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PEI startup using 3D printing to reduce risks of body piercing, pet and livestock tagging

The human body piercing industry is estimated to be worth around $722 million, but many people experience complications ranging from localized infections and skin reactions, to more serious bacterial infections, traumatic tears, and

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – IBM funding new AI lab, Toronto wants Amazon’s second headquarters

IBM is committing hundreds of millions to a new AI lab. Jaguar has become the latest car company to abandon the internal combustion engine. And Toronto wants Amazon to build its next headquarters

Published on: September 8th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Is the Red Sox cheating with Apple Watches fair game? – Tech in Sports Ep. 9

This week the Tech in Sports crew explore the fan experience with artificial intelligence at the US Open, Internet of Things sensors in European basketball, and virtual reality technology being used to train

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Next Canada announces former Ryerson president as new CEO

National startup incubator Next Canada has announced its new CEO - and it's someone with a more than passing familiarity with supporting Canada's tech scene. On Thursday the non-profit announced that former Ryerson

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – EU wants China-like Internet censorship, Apple dethroned as world’s 2nd largest smartphone brand

Huawei surpasses Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone brand, the Red Sox are using smart watches to cheat in baseball, and the EU wants to follow in China’s footsteps by implementing Internet

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Everyone wants to work for tech companies (and Disney), SurveyMonkey finds

Tech has long enjoyed an employee-friendly reputation - and according to a new survey by the "People Powered Data platform"-harnessing researchers at SurveyMonkey, its only real competition is the Mouse House. In fact,

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Tech execs react to DACA repeal, Google hiring in China

Tech executives speak out against Donald Trump’s move to end DACA, Google is hiring artificial intelligence talent in China, and Lenovo fesses up to spyware.   From Twitter, technology company executives are reacting

Published on: September 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The Business Leadership Podcast: Farhan Thawar, CTO & Co-founder at Helpful

Farhan Thawar is the CTO and co-founder of Helpful.com. Most recently he was the CTO, Mobile at Pivotal and the VP of engineering at Pivotal Labs. Farhan is best known for scaling Xtreme

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

The Business Leadership Podcast: Jodi Kovitz, CEO at AceTech Ontario

Jodi Kovitz is a passionate innovator, relationship builder, revenue generator, and connector. She is the is the CEO of AceTech Ontario. She is also Founder of #MoveTheDial, a movement founded in January 2017

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Diverse teams need influence to surpass homogenous ones, Uber’s strategy head says

LAS VEGAS, NV. - First Frances Frei told the audience the economy was in their hands. Then she started talking about toilets. The Harvard professor and senior vice president of leadership and strategy

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Think of generations in terms of digital savvy, not age, Silicon Valley analyst says

LAS VEGAS, NV. – If you’ve read a business-facing publication over the past two years or so, you’ve likely come across the observation that enterprises should adjust their digital transformation efforts to the

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Apple tells the FCC to protect net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey impacts IT customer service operations

Apple is finally taking a side in the war over net neutrality, Hurricane Harvey has impacted IT customer service operations, and Sony is the latest brand to jump aboard the smart speaker train.

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

How the makers of Gorilla Glass used SuccessFactors to modernize their HR operations

LAS VEGAS, NV. - Chances are you haven't heard of Corning Inc. But you're definitely familiar with their products. The Corning, N.Y.-based industrial glass and ceramic manufacturer's best-known product, Gorilla Glass, is incorporated

Published on: September 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The importance of updating sports infrastructure – Tech in Sports Ep. 8

This week the Tech in Sports crew continue to explore Kevin Durant off the court, this time as he invests in yet another tech startup. Plus, after Paolo visits Wrigley Field, he asks

Published on: August 31st, 2017 Alex Radu

Canadian startups are noticing U.S. headlines about sexism in tech – but will they take action?

Dave McClure was always known for having a potty mouth. So when he took the stage for a Q&A at Montreal Startup Fest in July 2016, event founder Philippe Telio jokingly asked him

Published on: August 30th, 2017 Christine Wong