Google buys U of T neural networks startup

Search giant Google has developed an interest in neural networks, and has acquired a startup out of the University of Toronto’s department of computer science doing research in this area. “Geoffrey Hinton’s research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

A month in the life of the U of T’s “Technopreneurs”

Commercialization of research from the lab bench into real world applications has long been identified as a missing piece of Canada's economy. Across the country, a network of incubators and accelerators are working

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 19th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Angry Birds teach physics to summer camp students

Angry Birds is more than just your average mobile video game – it’s a veritable popular zeitgeist. It’s hard to exaggerate the success of this simple game, in which birds are slingshot through

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Startup career fairs target firms trawling for tech talent

The University of Toronto is holding its first startup job fair for students and grads of tech related faculties. The Startup Career Expo is slated forOct. 11 at U of T's Hart Houseand organized

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup news round-up: June 6, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. WattPad scores more funding WattPad announced another fundraising round of $17.3 million led by Khosla Ventures and also including Jerry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup TO – Where’s all the talent at?

by Ashley Huffman  If you’ve been staying on top of the latest buzz in Canadian small business, it’s that there’s a lull of professionals to fill the holes in all these new startups.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

ShoeSense prototype enables gesture-based control over smartphone

It’s a little bit different from the shoe phone that satirical spy Maxwell Smart used, but the team at ShoeSense has a modern take on how your footwear could be used to control

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Infographic: Who wins the most Canadian government ICT funding?

Canada has many government programs designed to pump funding into the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Getting university IP to market: Levering youthful ambition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, we’ve talked about how Canada falls short when it comes to commercializing university IP and the leadership from the business community that is needed to address the gap. We’ve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2011 Francis Moran

Students get free cloud collaboration suite from Microsoft

E-mail and online collaboration used to be problematic for many students at the University of Toronto, but thanks to a recent partnership with Microsoft Canada the post-secondary learners will have access to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Brian the robot knows how you’re feeling

You have to assume that Dr. Goldie Nejat has never seen the Terminator movies nor was a fan of Battlestar Galactica, any of the other fictions depicting a dystopian future after the likes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

TTC tests video encryption tech that stops Big Brother from peeping

Karl Martin isn't abashed to show off surveillance camera footage of himself sauntering through an underground Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) corridor. The president of newly-minted Toronto firm KMKP Engineering is twinned on side-by-side

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Virtual world healthcare has real world benefits, Toronto researchers find

The Women's Health Center at the Ann Myers Medical Center might be a virtual healthcare facility, but the nurses and physicians that volunteer here are real. They work here to reach out beyond

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

GhostNet probers want Ottawa to thwart cyber spying

The Canadian government should move quickly to prevent improper use of the Internet by state agencies, businesses and organized crime rings across the world.That's an urgent plea being made by the group of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Nestor E. Arellano and Owen Fletcher