Poor food choices, such as overconsumption of carbonated soft drinks, are an important factor driving the global obesity epidemic and have been linked directly to diabetes and heart disease. But while public health agencies are working to help people to make healthier choices, monitoring the effectiveness of these efforts has been costly and difficult.read more
Starbucks today announced upcoming enhancements to its mobile app for iPhone.
The upgraded app "will extend the company’s leadership in mobile payment and allow customers to recognize Starbucks employees with a tip," according to the Seattle-based coffee titan.read more
Travel helps you to grow as an individual enhancing the prospects for your career and life. Your perspective, values, and openness are all influenced by the experiences you have in a foreign land.read more
Two organizations are seeking Canadian startups interested in spending a little time south of the border.read more
Apple launched an iPhone trade-in program in the US last August. Now the program has been brought to Canada.read more
Communitech's accelerator, Hyperdrive, has unveiled its fourth cohort.
The cohort consists of five startups: BitHound, Clipter, Structur3D Printing, Wagepoint, and WestonExpressions.read more
Identify verification startup Trulioo announced today it has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round.read more
North American recruitment firm Ian Martin Group this morning announced the acquisition of Fitzii.read more
Vancouver startup Easy Buzzer hopes to solve a problem that has become a headache for many apartment residents – the entry buzzer system.
Easy Buzzer allows residents (and roommates) to buzz in guests from their own phones rather than being restricted to a single landline or cell phone by their building. Residents now have the ability to add and remove their phones as answering devices for the front door intercom of their apartment with a simple web app.read more
Across Canada in February, technology M&A activity continues to be modest, while private placements are steady in number and total invested dollars.read more
Bringing skilled foreign workers to Canada is often the only way our nation's fastest growing tech companies can fill critical roles.
Of course, they could resort to poaching employees from other companies within their local tech industry—but this is frowned upon and would break some unwritten anti-poaching agreements between companies that exist today.
Besides, merely moving tech talent around doesn't result in the net new positions needed to truly grow an ecosystem.read more