OTTAWA — An international committee of legislators wants executives from some of the world’s largest digital and social-media firms to testify on disinformation and “fake news” when it meets in Ottawa this May.
The “grand committee” of elected politicians from nine countries, including the U.K. and Canada, has already been stymied in its efforts to hear from some of them at earlier meetings in London.
CIBC and RBC clients can now use Apple Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted.
Visa, MasterCard and Interac debit cards can be added to compatible Apple devices to start paying for everyday purchases with your phone wherever contactless payments are accepted.
“Being able to do more everyday banking through a mobile device is now essential to client experience, which is why we are focused on delivering innovations like Apple Pay to our clients,” said David Williamson with CBC.
Tech experts gathered in Winnipeg Thursday to discuss the upcoming electronic trends for 2010.
During a breakfast seminar at the Fort Garry Hotel, gurus said to expect the popularity of eBooks and net tablets to soar. The future didn’t look as promising, though, for eBook readers, such as the Amazon Kindle. Apple is expected to release a tablet next week, and experts believe it will be the year’s hottest item, next to smart phones, which will also see an increase in popularity.
What won’t be hot this year is traditional media advertising, such as in newspapers, magazines or on television. Duncan Stewart, tech guru with Deloitte Canada, said advertising models will shift online.
The not-yet-announced, but highly rumoured Apple Tablet is looking very promising to revolutionize a number of fields. This, according to experts and technology analysts.
According to a recent report on CNET, Apple wants to give Amazon’s Kindle a kick in the pants and push its famed Kindle aside with the launch of the Tablet. Having drawn such comparisons to the iPod Touch, but on a larger scale, the Tablet could end up replacing some laptops depending on the user’s needs.
Apple is also reported to be in talks with a number of newspaper publishers, including the New York Times, to help deliver their content in a paid arena across the Tablet platform. The Kindle also has agreements with newspapers and magazines to deliver the same service.
The entertainment and computing industry are also in for a complete makeover if the Tablet does in fact make an appearance as Apple’s newest invention.
Late Monday, an online report surfaced citing negotiations with Apple and publisher HarperCollins to bring even more content to the new platform.
Apple has invited the media to an event next Wednesday, January 27 in San Francisco. Tech experts say if the Tablet is not unveiled, it will be a major shock. Meanwhile, rumours are still swirling over the new iPhone 4G, which is said to be released sometime between June and July of this year.