With new president Sarah Miller Wright, Certn targets profitable growth over acquisitions

Victoria, BC-based background check technology provider Certn has brought on Sarah Miller Wright as its first president to lead global operations. Miller Wright, who assumed the role earlier this month, brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience to Certn. She comes to the scaling tech firm from one of its investors, Inovia Capital, where […]

A|I: The AI Times – Nvidia rides the AI wave to a $2 trillion valuation

The AI Times is a weekly newsletter covering the biggest AI, machine learning, big data, and automation news from around the globe. If you want to read A|I before anyone else, make sure to subscribe using this form. Nvidia Set to Top $2 Trillion Valuation in First for Chipmakers Nvidia Corp. is on its way […]

Carbon emissions by mobile network operators declining: GSMA

The carbon emissions of mobile network operators declined by six per cent globally between 2019-2022, according to the GSMA’s fourth Mobile Net Zero report, which was released today at MWC Barcelona 2024. The report reveals regional variations in the reduction of operational emissions, with Europe leading the way with a 50 per cent reduction, a release stated. […]

Microsoft strikes deal with Mistral AI; EU lawmakers demand investigation

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to CNBC this morning that its multi-year partnership with Mistral AI includes an investment of US$16 million, which would convert into equity in the company’s next funding round. European Union regulators are now looking to examine the deal between the two companies. “The Commission is looking into agreements that have been […]

QueerTech acquires accelerator Gradient Spaces to support more 2SLGBTQ+ tech workers

QueerTech, a Montréal-based nonprofit that supports 2SLGBTQ+ tech workers and entrepreneurs, announced this week it has acquired Gradient Spaces, a Toronto-based accelerator for 2SLGBTQ+ startup founders in Canada. As part of the acquisition, QueerTech said it will maintain key Gradient Spaces’ partnerships and explore new opportunities to expand the accelerator’s impact. QueerTech said it plans […]

Canada’s privacy watchdog investigating hack at Global Affairs

The federal privacy commissioner has opened an investigation into a data security breach detected in January at Global Affairs Canada. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner said Monday the investigation into the foreign service was launched after it received several complaints. The investigation will examine the adequacy of the safeguards to protect personal information and assess […]

Russian threat actor expanding its target list, warns Five Eyes report

The Russian threat group known to researchers by several names, including APT29,  Midnight Blizzard, the Dukes, or Cozy Bear, is broadening its targets to cloud-based services, warn the Five Eyes nations that share intelligence. In a report issued Monday, the partners — including the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand — said APT29 […]

Government of Canada joins international partners in endorsing shared 6G principles

Canada has joined international partners including the United States, Australia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom in endorsing the Joint Statement of Principles for 6G. 6G is the successor to 5G cellular technology and is expected to be significantly faster, while enabling new applications using Internet […]

Coffee Briefing Feb. 27 – Apple introduces post quantum cryptography in iMessage; Seneca Polytechnic and Microsoft partner; New CRTC vice chairperson; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team!  Missed the last Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. Apple introduces quantum-secure cryptography in iMessage Apple has introduced PQ3, a post-quantum cryptographic protocol, in its messaging system, iMessage. PQ3 is said to […]

Finix launches integrated payments offering in Canada

San Francisco-based FinTech company Finix has officially launched its business payments solution in the Canadian market. Canada marks the first international launch for Finix. In a statement sent to BetaKit, Finix CEO and co-founder Richie Serna said the firm launched a private production beta in the country last year after finding Canada was underserved in […]