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Hashtag Trending, April 21, 2021 – Facebook gains inspiration from Clubhouse; Instagram for kids idea slammed; Budget 2021

Facebook is launching its own Clubhouse-inspired audio rooms, public health experts are not in favour of Instagram for kids, and Canada’s tabled 2021 budget has updates for Canada’s tech industry.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, April 21 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.Thanks to the success…

Hashtag Trending, April 20, 2021 – Rogers outage; Starlink goes fully mobile later this year; NASA chopper on Mars

The massive Rogers and Fido outage leaves customers without precious data nationwide, Elon Musk says Starlink should be fully mobile by the end of 2021, and NASA successfully flies a helicopter on Mars. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, April 20 and I’m your host Baneet Braich. You…

Hashtag Trending, April 19, 2021 – Apple reveals streaming payments; IBM unveils hybrid work plans unveiled; Rethinking business travel

The Wall Street Journal reveals that Apple Music pays a penny per stream, some tech giants like IBM are unveiling their hybrid work plans, and struggling airlines are concerned about businesses rethinking necessary business travel.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 19 and I’m your host…

Hashtag Trending, April 16, 2021 – Shopify execs exit; U.S. sanctions on Russia over SolarWinds; Proposed EU legislation takes hard stances against AI

Three of Shopify’s top execs announce their exit, the U.S. announces sanctions on Russia over the SolarWinds hack; and the EU considers a ban on AI and facial recognition.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 15 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.Everything is fine. That’s the…

Hashtag Trending, April 15, 2021 – DuckDuckGo blocks FLoC; NYT’s tech workers unionize; Virtual workspace craze

DuckDuckGo can now block Google’s tracking method, Tech workers at The New York Times have formed a union, and virtual work spaces are becoming a new normal to boost productivity.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 15 and I’m your host Baneet Braich.DuckDuckGo can now block…

Hashtag Trending, April 14, 2021 – Salesforce’s return to the office underway; US senator takes on big tech; Taco Bell store goes fully digital

Salesforce welcomes vaccinated employees back into the office, US senator Josh Hawley wants to ban companies worth over $100 billion from merging or acquiring other companies, and Taco Bell is opening its first fully digital location in Times Square. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, April 14…

Hashtag Trending, April 13, 2021 – Microsoft acquires Nuance; Tim Cook talks to The Star; Nvidia’s new processor

Microsoft acquires Nuance, a speech transcription app for $19.7 billion, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on the importance of protecting privacy, and Nvidia graces us with its new ARM-based central processor.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, April 13 and I’m your host Baneet Braich. Microsoft buys…

Hashtag Trending, April 12, 2021 – Clubhouse data leak; Amazon workers vote against unionization; Pregnancy discrimination at Google

A clubhouse leak leads to 1.3 million people’s data exposed, Amazon workers say no to unionization, and a woman’s story about her ongoing fight against Google continues.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, April 12 and I’m your host Alex Coop.Hashtag Trending, April 12, 2021 – Clubhouse…

Hashtag Trending, April 9, 2021 – Chip shortage keeps auto manufacturers idle; Facebook won’t notify users of leaked data; Verizon too hot to spot

Chip shortages are hurting auto manufacturers, Facebook isn’t going to notify the half a billion users whose data got leaked, and Verizon issues a recall for its hotspot devices due to a fire hazard.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, April 9 and I’m your host Alex…

Hashtag Trending, April 6, 2021 – Zuckerberg’s personal info leaked; LG hangs up smartphone biz; Emojis in the workplace

Mark Zuckerburg’s personal data gets leaked in the Facebook breach, LG is hanging up its mobile business unit internationally, and emojis are making their way into the professional pandemic workplace. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 6 and I’m your host Baneet Braich. Mark Zuckerberg’s phone…

Hashtag Trending, April 5, 2021 – Millions of Facebook users’ data leaks online; Amazon admits it was wrong – sorta; Stats Can reports on remote worker

533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data gets leaked online, Amazon says ‘hey, other companies have workers that pee in bottles too!’ And Stats Can releases a report that suggests most Canadians feel more productive with remote work.It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April…