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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dec 6, 2016

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

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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).

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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.

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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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Oct 26, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team diagnoses the problem with healthtech in Canada, and apply for the Rogers CEO position.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “The Stranger” by Gord Downie
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Oct 17, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team evaluates Slack's newest competitor (Facebook) and decides where in Canada to build a tech startup.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “German Polka Medley” performed by Walter Ostanek
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Oct 11, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team analyzes Google's encroachment on Apple's corner, and stacks up the Canadian-made Sulon Q to the big name VR competition.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Informer" by Snow
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Oct 4, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team prepares a eulogy for Shomi and packs its gear for Mars to join Elon Musk.

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Sep 26, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team gives Samsung and Yahoo PR advice and then tackle one of the biggest problems facing startups today: the exit.

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Sep 20, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team compares notes from a busy Canadian Innovation Week, and talks about recent business decisions made by two major Canadian tech companies: Thalmic, and Hootsuite.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Taking Care of Business" by BTO
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Sep 13, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team walks through the process of building a critically-acclaimed chatbot for TIFF, and evaluates all of Apple's recent tech announcements.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Easy Come Easy Go" by Great Lake Swimmers
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Sep 6, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team prepares for Apple's next tech release, dissects the forthcoming Google vs. Uber battle, and investigates 'shady' startups.

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): "Mind Over Matter" by TUNS
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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.

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