After years of refusing to make mobile games for smartphones, Nintendo now believes it can double profits by releasing Super Mario and other gaming brands onto third-party mobile platforms.read more
On Wednesday, May 13, Startup Grind Vancouver hosted a fireside chat at the Unbounce office between Michael Gokturk, the CEO and founder of Payfirma and Cheryl Draper, Vancouver Director of Startup Grind. Payfirma was the first company to introduce mobile payments in Canada, and has grown into a leader in multichannel payment platforms in North America.read more
Uber may have violated provincial tax legislation, officials say.read more
Internet of Things data analytics company Mnubo announced today that it has raised a $6 million round of financing to accelerate its IoT data science development and expand the commercialization of its SmartObjects analytics service.
The Series A round was led by White Star Capital and included McRock Capital.read more
Invest Ottawa announced this week a few notable additions to its Board of Directors.
Joining the board are entrepreneurs who helped grow Ottawa’s business ecosystem by creating new companies and are now giving back by volunteering their time. The additions include:read more
80% of Canadians have been unable to connect with local businesses due to inaccurate or outdated information in online or mobile searches at some point in the past 12 months.read more
Clearly is resolved to improve vision, productivity, and quality of life on a global scale.
Coastal Contacts, the world’s largest online eyewear retailer, announced today that it is rebranding ClearlyContacts.ca to Clearly, and unveiled its new vision for the company, comprising an ambitious broadening of scope and purpose. Clearly intends to be the leader in solving a globally under-addressed yet ubiquitous problem: preventable visual impairment and its enormous aggregated economic costs and impact on quality of life.read more
Canada isn’t equipped for global competition, says Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of BlackBerry.read more
In partnership with the Canadian Consulate San Francisco/Silicon Valley, the TechWomen Canada program aims to connect and support Canadian women in the technology sector to their peers in Silicon Valley.read more
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission this week announced that four companies have paid a total of $92,500 as part of settlements over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The CRTC also imposed a monetary penalty of $30,000 on a fifth company.read more
According to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s 2015 first quarter market activity reports, venture capital activity grew moderately.read more
Canada Post has launched FlexDelivery, a service that allows customers to direct the items they order online to a post office near their workplace, their child’s caregiver, their cottage, or a travel destination.read more