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Oct 21, 2017

Matt Roberts (SUV) and Chris Plunkett (Communitech) join to discuss the federal government's tax walk back, the boon of Alphabet investing in Toronto, and the shame of Canadian cities pitching for Amazon's HQ2. Plus: 3 tech questions with Patrick O'Rourke (MobileSyrup).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Killbear" by Hayden

Oct 16, 2017

Exponential technology expert David Roberts explains his optimism for the future at the SingularityU Canada Summit, and the crew solves AI bias after pitching new Netflix shows.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Gimme Your Money Please" by BTO

Oct 9, 2017

Raw Signal Group co-founder Johnathan Nightingale returns to talk about his newly co-written book, How F*cked Up Is Your Management? before the team discusses Tony Lacavera's new book and whether Canadian tech companies sell too quickly.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain

Sep 29, 2017

This week the team wonders what Netflix's investment in Canadian content means, if Canadian entrepreneurs will choose China over the US, and if Twitter understands what its problem is.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Familiar Patterns" by PUP

Sep 24, 2017

This week, the team looks at problems tech wants to solve (IPOs, OTA updates for natural disaster relief) and problems we want tech to solve (bug bounties for ethical exploits), before riffing on the new Apple hardware.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Fatal Gift" by Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

Sep 15, 2017

The CanCon team heads to Fireside Conference to disconnect, complain about tech nostalgia, and argue whether or not an Amazon HQ in Canada is a good thing.

Sep 9, 2017

This week, the team evaluates the harmful effects of the federal government's proposed tax changes to Canadian tech, the helpful effects of free smart thermostats to fight climate change, and the pernicious effects of a bot-driven infowar.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Feel The Effect" by Tokyo Police Club

Sep 1, 2017

This week, the team evaluates the AR offerings from two of the largest tech companies, and wonders what Uber's new CEO can accomplish. Plus: when signing code can send you to jail.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "The Hazards of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees" by Hayden

Aug 27, 2017

This week, the team mounts a defence of coding education, debates the effect of a new CSA judgment on ICOs and cryptocurrency, and continues our evaluation of the hot new phones for the summer.

Canadian Content music clip fair dealing): "If This Dance Catches On" by Mounties

Aug 20, 2017

This week, CanCon catches up on some 'lighthearted' summer stories: new iPhone rumours (and competitors), employee "chipping", and Google's battle with the Supreme Court of Canada.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Soda" by Gob

Aug 13, 2017

This week, the team tackles Google's messy 3,000 word diversity/HR/freedom of speech problem, before lamenting Netflix price increases, and increasing streaming content competition (and complexity).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Infamous" by Basia Bulat

Aug 5, 2017

Canada’s tech community have been waiting for another shoe to drop following the recent revelations of VC sexual harassment in the United States. This past Monday, it did.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "It Falls Apart" by Odds

Jul 29, 2017
This week, the team unpacks the messy intersection of Canadian tech and Canadian politics, Montreal AI's wake-up call, and CCI's very public gaffe. Plus, our fastest growing tech cities (with cheap talent).
 
Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Commes des enfants" by Coeur de Pirate
Jul 23, 2017

This week, the team evaluates where Canada's startup cities placed in Dell's women entrepreneurship scorecard, and special guest Rose Behar joins to explain why recent 5G trials in Vancouver will have an impact beyond our smartphones.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire

Jul 18, 2017

This week features Saadia Muzaffar from TechGirls Canada, Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein, Elevate Toronto co-founder Razor Suleman, and former Dragon and current The Disruptors host, Bruce Croxon, talking about the future of Canadian innovation. All audio taken from BetaKit 150, hosted in Toronto, June 22nd.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Ahead by a Century" by The Tragically Hip

Jul 8, 2017

This week, AngelList's Alex Norman joins to discuss the launch of Intros for Canada, the team evaluates how a new patent ruling will affect global interest in Canada as a tech branch plant, and laments rising phone bill costs.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Anna" by Will Butler

Jul 1, 2017

The team reminisces about 10 years of iPhone, before discussing new offerings from Apple (iOS 11), Google (Google Home), and Amazon (Whole Foods). Dot Health CEO and founder Huda Idrees joins to remind us that the Valley's problems with diversity and sexual harassment exist in Canada.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "She Says What She Means" by Sloan

Jun 25, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team remembers a successful BetaKit 150 event, and answers your Canadian tech questions!

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Headlines" by Drake

Jun 17, 2017

The CanCon team checks in on the latest gaming news from E3, gives Uber a one-star rating, and wonders if Canadian tech is having a 'moment' with Bloomberg's Gerrit De Vynck.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "North East South West" by Japandroids

Jun 10, 2017

The CanCon team evaluates the announcements from Apple's WWDC, and is joined by former VP of FireFox, Johnathan Nightingale, to discuss forthcoming changes to our web browsers.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Drinking in L.A." by Bran Van 3000

Jun 4, 2017

The CanCon team picks sides in the battle across Canada for the government's $950 million in supercluster funding, and discusses the recent shots fired by Dragon Arlene Dickinson.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "The Big Money" by Rush

May 27, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team evaluates Kik's dramatic shift into cryptocurrency before saying a eulogy for all the unicorn companies that weren't actually unicorns. Plus: Rob calls in from New York!

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Tuff Ghost" by The Unicorns

May 20, 2017

This week on CanCon, the team picks their favourite tech announcements from Google I/O, and wonders if Wannacry is the beginning of the malware wars.

Canadian Content music clip: "Bad Guys Win" by Matthew Good

May 16, 2017

The CanCon podcast heads to Vancouver to talk FinTech, Startup Visa, #Tractionconf, and the city's pitch to Seattle tech.

Music clip (under fair dealing): "No Culture" by Mother Mother

May 5, 2017

This week, Erin Bury takes over CanCon to discuss: the top 10 best jobs in Canada, getting more women on tech boards, and when entrepreneurship goes wrong at Fyre Festival.

Music clip (under fair dealing): "Sorry" by Justin Bieber 

 

 

 

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