Cyber Security Today, April 19, 2024 – Police bust phishing rental platform, a nine-year old virus found on Ukrainian computers, and more

Police bust phishing rental platform, a nine-year old virus found on Ukrainian computers, and more. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday, April 19th, 2024. I’m Howard Solomon.   The Europol European police co-operative says one of the largest phishing-as-a-service platforms has been severely disrupted. This week law enforcement agencies from 19 countries including the […]

FinTech leaders say “devil is in the details” with #Budget2024 open banking promises

FinTech leaders and industry associations applauded the open banking update in Tuesday’s federal budget, but said there are still unanswered questions about the technical standard at the heart of the future consumer-driven finance system and when it will launch.  The government announced Tuesday the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)—the country’s top consumer-protection watchdog—will oversee […]

H|T: The Healthtech Times – Bayer taps Google to bring AI to radiology

The Healthtech Times is a weekly newsletter covering healthtech news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to H|T using this form to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important healthtech news every week! Google, Bayer team up to develop new AI products for radiologists Healthcare company Bayer has tapped Google for its […]

Happly.Ai, Verano.ai, aiphrodite.ai among winners at INNOVATEwest 2024 

INNOVATEwest touched down in Vancouver this week, and several Canadian startups and teams are going home with some sweet, sweet prize money. Thousands of members of Canada’s tech ecosystem gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the inaugural INNOVATEwest conference. The event featured conversations with Canadian tech leaders and investors spanning artificial intelligence (AI), FinTech, […]

Contango Digital Assets closes $5 million for “Blockchain x AI” seed fund

Toronto-based venture capital firm Contango Digital Assets has closed the first $5 million of its targeted $10-million Blockchain x AI Seed Fund.  The fund has already invested in a couple Canadian companies from the $1.5 million that has already been deployed. Contango says the fund is backed by Dean Skurka, the CEO of one of […]

R|T: The Retail Times – StubHub plans to test IPO market this summer

The Retail Times is a weekly newsletter covering retail tech news from Canada and around the globe. Subscribe to R|T using this form to ensure you don’t miss out on the most important retail tech news every week! StubHub Plans Summer IPO in New Test of Market Online ticketing marketplace StubHub is aiming to go […]

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More Windows PCs previously blocked are now able to upgrade to Windows 11. Apple has fallen to number two in terms of iPhone market share. Salesforce makes news with a possible acquisition of Informatica. And a new AI wearable device gets savage reviews. All this and more on the “winners and losers” edition of Hashtag […]

Capital gains tax changes strike a nerve with Canadian tech ecosystem

In response to the proposed capital gains measures in Budget 2024, more than 150 leaders have already signed an open letter by the Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) calling on Ottawa to claw back the changes. The budget proposes lifting the inclusion rate businesses pay on capital gains from 50 percent to 66.7 percent, beginning […]