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  • Hashtag Trending: Huawei accused of tech theft; Facebook’s Zuckerberg could be removed as chairman; Salesforce CEO calls out billionaires October 19, 2018
     First up trending on LinkedIn, California-based startup CNEX Labs, which is backed by Microsoft and Dell, has alleged Huawei for engaging in a plan to steal its semiconductor technology. The Chinese smartphone giant’s lawyer denied the allegations, and alleged last year the company, which is owned by a former Huawei employee, of stealing trade…
    Shruti Shekar
  • Bell offers Virtual Network Services to enterprise clients shifting to cloud based applications October 18, 2018
    Bell launched its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) platform Oct. 18, which the company says will give business and enterprise customers “on demand network functions,” such as security and routing, by deploying software so clients can get rid of chunky hardware that performs similar functions. A press release said the VNS “responds to customers’ on-demand…
    Shruti Shekar
  • Synnex Canada continues to build on strategic Westcon-Comstor acquisition October 18, 2018
    A year after the Westcon-Comstor acquisition was finalized, Synnex Canada has fully integrated their systems and is anticipating positive results in the Canadian market. At the Synnex Inspire 2018 conference in Toronto on Wednesday, president of Synnex Canada Mitchell Martin said the company’s number one priority heading into 2019 is the new integration with Westcon-Comstor,…
    Meagan Simpson
  • Hashtag Trending: A phone for your phone; Facebook sued over video metrics; Russia-Iran tweets revealed October 18, 2018
    A mini sidekick phone for your phone, Facebook is being sued again over false video metrics and Twitter reveals over 10 million tweets from the Russian and Iranian troll campaigns. First from Google: Have you ever thought that maybe your smartphone gets a little lonely and could use a tiny phone friend? Yeah, me neither…but…
    Meagan Simpson
  • Sourced Group wins Palo Alto’s Asia-Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year Award October 18, 2018
    Sourced Group, a global IT consulting firm, walked home with some impressive hardware in Toronto recently after winning Palo Alto Networks’ Asia Pacific Cloud Partner of the Year award for 2018. The Global Partner of the Year Awards, according to Palo Alto Networks, recognize partners who have demonstrated their commitment to helping customers “meet their…
    Alex Coop
  • McAfee adds EDR and cloud protection to its Mvision platform October 18, 2018
    LAS VEGAS — Workloads are moving to the cloud, and so are McAfee’s security products. Executives from the security software company spent most of Wednesday morning refreshing everyone’s memory about its Mvision platform, which was first unveiled in July and described by McAfee as a critical component of its product portfolio. During his keynote at McAfee’s Mpower…
    Alex Coop
  • HashtagTrending: Cannabis and machine learning; ‘Weed-dating’; and tracking consumption October 17, 2018
    It’s October 17th and unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know what that means. Recreational cannabis is now officially legal across Canada and in light of this we decided to look at some of the ways tech companies are playing a role in the new industry. Today we’ll be looking at cannabis…
    Meagan Simpson
  • Hashtag Trending – Apple’s latest acqui-hire; GoPro deal with Adobe; China’s surveillance plans for Google October 16, 2018
    Apple makes another move in its music streaming battle with Spotify. Adobe Creative Cloud users will now gain access to some GoPro clips. And new laws passed in China may require Google to help surveil an ethnic minority. Trending on LinkedIn, Apple has acquired another startup in the music industry. It’s done a deal with…
    Brian Jackson
  • Xerox says apps open new doors for partners and sales teams October 15, 2018
    Xerox Corp.‘s ongoing reinvention of itself continued last week at its briefing centre in New York, where the 100-plus-year-old company spent an entire day talking about apps for its multifunction devices, or a “blueprint” for success, as Pete Peterson puts it. “Our devices aren’t just printers sitting a corner, they’re devices that are actually involved…
    Alex Coop
  • Hashtag Trending: Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine October 15, 2018
    A former product manager for Reddit says his time there made the world a worse place, Boston Dynamics taught its robot parkour and privacy search engine DuckDuckGo grows. First, trending on Reddit: A former employee of Reddit has said that he believes the work he did at the social news site made the world a…
    Meagan Simpson
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