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Hookflash Turns to New Crowdfinancing Platform for Investors

ECN Capital has announced the launch of its new online investment platform for the private capital markets.

The ECN crowdfinancing platform aims to provide value, efficiency and convenience for investors while lowering the cost of raising capital for companies.

One of the initial offerings on the ECN platform is Calgary's Hookflash, an emerging technology leader in video chat, voice and messaging for mobile and the web.

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10 Things to Watch for Windows 10

Billed as the next chapter of Windows, today Microsoft will unveil new consumer features and a more complete description of Windows 10 – an operating system that promises to bring one common platform running across all computing devices. You can stream Microsoft's briefing live at 9am PST (12pm EST), or you can view it on-demand after.

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Reach App Selected to Launch in Alpha with Gallop Labs

Proximity-based networking app Reach has been selected to launch in alpha with the assistance of prescriptive mobile marketing technology firm Gallop Labs.

Toronto-based Reach was selected as one of six startups from over 100 applicants worldwide that bid to work with Gallop Labs in utilizing the developer’s growth science technology for apps.

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ScreenScape Partners with CBC

ScreenScape Networks announced yesterday that it has entered into a content provider agreement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

ScreenScape makes software that helps businesses connect and control screens over the Internet. Brand marketers and retail networks use ScreenScape to publish digital signage content on screens inside their stores.

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Entrepreneur of Year Finalist Says Online Identity Verification Can 'Redistribute Opportunity'

Stephen Ufford says he got the idea to start identity-verification startup Trulioo while watching CNN.

Anderson Cooper was interviewing a woman who had just gotten her first cellphone. When she uploaded a picture of herself to Facebook, she started crying. She wasn’t crying because of the phone or Facebook, Ufford says, she was crying because it was the “first record of her existence.”

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Canadian Crowdfunding Campaigns You May Want to Fund This Week

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:

smrtGRiPS: World's First Connected Bike Grips

Connected bikes are staring to appear but they’re very expensive and a lot of cyclists are pretty attached to their bikes and wouldn’t want to replace them. That’s where these connected bike grips come in, turning ordinary bikes into connected ones.

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Top Five Myths about the Canadian Technology Sector and Public Markets

2015 is now well underway and, like every new beginning, it gives us time to reflect on where we have been and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

Usually I start the New Year by providing an update on financing and new listing activity in the innovation sectors (comprised of the technology, clean technology & renewable energy and life sciences sectors) on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV).

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