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A two-minute daily review of the top trending stories across the web, including Twitter, Reddit, Google News, Google Trends, Facebook, and Product Hunt.

A two-minute daily review of the top trending stories across the web, including Twitter, Reddit, Google News, Google Trends, Facebook, and Product Hunt.
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Canada

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A two-minute daily review of the top trending stories across the web, including Twitter, Reddit, Google News, Google Trends, Facebook, and Product Hunt.

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@itworldca

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English

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416-290-2015


Episodes

Oct. 22, 2010 - A repair tech says Apple, U.S. customs seized goods; Spotify reinventing soundtracks; Tim Cook calls Bloomberg to retract story

10/22/2018
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A repair technician says Apple and U.S. customs has seized his goods following a CBC investigation, Spotify wants to disrupt the movie soundtrack album industry, and Apple’s Tim Cook is calling out Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy chip story. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, October 22, and I’m your host Shruti Shekar.

Duration:00:02:42

Oct. 17, 2018 - Cannabis and machine learning; ‘Weed-dating’; and tracking consumption

10/17/2018
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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 and machine learning, dating apps for marijuana smokers, and an app that helps you choose and use it appropriately

Duration:00:03:00

Oct. 16, 2018 - Apple’s latest acqui-hire; GoPro deal with Adobe; China’s surveillance plans for Google

10/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:03:03

Oct. 15, 2018. - Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine

10/15/2018
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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. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, October 15th, and I’m your host, Meagan Simpson.

Duration:00:03:27

Oct. 12, 2018. - Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV

10/12/2018
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A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own ‘Snap-sized’ TV shows.

Duration:00:03:16

Oct. 11, 2018. - Android screens your calls; Airtame 2; Amazon’s sexist AI

10/11/2018
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Google Assistant can now help you screen out calls from telemaketers. The new Airtame 2 is out to improve this wireless streaming solution. And Amazon scrapped an AI project becaust it was too sexist.

Duration:00:02:58

Oct. 10, 2018 - Google+ data leak, Pixel 3 unveiled and; Google losing ads to Amazon

10/10/2018
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Google shuts down Google+ after a data leak, unveils the Pixel 3, and might be losing advertising to Amazon.

Duration:00:02:43

Oct. 9, 2018 - Concerns over Instagram, Facebook, Apple confirm malware attack, and California to ban weak passwords

10/9/2018
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Concerns rise over Instagram’s latest testing of a new location tracking feature, Facebook and Apple confirm they got hit with a software attack, and California aims to ban weak passwords in 2020

Duration:00:02:11

Oct. 4, 2018 - US tests alert system, GM and Honda team up, and eBay accuses Amazon of stealing

10/4/2018
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The US tests its nationwide presidential emergency alert system, GM and Honda are teaming up to build autonomous cars, and eBay accuses Amazon of stealing.

Duration:00:02:10

Oct. 3, 2018 - Spray-on antennae, Amazon minimum wage hike; Netflix’s next trick

10/3/2018
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A new technology makes spray-on antennae possible, Amazon is hiking its minimum wage in the U.S. and the U.K., and Netflix has a new trick up its sleeve.

Duration:00:02:49

Oct. 2, 2018 - US sues California over internet law, GE replaces CEO, Elon Musk in hot water kk

10/2/2018
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The US Justice Department says it will sue the state of California over its net neutrality bill, General Electric ousts CEO John Flannery in a surprise move, and Elon Musk pays the price for a single tweet

Duration:00:02:16

Oct. 1, 2018 - Facebook breached, Zuckerberg’s account deleted?; more privacy problems

10/1/2018
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Is Facebook losing face over security and privacy problems? The site is the source of a new data breach affecting 50 million accounts. One hacker plans to delete Zuckerberg’s account. And how your phone number is used to target you with ads.

Duration:00:03:16

Amazon has a new store; Samsung chairman indicted; Facebook has access to shadow contacts

9/28/2018
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Amazon opened a new store in New York’s trendy SoHo neighbourhood, Samsung Electronics’ chairman has been indicted on charges of union sabotage, and Facebook is giving advertisers access to your shadow contact

Duration:00:02:20

Sept. 27, 2018 - Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

9/27/2018
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Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless version of the Oculus virtual reality headset.

Duration:00:03:07

Sept. 26, 2018 - Elevate Tech Fest; Dialog launch; USB recording interfaces

9/26/2018
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Tech CEOs release a plan to boost Canada’s digital economy, a new online community is dedicated to call-in audio shows, and everyone wants to know - what’s the best USB interface to record to your computer?

Duration:00:03:20

Sept. 25, 2018 - Apple’s Shazam deal, Nomad wireless charger; unboxing the iPhone rainbow

9/25/2018
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Apple closes its Shazam acquisition, everyone’s shopping for a new wireless charging station, and what its like to unbox the new iPhone in all three colours.

Duration:00:02:55

Sept. 24, 2018 - EU gives ultimatum to Facebook; Amazon sends fake packages; New iPhones in store

9/24/2018
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The European Union is giving an ultimatum to Facebook to change its data sharing rules, Amazon is tracking drivers who steal packages; and massive lines are forming for the new iPhone.

Duration:00:03:05

Sept. 21, 2018 - Amazon product announcements; Bezos in space; Adobe acquisitions

9/21/2018
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Amazon makes over a dozen announcements at product showcase, Jeff Bezos sending people to space and Adobe acquisition could fuel Salesforce rivalry.

Duration:00:02:43