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Should our jobs become completely automated?

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The job market has always feared technological change even as it has embraced it. Industrial manufacturing upset artisan craftsmanship. Google search and

Waterloop demonstrates world’s first functional pneumatic hyperloop levitation system

On the evening of November 1st, Waterloop showcased the world’s first functional pneumatic levitation system on a small test track at the Federation Hall at the University of Waterloo. The weeks leading to

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Waterloop

Hyperloop sets a new bar for sustainability in transit

A futuristic concept of how we move between city centers may be hurtling into our reality. Since being proposed by Elon Musk in 2013, the Hyperloop concept has made significant strides forward. With

Published on: November 8th, 2016 Waterloop

Huge VC opportunity hiding in plain sight

"The average 'enriched' startup raised 44x more capital to get a 25 per cent better return," according to the above controversial chart. Even more alarming is the revelation that U.S. VCs could increase their

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Behind the scenes of a Hyperloop kickstarter campaign

Waterloop has successfully funded our first two phases in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition, but building one of the world's first Hyperloop prototypes isn't just exciting, fun, and incredibly hard, it also will cost

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Waterloop

Five proven tactics to help turn web traffic into successful leads

Web traffic is always nice. But you might have a tough time if you can’t convert your traffic into quality leads. So how do you maximize your conversion rate online, especially as a

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Sean Jimenez

What happens when we ask ourselves: Am I living my most meaningful life?

Since the inception of business, we have been told to strive for success. There is an unwritten manual that most people follow that leads them from being a successful child to a teenager to

Published on: October 18th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

Top careers for tech lovers

The sky’s the limit if you’re a job seeker looking either to start or to advance a career in this digital age of rapid change. With the right educational background, training, and some

Published on: October 14th, 2016 Dave Landry Jr

The economy of the future

When it comes to considering the economy of the future, it should be encouraging that none other than the Government of Canada not only recognizes that we're in an era of fast and

Published on: October 4th, 2016 Dave Landry Jr

Women in Tech: Why so few?

In recent years, there has been a lot of dialogue, research undertaken and committees formed around the topic of women in tech. As was noted at the recent Women in the IT Channel

Published on: September 26th, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

8 secrets from a top Canadian venture capitalist

At the recent Fireside Conference held just outside Bancroft, Ontario, top Canadian fintech venture capitalist Christian Lassonde shared some insights into the mindset of a venture capitalist (VC). Focusing on fintech, Lassonde has invested in

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Karim Kanji

Mobile apps are redefining the application development landscape

Mobile app development is reaching new height as more people are turning to smartphones, tablets and laptops. This evolution has opened up large avenues for the mobile application development business. On the other

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

The signal and the noise: Unleashing the power of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) may still be more hype than reality with a certain amount of inbuilt scepticism surrounding it, but this is going to change, and companies need to be ready. Germany’s

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Mike Sharun

The brave new world of daily fantasy sports

Imagine being able to take $4 and, through a short, fortuitous series of events, having the chance to parlay that money into an opportunity to win a $1 million? And, all of this

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Charlie Teljeur

How small enterprises can leverage open-source to build for the enterprise

A few years ago I was told by someone at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that they were looking for companies to do business with that were as big as they were, or

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Mike Gifford