Author Archives: Yasmin Ranade

Google Offers Parents Support to Address Safe Internet Use

By Yasmin Ranade
Almost all of Canadian youth aged 15 – 24 access the Internet daily, and the majority of school-aged children use social media. How can parents educate their children – especially tweens and younger – on the dangers of Internet use?

Ransomware: Threat And Containment

By Yasmin Ranade
Ransomware is a form of digital extortion, first introduced in 2007.   While we may not be hearing about attacks as significant as WannaCry and NotPetya, ransomware cases that are reported indicate evolving approaches and hint at brewing underground activity – the silent evolution,

Startup Ranking Strong For Toronto but Slides for Vancouver

By Yasmin Ranade
Startup Genome, which supports forward-looking regions to catalyze their startup ecosystems, has released its 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report. Vancouver’s rank in the global tech startup ecosystem has dropped by nine spots, now at 21.

The Blue-Collar CEO, Mandy Rennehan

By Yasmin Ranade
From construction to engineering, technology has become a large part of the trades industry and, according to Mandy Rennehan, many tech-related jobs can now be referred to as a “blue-collar” careers.

Website Accessibility in Canada

By Yasmin Ranade
The Accessible Canada Act (Bill C-81) became law in June, and with websites in Ontario being required to meet strict accessibility criteria by 2021, the call for accessibility is gaining momentum.

Personalized technology in Retail

By Yasmin Ranade
Shopify’s partner and developer conference, ‘Shopify Unite’ recently took place in Toronto from June 18 – 20, 2019. “ Shopify Unite is an annual conference for Shopify’s partner ecosystem of developers, agencies and freelancers around the world.