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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 HootSuite’s platform since 2010 and will remain a part of HootSuite’s engineering leadership team.

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Halifax's Compilr Acquired by Lynda.com

Compilr, a Halifax startup that teaches people how to code, has been acquired by lynda.com, a Carpinteria, Calif.-based online education company, for an undisclosed sum.

Founder Patrick Hankinson said last September he was willing to sell all or part of Compilr, and that he would be willing to continue with the company as a standalone company if he didn’t receive the price he wanted. Obviously, Lynda.com stepped forward with the right price.

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Vancouver's Axine Technologies Gets $400K from Government Following $6.5 Million Series A Round

Axine Water Technologies this week announced additional support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program: new conditional funding of up to $400,000 that the Canadian company says will be used to complete scale-up of its proprietary electrolytic oxidation cell and to complete preliminary multi-cell stack design modules.

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