Facebook is introducing video calling in Messenger to Canadians.read more
Second Cup Ltd. today announced the national launch of Second Cup Coffee Co.™ Rewards – a free loyalty program with a mobile app designed to enhance its customers' coffee experience by providing a simple and fast way to earn points, redeem rewards and be delighted by personalized offers and surprises.
Today's launch represents another milestone in the company's brand revolution and commitment to delivering the ultimate coffee experience to Canadians. The Rewards program allows members to earn points for every dollar spent at Second Cup, providing exceptional value as reward levels are quickly reached.read more
BlackBerry is considering closing its offices in Sweden.read more
Toronto's SensorSuite announced today the successful closing of over half a million in funding from Extreme Venture Partners, Business Development Bank of Canada, and private angels.
SensorSuite is an Internet of Things (IoT) company that provides innovative wireless monitoring and energy saving solutions for multi-residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.read more
Toronto's Beam Propulsion Lab has raised $450,000 in seed funding for Beam Messenger, a first messaging app that allows users to see every letter the other person is typing as the person texts.
“The new capital will allow us to scale operations and expand to more countries, where people have been waiting for the app’s release," Beam CEO Alec Gordon said.read more
OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, this week released an app for Apple Watch in Canada.
“Our Apple Watch app is a natural extension of our popular iPhone app and it offers an innovative and convenient way for diners to engage with OpenTable while they’re on the go," said Jocelyn Mangan, Senior Vice President of Product Management at OpenTable.read more
Toronto's Whitecap Venture Partners announced today Whitecap III, the venture capital firm’s third fund and first to bring in investments from limited partners (LPs).
In its first close, Whitecap has raised $70 million ($20 million more than its initial $50 million target) towards an ultimate fund size of $80 to $100 million.read more
Engineering student turned lawyer Byron Thom was working at a big Toronto law firm when an entrepreneur from Vancouver called. Word had gotten out about Byron’s experience in technology and law, and friends and referrals were regularly calling about new and growing ventures.
Entrepreneur Pook-Ping Yao, wanted advice on his start-up. After hearing what Byron had to say, he quickly asked him to join his company.read more
Among Canadian-born startups, it was obvious last year that Slack as growing faster than any of them.read more
As obesity rates reach all-time highs, a new culture of health and fitness is emerging to rally against sedentary lifestyles.
Fuelled by new technology and the rise of the "quantified self," the future of fitness combines apps and analytics with good old-fashioned iron pumping to deliver optimal workouts and the motivation necessary to pull them off.read more
As a young undergrad in Toronto, Lishai was on her way to working in international development. She had lived in different countries, so working overseas was a natural choice.
Then she met a spoken word poet while in St. Kitts on an internship and it changed her life.read more