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Sharing economy: It’s a wild ride but it’s here to stay, says Zipcar co-founder

One of the sharing economy's global innovators came to Canada on Tuesday to proclaim that the trend is not only here to stay, but killing the traditional business model as we know it.

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Christine Wong

Increase employee engagement by giving them a SoapBox to stand on

Like many in the manufacturing sector, the majority of workers employed by dairy giant Parmalat Canada receive hourly wages – not the greatest recipe for an engaged workforce, Scott Goodman, the company’s vice-president

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Space pioneer helping young women find career launchpad

It’s been 24 years since Roberta Bondar’s historic space mission, but the Canadian astronaut, scientist, teacher, and photographer is continuing to expand her orbit as role model, especially for young women. In late

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Steve Proctor

3 tech trends in Asia-Pacific that hint at Canada’s future: IDC

Is the future state of Canada's technology market already playing out in the Asia-Pacific region? Some sophisticated trends in the mobility and augmented or virtual reality markets seen in the east will inevitably

Published on: May 2nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Facebook Canada head Jordan Banks on finding talent and getting them fired up

When Facebook, Inc.’s Canadian division opened its first office in Toronto seven years ago, its only mandate was to support clients with advertising, and there were only five employees, all of them focused

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The U.S. Olympic team’s 3 guidelines for making a product that changes the world

Three years after the term was first introduced, wearable technology is already changing the face of sports, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee's senior technologist - but if the developers behind this still-nascent

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CPEIA awards honour smart textile firm, graphic display maker for innovation

A smart textile manufacturer and graphic display maker became the first recipients of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)'s inaugural Innovation and Commercialization awards during a ceremony today at the Canadian Printable,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a “cutting edge” non-profit used VR to help Syrian refugees

When you think about how residents from Canada and other countries have helped Syrian refugees, virtual reality (VR) technology probably isn't the first method that leaps to mind. Yet VR turned out to

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

PwC Canada recognizes Celestica, Farmers Edge with innovation awards

A tech-driven farming startup and an industry-hopping supply-chain management firm are among the winners of this year's Vision to Reality (V2R): Innovator of the Year Awards, consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada announced this evening.

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Priv’s poor reception pushes BlackBerry back to mid-range smartphone market

It may have become a beloved fixture in the IT World Canada offices, but first-quarter sales were soft for BlackBerry's latest high-end device, the Android-powered Priv, with CEO John Chen saying in a

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why your firm should host a hackathon – and 5 ways to ensure its success

Hackathons have become de rigueur in the tech world - Facebook, Inc. held its 50th in February - but it's not just tech companies that can benefit from scheduling an all-day brainstorming and

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

UberPitch tales of frustration, success trend on Twitter

"All investors are in meetings. Please check back soon!" That was the message I was staring at for four hours yesterday as I continually requested an UberPitch ride in Toronto. My plan was

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Watch as we livestream an UberPitch ride on Periscope (or at least try)

We told you earlier this week about Uber's collaboration with investors across Canada to get them in front of aspiring entrepreneurs 15-minutes at a time, and on Thursday we're hoping to bring you

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according to the text of a speech to be delivered

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson