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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.”

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Why Mastercard is using AR to explain cardholder benefits

From the Tech newsletter: The immersive play is meant to drive understanding and satisfaction among cardholders.

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Clearly expands AR offering

The digital-first eyewear brand provides new options to help consumers overcome fears about buying online.

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Empire brings talking labels to the pharmacy

Retailers like Sobeys and Safeway will use RFID to improve safety and independence for 1.5 million people living with sight loss.

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Lift & Co. updates its cannabis data platform

From the Tech newsletter: Cohesion now allows marketers to build dashboards that get at harder-working consumer insights.

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Tech in Action: Meet Travis Bott

Digital agency Space150 created a replica of an acclaimed hip hop artist to show the possibilities (and limitations) of AI.

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Three reasons tech needs a human-centric approach

From the Tech newsletter: A report shows more collaborative models better align with the needs of consumers.

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NexTech goes live with 3D/AR ad network

The platform provides end-to-end solutions for agencies and brands looking to use the tech to increase interactions with online ads.

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EY teams up with two other firms on cybersecurity

A new collaboration uniting cybersecurity, law and reputation management is a first for Canada and possibly the world.

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KFC uses AI to recreate the voice of Colonel Sanders

From the Tech newsletter: The QSR added an Alexa update that allows customers to order their favourite meal.

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Tech in Action: Procure sits down in the fight against prostate cancer

An NFC-enabled chair helped drive micro-transactions for the charity.

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ATB is exploring the possibilities of open banking

A hackathon looks to find new ways to solve the bank’s business challenges through access to data.

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Tech in Action: Bell flies the fastest hunk of junk around

The telco extended its Star Wars campaign to Snapchat, putting fans in the midst of a battle with the Millennium Falcon.