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Dec 10, 2017

This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lays it on the line for net neutrality. Plus, get into the holiday spirit of giving with some tech for good suggestions from the Upside Foundation.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Lay It On The Line" by Triumph

Dec 3, 2017

Now a billionaire (again), Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke is Canada's tech poster child. Can he handle the heat of the spotlight? Plus: The makers of Pokémon Go are working on a Harry Potter AR game and smartphone unlocking is now free in Canada.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "If I Had $1000000" by Barenaked Ladies

Nov 25, 2017

Startup bro entitlement almost derails 'Quiz Daddy' and the popular new trivia game he hosts. Plus: the solution to Canada's STEM hiring problem is here, if we solve some other problems first.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Don't Let it Stop You" by Ascot Royals

Nov 18, 2017

The team rolls through oodles of new Amazon tech launches in Canada, plus the new Ecobee4 smart thermostat, before discussing the recent Canadian-led petition against Killer AI.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "No Hands" by Attica Riots

Nov 12, 2017

The team takes turns at Animoji Karaoke to evaluate if Apple has a new communication tool on its hands or just another fad. Plus: why tech companies want to keep you addicted.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Crazy For You" by Hedley

Nov 3, 2017

This week, Stefan Palios joins to talk about his Great Canadian Tech Experiment.

We also tally up the numbers around US tech companies lobbying the Canadian government. How much is too much? Is Canadian tech paying attention?

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Constant Craving" by K.D. Lang

Oct 28, 2017

Bloomberg tech/politics reporter Gerrit De Vynck joins to discuss whether global tech companies are too big to fail (or be regulated). Plus: Canadian video games are driving tech innovation. No, really!

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Lollipop (Ode to Jim)" by Alvvays

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

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