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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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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)

Feb 29, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, Communitech's Chris Plunkett joins to talk about U.S. tech companies taking Canadian talent and paths to the Valley, MWC, startup living wages, and Yelp's PR mess in Talia Jane.

Canadian content clip: "The Day we Hit the Coast" by Thrush Hermit (under fair dealing)

Feb 22, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, special guest star Bruce Croxon joins us to talk about Apple's security fight with the FBI and how that affects Canadians, our current expectations of online privacy, and startup privilege.

Canadian content clip: "Bad as They Seem" by Hayden(under fair dealing)

Feb 16, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team ponders comes up with ways to 'save' Twitter, and discusses the evolution of the web (currently in Raichu form).

Canadian content clip: "Too Old to Die Young" by Timber Timbre (under fair dealing)

Feb 7, 2016

 

On this episode of CanCon, the team ponders if BlackBerry is still a Canadian tech company, talks tech gentrification, and about all the new food delivery apps cropping up.

Canadian content clip: "Amelia Earhart" by The Inbreds (under fair dealing)

Feb 1, 2016

On this episode of CanCon, the team ponders if Winter is Coming for Canadian tech and if Canadian companies can handle the cold. We also check in on developments with major American tech companies.

Canadian content clip: "Violent Dreams" by Thrush Hermit (under fair dealing)

Jan 25, 2016

On the first ever edition of the CanCon Podcast, Douglas Soltys, Erin Bury, Rob Kenedi, and Patrick O'Rourke discuss Netlfix, Showmi, CraveTV, and VR.

Music clip: “Money City Maniacs” by Sloan

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