BitLit is partnering with HarperCollins for a pilot program that aims to bundle physical books with their ebook counterparts.read more
When it comes to paying with a mobile device, Canadians seems very comfortable buying their daily coffee.
PayPal has not lost sight of this trend and today is leveraging it as they launch their first brand campaign in Canada.read more
Have you ever wanted to attend a hackathon but couldn’t travel to one of the many big-league events in the United States? Now’s your chance.
Techyon, a startup run by University of Waterloo students, has created Hack the North, Waterloo Region’s answer to those events, and it’s going to be big. We’re talking 1,000 hackers all in one place, working on projects over 36 hours, where sleep is optional, but fun is not.read more
Its time to change the conversation. We get it, we know that the world is changing, can someone now tell us how to get there?
“The future of work”:how many articles, blogs and books have you read or seen lately that are dedicated to the subject of predicting what the workplace will look like “in the future”?read more
Calgary-based visual search startup Slyce is scheduled to go public on Monday.
The deal, conducted through a reverse-takeover with capital pool company Oculus Ventures, will see shares in the company start trading on the TSX-Venture exchange.read more
The City of Vancouver is going to become a venture capitalist.
The city, which says it's not satisfied with the accessibility of financing for local startups, is going to create a "Vancouver Entrepreneur Fund."read more
John Bromley isn’t just a man with a cause. He’s a man with over 90,000 causes.
That’s the estimated number of registered charities in Canada, and so that’s the number of charities the he gives Canadians access to through his online tool, Chimp.read more
No matter where you are in the world, nothing captures the sweetness of a sunny afternoon better than ice cream.
Today, July 18th, Uber is serving cold treats on demand alongside 144 Uber cities, in 38 countries, on 6 continents.
In Canada, Uber will be delivering frozen treats to the residents of Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.read more
Seattle-based Zillow just announced that it has acquired Vancouver's Retsly, a GrowLab portfolio company founded in 2013. Zillow has not disclosed the financial terms of the acquisition.
NASDAQ traded Zillow is the leading real estate and home-related marketplace.
Retsly is a software company that normalizes real estate data from multiple listing services (MLS) so developers can build data-driven products for the real estate industry.read more
The federal government announced on April 1st of 2013 that they wanted the world’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to call Canada home and opened applications for their new startup visa (SUV) program.
Jason Kenney, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister at the time, issued a news release proclaiming that Canada was open for business.read more
June was a busier month than May in the announced technology M&A, both in terms of number of transactions and value.read more
Nextwave Software has completed an intellectual property filing to monetize instant messaging.read more
Roger Hardy is taking his rewards from selling an online contact lens company and making a big bet on shoes.
Roger Hardy, founder and former CEO of optical giant Coastal Contacts, announced today his company, Hardy Capital Partners, along with a small group of Canadian investors, have acquired Seattle's OnlineShoes.com for $140 million and Vancouver's ShoeMe.ca.read more