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Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Asteroid mining firm to crowdfund first space telescope on Kickstarter

Planetary Resources plans to use Kickstarter to raise $1 million in the first crowdfunding campaign to offer backers a "space selfie" photo as an incentive. The Seattle-based firm that is headed by Chris

Published on: May 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup Canada Communities to bind together entrepreneurs nation-wide

Entrepreneurs from across Canada can soon connect via a new Web site from Startup Canada – one that’s slated to be an online community for finding support, mentors, events, workspace and funding. The

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Candice So

Fundica roadshow to teach entrepreneurs how to pitch

Entrepreneurs and funders looking to make a valuable connection may get their chance, thanks to the first Funding Roadshow moving across Canada this month. For about two weeks in May, the roadshow is

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Candice So

Waterloo students competing in ‘March Madness’ of computer programming

As March Madness – the month of NCAA basketball playoff matches that is also viewed as the tournament that recognizes the best post-secondary school talent in the world – comes to a close,

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Apple’s iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's educational content delivery platform has passed the 1 billion downloads mark in total, Apple announced today. iTunes U has also delivered more than 300 million pieces of content since it became an

Published on: February 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Guardly releases locating technology accurate to the room number

Toronto-based Guardly launched an update to its mobile personal safety solution yesterday with an Indoor Positioning System that can locate a users' precise location within a building. The update means that when someone

Published on: February 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Industry Canada encourages private R&D investment in small firms

The federal government has updated the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy to encourage firms receiving major government defence and security contracts to in turns partner with small businesses, it announced yesterday. The

Published on: February 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

‘Frienemies’ at work – is your data safe?

If you have children or are young enough to remember back to your school days, the term “frenemy” might be familiar – the concept that someone inside your group of friends might be

Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Venture capital firm eyes opportunities in Waterloo’s Quantum Valley

Efforts by the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Western Ontario to become a centre for research in quantum computing are attracting international attention, with a recent visit to the region by a prominent international venture

Published on: February 5th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

Waterloo incubator announces second cohort of tech startups

The Hyperdrive program, the $30-million incubator launched by Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech, announced its second cohort today with 11 technology start-ups participating. The incubator is welcoming its second cohort less than one year after

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Employee surveillance could poison work culture, lawyer says

It was a memorable moment in movie history when Jim Carey, playing Truman Burbank, opened the door to the outside world for the first time and just before exiting the stage of The

Published on: January 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Where is Ontario’s mobile action plan?

Ontario needs a five-year action plan to become a leading mobile jurisdiction.According to a report from IT World Canada, that's the demand the Ontario College of Arts and Design (OCAD), a university with

Published on: January 17th, 2013 Jeff Jedras