Twitter celebrates its 10th birthday today, and the social media platform that we’ve all grown to love—well, some of us—has come a long way since its launch in 2006. Twitter has become a daily ritual for millions of users, spanning everywhere from tweeting selfies and food pictures, to playing a pivotal role in revolutions like the Arab Spring.read more
Social networks don’t bring people together, says Nicolas Leroux, instead they just bring people closer to their computers.
“We think that it’s not giving people a way to meet,” he says. “People stay at home, they stay on their computer and they share photos.”read more
In one of the first studies of its kind, UBC researchers found that traditionally successful manipulators who are classified as being part of the Dark Triad—people with narcissistic, psychopathic or Machiavellian tendencies—don’t send compelling online messages.read more
MaRS Studio Y is spearheading the inaugural National Youth Leadership and Innovation Strategy Summit.read more
As the Vancouver Tech Sector continues to grow and companies contend for top tier talent, what are the industry's major players doing to unite hopeful employees with employers?read more
Starbucks Canada says that its mobile ordering feature, Mobile Order & Pay, will be available to users in all remaining Ontario cities starting March 15.read more
People expect robots to play a big part in their lives by 2020.
A survey of thousands of travellers across Canada and other countries suggests three-quarters believe these robots will make their lives better and two-trhids being comfortable with robots in the travel industry.read more
Like many British Columbians, Darius Sahebjavaher and his brother Ramin like to ski and snowboard.
They say they’re big fans of listening to music when they’re hitting the slopes.read more
Starbucks announced today that it is changing the terms of its rewards program.
The Seattle-based coffee brand says its loyalty program will award stars based on dollars spent starting in April at all its Canadian locations.
Currently, customers earn a star for each transaction, regardless of how much they spend, and get a free food or item of their choice after earning 12 stars.read more
Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, this week wrote an open letter to customers surrounding privacy concerns in the US.read more
Brain cells, known as astrocytes, which play fundamental roles in nearly all aspects of brain function, could be adjusted by neurons in response to injury and disease.read more