Across Canada in February, technology M&A activity continues to be modest, while private placements are steady in number and total invested dollars.read more
Bringing skilled foreign workers to Canada is often the only way our nation's fastest growing tech companies can fill critical roles.
Of course, they could resort to poaching employees from other companies within their local tech industry—but this is frowned upon and would break some unwritten anti-poaching agreements between companies that exist today.
Besides, merely moving tech talent around doesn't result in the net new positions needed to truly grow an ecosystem.read more
Lately, a popular startup-watching trend has emerged that can best be described as “WWGD”—what would Google do?
Proponents of this strategy constantly look at the fields where Google is making acquisitions as a proxy for what will be successful in the future.read more
Video blogging platform Keek has gone public on the TSX Venture Exchange, through a reverse takeover deal with Primary Petroleum Corporation, a small oil and gas company.
The deal will also see Keek get a new CEO and board of directors.read more
There isn’t much dirt on the bottom of this young man’s Louis Vuittons, but it’s there. The blue sneakers would be inconspicuous except for his posture—if not for his high-crossed leg, propping his elbow on his knee as he gesticulates with a closing and reopening fist, there’d be no way to see the distinctive monogram.read more
"The evolution of computers and embeddable techs will be sized on a cellular level and injected into the bloodstream to communicate with your brain."read more
In an effort to keep Barack Obama and his presidential suite using BlackBerry devices, chief executive officer John Chen has held recent talks with the White House.read more
First of all, I apologize for asking—I know it’s a sensitive subject. Hey, maybe you are planning an extended vacation in the summer to make up for it, or else you are just too busy—again.read more
Québec-based startup Synbiota today received 2014 SXSW Accelerator award in the Innovative World Technologies category.read more
Canada's first expo based on the digital currency bitcoin lands in Toronto this April.read more
One of the great things about SXSW is that there is an influx of powerful thinkers and sub-genre leaders.
Often, they'll present a reality that culture has no way to prepare for. One of the primary themes this year is about digital privacy, surveillance and "sousveillance"—a termed coined by Professor Mann. You may remember him as the one who was assaulted for wearing digital glassesa few years back in a Paris McDonalds.read more
Wind Mobile's growth has stagnated. Based on early projections, it should have well over two million subscribers by now. Instead, it has fewer than 700,000, adding an anemic 39,000 during its last quarter.read more
The annual British Columbia Innovation Council New Ventures Competition is back for its 14th year and is seeking emerging BC entrepreneurs ready to take their technology startup "to new heights."read more
British Columbia is experiencing a boom in its tech industry. California’s Silicon Valley typically comes to mind when thinking high tech, but a growing digital media industry in BC, a budding talent pool, and the vibrant cities of Vancouver and Victoria are attracting big companies, new startups, and joint ventures.read more