Zite is being shuttered.read more
Manulife announced this morning a new partnership with MaRS Discovery District.
Manulife will become a part of MaRS' FinTech Cluster, and will join companies like Airbnb, Facebook Canada, Moneris, PayPal and other startups at the centre.read more
500px announced last week that Kelly Thompson has joined 500px as Head of Marketplace.
Thompson is a photo licensing industry veteran, having worked as SVP, Product Development at Getty Images and COO of iStock by Getty Images.read more
Techvibes recognizes and honours these people and their companies through the Canadian Startup Awards, now in its fifth year.
The awards are spread across five categories, which each have three to six finalists.
Let's get nominating. Here are this year's categories.read more
Circle Medial, a San Francisco-based startup that helps doctors make house calls, has raised $2.9 million in venture capital, the company announced on Nov. 20.
While Circle Medical is based in California and its app is only available in San Francisco, the startup has a strong Canadian connection.read more
Big Data and the Internet of Things are being touted as the new frontier for business, with new and innovative uses for connected devices being rolled out every day.
Promising to unlock new levels of insight, enhance customer experience and improve safety and efficiency, Big Data is now on the brink of potentially transforming the way we live, work and think.
But, as the industry matures and utilizations become more sophisticated, where will the true value of Big Data lie?read more
Vancouver's Grouplend announced this week that it is rebranding itself as Grow Financial.
Since launching in 2014, the company's model has evolved from peer-to-peer lending to a much more robust financial platform, using cutting-edge software and advanced data analytics to create revolutionary financial services that extend far beyond loans.read more
Sarbjeet Singh says he thinks your bike lock should know who you are.
He’s the co-founder of Grasp, a Waterloo-based startup that’s developed a keyless bike lock that uses fingerprint recognition.
Singh says he got the idea when he was on the way to work and one of his friends missed the commuter train.read more
Virtual realty has yet to really hit the mainstream but 2016 might just be the year it finally does.
Devices like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR have delivered on some of the promises of VR, they’ve been held back by a lack of content and their appeal hasn’t yet spread beyond early adopters.read more
Monitoring your content and calorie intake can get complicated, if the apps or the wearables aren’t working for you – try the scale. Slate is the world’s first portable smart scale for nutrition.
The Calgary-based startup have developed a weight scale that connects to android and iOS devices through Bluetooth, and allows you to track calories, macro nutrients, and deliver information based on your serving size and type of meal.read more
The trend now, as it has been for years, is to give every new tech product or strategy a catchy name, preferably an acronym or initialism -- something that will be easy to remember and simpler to write in an email. It may seem a bit cheesy, but businesses do it because it works.
One example of this is BYOD, which is short for bring your own device.read more
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, Americans spend $15 billion annually playing fantasy sports online with approximately $11 billion of that amount being spent on fantasy football.
The NFL’s annual revenue falls just under $10 billion currently which means the "derivative" market has grown larger than the foundational market. That's nuts.read more