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Apr 23, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team evaluates the latest announcements from Shopify Unite and Facebook's F8, before talking about keeping millennials engaged in the workplace.

Music clip (under fair dealing): "Youth is wasted on the young" by Young Galaxy

Apr 16, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team explains why the Internet of Things will ruin everything, and argues whether AI's uncanny valley is aided at all by voice recognition.

Music clip (under fair dealing): "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult

Apr 8, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team plays a game of Good CEO/Bad CEO, and discusses why we'll never have unlimited data plans in Canada.

Canadian Content music clip: "The Sting" by Nick Diamonds

Apr 1, 2017

This week, the CanCon team talks about potential BlackBerry/Bombardier boondoggles affecting the innovation agenda, whether smartphones are still cool, and if it's a bad idea to encourage women to enter STEM careers.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Grifting" by Timber Timbre

Mar 26, 2017

This week, CanCon features a power-packed guest panel ready to discuss the impact of #Budget2017 on Canada's tech ecosystem.

Canadian Content music clips (under fair dealing):
"Money City Maniacs" by Sloan
"If I Had $1,000,000" by Barenaked Ladies

Mar 18, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team takes a look at the process behind building a smart city, the ethics of coding, and the latest HR oopsie from a Canadian startup called Skip the Dishes.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "No Cars Go" by Arcade Fire

Mar 15, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team fields your Canadian tech questions, including great women in tech, and the tension in Canada between exits and IPOs.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Highschool" by Flashing Lights

Mar 4, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team continues to track Uber's very bad 2017, and talks about startup valuations and why they matter (to Hootsuite especially).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "I was born (A Unicorn)" by The Unicorns

Feb 25, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team discusses Uber's culture problems and treatment of women, and if a Geneva Convention for cyber warfare would help.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Get Some Freedom" by Big Data (featuring Dragonette)
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Feb 18, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team discusses the new eSports channel coming to Canadian TV, and if Snap's upcoming IPO is something new or a second Twitter.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "REALiTi" by Grimes.

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Feb 10, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team asks what happens when ideas move companies (Oculus), and how CEOs should respond to public pressure (Shopify).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Legal Tender" by Handsome Furs
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Feb 5, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team discusses the events leading up to the open letter written by the Canadian tech community, and its potential outcomes.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Citizens of Tomorrow" by Tokyo Police Club
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Jan 31, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team can't escape talking AI in Canada, and wants to escape the coming Info Wars fought on our social media.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "We are being reduced" by Thrush Hermit
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Jan 21, 2017

This week on CanCon, the catches up on the latest AI and supercluster news in Canada (again), and share reasons to be optimistic with tech.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Bit by Bit” by Mother Mother
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Jan 13, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team evaluates the merits of a Canadian AI supercluster, the perils of unchecked AI, and the value of innovation infrastructure spending.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “A conversation between two robots” by The Superfantastics
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Jan 6, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team shares their tech resolutions for 2017, evaluates the latest from CES, and weighs the impact of the CRTC's new broadband decision.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Dark Days” by PUP
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Dec 31, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, we answer submitted questions on Canadian tech to ring in 2017.

Music clip (under fair dealing): “In The New Year” by The Walkmen
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Dec 20, 2016

This week on CanCon, the team looks back on a weird and wild 2016, and makes terrible tech predictions for 2017.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “We're here for a good time (but not a long time)” by Trooper

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Dec 13, 2016

This week on CanCon, the team provides a eulogy for Pebble, checks in on the Oculus update, and shops at Amazon's futuristic grocery store.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “That Don't Impress Me Much” by Shania Twain
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Dec 6, 2016

The CanCon podcast heads to Ottawa for SaaS North, Canada's first-ever national SaaS conference.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing):  “Shake Your Boots” by StillNative

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Nov 29, 2016

This week on CanCon, the team evaluates bad startup PR (Equibit), and tries to untangle the tangled Canadian media landscape (CBC vs CRTC vs Netflix vs everybody).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Consequence Free” by Great Big Sea
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Nov 22, 2016

Rob Kenedi returns as the CanCon team discusses his travels to Web Summit and the weird state of video games. 

Nov 14, 2016

This week on CanCon, the team processes the results of the US election, debates the role Facebook played and its responsibilities, and spends some time Daydreaming.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Closing Time” by Leonard Cohen
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Nov 8, 2016

This week on CanCon, the team revives the Mac vs. PC debate, and digs deep into the federal government's announcement of a fast-track permit for foreign workers. With Bloomberg's Gerrit De Vynck and Communitech's Chris Plunkett!

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Naveed” by Our Lady Peace
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Oct 31, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, TechTO's Alex Norman guest stars to explain how he brought AngelList Syndicates to Ontario, and the impact of tech on Toronto's economy.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Gravedigger” by Lynne Hanson
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