#ITWCchats – Take a trip down wearables alley chat recap

Updated 5:01 pm E.S.T. We just finished another amazing discussion with wearables startup labs from Toronto and around North America and were also joined by many wearables enthusiasts. A special thanks to our

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

Waterloo’s IQC working on sensors with single molecule precision

The University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) expects that sensors able to detect properties at the molecular level will be one of the first realized technologies to come out of the

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario kicks in $120 M for OpenText jobs plan

Waterloo, Ont.-based enterprise software firm OpenText Corp. will create 1,200 new jobs across Ontario over the next seven years with an infusion of $120 million from the Ontario government, the company announced this

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Canadian technology awards celebrate ‘Made in Canada’

After Scott Vanstone’s wife, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, received a posthumous award in her husband’s honour, she mentioned his dedication to teaching and to furthering the Canadian tech scene through his students. Vanstone, a former

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Auvik to simplify IT administrators’ lives with new product in beta

With the IT environments in many workplaces becoming more and more complicated, Auvik Networks Inc. has a solution that should help IT administrators with the rigueur of their day-to-day jobs. Founded in November

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

What a hackathon can teach your company about agility

Trying to stay relevant in 2014 can feel pretty impossible. If you’re a frequent viewer of Mashable.com and Gizmodo.com, the pace at which things happen is staggering. Luckily, the secret behind this agility

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

New contest gets students to harness data

Communitech's Database program and Students Offering Support, a charity for students, are launching a new competition for university students to rise to a challenge by leveraging big data - with a grand prize

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Pebble launches new Steel smart watch, app store at CES

The smart watch maker that relocated from Waterloo, Ont. to Silicon Valley so it could raise money on Kickstarter for its first product is now launching its second watch, Pebble announced today at

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cisco to add 1,700 jobs in Ontario

Cisco Canada and the Ontario government have signed a 10-year agreement that would see Cisco Systems Inc. adding about 1,700 high-tech jobs to the province. The jobs would most likely be focused on

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Candice So

Dentons kicks off program for startups’ legal needs

Multinational law firm Dentons is launching a startup program in Canada, helping tech startups incorporate and advising them on all things legal in their line of business. While Dentons Canada has already been

Published on: November 21st, 2013 Candice So