Meta, an Artificial Intelligence Platform for Science, Receives $6 Million in Funding

Toronto's Meta announced today that they have raised a $6 million financing round led by Rho Canada Ventures and including Western Technology Investment and iGan Partners.

Meta (formerly ScienceScape) is a machine intelligence and big-data-as-a-service company for researchers and scientific industries and was a finalist for Techvibes 2014 Accelerator Graduate of the Year Award.

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Majority of Canadian Businesses Executives are Confused by the Internet of Things

According to new research from Microsoft Canada, the majority of Canadian business decision-makers (52 per cent) said they are working toward harnessing the power of the cloud.

This represents a huge leap from just a year ago, when 90 per cent of senior Canadian executives surveyed said they were not familiar with the real meaning of the term "cloud computing".

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Pythian Joins Battle Against 'Bro Culture' in Tech

Pythian, a 400-person global IT services company, announced this week its new Pythia Program and revealed its gender statistics along with a new glass ceiling metric called the Pythia Index.

Under the Pythia Program, Pythian will actively pursue diversification of its talent base with a specific focus on recruiting women who are making a difference in the IT industry, a segment that cuts across every talent group.

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Should Canadian Startups be Afraid of the TPP?

After years of negotiation, the new Canadian government will decide if it will ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership and bring Canada in to the largest free-trade zone in the world.

Proponents of the 12-nation agreement say it will open access to foreign markets and help provide a counterweight to China’s economic heft.

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IBM’s Watson Forecasts Trends and Products for Holiday Season

Today IBM launched the Watson Trend App, a new way for shoppers to understand the reasons behind the top trends of the holiday season and also predict the hottest products before they sell out.

The IBM Watson Trend app distills the sentiment of tens of millions of online conversations by scouring 10,000 sources across social media sites, blogs, forums, comments, ratings and reviews.

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YouTube Kids App Launches in Canada

For years Canadian families have turned to YouTube to ask questions, explore the world around them, and be entertained from nursery rhymes to the shows we love.

Today Google launched YouTube Kids in Canada - an app built with parents and children in mind that makes it easier for kids to find videos on topics they want to explore.

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Why Canadians Need to get their Heads into the Cloud

With announcements of Microsoft Azure’s plan to establish a Canadian presence and the build-out of network infrastructure by local companies to support more cloud computing, one thing is certain, cloud is here to stay.

And while there’s been a lot of chatter about cloud, I think there’s still a little confusion about what cloud computing is and why businesses, particularly SMBs, need to take note.

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Jaguar Land Rover Chooses AppCarousel for Cloud App Services

Calgary-born AppCarousel announced yesterday that it has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to operate a range of cloud services for the provisioning of apps and content to Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Founded in 2011, AppCarousel delivers and operates curated marketplaces, developer programs and commerce solutions for electronics, automotive, hardware and technology brands.

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