Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 Solutions: A Written Guide

By Yasmin Ranade
A partnership of authors with expertise in technology, medicine, cognitive science, and financial planning have authored a relevant eBook, called The COVID-19 Solutions Guide: Health, Wealth, Technology, and the Human Spirit, now in its Second Edition.

Hot Tech Categories Fueled By The Pandemic Aren’t What You Think

By Christine Persaud
During a virtual keynote prior to CES 2021, at the Techfluence virtual media event, Stephen Baker, NPD’s Vice President, Industry Advisor of Technology & Mobile, touched on the a few of the most surprising trends for 2020 at both ends of the spectrum.

Reading Surge in Canada in 2020

By Yasmin Ranade
It’s been a busy year for reading, according to Rakuten Kobo. Canadian Kobo readers spent the equivalent of 6,932 years reading in 2020, 570 more years than 2019.

Woman-led Online Company Disrupts Cremation Services Business

By Yasmin Ranade
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to business transformation across all industries including funeral services. Recently, an online cremation and end-of-life technology platform, Eirene.ca, became available within the GTA. Eirene.ca offers to help Canadians navigate through the complexities of end-of-life planning at half the cost offered at traditional funeral homes.

Tech Categories That Are Growing Like Wildfire Due To The Pandemic

By Christine Persaud
Wearable devices, portable Bluetooth speakers, and truly wireless headphones are a few of the popular big categories from the past few years. But in 2020, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are specific categories of products that are picking up steam that might not necessarily have been on the radar before, or at least not been quite as popular as they are now.