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A Bold Prediction on Politics and Innovation in Canada

You might be excused for thinking no good will come of a federal election campaign introducing us to hashtags like #peegate and #barbaricculturalpractices.

But even though it’s not yet over, and I have no idea who is going to win, I’m going to make a bold prediction and optimistic prediction.

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Payfirma Named 'FinTech Company of the Year' at the Canadian FinTech Awards

Vancouver-based Payfirma has been named “FinTech Company of the Year” at the Canadian FinTech Awards, part of the annual Digital Finance Conference in Toronto.

The award is presented to the Canadian financial technology company that has shown the most entrepreneurial success in the past year. An impression recognition considered OMERS Ventures has identified 100 Next-Gen FinTech companies in Canada.

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Politik Presents the Canadian Premiere of Award Winning 'Give Me Shelter' Documentary in Edmonton

Politik, a global technology media company headquartered in Los Angeles, is pleased to present the official Canadian premiere of Katie Cleary’s award winning short documentary Give Me Shelter.

“Give Me Shelter” and the inaugural edition of “Subculture” - Edmonton’s biggest ever-retro dance party - will be held in Edmonton at El Cortez Cantina on November 6, 2015.

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Big Viking Games Seeks Top Talent Because They Know Great People Create Great Products

For Albert Lai, the CEO and co-founder of Big Viking Games, the success of his company all comes down to its fans.

“We believe that it’s all about making fans, that’s our mission statement, that’s also how we operate the company,” Lai says. “By making fans of our players, but also by making fans of our employees, we’re able to attract great people.”

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Implementing a Technological Standard Like Wifi? Don’t Overlook Patents

Many technological standards (e.g. wifi, Bluetooth, USB) have been established to promote efficiency and interoperability.

This can lower costs for consumers by increasing manufacturing volumes and reducing switching costs for standardized components. Adoption of a standard is usually collaboratively determined by a standard-setting organization (SSO) made up of industry players including innovators, manufacturers, and implementers in relevant fields.

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