LinkedIn acquired Lynda last week for $1.5 billion and it represents LinkedIn’s largest acquisition in its twelve-year history. Lynda.com is an online learning platform which lets people take courses on a variety of topics. Topics include anything from web design and learning how to code to courses on body language and managing...read more
Canada’s leading business incubator for tech startups, Ryerson University-based DMZ, celebrated its fifth birthday this week. With 1,650 jobs created by...read more
Vancouver’s tech industry is booming and our tech and digital media companies need your help. There are over 3,500 tech and...read more
New technologies to improve life-saving communication, help prevent strokes or advance epilepsy treatment will be helping patients thanks to a new Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) program aimed at fostering innovation in Ontario's healthcare system.
The AdvancingHealth program is administering a $5 million booster shot for some revolutionary innovations being funded under a collaborative research program matching healthcare system needs and challenges with exciting technologies.read more
A $750 million class action lawsuit has been filed against Bell, seeking damages for alleged breaches of privacy.
The privacy breaches are alleged to have been committed as part of the Bell’s controversial Relevant Ads Program, which saw the company gather data about its customers in order to sell it to advertisers.read more
The world is fast progressing towards businesses operating and developing new products and services using a balance of full-time and freelance labor. We used to begrudgingly hire a freelancer to help out once in a while but the stigma behind that is disappearing and businesses no longer have access to the best resources through the full-time market.read more
It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:read more
We discussed the latest trends in startup public relations with Jason Kinnear, senior vice-president and national technology sector lead of Edelman Canada.
We explore why public relations is a powerful tool for supporting your business objectives, when to engage and how to build a high-impact PR strategy.read more
The importance of economic freedom in fostering entrepreneurship and small business creation is clearly demonstrated by the sluggish economic recovery of the United States following the 2008 recession, concludes a new book jointly published today by the Fraser Institute and the Mercatus Institute in Virginia.
And this provides an important lesson for Canada.read more
This week Starbucks expanded its digital tipping feature to customers in Canada.
The feature allows customers to show their appreciation to "store partners"—AKA baristas—by leaving a tip through the app.read more
The DMZ at Ryerson University celebrates over $70 million in funding for startups
The DMZ started in 2010 as a small working space occupied by a handful of Ryerson University-based startups that were developing digital media products. Five years on, it is the leading business incubator for technology startups in Canada, proudly based at Ryerson, Canada'spreeminent comprehensive innovation university, with the reach to forge powerful connections across a global ecosystem.read more
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission today announced that Metroland Media Group has paid $240,000 as part of a settlement over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.read more
Hundreds poured in to the Hilton Hotel conference venue for FITC Toronto 2015, which spanned from April 12-14.
The technology and creativity event covered a breath of topics in the world of business and entrepreneurship, and how these worlds often intersect with art and creativity – including talks as technical as making virtual reality a part of the future living space, to inspirational presentations addressing failure as part of the entrepreneurial journey.read more
An aging population is stunting entrepreneurism in Canada, finds a new study released this week by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank.read more
Recon Instruments has announced that Recon Jet, an advanced wearable computer for sports and outdoor recreational activities, will begin shipping this week.
Featuring a dual-core CPU, high-contrast display and point-of-view camera, Jet connects seamlessly to leading smartphones and wearable sensors, delivering contextually relevant information instantly, just below the user’s right eye.read more