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The CanCon Podcast is weekly podcast covering both Canadian tech news and global tech news from a Canadian perspective.
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Aug 29, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team investigates the dark side of LegalTech, checks in with Apple's Home, and discusses scaling startups in Canada.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Patio Lanterns" by The Kim Mitchell
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Aug 23, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team wonders how young is too young for Facebook, whether banks own your data, and if Canadians have thoughts on cyber security.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Bobcaygeon" by The Tragically Hip
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Aug 17, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team wonders why people can't choose between paying for things or watching ads, and discusses the merits of a new fund powered by Canadian banks.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Ahead By a Century" by The Tragically Hip
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Aug 9, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team wonders if Canada should act a lot more like China, and discusses the merits of shorting startups.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "True Patriot Love" by Joel Plaskett
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Aug 2, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team measures Canada's tech output, and evaluates two very different mobile players: Apple and Facebook.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "We Did It" by Born Ruffians
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Jul 25, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, the team reunites to talk about two different phenoms: Pokémon Go and Elon Musk.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "End of a Hollywood Bedtime Story" by The Dears
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Jul 21, 2016

On this episode of Cancon, we hit the road to Montreal for Startupfest.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "I'll Believe in Anything" by Wolf Parade
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Jul 11, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team checks the hype on automated driving and Canadian e-commerce.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Hype" by Drake
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Jul 4, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team asks if VR is a drug and if automated driving is too dangerous (or too scary).

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Reflektor" by Arcade Fire
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Jun 27, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team is joined by special guest Bruce Croxon to catch up on Apple's latest software-focused announcements, Canada's talent level, and discuss what not to do when your startup is in trouble.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Where have all the good people gone?" by Sam Roberts

Jun 22, 2016

This episode of CanCon features audio from our recent #SMWiTO panel: AI, Bots, and Social Media, Oh My.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Citizens of Tomorrow" by Tokyo Police Club.

Jun 13, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses MaRS' forthcoming change at the top, BlackBerry's complicated relationship with law enforcement, and the conditions for a smart city.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Fight the Good Fight" by Triumph

Jun 7, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses Paul Singh's comments about Canadian entrepreneurs and compare our wish lists for Apple's WWDC.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Working for the weekend" by Loverboy

May 30, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses what we can learn from Israel about entrepreneurship, the new Pebble lineup, and which Canadian billionaire will be the first to sue BetaKit.

Canadian content clip (under fair dealing): "Vancouver Divorce" by Gord Downie

May 25, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team tackles the expansion of Apple Pay in Canada and major announcements from Google I/O, including Daydream and Google Home.

Canadian content clip: "Money City Maniacs" by Sloan

May 16, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, we take the podcast to the nation's capital to speak with MP Bardish Chagger and a host of Startup Canada Day on the Hill attendees.

Canadian content clip: "Kill Count" by The Balconies (under fair dealing)

May 5, 2016

On this special edition of the CanCon podcast, we talk about the perils of entrepreneurship and mental health.

May 2, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team is joined by a few special guests to tackle recent Telus reports on IoT in the home and business.

Canadian content clip: "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" by Arcade Fire (under fair dealing)

Apr 20, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team tackles the revelation of BlackBerry's role in RCMP investigations and discusses a recent study on Ontario's innovation investments.

Canadian content clip: "Cause = Time" by Broken Social Scene (under fair dealing)

Apr 11, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team looks for proactive remedies to Canada's tech diversity issue and discusses the outcome of recent Uber regulation recommendations.

Canadian content clip: "Boy Problems" by Carly Rae Jepsen (under fair dealing)

Apr 6, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team discusses the current state of diversity in tech - and it's relation to Canada's hiring gap - and the future of bots, racist or otherwise.

Canadian content clip: "Hand in My Pocket" by Alanis Morissette (under fair dealing)

Mar 28, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team evaluates the federal government's first budget, and the maturation of Apple and Netlfix's product offering.

Canadian content clip: "The Lines You Amend" by Sloan (under fair dealing)

Mar 22, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team evaluates the federal government's role in Canadian innovation and its capacity to succeed, which VR headset is most compelling, and if Kanye West and some VCs have ruined music.

Canadian content clip: "Summer Sixteen" by Drake (under fair dealing)

Mar 14, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team reunites to evaluate Canada's approach to FinTech, figure out 5G, and discuss VC Roger Chabra's Canadian entrepreneur checklist.

Canadian content clip: "This sentence will ruin/save your life" by Born Ruffians (under fair dealing)

Mar 7, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, Amber Mac joins to help evaluate Canada's tech unicorns, explain the appeal of Dx3, and the deal with mobile payments.

Canadian content clip: "The Oaf" by Big Wreck (under fair dealing)

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