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Slack Raises $120 Million, Now Worth $1.2 Billion

Vancouver-born Slack confirmed today that it has raised $120 million in new investment, for a post-funding valuation of $1.12 billion. The round was co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures with the participation of all existing institutional investors and a few new ones, including Yammer founder and former...

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This Year’s Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick to Work

From claiming they need the day to fix some botched plastic surgery to saying they accidentally got on a plane, North America’s workers have either had some sitcom-worthy misadventures this year, or they’ve simply gotten more creative with their sick day excuses.

A new CareerBuilder survey this week looked at how many workers have faked being sick this year, as well as some of the strangest excuses they’ve used while doing so.

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Why Uber Should Have Launched in Vancouver First

In the fight of the global cities, it is known that Toronto competes with Chicago and New York to be the center of the universe, Montreal ambitions to be like Paris and London as capital of culture and arts, and Vancouver races with San Francisco and Seattle to be a beacon of all things technology and green.

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