TORONTO, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ – The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG) (TSE: TSGI) today announced that its popular annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) tournament series exceeded its largest ever $65 million guarantee, ultimately paying out approximately $91 million in prizes and making it the second largest ever online poker series behind last year’s SCOOP which paid out approximately $94 million.
This year’s SCOOP ran from May 6 to May 23 spanning 16 days and 183 tournaments, 28 of which individually guaranteed at least $1 million in prizes. The online series, which is in its tenth year, attracted 141,862 players from 141 different countries for a total of 1,071,706 tournament entries; tournament buy-ins ranged from $2.20 to $25,000. Among the industry-leading prize guarantees, the SCOOP-58-H Main Event sported a $5 million guarantee.
Porsche Cars Canada has tapped Colas Henckes to be its new marketing director, effective July 2.
Henckes joins the Canadian unit after serving 10 years as the luxury automaker’s marketing director in France. He will replace Margareta Mahlstedt, who will become the marketing director at Porsche Cars Great Britain.
Porsche Canada CEO Marc Ouayoun said Henckes brings expertise in motorsport, experiential events and social media to the Canadian division.
Kyle Kemper is executive director of the nonprofit Blockchain Association of Canada (BAC). Kyle shows leaders and influencers the potential of Blockchain technology in an effort to supercharge the blockchain ecosystem and turn Canada into a global hub of fintech excellence.
Kyle says he’s looking forward to blockchain reducing the influence of centralized monetary policy and the subsequent amplification of the power of individual people. He is excited about blockchain applications in healthcare, supply chain management, voting, digital ID, certifications, gaming and media.
An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Ore., family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday.
The woman told KIRO-TV in Seattle that two weeks ago an employee of her husband contacted them to say he thought their device had been hacked. He told them he had received an audio file of them discussing hardwood floors, she said.
When a district goes digital, it is doing everything necessary so that students can seamlessly access and use all of the digital learning tools available and teachers can easily manage the administrative functions associated with these tools, such as rostering students into apps and connecting learning applications, tools, and content into the learning system.
The government of Canada has been increasing its use of paid Facebook advertisements over the last three years, spending tens of millions of dollars on boosted posts, videos and ad campaigns, new figures tabled in Parliament show.
From Jan. 1, 2016 to March 2018, federal government departments and agencies spent more than $24.4-million on Facebook and Instagram ads, promotions and sponsored posts and videos.
Samsung Research, the advanced R&D hub of Samsung Electronics’ SET Business, has opened an artificial intelligence centre in Cambridge, UK, with two more being established in Toronto, Canada (24 May) and Moscow, Russia (29 May) to enhance the company’s AI capabilities.
The company is already exploring AI technology and expanding the global AI research capabilities of Samsung Electronics at its centres in Korea and the US, as well as five AI centres around the world including new AI Centres in Seoul last November and in Silicon Valley in January.
A month-old not-for-profit organization led by one of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, Jim Balsillie, is hoping to gain the attention of public office holders about the need for improved data protection online.
The Centre for Digital Rights, Balsillie’s latest venture, intends to identify the gaps in Canada’s regulatory framework on digital rights that have allowed companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica access copious amounts of personal information.
NEW YORK — Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather?
Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, colour schemes in apps and all the “likes,” followers and in-game trophies. Our phones and apps are designed to give us short-term, feel-good rewards, so we’ll use them longer — at the expense of reading, enjoying the moment or simply being bored.
TORONTO — In the heated battle between Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft to get consumers hooked on their virtual assistants, Siri seems to be enjoying the first-mover advantage.
Just shy of 40 per cent of Canadian adults recently used a virtual assistant, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor, which polled almost 8,200 Canadians by phone late last year.
About 25 per cent said they had used Apple’s Siri in the past month, 15 per cent had said “OK Google” to interact with one of the search giant’s devices, four per cent had used Microsoft’s Cortana, and one per cent had chatted with Amazon’s Alexa.
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Let’s just say a big thank you to Facebook. Not for being righteous – that’s the last thing you can perhaps associate with the social network – but for making people aware than before about their privacy. Almost every tech company worth their salt has now made it easier for users to know what
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remembers asking his father why the stereo and other gadgets he had as a boy were made in Japan — not in Canada.
The answer he eventually got from other people over the years was that Japan is a small country without a lot of natural resources, one that had to massively invest in its people through technology spending and education.
Told by industry pioneers Danny Sullivan, Rand Fishkin, Jill Whalen, Brett Tabke, Rae Hoffman and Barry Schwartz, and narrated, produced and directed by John Lincoln, CEO of Ignite Visibility, the movie covers the early days of SEO when people were “spammin and jamming,” affiliates vs. main stream, black hat vs. white hat, the unique and often rocky stories of the industry’s pioneers, how Matt Cutts changed the industry, the history of Google updates and even has commentary on the future of SEO from the industry’s top minds.