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TF182 - It’s All About The ‘Gram

TF182 - It’s All About The ‘Gram

June 25, 2019

It's all about the 'Gram as we talk about IGTV's refocus away from strictly vertical videos with our favorite video star, Brittlestar. Plus, we have the CEO of Freeletics, Daniel Sobhani, on their customizable fitness training app that requires no equipment and uses artificial intelligence. Also, we talk to the CEO of Tile, CJ Prober, about the rise of their tracking app that helps you find lost stuff and what is coming up next for the company. In Socially Speaking, we chat about Raptors Mania and all the digital stories that came out with the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship.

TF181 - Where Is Apple Heading This Summer?

TF181 - Where Is Apple Heading This Summer?

June 19, 2019

We talk to Christopher Walker, a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, about why new telescopes look like giant beach-balls and how they can help us learn more about space. Plus, we have Michael Josh fresh from WWDC, Apple's Developer conference, to share where the tech giant is heading this summer. Also, Sherif Khair, CEO of iVirtual Technologies, shares their new app, Heymoji, and how it can create a 3D avatar based on your own likeness. In Socially Speaking, we dive into Mary Meeker's top internet trends in 2019.

TF180 - How Social Media Is Reshaping The Way We Watch Sports

TF180 - How Social Media Is Reshaping The Way We Watch Sports

June 11, 2019

We talk to Paul Plumeri, VP of Global Brand Marketing at the Wall Street Journal, about the Future of Everything Festival's focus on projects and products that will transform how we live. Plus, we have Twitter Canada's Christopher Doyle on how Twitter is reshaping the way we watch sports. Also, Lisa Wentz, author of Grace Under Pressure, provides her tips and tricks to improve your public speaking abilities. In Socially Speaking, we learn how you can receive $100,000 to help your small business with the Telus Pitch.

TF179 - Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

TF179 - Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

May 28, 2019

We talk to Dylan Collins, CEO of SuperAwesome, about their approach to keeping your kids safer online with KidSwitch. Plus, we have the VP of Marketing and Sales from Inkblot Therapy, Julie Sabine, to explain how they match clients with therapists and accessing their services from the comfort of your home. Next, we're joined by Ava Science co-founder, Lea Von Bidder, who shares how their bracelet is using science to help women identify their five most fertile days when trying to conceive. In Socially Speaking, we chat about an app from Japan called STOPit, which allows women to notify people nearby if they experience inappropriate behaviour or have safety concerns during their commute.

TF178 - Finding That Perfect Home With AI

TF178 - Finding That Perfect Home With AI

May 14, 2019

We talk to Cyrus Summerlin the co-founder of the app Down To Shop, that promises users the "funnest way to shop." Plus, we have OJO Labs CEO, John Berkowitz, on how they use artificial intelligence and image recognition with their app OJO Home, which will help you find the perfect home. Also, we talk to six-grader, Ellie Skalla, on how she created the strategy board game, Galactiquest, that can now be found in Target stores across the United States. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Instagram's test in Canada of removing the ability for others to see the number of likes on your posts.

TF177 - The Future Of Work and The Skills We Will Need

TF177 - The Future Of Work and The Skills We Will Need

April 30, 2019

We're joined by author David Wallace Wells to discuss his book, The Uninhabitable Earth, and the worst-case scenarios of climate change. Next, Amber catches up with Salesforce's Chief Digital Evangelist, Vala Afshar, at the Salesforce World Tour and chats about the future of work and the skills we will need. Also, Alice Agogino, CEO of Squishy Robotics, reveals how drones are changing the face of disaster relief. Plus, Michael Josh from GadgetMatch weighs in on the fiasco of the debut of the Samsung Galaxy foldable phone. In Socially Speaking, we break down how Twitter is making it easier to report accounts that mislead voters.

TF176 - Sing Karaoke With The Family on Twitch

TF176 - Sing Karaoke With The Family on Twitch

April 23, 2019

Erin Kelly, CEO of Advanced Symbolics, discusses Polly AI and what she reveals about how humans consider the carbon tax. Also, Amber heads to the Salesforce World Tour in Toronto and talks to the EVP Dev Relations & GM Trailhead, Sarah Joyce Franklin, about building a business for good. Also, we chat with Brittlestar about Twitch's new foray into family entertainment with Twitch Sings, a interactive karaoke game. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Alibaba's billionaire founder, Jack Ma's, stance on working 12 hours a day 6 days a week to be successful.

TF175 - Uniting the Physical and Digital World with LEGO

TF175 - Uniting the Physical and Digital World with LEGO

April 9, 2019

Sid Muthyala, Senior Concept Lead for LEGO Education, explains how their hi-tech approach for the next generation unites the physical and digital world with hands-on learning. Also, we talk to Aaron Shull from the Centre for International Governance Innovation about how to stay safe online and keep your data secure. Plus, Cheryl Cran, a Future of Work expert, shares how to prepare yourself professionally for the arrival of robots. In Socially Speaking, we talk about how Twitter is struggling to make its platform a kinder, gentler place.

TF174 - How You Can Save Money While Shopping Online

TF174 - How You Can Save Money While Shopping Online

April 2, 2019

Nick Zhu from Shopbrain reveals the new tool that will help save you money while shopping online. Also, Jeff Loucks from Deloitte Insights shares his thoughts on how our watching habits are changing with the increase in streaming. Plus, we have Michael Josh from GadgetMatch on why Oprah is going into business with Apple. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the merit of fact-shaming in today's news cycle and in the world of social media.

TF173 - Find Local Contractors With A Virtual Bryan Baeumler

TF173 - Find Local Contractors With A Virtual Bryan Baeumler

March 26, 2019

Bryan Baeumler talks about his new app, HeyBryan, which helps homeowners connect with local contractors when they need to get jobs done around the house. Also, we talk to Alexander Lvovich, Managing Director of Volvo Canada, about how they are leading the way to safer tech in cars. Plus, we have Ralph DaCosta from MolecuLight to share how they have developed handheld tech that measures the extent of an injury. In Socially Speaking, we talk about how Instagram is going to the next level by adding shopping to its platform.