In this week's episode: the Nintendo Switch is having some issues—but still succeeding; WikiLeaks released a massive bombshell about the CIA's surveillance abilities (and we argue about it, of course); Uber adds yet another item to their list of 2017 PR disasters (and as of now we officially don't support them).
-Uber is coming to BC;
-Scotiabank has an iMessage extension for Interac e-transfers;
-RBC will let you do an e-transfer with Siri;
-Snap Inc's company was valued at ~$30 billion after its IPO — and stock has dropped 22% already;
-Tinder has a secret invite-only layer for the rich and beautiful.
- Nintendo responds to Switch Joy-con controller connectivity issues | Mobilesyrup — Nintendo Switch’s left Joy-con repeatedly disconnected and lost its Bluetooth signal with the console.
- Nintendo says dead pixels on the Switch's tablet are 'normal' and not defects | Mobilesyrup — the Japanese gaming giant doesn’t consider dead pixels a manufacturing defect with the console.
- Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed | WikiLeaks — By the end of 2016, the CIA's hacking division, which formally falls under the agency's Center for Cyber Intelligence (CCI), had over 5000 registered users and had produced more than a thousand hacking systems
- Uber silent on use of secret 'Greyball' tracking tool in Canada | CBC News — Uber used Greyball to watch the watchers.
- Uber Finally Coming to BC This Year, Province Announces | Techvibes — Uber tried to launch in Vancouver years ago, but was forced to leave after the city immediately imposed prohibitive restrictions on its operations.
- Scotiabank for iOS Gets iMessage Extension for Interac e-Transfers | iPhone in Canada — Scotiabank has updated their iOS app to support sending money via iMessage to friends and family.
- Hey, Siri: RBC Now Allows Customers to Transfer Money by Voice Command | Techvibes — “Building on the explosive growth of our free person-to-person payments products, we’re excited to provide the ability for our clients to now send free money transfers from their chequing accounts using Siri.”
- Investors see Snap’s IPO as ‘too big to fail’ | The Globe and Mail
- Snap stock fell another 10 percent on Tuesday | Recode
- There’s a secret version of Tinder for hot people and you can’t use it | The Verge — Tinder seems to be operating a secretive, invite-only tier of its hugely popular dating app.