CanCon Podcast Episode 17: Do you give a whut about VR or is it all a Daydream?

Google Daydream VR

After weeks on the road, the CanCon Podcast returns home just as the summer heats up with a variety of tech news.

First up, we have the expansion of Apple Pay in Canada, resurfacing the question of what will actually move the needle for the promised payments revolution. Then we have oodles of new tech offerings from Google I/O, including VR, chatbots, and smart home devices. Google wants to have a tendril in every aspect of our lives, but so do a lot of other major tech players, like Apple and Amazon. As battle lines are being drawn, what will be the first victory for Canadian consumers?

Tune in as the CanCon team – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative (and former BetaKit Managing Editor), Patrick O’Rourke, MobileSyrup Senior Editor, and Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast – evaluate the “early days” offerings of each.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 17 (05/26/16)

Will you pay with Apple Pay?
Apple Pay expands in Canada with support for CIBC and RBC debit and credit cards
How Apple Pay will affect Canada’s FinTech ecosystem

VR Daydreams
Google reveals new Daydream VR headset and high-performance Android N virtual reality platform
Google’s Daydream is poised to bring VR to the masses

A new entrant in the battle for your (smart) home
Amazon’s Echo and Alexa aim to be the centre of your smart home
Google shows off its Amazon Echo competitor Google Home at I/O 2016

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Money City Maniacs” by Sloan
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Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.