A look at TD’s tech and digital priorities

New startup collaborations and support of its new CSR platform were among the announcements at the bank’s annual Tech Day.

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2018 Brands of the Year: RBC banks on the next generation

Canada’s largest bank has been deepening its CSR, innovation and community ties.

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Majority of Canadian firms have no data protection plan

A new report by EY suggests companies may be ill-prepared, as new regulations bring increased focus on cybersecurity.

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Tech in Action: Terry Fox’s ‘tap-to-donate’ billboard

Grip worked with payment company Square on a digital billboard to raise funds for cancer research.

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Advertising Week 2018: Questions on AI and voice

What leaders at the NYC conference expect marketers to think about if they don’t want to be left behind.

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Bond Brand Loyalty launches XO Lab in Toronto

The agency has hired Mike Gregoris to lead the new division focused on digital innovation and personalized experiences.

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Planet Fitness spreads kindness with Snapchat

The gym chain used location-specific geo-filters to help members engage with its “Judgement Free Generation” CSR program.