Hootsuite Media, Inc.

Hootsuite Media, Inc.

Hootsuite is the world’s most widely used social media relationship platform. More than 10 million users, including 744 of the Fortune 1000 companies, trust Hootsuite to manage their social media programs across multiple social networks from one integrated dashboard. Learn more about how Hootsuite is revolutionizing communication at http://www.hootsuite.com.

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The Next Big Thing Seeks 15 Startups
The Next Big Thing, a charitable organization designed to empower young entrepreneurs from age 17-25, is accepting applications starting May 2 to fill 15 limited spots for its 2016 cohort. TNBT... more
Hootsuite Acquires Sales Prodigy to Advance Social Selling
Hootsuite has acquired Sales Prodigy, a mobile app built to help sales organizations tap into social selling opportunities. With Sales Prodigy, Hootsuite customers can find social selling... more
Colleague 'Blind Date' Programs Catching on in Canada
FreshBooks has more than 250 employees, which means some never meet others. Until, that is, Toronto's FreshBooks launched a "blind dates" program based on a recent study which showed that an... more
Is Hootsuite No Longer a Unicorn?
Fidelity Investments, an investor in Hootsuite, a Canadian unicorn, has cut the value of its stake in the social media company by 18%. According to Bloomberg, Fidelity—the lead investor... more
Hootsuite's Ryan Holmes Launches Startup to Bring Standup Desks to the Masses
Ryan Holmes wants to democratize the standup desk. The founder and CEO of Vancouver tech titan Hootsuite has launched a new startup to do just that. Called Oristand, the company offers... more
Not Much IPO Action Expected in 2016, Says Omers' Ruffolo
Don't expect much fresh action on the public market in 2016, says a leading venture capital firm. According to John Ruffolo, chief executive officer of Omers Ventures, Canadian technology... more
Hootsuite Lays Off 20 Employees as Part of 'Global Reorganization,' Continues Hiring
Hootsuite this week laid off 20 employees in Vancouver. But the social media platform says it's still growing fast, planning to hire more than 100 people in 2016. The reason for the layoffs was... more
The Power 50: Canada’s Most Powerful Business People
Each year, Canadian Business compiles a list of the executives, entrepreneurs, politicos, and thinkers who are changing the way Canada does business. This year's Power 50 - Canada's Most... more
Frank & Oak Takes Top Spot in Technology Fast 50 Awards
Deloitte announced the winners of its Technology Fast 50 program today. Companies were selected for their technological innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and growth. Now in its 18th... more
BC, Quebec Impact Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 List
Deloitte announced the winners of its Technology Fast 50 program today and Montreal's Frank & Oak topped this year’s Technology Fast 50 list with a four-year revenue growth rate of... more
Hootsuite Launches Free Version of Campaigns Feature to Lure Small Businesses
Hootsuite has introduced a free version of its popular Hootsuite Campaigns Enterprise to help users launch social marketing campaigns in order to engage customers and drive leads. The free... more
Amazon and Hootsuite Headline Tech Fest Vancouver at The Commodore
Tech Fest returns to Vancouver on October 28th at The Commodore and with only one week to go it is shaping up to be an epic night. Tech Fest brings together sixteen of Vancouver's fastest growing... more
Hootsuite Appoints Chief Financial Officer Ahead of Rumoured IPO
Social media management plaform Hootsuite this week appointed Sujeet Kini as chief financial officer. In this role, Kini will lead the finance, facilities and legal departments at Hootsuite, the... more
Former Juniper Networks and Macromedia Executive Joins Hootsuite as CMO
Hootsuite has named Penny Wilson their new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Wilson will lead Hootsuite’s global marketing organization from their Vancouver headquarters and help drive the... more
7 Must Have Apps for Small Businesses
There is a lot of technology out there, with new solutions becoming available every day. We know it can be hard for Canadian small businesses to keep up. Researching the latest tech trends can... more
TechPong Returns to Raise Money to Aid Syrian Refugee Crisis
TechPong, a ping pong tournament with a purpose, is back for round two. Launched last year and "smashing all expectations" according to organizers, the event aims to bring Vancouver's tech... more
Hootsuite Launches Free Online Social Media Education Program
Demand for social media education is at an all-time high. Every day, more and more jobs demand an understanding of how to leverage social media for business. In fact, jobs that require social... more
A Brief History of Hootsuite
  This original series documents the stories of Canada's modern tech companies from inception to today.   2008 In 2008, Vancouver-based digital agency Invoke Media released a tool... more
Five People You're Gonna Want to Meet at the GROW Conference
The countdown to the annual GROW Conference is on. The complete schedule is live and attendees can start booking their outdoor activities. For the last couple years Techvibes has named five people... more
Hootsuite Takes Flack from Latergramme Founders for Copying Feature
Hootsuite's latest feature allows users to schedule Instagram posts. The new feature, which push notifies users at set times to tap and publish Instagram photos, is virtually identical to that of... more
Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech
Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. OMERS Ventures is looking for a Director,... more
Five Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech
Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. Let’s Talk Science is looking for a Web... more
10 Reasons You Should Work for a Startup
There’s been a lot of buzz about tech startups over the last few years. The hype is often fueled by big exits from the likes of Instagram ($1 billion) and WhatsApp ($19 billion), both... more
SaaS Model Sees Strong Growth in Canada
For SaaS companies, small businesses appear to be one of the key markets. Around a quarter of Canadian small businesses are using SaaS products to run their businesses, according to survey... more
Insight on Culture, Brand, and Ego from Hootsuite's Ambrosia Vertesi
Spring’s Kick Activator recently hosted Ambrosia Vertesi, VP of Talent at Hootsuite, for a Kick Session at The Cave in the Spring office on East Georgia Street. The topic of the talk was... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search.   IUGO is looking for a... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. Hootsuite is looking for a Web... more
Hootsuite's Ryan Holmes Named Entrepreneur of the Year Award by CVCA
From May 19-21, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association held its Annual Conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, bringing together panels and keynote... more
MP Calls Tech Companies Unpatriotic, Says Dictatorships 'Best Form of Government'
Just weeks before questioning the patriotism of some of Canada’s most successful tech companies, a Conservative member of parliament said he preferred dictatorships to democracy. Last week,... more
The Rare and Elusive Canadian Unicorn
Everyone is talking about Shopify and Hootsuite, the elusive unicorns of our Canadian startup community. A “unicorn” in the tech industry refers to a startup company with a... more
For Awesome Career Opportunities in Vancouver, Look No Further Than the Upcoming Tech Fest
The Techvibes Tech Fest is returning to Vancouver in May. Tech Fest is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together the fastest growing companies and job seeking talent. At previous events... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. Hootsuite is looking for a High... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board to get you started in your search. IUGO is looking for a Quality... more
Tech Dominates List of Canada's Most Innovative Companies
Technology firms new and old dominated this year's list of Canada's Most Innovative Companies. Virtually everyone on the list, compiled by Canadian Business, will be familiar to Techvibes... more
A Visual Guide to Why Omers Ventures Was Named 2014's Venture Capital Firm of the Year
Omers Ventures has invested $250 million in 22 Canadian companies in rounds totalling more than $1 billion in capital raised. Omers, which was 2014's Canadian Venture Capital Firm of the Year,... more
Finding Success as a Canadian in Canada: All About That Startup Grind
The startups grow, the investors nurture, and the pundits jabber. Vancouver’s tech scene can seem unchanging. The players change teams. Rookies arrives, and the all-stars band together. More... more
Ryan Holmes Suggests Hootsuite IPO Within Two Years
An initial public offering is indeed on the roadmap for Hootsuite—just not right now. Ryan Holmes, CEO of the billion-dollar social media management company, told Bloomberg News that the... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search. Hootsuite is looking for a... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search.  Hootsuite is looking for... more
Chalk Raises $500,000 from Prominent Canadian Entrepreneurs
Chalk.com today announced a funding round led by MaRS Investment Acceleration Fund with participation from BDC Capital, Ryan Holmes of Hootsuite, and John Baker of Desire2Learn. Used in 20,000... more
Recruiters Learn Tech as Hootsuite Hosts SocialHRCamp Vancouver
SocialHRCamp Vancouver 2015 is on January 31st and Techvibes is excited to be a sponsor. This time around SocialHRCamp brings a tech startup flavour thanks to is location, none other than... more
Noteworthy Career Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search. Hootsuite is looking for a... more
Noteworthy Job Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search. Clio is looking for a Website... more
The Five Biggest Rounds Raised by Canadian Tech Companies in 2014
2014 was a strong year for Canadian startups, with several raising double-digit rounds. Vancouver fared particularly well this year, but Ontario certainly didn't slack either. Below we highlight... more
Noteworthy Job Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search.  Hootsuite is looking for a... more
You Can Bid to Have Lunch with Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes
Ever wanted to have lunch with Ryan Holmes, the founder and chief executive officer of Hootsuite? Now's your chance to do so—and support #Tech4GoodYVR, which funds The Next Big Thing to... more
The World's Most-Loved Brands on Social Media
Hootsuite has launched The Love List, a regularly self-updating list of the world's most-loved brands on social media. The Vancouver-based, billion-dollar social media company uses an algorithm... more
50 of Today's Most Innovative and Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in Canada
This week Deloitte announced the winners of its Technology Fast 50 program. Companies were selected for innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and revenue growth over a five-year period. This... more
Toronto’s Chango tops Deloitte’s Fast 50, HootSuite and Shopify round out the top 3
Toronto-based Chango has topped Deloitte’s annual list of the fastest growing tech companies in Canada. The programmatic advertising company, which uses software to automatically place... more
Hootsuite to Recruit at Tech Fest During Startup Week Vancouver
  Techvibes Tech Fest brings together Vancouver's fastest-growing tech companies looking for the best talent in the city. In partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), we're... more
Could Slack Sneak Past Hootsuite and Shopify in Race to Billion-Dollar Valuation?
Evidence is mounting that Vancouver's Hootsuite and Ottawa's Shopify are already valued by private investors at $1 billion—but if that speculation is untrue, then a stealthy up-and-comer... more
Global VC Firm Says There are Two Billion-Dollar Tech Companies in Canada Founded in Past Decade
Evidence that suggests billion-dollar valuations for two well-known Canadian tech companies continues to pile on. The latest data hails from global investment firm Atomico Ventures, which has... more
Hootsuite Paves Way for Startup Culture of Biking to Work in Vancouver
This week is Bike to Work Week in Vancouver and startups are hopping on. In particular, local tech anchor Hootsuite is paving the way in Vancouver for a startup-centric culture of biking to work.... more
Hootsuite Refreshes Dashboard UI Following Curse-Laden Backlash
Hootsuite has refreshed the look of its dashboard's user interface following what it described as "interesting feedback." Said feedback—which can be enjoyed in a Jimmy Kimmel-inspired... more
Salesforce’s Reinvention as a Marketing Behemoth
Everyone has noticed Salesforce’s new website unveiled at Dreamforce event last week, as well as the company’s new logo, fully in line with the new flat and clear-cut design trends... more
Hootsuite Raises $60 Million, Acquires Social Telephony Company Zeetl
Hootsuite today announced it has closed $60 million in financing led by a Boston-based asset manager. Existing investors Accel Partners, Insight Venture Partners and OMERS Ventures participated,... more
The Coming Canadian Tech Renaissance
This Monday I went to the Labour Day classic Argos vs. TiCats CFL showdown. As I watched the unfurling of the largest Canadian flag ever, listened the screaming CF-18 overhead and sipped my Molson... more
Hootsuite Rumored to have Secured $35 Million Pre-IPO Investment from Fidelity Investments
The Wall Street Journal continued to speculate this morning that Vancouver-based Hootsuite has secured $35 million in new financing from a group led by Fidelity Investments. The supposed financing... more
Hootsuite Announces Acquisition of Brightkit, Continues Explosive Growth Passing 10 Million Users
Hootsuite announced today that they have acquired Brightkit, a solution for creating customized social marketing campaigns with high-impact results. Brightkit was originally named Memelabs and was... more
HootSuite Closing in on IPO, New Report Suggests
A Boston-based financial services company is in talks with HootSuite about a pre-IPO investment, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing an anonymous source familiar with... more
With 100 Positions to Fill This Year, HootSuite to Host Third #HootHire Event
HootSuite is looking to fill up its HQ2 office with dozens of new employees. As the company looks to fill 100 positions by the end of this year, HootSuite is hosting its third #HootHire event... more
A Look at the Design Process Behind HootSuite's Awesome 'HQ2' Office
Tech Office Tours: Hootsuite HQ2 By Techvibes.com We sat down with Antonio Millares III, Co-Founder of 3x9 & the designer who worked closely with Hootsuite on the new 27,000 sq ft... more
Cool Job Opportunities in Canadian Tech Right Now
    Are you looking for work in Canada’s growing tech sector? We’ve selected a few from our job board toget you started in your search. The City of Edmonton is hiring a... more
12 Nuggets of Wisdom from Vancouver Tech Anchors Ryan Holmes, Jack Newton, and Others
Earlier this week HootSuite's new HQ2 office space hosted their very first event. HQ2 is located two blocks from HootSuite's HQ1, which opened to similar fanfare 15 months ago (no word on whether... more
Judge Dismisses Case Against Mayor Gregor Robertson Involving HootSuite
Political rivals who alleged Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson acted in conflict of interest when he voted to grant Hootsuite a lease to a city-owned building have been dealt a blow. A BC Supreme... more
Chart Ranks Canada's Biggest Internet Companies, Values Shopify and HootSuite Over $1 Billion
The Economist has published an interactive chart showing the biggest internet companies in each country of the world, from the US and Canada to Ethiopia and Iran. The World Startup Report chart,... more
The Next Big Thing and CodeCore launch Free Coding Bootcamp for Teens
The Next Big Thing’sCodeCamp is kicking off later this month and it’s taking place at Vancouver’s most awesome (and bulletproof) innovation headquarters, Hootsuite HQ. CodeCamp... more
'Sophisticated' Rebrand: HootSuite Changes Logo for First Time
HootSuite has changed its logo for the first time since launching six years ago. The Vancouver-based social media management platform has turned its mascot, Owly, into a darker and more serious... more
HootSuite's Ryan Holmes Calls Out Salesforce's Marc Benioff for Not Eating His Own Dog Food
Earlier this month Salesforce launched a HootSuite competitor and Ryan Holmes scoffed. Now HootSuite's Holmes is on the offensive with a playful jab at Marc Benioff, the founder and CEO of... more
Jobs of the Week: Data Scientists Edition
Data scientists are considered by some to be the "rockstars" of tech startups today. Unlike rockstars though, data scientists can actually apply for their position. Looking at the enviable... more
D-Wave, Urthecast, CineCoup Among List of BC Companies Most Likely to 'Influence the Future'
NextBC has named 25 BC companies in the technology industry who are innovative and "will influence the future." The companies will strut their stuff on May 15 at 6pm at the Telus World of... more
Salesforce Launches HootSuite Competitor, Ryan Holmes Casually Dismisses It in Bold Tweet
CRM giant Salesforce today revealed it's combined two previously acquired companies to create what VentureBeat's John Koetsier describes as an "uber-suite for social." The product, to be called... more
HootSuite Exceeds 9 Million Users Including 744 of the Fortune 1000
This morning Vancouver-headquartered HootSuite released an update on their significant growth and a record Q1. Over the past three months HootSuite landing 186 new Enterprise customers and grew... more
HootSuite Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
Vancouver-headquartered HootSuite announced today the appointment of Ajai Sehgal as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Sehgal replaces Simon Stanlake who has played a key role in the development of... more
New Award Recognizes Canadian Startups Succeeding in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-Canada Business Achievement Award is a new initiative to recognise the achievements of Canada-based companies which have successfully ventured into Hong Kong or have used Hong Kong as... more
David Blumberg to Visit Vancouver in April with $150 Million to Spend on Canadian Startups
Eventually, "the next HootSuite" of Vancouver will launch—a newer, even more agile and innovative company to carry the torch. It's how every successful startup ecosystem functions. To... more
HootSuite and Shopify Poised to Go Public: Report
Vancouver's HootSuite Media, Waterloo's Desire2Learn, and Vancouver's Vision Critical Communications are "among technology companies that will be ready to go public within two years," according to... more
HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes Explains How to Optimize Your Networking at SXSW
One of the most valuable components of any tech is the networking. Some people loathe it but those who take advantage often reap great rewards in their career. HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes... more
HootSuite Labs Launches to Accelerate Digital Innovation
HootSuite announced this morning the formal launch of skunkworks project HootSuite Labs.  With origins as a ‘startup within a startup’, HootSuite Labs promises to "explore... more
Can Social Media Free People?
Can Facebook free people? Or does it make them hostage to their social profile? HootSuite’s Greg Gunn had the opportunity to address this very question during a recent appearance on Fox... more
HootSuite Launches Managed Security and Compliance Services for the Enterprise
To help enterprises protect their brands as they scale social media across their organization, HootSuite has launched Managed Security and Compliance Services. Available today, The Vancouver... more
Government Pitches Relocation of HootSuite to Quebec but Ryan Holmes is Staying Put
Quebec is eager to be the home of more Canadian tech companies and has been pitching several on the idea of relocating. One such company is HootSuite, a Vancouver-based social media firm.... more
CodeCore Community Week to Help Vancouverites Learn to Code
Anyone can learn to code but not everyone can learn on their own and Vancouver's CodeCore wants to help. Founded by industry veterans who wanted to pass on their experience, CodeCore's Bootcamp... more
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Heads to Vancouver to Find the Next HootSuite
Despite recent controversy, HootSuite remains a media darling and one of Vancouver's most successful technology startups. In fact, HootSuite can be credited with bolstering the city's now... more
Rival Sues Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson for Conflict of Interest Involving HootSuite
The mayor of Vancouver is being sued by a political rival. The lawsuit is based on an accusation that the city's mayor, Gregor Robertson, was involved in a conflict of interest in a land deal... more
HootSuite Acquires uberVU To Bolster Analytics Offering
In August Techvibes reported that HootSuite was headed down the acquisition path with upwards of $100 million set aside in treasury. This morning HootSuite announced it has acquired uberVU, an... more
Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards!
    After six weeks of nominations and voting, the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards boils down to this one moment. The winners. This year we received nearly 36,000 votes, fully doubling... more
Four Ways Vancouver's Tech Industry Will Advance This Year
The new year can be a fresh start for worn-down tech entrepreneurs and their strained startups. In fact, a new year can rejuvenate an entire city, and that’s what I believe will happen to... more
HootSuite Founder Ryan Holmes Joins Payfirma’s Board of Directors
Payfirma today announced that Ryan Holmes, the founder and CEO of HootSuite, has joined its board of directors. Holmes has grown HootSuite from three people to over three hundred, transforming... more
The Four Most Significant Venture Capital Rounds Raised by Canadian Startups in 2013
2013 was a strong year for venture capital funding in Canada, as evidenced by what we feel were the four most significant rounds raised by Canadian startups this year.   1. HootSuite... more
Vancouver Tech Startup Ecosystem Poised for a Big 2014, Experts Believe
Vancouver continues be a hub of innovation across tech sectors and 2014 is poised to build on city's momentum. "2013 was a pretty exciting year for the overall tech industry," says Andrew... more
HootSuite Partners with Chimp to Launch #GiveOn Campaign for Canadian Charities
This month Vancouver-based social media firm HootSuite has partnered with charitable giving platform Chimp, also from Vancouver. The partnership, called the #GiveOn campaign, will see HootSuite... more
HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes Joins LX Ventures' Board of Advisors
LX Ventures today announced that Ryan Holmes has joined its board of advisors. Ryan Holmes is the founder and chief executive officer of Vancouver's HootSuite, a successful social media... more
HootSuite the Only Canadian Company on Mashable's 'Winners of Tech 2013' List
Just one Canadian company made Mashable's list of "Winners of Tech 2013," and that company was Vancouver-based social media titan HootSuite. Here's what the US tech news site said of HootSuite:... more
HootSuite, Now with More Than Eight Million Users, Celebrates Fifth Birthday
HootSuite today is celebrating its fifth birthday. The Vancouver-based social media platform in those years has amassed more than eight million users and grown from a team of three to well over... more
Ryan Holmes and Mike Edwards Ranked Among Vancouver's Most Powerful People
This week Vancouver Magazine published a list called "The Vancouver Power 50 2013," a ranking of the West Coast city's 50 most powerful people. The top three won't shock readers: BC Premier... more
HootSuite Partners with Foursquare to Create Online Venue Management Solution for Businesses
HootSuite is partnering with Foursquare to create a venue management solution for businesses. The app integration aims to combine the power of customer insights from Foursquare's social check-in... more
'The Next Big Thing,' a Foundation Exclusively for Young Entrepreneurs, Launches
Big names are behind "The Next Big Thing," an accelerator (of sorts) that is exclusively targeting young entrepreneurs. Spearheaded by Ryan Holmes, the founder and chief executive officer of... more
HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes Says Lack of Women in Tech Startups 'Keeps Me up at Night'
Women are still underrepresented in tech and Ryan Holmes wants Canadians to do something about it. As the chief executive officer of Vancouver-based social media firm HootSuite, Holmes is aware... more
HootSuite Wants to Hire 100 New Employees Next Week
In what the company describes as a "period of major growth," Vancouver's HootSuite has more than 100 new roles to fill ASAP. To help move things along, the social media company is hosting a... more
Memelabs Relaunches as Brightkit, Raises Seed Round
Memelabs relaunched as Brightkit today and is off to a smashing start. Launched out of Invoke, the creators of HootSuite, Brightkit is now a part of HootSuite's App Directory. It also has this... more
HootSuite Hires Former Cisco Executive Jeanette Gibson as Vice President of Community
This morning, Vancouver's HootSuite announced that it has hired Jeanette Gibson as vice president of community. Gibson hails from Cisco Systems, where she was the senior director of social and... more
Invoke Labs Adds myBestHelper as Company in Residence
Vancouver-based Invoke Labs this week added myBestHelper as a company in residence. MyBestHelper provides a service connecting families that need help with helpers in their local area. It is... more
HootSuite and LinkedIn Share HR Secrets at Upcoming Human Capital Symposium
According to a recent report from Boston-based Bullhorn, a staggering 98% of recruiters used social media tools like like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for recruiting in 2012. This number is... more
HootSuite Cofounder Quietly Launches New Startup
Last week Techvibes and a handful of local Vancouver tech aficionados were invited to Invoke Labs to learn about new startup called Quietly. HootSuite cofounder Dario Meli is back from stints in... more
HootSuite Adds Gmail to its App Directory
HootSuite just added four new apps, including two of the most popular user requested apps for Gmail and ViralTag for Pinterest to its App Directory. The social relationship platform now boasts 65... more
Hootsuite Has a War Chest and They're Headed Down the Acquisition Path
It's been one year since Vancouver's HootSuite acquired Seesmic for a reported $16 million but we should be prepared to hear about more acquisitions soon. When HootSuite raised a whopping $165... more
HootSuite Unveils 'Hootlandia' Video to Remind People It's Hiring Like Crazy
HootSuite has been consistently hiring since its inception. Currently the Vancouver-based social media management firm is hiring for nearly 40 positions, most of them in Canada. To help raise... more
HootSuite Raises Titanic $165 Million in Series B Round from Insight, Accel, and Omers
"I feel big news in the air today," tweeted HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes earlier today. He wasn't lying: his Vancouver-based social media company just raised a colossal Series B funding round.... more
Vidyard Adds App to HootSuite Directory, Creating Dream Scenario for Social Marketers
Waterloo's Vidyard has launched an app for Vancouver's HootSuite. The video marketing platform's presence in the App Directory of of the social media dashboard is just the latest of several... more
HootSuite Reaches Seven Million Users and 300 Employees
Vancouver's HootSuite is still growing fast: the social media company revealed this morning that during the second quarter of this year, it reached the seven million user milestone. These users... more
Five Cool Jobs in Vancouver on the Techvibes Job Board
It's Friday. Which means you could go out and party tonight. Or you could upgrade your career. There are always lots of appetizing opportunities in the tech space across Canada and you'll find... more
HootSuite Launches Social Media Security Service for Enterprise
Vancouver-based social media management company HootSuite has launched a new security services designed to mitigate the risk, both internal and external, associated with social media use.... more
HootSuite Taps Global Audience with Tencent Weibo and VK.com Integrations
Vancouver-based HootSuite has added two major social media networks to its App Directory. Tencent Weibo and VK.com's integration with HootSuite is evidence of the Canadian company's global... more
HootSuite Ends Unpaid Internship Controversy with Back Pay
Vancouver-based HootSuite took a lot of heat this month over its unpaid internships, spearheaded by a debate on Reddit. The Canadian technology company originally reacted to the controversy with... more
HootSuite's Headquarters Has Bulletproof Windows
Today HootSuite circulated a Q1 update press release with some impressive sales numbers and another huge milestone hit - surpassing six million users. Today's series of announcements coincided... more
Former Yammer Executive Joins HootSuite as Vice President of Marketing
Vancouver-based HootSuite has appointed Dee Anna McPherson as the company's vice president of marketing. McPherson hails from the Microsoft-owned Yammer, where she held the same title. Yammer is... more
HootSuite Adds New LinkedIn Features to Social Media Dashboard
Vancouver-based HootSuite has released new features for those using LinkedIn through its social media dashboard. The Canadian company says that marketers, HR professionals and community managers... more
HootSuite Partners with Tapstream to Help App Publishers Measure Results of Social Marketing
Vancouver startup Tapstream has partnered with HootSuite to enable a social media dashboard for app publisher. The Canadian company aims to answer the question that plagues mobile marketers:... more
HootSuite Launches New Integration with Twitter's Promoted Products
As one of Twitter’s initial Ads API partners, Vancouver-based HootSuite Media today launched a new Promoted Products integration with the social network. For the first time, social media... more
Entrepreneur Ryan Holmes Dissects Three Hot Markets: Big Data, Social Media, and Mobile
Ryan Holmes is a cofounder of Invoke Media and the CEO of HootSuite. Named Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year last month, when Ryan speaks, people listen. In a "30-Second Mentor" video for the... more
Invoke Media Launches Invoke Labs, a New Canadian Incubator
Vancouver-based Invoke Media has announced plans to launch Invoke Labs, a product incubator arm that will act as a separate company. Invoke, which was founded in 2005, is known for creating... more
Canada's Hottest Tech Companies Recruiting Employees Coast-to-Coast
Canada's hottest tech companies rely on Techvibes to recruit the best employees coast-to-coast. Two weeks ago we announced a new Job Board option and it's turned out to be of great interest to... more
Entrepreneurs Pick 10 Canadian Tech Companies to Watch This Year
Four entrepreneurs of successful Canadian startups offered up a list of 10 tech companies to watch this year. In a recent story published by CBC, HootSuite's Ryan Holmes, FreshBooks' Mike... more
The Top 5 HootSuite Stories of 2012
HootSuite has been one of Canada's most-talked about startups since it first launched back in 2008. The Vancouver-based social media company has been a real newsmaker in 2012, from raising big... more
HootSuite Uses Command Center Technology to Launch Holiday Tracker
In October HootSuite launched Command Center, an analytics-focused dashboard that allows social media teams to monitor, measure, and react to all online activity in real-time. Now the... more
HootSuite Named Best Company to Work for in BC
One important component of running a good business is ensuring that employees actually want to work for you. Chief executive officer Ryan Holmes has that element covered on all bases with his... more
Lack of Venture Capital is Vancouver's Achilles Heel
One day in advance of Startup Canada releasing their findings from their 6-month cross-country tour HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes penned a guest piece for the Vancouver Sun titled Vancouver venture... more
Want to Work for HootSuite? Your Chances of Getting Hired are Less Than 2%
Vancouver-based HootSuite has become one of those companies everybody and their dog wants to work for. Which means it's all the more difficult to actually land a job there. There's good news and... more
HootSuite Strikes Deal with City of Vancouver for Bigger Head Office
Even CEO Ryan Holmes thinks his company's offices suck right now. But in 2013, that will finally change. HootSuite has struck a deal with the City of Vancouver that will see the Canadian startup... more
HootSuite Wins Leadership Award at 2012 BC Export Awards
HootSuite will be honoured at the 30th annual BC Export Awards on November 23, where the Canadian startup will receive the 2012 Leadership Award for their "outstanding contribution to the... more
HootSuite's Offices Suck
The offices of Vancouver social media darling HootSuite suck. But don't take it from us—that's the opinion of the company's chief executive officer, Ryan Holmes. "Our offices are shitty.... more
HootSuite Reaches Five Million Users as Growth Accelerates
UPDATE: HootSuite incorrectly reported its growth rate this morning—the company actually took five months to gain its last million members, not two. Still impressive, just not insane.... more
Nexalogy Partners with Hootsuite to Launch Social Data Visualizer
Montreal-based social data analytics startup Nexalogy is the latest company to join Hootsuite’s ever-growing roster of apps. The company announced Tuesday that the application for Hootsuite... more
HootSuite Hints at Five Million User Milestone
HootSuite has announced their next wave of App Directory additions. This round includes Reddit, StumbleUpon, Nexalogy, Scoop.it., and Cmp.ly. The Reddit app allows HootSuite users to stream... more
Radian6 Layoffs Prove Social is Not All About Technology
Techvibes broke some big news yesterday. But it wasn't the page views, retweets, and Likes that blew us away. It was the comments on our article. Shortly after publishing our piece confirming a... more
HootSuite Launches Command Center, an All-in-One Social Media Analytics Dashboard
Vancouver-based HootSuite has launched the Command Center, an analytics-focused dashboard that allows social media teams to monitor, measure, and react to all online activity in real-time.... more
BC Tech Founders Shine at Entrepreneur of Year Awards
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for the Pacific Region were announced yesterday in Vancouver. Among the winners were some great entrepreneurs that Techvibes has been tracking... more
7Geese Wins HootSuite as Client and Ryan Holmes as Investor
Vancouver's 7Geese announced this morning that it is launching the "most innovative, engaging, empowering performance management platform on the market." It's a bold claim. But after a year of... more
HootSuite Launches Conversations to Enable Real-time Internal Communication Within Dashboard
Vancouver's HootSuite has released a beta version of HootSuite Conversations. This new product is built on top of HootSuite Teams functionality and the Canadian startup says it's "the first tool to... more
Ryan Holmes of HootSuite on How to Recruit, Retain, and Manage a Growing Startup Team
In launching matchFWD, a social recruiting platform that connects job creators and job seekers, and gives connectors something to do, our goal is to use social media to help professionals find the... more
HootSuite Acquires Seesmic for a Reported $16 Million
Rumour on the street yesterday over at TechCrunch was that Canadian social media superstar HootSuite was on the verge of acquiring Seesmic for a reported $16 million. Techvibes can now confirm... more
HootSuite Founder Ryan Holmes Returns Home to Ignite the Okanagan
Ryan Holmes, the Vernon-born and raised Founder & CEO of the social media management system HootSuite, will be speaking in Kelowna next month as part of the Accelerate Okanagan ignITE Speaker... more
OMERS Continues West Coast Investing Trend with $20 Million for Vision Critical
This morning Vancouver-based Vision Critical announced that they have received a $20 million investment from OMERS Ventures. This is the third large investment for OMERS Ventures in Vancouver this... more
HootSuite Continues App Directory Expansion with Addition of SocialBro, Videolicious, and More
Canadian social media darling HootSuite has added a slew of productivity-focused social apps to its constantly expanding App Directory. The latest additions include SocialBro, NeedTagger, and... more
Twitter Partners with HootSuite on Advertising Deal
Twitter may be getting a little more serious about the enterprise. Yesterday TechCrunch reported that they are teaming up with Vancouver's HootSuite to sell advertising in a promotion to 30,000... more
Seven Canadian Experts Share Their Best Marketing Tips for Startups
What should be the number one marketing priority for a new startup and why? That is the question asked by Mike Abasov over at Marketing Before Funding. But he didn't ask just anyone: he asked a... more
HootSuite Adds Private Enterprise Social Network Yammer to App Directory
Vancouver's HootSuite has added private enterprise social network Yammer to its continually expanding App Directory. The addition will allow users to monitor and reply to Yammer conversations... more
Tech Community Rallies Behind Startup Weekend, the Birthplace of Tomorrow's Canadian Entrepreneurs
An African Proverb suggests that it takes a village to raise a child; such thinking is beginning to pervade the Vancouver startup community. In order to foster, and help develop future... more
HootSuite the Most Popular Social Media Manager for World's Top Brands
Vancouver-based HootSuite is the most popular social media management software for the world's top brands, according to a new survey from Pingdom. The results of the study reveal that nearly 21%... more
One-Third of Digital Content Will be Stored in the Cloud by 2016 [Infographic]
Canadian digital publishing software startup Uberflip has published an infographic covering the future of the cloud and what it means for consumers and marketers. The Toronto-based company... more
HootSuite Bolsters App Directory with Social Plugins: Evernote, Storify and More
Vancouver-based social media startup HootSuite has strengthened their burgeoning App Directory with the introducing of social app plugins. To help the Canadian company's "nearly five million"... more
HootSuite Extends Google+ Pages to All Five Million Users
Google eliminated the maximum number of Google+ Pages (for businesses) that HootSuite was allowed to give out to clients as part of its official launch partner trial. This means that all of... more
Vancouver's HootSuite Enhances Hootlet and Main Dashboard with Addition of AutoSchedule
Vancouver-based social media dashboard HootSuite has added AutoSchedule technology to their Hootlet browser extension, which is available free in the Google Chrome Store, as an add-on for the... more
A Comprehensive List of Affordable and Essential Tools and Resources for Startups
Almost everyday I’m asked for recommendations on tools and resources for businesses. Over the past few months, I’ve grown tired of emailing people links on everything from free... more
HootSuite Adds Instagram, SlideShare, and More to App Directory
Vancouver's HootSuite has added another batch of social apps to its growing third-party-powered App Directory. Among the slew of new apps is SlideShare and Zuum. But no doubt the most notable of... more
This is What Barack Obama Sees When HootSuite Sends Him Social Media Analytics Reports
HootSuite is very popular these days. The social media dashboard boasts four million users, including nearly 200,000 paying Pro and Enterprise users. And some of those paying userd are very, very... more
HootSuite Showcases How Life is Better When We Share [Video]
Canadian startup HootSuite has published a new video called "Social Media is Sweet: A HootSuite Story," which illustrates "just how simple and useful social media can be." At its core, social... more
Ryan Holmes of HootSuite is Tech's Person of the Year (And Cougar Bait)
BCTIA's 2012 Technology Impact Awards are going on right now. We're here, and we can inform you that Ryan Holmes, founder of Invoke Media and CEO of HootSuite, has won Person of the Year.... more
HootSuite Reveals the Secret Ingredients to a Successful Freemium Business Model [Infographic]
Canadian startup HootSuite has handcrafted a delectable infographic that "illustrates the parallels between the freemium business model and baking a pie."  "The infographic offers step by... more
Ryan Holmes Backs Mobile Dating Startup Founded by Dominika Wolski
Flikdate is a live video dating app—think a hybrid between Chatroulette and Vancouver's PlentyOfFish. It's a Silicon Valley startup founded by four women: Dominika Wolski, Crystal... more
HootSuite Partners with HubSpot to Close the Loop on Social Marketing and Lead Management
Vancouver startup HootSuite has entered into a strategic partnership with HubSpot, an all-in-one marketing software platform. According to HootSuite, this partnership will directly connect social... more
Salesforce Acquires Buddy Media for $689 Million, HootSuite May Be Next Target
Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that it is acquiring Buddy Media, a social media marketing platform, for $689 million in cash ($467 million) and Salesforce equity... more
Reminder: HootSuite's Support of Ping.fm Ends This Friday
Effective this Friday, social media dashboard HootSuite will no longer be able to support Ping.fm, as Ping.fm's service will discontinue later this month. "As the needs of HootSuite community... more
Ryan Holmes and Sir Richard Branson Want Canadian Tech Startups to Embark on a Global Adventure
Last Friday, one of Canada's great entrepreneurs, Ryan Holmes, met with iconic British billionaire Sir Richard Branson outside of Vancouver's beautiful Convention Centre. Today, they are... more
Uber Picking Up in Vancouver with Secret Testing Phase
Last month, Techvibes reported that San Francisco based on-demand private driving service Uber was launching in Vancouver. Looks like we're on step closer with a secret testing phase... more
Who's Following the Most People on Twitter in the World? A Canadian Startup We All Know
Everyone always talks about which Twitter users have the most followers. It's been the same for a while now: Lady Gaga is number one, while Canada's own Justin Bieber ranks second. It hasn't... more
HootSuite Launches Teams, a Suite of Hardcore Tools for Serious Business Users
Vancouver startup HootSuite has released HootSuite Teams, a sutie of tools aimed at "serious business collaboration." The social media dashboard company says that Teams offers an... more
HootSuite to Raise $50 Million from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google?
TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden is reporting that Vancouver social media darling HootSuite is in the process of raising a $50 million round at a staggering $500 million valuation from Twitter,... more
HootSuite CEO Puts His Money Where His Tweets are: Ryan Holmes Invests in Chirpify
Late last month, Vancouver's HootSuite closed a financing round with OMERS Ventures, who bought a $20 million ownership stake in Vancouver-based HootSuite via a secondary purchase from the... more
HootSuite Announces Fourth Wave of Partner Integrations: MailChimp, Chime.in, and More
Vancouver-based startup HootSuite has extended the functionality of its social media management system with a fourth wave of partner integrations. Joining the company's growing app directory now... more
Ryan Holmes Wants HootSuite to be Worth $1 Billion. Now One-Fifth the Way There, It's Suddenly Possible
In January, Ryan Holmes told BCBusiness that he wanted to build a billion-dollar company. At the time, it wasn't clear if this company could be HootSuite, the Vancouver startup that spun out of... more
HootSuite Raises $20 Million from OMERS Ventures
Earlier this week Techvibes reported that Vancouver's HootSuite was on the verge of closing a massive finanacing round. Today it was confirmed. OMERS Ventures is buying a $20 million ownership... more
HootSuite on Verge of Closing Massive Financing Round
HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes has stated publicly that he wants to grow the social media dashboard into a $1 Billion company. But how do you do that? Step one: Raise a massive Series B financing... more
Google Joins HootSuite and Adobe in Attempting to Quantify Social Media ROI
Google has launched new social reports that aim to quantify the return of investment of social media. Phil Mui, Google Analytics group product manager, says that Google wants to "tie... more
Will Adobe Social Blow Hootsuite Out of the Water? Yes… and No
Most social media management platforms like Pinerly or CoTweet focus on the management of a single social media platform. But Adobe Social, part of the Adobe Digital Marketing Suite, will... more
Want to Work for a Vancouver Startup?
Landing a sweet job with a tech startup isn't easy - especially if you're non-technical. But if you're in Vancouver there certainly are opportunities if you have the right skill-set and are willing... more
HootSuite's Ryan Holmes on Entrepreneurship, SXSW, and The Next Big Thing [Video]
This afternoon, Vancouver-based entrepreneur Ryan Holmes, founder of Invoke Media and CEO of HootSuite Media, participated in a live chat on Vokle as part of YEC Global. This live chat, which saw... more
Vancouver's HootSuite Partners with Adobe to Calculate Social Media ROI
Most experts agree: the return on investment from social media activity cannot be quantified. But this owl at least wants to try. HootSuite has announced a partnership with Adobe that will see the... more
Vancouver's HootSuite Wants to Double Employees in 10 Months
Vancouver-based HootSuite plans to add well over 100 employees over the next 10 months. Continuing its aggressive hiring spree, the web startup wants to effectively double its headcount—from... more
What HootSuite has taught investors about freemium SaaS
HootSuite has been a Canadian startup darling for awhile but that hasn't always been the case. In December of 2009 when CEO Ryan Holmes was raising money they had approximately 200,000 users and... more
Vancouver's HootSuite Cracks Open API; Adds Support for Digg, Trendspottr, and InboxQ
Vancouver-based startup HootSuite has announced support for three more platforms—Digg, Trendspottr, and InboxQ. The social media management dashboard now allows users to utilize many of... more
Canada's Top 100 Startups
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 222hootsuite.comAlexa: 222  2   PlentyofFish Media 294pof.comAlexa: 294  3   whos.amung.us... more
HootSuite reaches 3 Million users [Infographic]
Vancouver's HootSuite announced this morning that it has achieved another noteworthy milestone - 3 Million users. And this happened only 6 months after hitting two million users. Since... more
HootSuite needs Developers, Developers, Developers!
HootSuite is a rapidly growing social media company and they need Developers bad. Headquartered in Vancouver, HootSuite has developed a “best of breed” dashboard that helps... more
HootSuite Indexes What's Hot on Twitter: RIM Was the Top Canadian Brand in 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]
What's the top brand on Twitter? Why, Twitter, of course. Vancouver startup HootSuite today released Part 2 of its Twitter 2011 Trends, courtesy of What the Trend?, a company it acquired in 2011.... more
HootSuite's Ryan Holmes: 'I Want to Build a Billion-Dollar Company and Take it to an IPO/Exit'
Ryan Holmes is the founder of Invoke Media, best known for HootSuite, an internationally renowned social media dashboard used by millions of users around the world. Now its own independent company,... more
HootSuite Reveals Canada's Top Twitter Trends of 2011
Social media startup HootSuite recently revealed Canada's top twitter trends of 2011. At the top was the Grey Cup, the November football tradition which saw the BC Lions take a bite out of the... more
Vancouver's HootSuite Finally Pushes BlackBerry App out of Beta
HootSuite launched a beta app for RIM's BlackBerry platform way back in October 2010. Despite several improvements since then, only now is the company releasing an officially complete... more
Canada's Top 100 Startups
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 215hootsuite.comAlexa: 215  2   PlentyofFish Media 285pof.comAlexa: 285  3   whos.amung.us... more
The winners of the 2011 Digi Awards are...
The 2011 Digi Awards were handed out tonight in Toronto across 17 digital media categories, from best in mobile and gaming to web series and technologies. The Digi Awards winners provide a... more
Canada's Top 100 Startups
Rank CompanyAlexa Rank 1   HootSuite Media, Inc. 214hootsuite.comAlexa: 214  2   PlentyofFish Media 281pof.comAlexa: 281  3   whos.amung.us... more
HootSuite Integrates With Google+
Today, HootSuite was named as an official launch partner for the Google+ Pages trial. “We have truly enjoyed working with the Google+ team to help further build upon the launch of Google+... more
Sell out? No way, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes wants a legacy
Great article and interview in yesterday's Globe and Mail with HootSuite's founder Ryan Holmes. David Ebner digs deep into Holmes' history and his plans for the Vancouver-based social media... more
HootSuite launches App Directory integrated with YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, and Get Satisfaction
Vancouver-born HootSuite, the popular social media dashboard, has launched an App Directory featuring integrations with YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, and Get Satisfaction. Available immediately to... more
VEF tackles Freemium business models with experienced panel
For their October event the Vancouver Enterprise Forum (VEF) is digging into freemium business models and monetization. They've assembled a great panel of experts that will share their experiences,... more
HootSuite acquires Vancouver's Geotoko
With lots of talk about HootSuite being swallowed up by Facebook, the social media upstart made news this morning with an acquisition of their own. HootSuite has acquired fellow Vancouver startup... more
Mark Zuckerberg is in Vancouver… to acquire HootSuite? [Updated with Photo]
UPDATE 3: Invoke Media and HootSuite were initially quiet about the rising speculation that Mark Zuckerberg was visiting Vancouver to acquire the social media dashboard. However, after the Wall... more
HootSuite adds LinkedIn to its social media dashboard
Live from the stage at the Connect 11 conference this morning, LinkedIn announced HootSuite as a charter member of the LinkedIn Certified Developer program. This adds LinkedIn and over 120... more
HootSuite acquires What the Trend
Vancouver's HootSuite announced this morning that they have acquired What the Trend (WTT) - a web service which shares user-defined explanations of trending topics on Twitter. Branded as... more
HootSuite raises $3 million in funding, acquires TwapperKeeper, hires more executives [Updated]
Update 1: HootSuite has released the details of its fresh funding. In less than one year after launching it’s Freemium business model, HootSuite is a profitable, cashflow-positive company.... more
Vancouver's HootSuite among this year's Top BC Exporters; Awards gala in October
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters BC Division and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation announced B.C.’s Top  Exporters for 2011 yesterday.  “We are pleased to... more
Vancouver's HootSuite thoroughly enhances Facebook functionality, adds overall improvements
Vancouver social media startup HootSuite has announced new tools to allow complete Facebook campaign management within its famous dashboard. The release includes support for Facebook Groups and... more
Techvibes TV at GROW 2011: HootSuite's Ryan Holmes
It been one week since the GROW 2011 Conference took over Vancouver. The city was abuzz as Canada's smartest entrepreneurs descended on the city along with venture capitalists from across Canada... more
Want to work with a social media rockstar? Become the Executive Assistant to @HootSuite CEO @Invoker
Ryan Holmes founded Invoke Media in January 2000. Exactly a decade later, in January 2010, HootSuite was born. Ryan Holmes was, and still is, at the helm of the social media dashboard that has... more
Launch @ GROW Startup Profiles: Vancouver's Food.ee, from Invoke, the makers of HootSuite
Techvibes is a media sponsor of the upcoming GROW Conference in Vancouver and will be highlighting the 15 Canadian startups that are selected to showcase at the conference's opening... more
5 online tools indispensable to small business
Entrepreneurs face a great deal of confusion when deciding which web tools to adopt to develop their business. Often lacking the deep pockets to invest in enterprise-class solutions, small... more
HootSuite named to Top 10 International Startups list by SecondMarket
SecondMarket is an SEC-regulated alternative trading system that has brought significant market structure to privately owned tech companies. SecondMarket has streamlined the historically... more
Celebrating Vancouver-born HootSuite's two million user milestone [Infographic]
HootSuite, a Vancouver-born social media dashboard, just announced it reached a milestone of two million users. Famous for its adorable owls and clean-cut designs, the company adequately... more
New speakers for GROW announced, including big names from HootSuite, Google, Facebook, and more
The roster of speakers for this year's second-annual GROW Conference in Vancouver is looking more and more impressive. Many interesting speakers were already lined up, from Beyond the Rack... more
How to win hearts and minds while building your brand online via #NXNEi
Day one of the NXNE Interactive conference kicked-off today in Toronto. While there were many sessions to choose from, it appears that the discussions that I attended fell into two categories:... more
Everyone's favourite social media dashboard unveils new features in HootSuite Publisher
Vancouver's HootSuite has continued down its path of leading innovation in the social media dashboard space (in my opinion) with the introduction of HootSuite Publisher, a revamped slew of features... more
HootSuite University-certified Junction Marketing launches in Vancouver
Junction Marketing is a brand new campaign-based marketing agency founded in Vancouver. One of the first Canadian companies officially certified by HootSuite University, Junction believes it... more
Vancouver's HootSuite launches White Paper series that explores the ROI potential of social media
In collaboration with Nichole Kelley of FullFrontalROI.com, Vancouver-born HootSuite Media is launching a series of White Papers that aim to delve into the largely unexplored realm of ROI on social... more
Invoke Media's Eat St. App hits 100,000 downloads
One hundred thousand and counting - that's how many people have downloaded Invoke Media's Eat St. App which helps the hungry locate mobile food carts throughout North America. Designed and built... more
HootSuite moves shorteners from Libya to Liechenstein
Vancouver's HootSuite got hit with a major service interruption thanks to Amazon Web Services last week but they're up in running and have made things right with their loyal customers. This week... more
Amazon servers take HootSuite down
For those of you wondering why Techvibes has been so quiet on Twitter today, our preferred Twitter client HootSuite is down. HootSuite is suffering downtime alongside FourSquare and Reddit, due to... more
Fusion 2011 tackles Search, Social Media and Mobile marketing
The International Internet Marketing Association is hosting their Fusion 2011 conference in two weeks in Vancouver and it has an all-star lineup of speakers that includes SEOmoz's Rand Fishkin and... more
Canadians get nominated for the Oscars… of Digital Media
The nominations for the Webby Awards are out. As many of you digital geeks would know, the Webby’s are the Oscars (in our world).  Hundreds and hundreds of brands/agencies apply to get... more
Arkli hopes to follow in the footsteps of Sysomos, Syncapse, Radian6, HootSuite and SWIX
Canada breeds winners in the social media monitoring, management, and analytics space - coast-to-coast. Seven months ago Toronto's Sysomos was acquired by Marketwire for $35 million. And in the... more
Vancouver's HootSuite acquires TwitterBar and re-brands as HootBar
Vancouver's HootSuite has acquired an add-on for the Firefox 4 browser called TwitterBar which allows users to post to social profiles directly from the web address bar. The add-on has aptly been... more
BCBusiness unveils Most Innovative Companies in 2011; HootSuite, Indochino, Strangeloop among them
Business magazine BCBusiness's latest issue reveals what it believes to be our country's top 20 most innovative companies this year. Topping the list is the City of Vancouver, with its... more
HootSuite launches Angry Birds style iPhone game
On April Fool's Day everyone is a little suspicious when checking their email or going online for the first time. Like many of you, my morning routine includes firing up HootSuite and that's when... more
Vancouver's HootSuite adds Secure Profiles feature for enterprise clients
Vancouver-based social media dashboard superstar HootSuite has added a new security feature called Secure Profiled, aimed to helping enterprise clients protect their brands by preventing the... more
Prepare to be impressed: Interactive social analytics come to HootSuite
Vancouver-based HootSuite has just launched its latest new service, HootSuite Social Analytics. This new service will provide a comprehensive view of statistics from Twitter, Facebook,... more
There are now 3 Canadian firms on Facebook's Preferred Developer Consultant list
In 2009 Facebook introduced the Preferred Developer Consultant (PDC) program to help companies looking for guidance on maximizing their Facebook presence. The goal of the PDC is to connect... more
TiE arrives in Vancouver with impressive roster of panelists
On Wednesday, February 23, TiE is coming to Vancouver for an evening of appetizers and presentations from key social media and technology professionals at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. TiE, whose... more
Egypt Remembers honours those killed in the name of democracy
Egyptian-born Toronto entrepreneur Mahmoud Hashim said he felt helpless watching the anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt. Unable to return to his home country, he watched, like the rest of us, as his... more
Viva Twitter: HootSuite usage increased exponentially in Egypt as a way to circumvent government crackdowns on social media
When the Egyptian protests began on January 25th, it didn’t take long for the Mubarak government to realize the importance of social media in organizing their opponents. That’s why they... more
Rocket Builders names a dozen to 2011 ICT Emerging Rockets list
Following release of its ninth annual Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ready to Rocket list yesterday, Rocket Builders released a follow-on ICT Emerging Rockets list of 12 additional... more
HootSuite launches Affiliate Program
Last week Vancouver's HootSuite won the Best Social Media Management Tool award at the 2010 Mashable Awards thanks to a customer base one million strong. This morning they launched an Affiliate... more
Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2011
One of the benefits of covering technology in BC is the opportunity to meet and interact with innovative technology leaders and evangelists every day. Over the past year, we had the pleasure of... more
Vancouver's HootSuite wins 'Best Social Media Management Tool' at the Mashable Awards
It just seems to get better and better for Vancouver startup HootSuite, who can add yet another trophy to their case: HootSuite won Best Social Media Management Tool at the Mashable... more
Vancouver's HootSuite collaborates with Salesforce, integrates apps into dashboard
Today at Dreamforce, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes revealed a preview of the upcoming Salesforce integration into HootSuite. This integration will tie into the HootSuite App... more
HootSuite hits 1 Million Users
This morning Vancouver-born HootSuite announced that they have exceeded one million users on their social media dashboard product. The tool which allows users to manage multiple social networks... more
HootSuite's iPad App ready for primetime and free
The wait is finally over. Vancouver's HootSuite have released their iPad App last week and it's free. We've artfully hand-crafted this mobile app specifically for the iPad's unique interface and... more
HootSuite launches Pro plan and scales back on some Basic features
You can't fault a company for wanting to make money.  Especially when the company has ties to the social networking world where everything is seemingly free.  So when I got word that... more
Movember Mondays: Invoke/HootSuite supports Movember
This is a continuing series of guest posts from Gregg Tilston.  As Global Social Media Manager of Flight Centre Group, Gregg is living his dream job as it marries Social Media and travel.... more
HootSuite is hosting a Hackathon
Interested in knowing what’s next for HootSuite? Head over to HootSuite Headquarters this Saturday, November 13th for the HootSuite API Hackathon. HootSuite is opening up an API to allow... more
HootSuite delivers a post-Halloween treat with Promoted Products update
As Twitter progresses with its Promoted Products, Vancouver-based HootSuite—its first partner involved in the program—has announced a host of mini news updates to satisfy those curious... more
5 Tips for Startup Success From HootSuite Co-Founder
Yesterday on Mashable, HootSuite Co-Founder Dario Melio shared 5 Tips for Startup Success as part of their Digital Entrepreneur Series. The intro is below but you'll have to click over to read his... more
Vancouver's Hootsuite celebrates free apps with its own Mobile Fest this week
October 18th to the 22nd is Hootsuite's "Mobile Fest," a week of free mobile app celebrations. Sparked by Hootsuite making all of its mobile apps free, it's stirring up celebration by adding... more
Vancouver's Hootsuite collabs with Twitter for new Promoted Products feature integration
Hootsuite was recently announced as Twitter’s preliminary launch partner for the newly expanded Promoted Products suite, which includes Promoted Tweets and Trends. Hootsuite will... more
HootSuite: A Vancouver Success Story
VEF Momentum is kicking off their Fall season with a talk by a local serial entrepreneur Ryan Holmes, CEO and Founder of HootSuite Media. Ryan will share the story behind Invoke Media and how he... more
Made in Vancouver: The HootSuite Success Story
VEF Momentum is kicking off their Fall season with a talk by a local serial entrepreneur Ryan Holmes, CEO and Founder of HootSuite Media Inc. Ryan will share the story behind Invoke Media and how... more
Hootsuite launches translation project, sneak peaks Blackberry app
Hootsuite has recently made two announcements. Following the company's shift into paid premium services, Hootsuite is launching language localization, which will get wind under its wings from... more
Facebook Temporarily Blocks all Ow.ly URL Shortener Links
The Inside Facebook blog reported earlier today that the social networking site temporarily blocked URLs shortened with the ow.ly domain developed by Vancouver's HootSuite. According to Inside... more
Hootsuite announces prices for its new paid account plans
Hootsuite will offer 5 tiers of plans for regular users. There will be Basic (free), Bronze ($5 monthly), Silver ($20), Gold ($50), and Platinum ($100), as well as an Enterprise model for $1500 to... more
HootSuite drops the bomb - paid accounts - but it's a lot better than you might think
The owl has done it. HootSuite is now a paid service—for some at least. At first glance, this will give fits to many users: "I refuse to pay!" Which is fine. HootSuite is determined to keep... more
HootSuite adds Social CRM tools
HootSuite is at it again.  This time they have updated their dashboard to help businesses socially manage campaigns by allowing them to learn about their audience and engage them with the... more
HootSuite: Love them, Love them not?
With the proliferation of digital mediums used a method of communiqué for brands and businesses, Hoot Suite’s unique market proposition is its succinct and intuitive approach that... more
B.C. capitalizing on the new culture of openness in Japanese telecom market
Every week Techvibes republishes an article (or two) from Business in Vancouver. This article was originally published in issue #1078 - June 29 - July 5, 2010. Wireless developers in B.C.... more
HootSuite joins the HTML5 bandwagon
If it seems as if we're covering every update to Vancouver produced Twitter client HootSuite, it's because we are.  The fact is that each recent update of HootSuite has warranted coverage, as... more
Hootsuite's Vorsprung durch Technik
Forgive Babel Fish's shoddy German, but it just did not feel right to title a post about the addition of localization support to Twitter manager extraordinaire HootSuite without at least... more
HootSuite adds Instapaper, Languages, and Email
Anyone who is using Twitter in any sort of promotional or professional capacity is probably already using Vancouver's own HootSuite.  Both the web version and the iPhone application are the... more
HootSuite updates their popular iPhone app
Techvibes' favourite social media tool, HootSuite has recently added a plethora of updates to their popular iPhone application.  According to the press release here are the... more
HootSuite adds to their shortening options
Vancouver's HootSuite announced this morning that they've made a change to their built-in URL shortener Ow.ly and added another shortening option to their social media dashboard. With changing... more
HootSuite offering Pro Certified designation
Classes are about to begin at HootSuite.  Or as it is known now: HootSuite University.In a move seen as a way to monetize their business, the HootSuite University program will offer those... more
Hootsuite releases Team Collaboration tools
Yesterday Vancouver's HootSuite released Team Collaboration tools for their popular social media dashboard that allow teams to better manage message publishing and conversation monitoring across... more
Ryan Holmes of HootSuite in Toronto
Ryan Holmes is the CEO of Vancouver-based HootSuite.  As many of you know, Hootsuite is a very popular Twitter client and social media dashboard.  Ryan was in Toronto recently and I had... more
What's On in Toronto this week
  Toronto's tech scene will be busy again this week.  Here are a number of technology and social media events happening this week in Toronto:March 24.  6pm-9pm.  Sprout Up... more
HootSuite acquires Android Developer Swift App
PaidContent is reporting this morning that Twitter social media dashboard HootSuite has now made an acquisition, buying up Android app developer Swift App. Swift App was the developer behind... more
Foursquare and MySpace added to HootSuite Social Dashboard #140tc
This afternoon as part of a panel titled License to Tweet: Applications and Services To Die For at 140 | The Twitter Conference, Ryan Holmes of Vancouver's HootSuite revealed that his social... more
HootSuite releases Android App
Building on the success of their iPhone App, Vancouver-based social media dashboard HootSuite launched a new version for the Google Android platform this morning. With today's launch, HootSuite... more
HootSuite adds Social CRM Tools and Advanced Statistical Tracking
Best known for allowing collaborators to distribute messages across multiple networks starting with Twitter and then Facebook and Wordpress, the newest iteration of social media dashboard HootSuite... more
Welcome PEER 1, Outcome 3, Webnames.ca, and HootSuite
A couple weeks ago Techvibes quietly launched a new directory feature - Paid Featured Listings. Companies in our Directory are now able to purchase one of three featured listings that will appear... more
Dave Olson joins HootSuite as Community Director
One week after announcing that they raised $1.9 Million from VCs and Angels, HootSuite is putting that money to work and have hired Dave Olson as their new Community Director.Olson will be... more
Bootup Demo Days companies announced
The Bootup Entrepreneurial Society has announed the ten companies that will be participating in the Bootup Demo Days session at the Canadian Financing Forum on January 28th and they are:... more
TechProfile: Ryan Holmes of Invoke Media and HootSuite
In partnership with Carlson Media, Techvibes is excited to release the second episode of TechProfiles - a series of one-on-one interviews with leaders in the Vancouver tech community. We're sitting... more
HootSuite Makes $1.9 Million Round Official
HootSuite Media, Inc.'s CEO Ryan Holmes announced the finalization of USD $1.9 Million of financing today in a press release. The official announcement comes on the heels of rumors and two... more
Did Hootsuite Just Score $1.9 Million of VC Money?
It appears they may have. News broke by way of Ian Andrew Bell’s tweet, where he pointed to documents at the SEC (US Securities and Exchange Commission) showing one David Blumberg of Blumberg... more
HootSuite adds WordPress support with today's update
The folks at Vancouver's HootSuite are celebrating the New Year by rolling out some updates this morning including support for WordPress blogs. So if you're a HootSuite user, log in and check out... more
Digital Media People to Watch in BC in 2010
One of the benefits of blogging about technology in BC is the opportunity to meet and interact with innovative technology leaders and evangelists every day. During 2009, we had the pleasure of... more
Hootsuite wins Mashable Open Web Award
Mashable - The Social Media Guide - announced the winners of the 3rd annual Open Web Awards: Social Media Edition today and a Vancouver company made the grade. Congrats to Ryan Holmes and the... more
HootSuite evolves into Social Media Dashboard
Vancouver's HootSuite has been hard at work over the last couple months and have emerged from the nest with what they think is the most easy-to-use and feature-rich social media dashboard on the... more
Canadian New Media Awards announces 2009 finalists
The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs) have announced this year’s finalists in 19 different prestigious award categories. As part of nextMEDIA Toronto, Canada’s leading digital media... more
Connect '09 Panels Will Not Disappoint
Next month the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) will be hosting Connect ’09, their premier event for technology start-ups and innovators. While the BCIC may have lucked out by securing... more
LPV8 Winners Announced
The Bootup Entreneurial Society's Launch Party Vancouver 8 "Under the Launch Party" took place last week and it was a huge success. Don't believe me??  Check out the photos. A panel of 8... more
Vote for Startup Most Likely to Suceed at LPV8
Voting for the Startup Most Likely to Suceed at this week's Launch Party Vancouver 8 event is still live for two more days. Head over to their contest site now to get your vote in for the People's... more
Hootsuite adds photos, file sharing, awesomeness
Vancouver’s own Hootsuite just went through a major upgrade, with some tasty new features that push it to the front of pack of url shortening, picture posting, social media-ing Twitter apps.... more
LPV8 Demo startups announced
Launch Party Vancouver has announced the startups selected to demo at their upcoming LPV8 event on September 16th and they have increased the number again to match the event with eight. Continuing... more
HootSuite 2.0 is here
The Vancouver twittersphere is well aware of Invoke Media's web-based Twitter client HootSuite and their aptly-named accompanying URL shortener ow.ly. Back in June we starting using HootSuite 2.0... more
Canada's leading Web 2.0 pioneers
The second annual PICK 20 roundup of Canada’s leading Web 2.0 pioneers has been announced over at Backbone Magazine. To compile the top 20 we assembled a crack panel of judges and asked... more
HootSuite 2.0 - get your Beta invite here
The Vancouver twittersphere knows all about Invoke Media's web-based Twitter client HootSuite and their aptly-named accompanying URL shortener ow.ly. Thanks to a 2.0 facelift, many more Twitter... more
The White House endorses Hootsuite
Earlier today, the White House made the switch from twitterfeed to Vancouver's own Hootsuite to manage their Twitter account - @whitehouse. Congrats to the folks at Hootsuite for gaining a very... more
HootSuite = Outlook for Twitter
Invoke Media's Ryan Holmes was at ad:tech in San Francisco last week and sat down with AdRants' Angela Nativdad to chat about Invoke's Twitter toolkit HootSuite. During the coffee shop interview,... more
Is the Business of Shorter URLs Worth Big Money
Should investors be gambling their investment dollars on fast-growing, but revenue-free startups? If the recent $2 million investment into Betaworks' in-house project bit.ly is any indication,... more
Vancouver-born Twitter Apps
Building applications on the Twitter API is all the rage and there are now hundreds of Twittter Apps competing for mindshare in the Twittersphere. Every developer community seems to have their... more
HootSuite Monetizes Twitter
Less than a month after they debuted a new name, HootSuite says they've now managed to monetize Twitter. We’ve integrated AdSense into Hootsuite, and allowed you to add your AdSense... more
BrightKit Follower Sources New HootSuite Name
After being online for less than three months, Twitter toolbox BrightKit premiered on the Vancouver Startup Index today in the #23 spot - very impressive. Now, I've just learned that they've... more
Startups on Tap at Ideas on Tap
Ideas on Tap have announced their final presenter lineup for tonight's event at the Yaletown Brewing Company at 1111 Mainland Street and their is a definite startup theme. Be sure to register and... more
BrightKit - The Ultimate Twitter Toolbox
Vancouver's Invoke Media is at it again. Today they launched a Twitter app called BrightKit - the ultimate Twitter toolbox. BrightKit allows Twitter users to manage multiple Twitter profiles and... more

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