Mark DCunha

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Crypto Pioneer Buys Penthouse in Former Toronto Trump Tower

A cryptocurrency baron has bought the largest and one of the most expensive condos in Canada, paying for it partly with digital money.<p>Anthony Di …

Real Estate

This is one of Toronto's most exciting streets right now

Everyone knows about Kensington Market, Ossington, and West Queen West, but what about Geary Avenue? The former sleepy street near Dupont and …

Toronto

Dated Toronto bungalow grabs attention with under-$1-million asking price

<b>1 Ronan Ave., Toronto</b><p><b>Asking price:</b> $998,000<p><b>Selling price</b>: $1,250,000<p><b>Previous selling price</b>: $257,500 (1996)<p><b>Taxes</b>: $5,144 (2017)<p><b>Days on the market</b>: Seven<p><b>Listing agents</b>: Paul MacMillan and Belinda Lelli, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.<p>THE ACTION<p>In early March, with similar homes in the Yonge …

Real Estate

Boycotting U.S. products? Here’s a Canadian guide to shopping during a trade war

As the trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada continues to mount, some Canadian customers are hoping to hit back against our southern neighbours …

Canada

Is Serverless Just a New Word for Cloud Based?

Serverless is a new buzzword in the database industry. Even though it gets tossed around often, there is some confusion about what it really means …

Cloud Computing

CIA Tech Official Calls Amazon Cloud Project ‘Transformational’

Top CIA technology official Sean Roche gave an enthusiastic review on Wednesday of the agency’s multimillion-dollar cloud computing deal with …

Amazon Web Services

The Plastic Wrap Trick Restaurant Pros Swear By

Photo by Daniel Acker<p><i>"Hotel wrapping" is standard practice for saving and transporting food in many professional kitchens, but it's a practical</i> …

Kitchens

Facebook, Apple and Microsoft among tech companies continuing to criticize Trump

"Heartless, cruel, immoral."<p>That's how Airbnb described the move by President Donald Trump's administration to separate families seeking asylum when crossing the southern US border.<p>Airbnb wasn't the only company criticizing Trump. Microsoft spoke out after it was criticized for working with …

Rights & Freedoms

After Briefly Dying, A Young Girl Came Back With Accurate Memories Of Her Past Life In Ancient Egypt - Mysterious Times

Eady Fell Down The Stairs And Died; Somehow She Came Back But She Wasn’t Herself<p>The doctor must have had the shock of his life when he returned to …

Ancient History

Citing Employee "Sabotage," Elon Musk Launches Investigation At Tesla

"We need to figure out if he was acting alone or with others at Tesla and if he was working with any outside organizations," the Tesla CEO wrote in an email to employees.<p>Tesla will spend the next week investigating an act of "extensive and damaging sabotage" by an employee, per an email Elon Musk …

Tesla

Google can predict when you’ll die using artificial intelligence

Google knows everything (or at least it feels that way), and now it can even tell you when you’ll die.<p>The tech giant helped test an artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft urges Trump administration to change its policy separating families at border

Microsoft is calling on the Trump administration to change a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that is separating families at the US-Mexico border.<p>The company took a stand this weekafter it was scrutinized for its working relationship with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency that is …

Immigration

Kingston, Ontario, bought the most books on Amazon.ca this past year

Amazon has crowned Kingston, Ontario as the number one book-buying Canadian city from May 2017 to May 2018, followed by Waterloo, Ontario.<p>The titles …

Canada

UK banks are increasingly closing branches

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Since 2015, 2,868 retail bank and building society branches in the UK have closed, or will do so by the end of 2018, according to a study from Which?. This means …

Banking

UK debit cards transactions overtake cash for the first time

Debit card payments have overtaken cash as the most popular form of payment in the UK for the first time, according to banking industry figures.<p>Consumers used their debit cards 13.2bn times last year, up 14% compared to 2016, according to a report by UK Finance, the trade body for the UK banking …

Banking

How The Connected Lifestyle Is Impacting Banking

Digital technology is expanding the impact of online commerce far beyond just the retail industry, to include banking and other financial services. …

Banking

Bank Of America Intros AI-Driven Personal Assistant

Bank of America is launching what it calls the first widely available artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant of its kind in financial …

Bank of America

Tipping point: Debit cards are king with 13.2bn payments a year, they have overtaken cash for the first time

• <b>Debit card payments have overtaken cash for the first time, research has shown</b>• <b><br>By the end of 2017 there were nearly 119 million contactless cards in</b> …

Banking

Venmo will no longer let you pay or charge your friends on its website

If you’re looking to Venmo your friend for that pizza you ate most of, or need to send your monthly rent payment via the PayPal-owned peer-to-peer …

Apps

Bitcoin Could Break the Internet, Central Banks' Overseer Says

The Bank for International Settlements just told the cryptocurrency world it’s not ready for prime time -- and as far as mainstream financial …

Central Banks

Future of Toronto's long gone Canary Restaurant starts to take shape

Believe it or not, it's been more than ten years since the iconic Canary Restaurant served its last plate of greasy eggs and bacon.A decade later, …

Toronto

Toronto gets its 1st Industrial Heritage District, highlighting history of Dundas and Carlaw

Toronto's first-ever Industrial Heritage District is set to open today in Leslieville — an area now home to some of the city's trendiest …

Toronto

Taste of Little Italy halted as fire engulfs downtown restaurant

A Shawarma restaurant was engulfed in flames during the Taste of Little Italy on Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported.<p>The fire broke out …

Toronto

Oracle Losing Out in The Cloud Market

Many of Oracle's clients are migrating to lower-cost cloud computing services offered by rivals like Alphabet (Google's parent company) and …

Oracle

Google Releases Tools for Comparing Cloud Performance Across Vendors

Google has released a new open-source toolset for developers struggling to measure the relative performance of the Google Cloud Platform against …

Enterprise Tech

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com.<p>This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of …

SaaS

The Future Of The Shopping Mall Is Not About Shopping

When Cirque du Soleil announced plans this week for a “family entertainment” concept inside a Toronto mall, it said a lot about the future of shopping centers. The 24,000 sq.ft. space, called “Creactive”, will be a circus-inspired playground with a range of activities from juggling to high-wire – …

eCommerce

Elizabeth Holmes indicted on wire fraud charges, steps down from Theranos

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been indicted on federal wire fraud charges, the office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of California announced Friday.<p>Holmes and former Theranos COO and president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani allegedly engaged in a multi-million dollar scheme …

Corruption

Doug Ford vows to scrap Ontario's cap-and-trade program as his 1st act as premier

Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford has vowed that his first act in the legislature will be to scrap the province's cap-and-trade program.<p>"In …

Canada

Canadian home sales expected to fall 11% this year

Home sales in Canada are projected to slide by 11 per cent this year, according to a new forecast by a national real estate group.<p>In a mid-year …

Canadian Real Estate