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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.

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Gen Z may not be as quick to adopt new technology

From the Tech newsletter: A report also shows consumers give companies false info due to discomfort with data collection.

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Mastercard opens tech hub in Vancouver

The company is developing innovations in payment tech alongside cybersecurity advancements.

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Nudge.AI is shutting down

The Toronto-based startup faced “challenges” in finding new funding for its CRM-focused artificial intelligence platform.

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Communo raises new funding with plans to expand

From the Tech newsletter: The platform that helps agencies find freelancers now counts Frank Palmer among its investors.

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Accenture launches sales and marketing hub in Niagara

The consultancy’s new “intelligent operations centre” is focused on helping clients de-silo customer-facing departments.

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Tech in Action: Contiki gets Alexa to pack your bags

The travel company addresses one of the biggest pain points of preparing for a trip.

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How CPG showed up at CES

From the Tech newsletter: P&G and L’Oreal showcased how they are pursuing innovation to meet consumer needs and head off disruptors.

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Rogers goes hands on with its future

The telco’s new flagship store attempts to break down adoption barriers and help consumers understand tech like 5G and IoT.