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Facebook is on its way to dominate the world

Facebook is now ready to dominate the online world of business with the latest announcement from its F8 conference. The company made it very clear that having 1.35 billion active users and allowing them to share bad selfies and cat videos is not their end game. I’m shocked. Really. True, Facebook is making some good money from advertising but hey – that’s just for the cash flow. Their strategy is to dominate businesses within the social networking site as well…

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Amazon, is it science fiction or reality? Turns out, it’s both.

Amazon, the global warehouse for universe of goods, is promised us next-day delivery – hey wait, that’s yesteryear’s news. Although many current online retailers still struggle with this, with Amazon that chestnut of a promise is from so many years ago now. Not to be discouraged, Amazon has upped the ante several times. First, the internet giant started with same day delivery – and just how did they do that? Amazon created distribution centres where the highest volumes of purchases…

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50 Shades of Samsung – Privacy, Security or Convenience?

Samsung has been very naughty. And not the 50 shades of Grey kind. Over the last weekend we discovered that Samsung has been playing “peeping Tom” in our homes. Through privacy disclosure, Samsung revealed that its TV sets might listen to our conversations and even share them with third parties (http://g3t.ca/Fii9y2). All the pundits and defenders of privacy are now racing to find the right adjectives to properly scold Samsung and demand higher levels transparency from the company. The Samsung…

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Is your business prepared for On-Demand delivery?

It’s January again, so everyone is revealing their 2015 predictions on what’s going to be the hottest technology and which company will suddenly take off and go through stellar IPO. Let’s keep it simple and predictable, shall we? The internet is here to stay, the world of mobile and the internet of things (IoT) will grow, companies will be hacked and our privacy will be compromised. There you have it: your 100% guaranteed accurate predictions for 2015. The much bigger…

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The Rosetta Mission (feat. Matt Taylor)

Last week, we witnessed an amazing technology feat. After 10 years in space, (see the timeline here – http://g3t.ca/byvugE) Rosetta space probe released a lander module Philae. Philae landed on a comet 67P and sent us first close up pictures of the comet. Unfortunately, the scientists didn’t include the Energizer bunny, nor its batteries and for now the lander has ran out of juice. To our dismay, it landed in shade. The probe sent some data back. We were hoping…

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Hit hard by Shellshock? Why you should really be worried.

Welcome to this week’s Technology Updates, a vibrant mix of hot topics and future trends. The future is here. We’ve got hit by Shellshock You might have heard by now about a new problem in the computer world – Shellshock. I’ll spare you the technical details. The one thing you should know is that this bug was discovered in a part of the Linux operating system. Linux, the free version of Unix, with numerous variations in distribution, is embedded in…

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Uber is getting bigger

Welcome to this week’s Technology Updates, a vibrant mix of hot topics and future trends. The future is here. Have you heard about Uber? In case you havenā€™t, it is a start up which is creating havoc in the taxi industry. The issue here is that this is not a taxi service. It is a method of connecting people who have cars, with people who need to go somewhere. They are in over 100 cities around the world and growing.…

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An “i” for an IBM

Welcome to this week’s Technology Updates, a vibrant mix of hot topics and future trends. What is Really Happening on the Internet The tragedy of Malaysian flight MH17 is on everybody’s mind. It is impossible to comprehend why anybody would commit such an act. While all parties are quick to point fingers at each other, the simple fact remains – there are close to 300 people dead. The propaganda campaign is raging. To get information from around the world, follow…

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