Technology Trends

Would You Pay the Government in Bitcoin?

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A Swiss town is set to accept municipal registration fees in cryptocurrency, but not all local businesses are following suit just yet

3 Thoughts on the State of Retail from AOL’s Resident Futurist

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How is the business of selling stuff going to change? Marketing asked "digital prophet" Shingy

Why You’ll Soon Need to Build Your Own Bot

Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's Messenger apps on a smartphone. Photo: Patrick Sison/AP/CP

Forget apps. The future of business-consumer interaction is automated texting via online messaging services like Facebook Messenger or Canada's own Kik

5 Tips to Reduce the Risk of a Ransomware Hack

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Cyber kidnappers will gleefully lock you out of your files until you pay up. How to prevent that from happening to your company

Lessons from the Dragons: Are You All In?

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Part-time entrepreneurs with a full-time success story, and a cost-busting fitness app on Dragons' Den Season 10 Episode 21

Is Drone Delivery Finally Here?

A drone developed by a company called Flirtey was used to drop medicine to patients at the Remote Area Medical event in July 2015. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty

The first package drop-off by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to a residential location was successfully completed last week

What’s Next for Canadian Innovation?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a virtual reality demonstration at the new Google Canada Development headquarters in Kitchener, Ont., in January 2016. Photo: Nathan Denette/CP

Stakeholders, startups and policymakers must work together to build on a banner year for the country’s tech sector. Watch for these trends and developments in 2016

The App-Free Way to Talk to Your Customers

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As consumers grow tired of downloading apps, savvy companies are turning to the lowly text message to keep in touch and deliver new services

The Right Way to Use Employee Data

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Staff don’t always hate workplace tracking, as long as they share in the benefits and communication is clear. How to build a better Big Brother

Why Crowdfunding is So Hot Right Now

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New regulations provide access a wider investor base, making the collective approach to raising capital even more attractive to companies looking for financing