I ask Ian MacKinnon a question I’ve asked many times before. It’s a good question: how do you want the community to think of your business?read more
The idea of a high-speed train connecting Vancouver to Seattle and Portland is being thrown out.read more
Toronto's SceneDoc today announced the completion of a $4 million Series A round of funding led by iGan Partners, with participation from Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and a group of angel investors.
SceneDoc is a smartphone/tablet-based software platform that provides law enforcement a highly secure, accurate and consistent means of documenting crime, accident and other incident scenes.read more
Tablets are more portable than laptops or desktops but more capable than smartphones. This hybrid approach has made them an ideal companion for most anyone, from business travellers to doctors to teachers and their students.read more
Vancouver's Trippeo announced today the official launch of its new Travel and Expense Management (T&E) software platform, which has been designed to dramatically simplify life on the go for the modern-day, tech-savvy workforce.read more
Stewart Butterfield didn’t set out to create a business communication tool. In fact, the software that later became Slack, wasn’t even intended as a stand-alone project.
Slack “grew out of software that we used to communicate while we were developing a game,” says Butterfield, the CEO and cofounder of Slack.read more
ECN Capital has announced the launch of its new online investment platform for the private capital markets.
The ECN crowdfinancing platform aims to provide value, efficiency and convenience for investors while lowering the cost of raising capital for companies.
One of the initial offerings on the ECN platform is Calgary's Hookflash, an emerging technology leader in video chat, voice and messaging for mobile and the web.read more
Communitech, the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) and OneEleven announced yesterday a reciprocal agreement that provides member companies access to one other’s facilities and services.
The announcement will continue to strengthen the Toronto-Waterloo technology corridor which has also been tagged the Innovation Highway.read more
Billed as the next chapter of Windows, today Microsoft will unveil new consumer features and a more complete description of Windows 10 – an operating system that promises to bring one common platform running across all computing devices. You can stream Microsoft's briefing live at 9am PST (12pm EST), or you can view it on-demand after.read more
Proximity-based networking app Reach has been selected to launch in alpha with the assistance of prescriptive mobile marketing technology firm Gallop Labs.
Toronto-based Reach was selected as one of six startups from over 100 applicants worldwide that bid to work with Gallop Labs in utilizing the developer’s growth science technology for apps.read more
ScreenScape Networks announced yesterday that it has entered into a content provider agreement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
ScreenScape makes software that helps businesses connect and control screens over the Internet. Brand marketers and retail networks use ScreenScape to publish digital signage content on screens inside their stores.read more
FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ global co-creation community, has partnered with Toronto's Upverter to announce the Circuit Board Design Challenge to drive the future of home appliances.
The challenge is targeted toward hardware engineers and hobbyists who have a vision for how appliance of the future should interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) community.read more
A Minecraft world that lets students simulate the life of pioneers and a tool that measures video and photo views on social media are just two innovative projects that have made use of Alberta’s not-for-profit cloud resource.
The Rapid Access Cloud provides a free resource for Albertans to test and play on the cloud.read more
A few weeks back, David Crow wrote an article on the evolution of the Canadian technology and startup ecosystem, asking 13 great Questions For 2015.
One of them - "What impact for will the falling Canadian dollar and resource economy have on the tech ecosystem?” - is beginning to be answered in startup board meetings this month.read more