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New app predicts COVID-19 product shortages

Simporter’s Epidemic Demand Surge Protector is based on sentiment, demand and community transmission data.

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Tribeca Film Fest lets fans make their own AR movies

The festival taps Jam3 to keep audiences engaged without in-person screenings and help virtual programming stand out.

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CPG search tool SmartLabel expands into Canada

Label Insight’s technology looks to make it easier for brands and grocers to connect shoppers with increasingly specific needs.

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View from the C-Suite: Ecobee moves beyond buzz

CMO and CRO Kevin Banderk explains why it still made sense to move ahead with a brand launch planned before the outbreak.

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Shelfgram facilitates in-store visits from home

The retail photo platform aims to help marketers ensure retail experiences, displays and stock levels are consistent across markets.

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Seniors are embracing tech and online shopping

A Mintel survey suggests ways brands should communicate with older Canadians as needs change due to social distancing.

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Gamifying recycling

Brands across categories are looking to find ways to encourage Canadians to dispose of recyclable products properly.

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Foodora demos delivery bots

From the Tech newsletter: The delivery service expects to have 50 deployed in Q2 to test the role of autonomous technology in its business.

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Tech in Action: Dialogue makes a COVID-19 chatbot

The health tech company aims to fight misinformation, providing facts and tips based on a user’s location and risk factors.

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Flipp hires Rick Neuman to lead its tech development

Coming from Walmart, the digital flyer and coupon company’s first CTO will help evolve its products for the future consumer.

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Canada Life makes virtual health a standard benefit

Partnering with Dialogue helps the insurance company serve a growing demand for healthtech for one million customers.

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Why creativity can close the gender gap in tech

Microsoft’s Lisa Gibson on why arts skills are vital to success at companies undertaking digital transformations.

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Preparing for forever beta

From the Tech newsletter: Constantly updated connected technology could result in new ownership models and consumer relationships with brands.

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Tech in Action: YouTube puts people in solitary confinement

The company is using its VR tech to help a prison reform group amplify its cause.

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Cortex acquired by Nventive

The innovation firms have combined to better reach their shared goals of leading transformation for clients and creating digital experiences with “market impact.”