What is the surest path to getting a secure and top paying job after university? Computer science. Unfortunately, enrollment in computer science programs at colleges and universities remains low, as very few high school students make the choice to enter the field.read more
Amazon is about to disrupt Hollywood. Again.
The Seattle-based company that sells almost everything under the sun kicked off its year with a massive triumph over the major Hollywood studios at the Golden Globes. Transparent, their first major foray into the world of series television, won two Golden Globes: one for Best Musical or Comedy TV Series and another for Jeffrey Tambor, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series.read more
Sixty percent of the world’s population, that’s over four billion people, have yet to access the Internet. These other four billion live on $10 a day or less, and for many unfortunately, dramatically less.
Without access to the Internet, the majority of the developing world will struggle to go beyond living on $10 a day and creating a more sustainable and better life for them and their families. In turn, communities continue to struggle and this has wide reaching effect on GDP in the countries where they are.read more
Startup Weekend’s goal is to bring communities together and build and launch startups. One startup success story that came from a Startup Weekend in Calgary is Give A Mile, a platform where you can donate travel points to help enable “flights of compassion” to family members and friends of terminally ill patients.read more
We’ve all seen it before, a hashtag-driven social media campaign that backfires on its creators.
Now, a group created to support economic development in Halifax is learning a lesson about being careful what it Tweets.read more
Sia, one of the more interesting and talented musical artists out there today, took to Twitter to issue a public apology following backlash after releasing her latest music video online.read more
Tinder and the Atlanta Hawks collaborated for a "Swipe Right Night" promotion Wednesday night, and it was everything you thought it would be.read more
More than three million pledges totalled $500 million across 22,000 projects on Kickstarter in 2014—more than $1,000 per minute.read more
It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:read more
The Sony hack has wreaked some serious havoc on Hollywood.
There have been several grave hacks against huge corporations in the last few years, with Target, Home Depot and Apple’s iCloud coming immediately to mind. But can you recall any other cyber attack in history that has pumped this much fuel into the media engine?read more