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Kobo launching new e-reader, Android tablets

Kobo Inc., the Toronto-based e-reader and e-books firm owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, announced three new Android tablets and a new e-ink reader last week. The new e-ink reader, Kobo Aura, will launch Sept.

Published on: September 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Minister endorses Bitmaker Labs, backpedals on regulatory requirement

Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Brad Duguid visited the offices of Toronto-based coding bootcamp Bitmaker Labs today to signal a truce has been reached following a dispute that saw the firm cease

Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian schools miss the podium at international coding contest

For the first time at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the University of Waterloo can't claim to be the top Canadian school. Instead that prize will go to the University of Toronto,

Published on: July 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Anatomy of a championship-level computer programming problem

The top computer programming talent from universities around the world was all pooled in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). For five hours, teams of three students

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Alberta students scoop fourth place in international AI programming challenge

ST. PETERSBURG -- The University of Lethbridge won fourth place overall at an international programming challenge pitting them against other top coding talent from universities around the world in St. Petersburg, Russia. At

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Bitmaker Labs resumes classes, avoids regulation

A Toronto-based coding school is resuming classes after shutting down operations early last week due to legal risks posed by an investigation by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Following several media

Published on: June 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 refreshing perspectives on big data from Ideacity

When approaching both the challenges and opportunities posed by big data in the IT space, it's popular to try and quantify just how much data the world is generating on a daily basis.

Published on: June 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

School’s in for summer: AcceleratorU opens doors with ‘innovation challenge’

For kids, having to attend summer school is a sentence worse than prison. But for entrepreneurs looking for help getting their business launched, taking some courses at the brand new AcceleratorU might seem

Published on: June 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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