Category Archives: Technology

Canadian tech giant Shopify hits $1B in quarterly revenue for the first time

Canadian tech darling Shopify hit a milestone Wednesday, announcing it has crossed $1 billion in revenues for the first time in the e-commerce company’s history. Ottawa-born Shopify, which keeps its books in U.S. dollars, recorded total sales of $1.12 billion in the second quarter of its fiscal year, up 57 per cent year-over-year. The […]

Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft report over $50B in profit combined for Q2 2021 – National

Three tech companies — Apple, Microsoft and Google-owner Alphabet — reported combined profits of more than $50 billion in the April-June quarter, underscoring their unparalleled influence and success at reshaping the way we live. Although these companies make their money in different ways, the results served as another reminder of the clout they wield […]

Why NFTs are taking the art and sport worlds by storm – National

What do Grimes, Taco Bell and the third most valuable living artist on earth have in common? They’re part of a growing list of celebrities and companies that have sold NFTs — non-fungible tokens, which are the latest investment craze. Canadian musician Grimes recently sold US$5.8 million worth of digital art as NFTs. Earlier […]

Microsoft rolls back system update after thousands report issues with Teams app – National

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was rolling back a recent change to its authentication system after the update caused access issues that affected thousands of users of its services, including workplace messaging app Teams. Outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that more than 26,000 people had reported issues with Teams, while over 3,000 users […]

Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines to counter misinformation – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 15, 2021 8:47 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Facebook is adding informational labels to posts about vaccines as it expands efforts to counter COVID-19-related misinformation flourishing on its […]

Hospitals, schools and offices exposed in Verkada security camera hack – National

Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup. That California startup, Verkada, said Wednesday it is investigating the scope of the breach, first reported by Bloomberg News, […]

Wave of online racism toward soccer stars forces U.K. government to listen – National

When the English Premier League returned to action after the first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, it was just three weeks after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Despite being an ocean away from the racial turmoil in the United States, players of all races decided to show a unified front […]

White House recounts ‘active threat,’ calls for action despite Microsoft patch – National

The White House on Sunday urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft Corp‘s Outlook email program, saying a recent software patch still left serious vulnerabilities. “This is an active threat still developing and we urge network operators to take it very […]

B.C. man wants your help to get aboard Japanese billionaire’s moonshot

Brett Andersen wants to go to the moon and he wants your help to get there. The Victoria, B.C., man is one of the thousands around the world campaigning to win one of eight slots Japanese billionaire and fashion designer Yusaku Maewa is offering for a trip to the lunar orbit with SpaceX. Read […]

Over 20,000 U.S. organizations breached through Microsoft email flaw: source – National

By Joseph Menn, Raphael Satter and Trevor Hunnicutt Reuters Posted March 5, 2021 6:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ More than 20,000 American organizations have been compromised through a back door installed via a recently […]