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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry sale to FairFax cancelled, CEO canned

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. will wave goodbye to its CEO Thorsten Heins and sell $1 billion of convertible debentures instead of selling the company to FairFax Financial as proposed in a previous deal announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitcoin could turn Canada’s cities into ‘hubs of digital currency startups’

Thanks to Vitalik Buterin, full time Bitcoin writer and developer, for his contributions to this post. The Canadian Bitcoin community has come far in the past six months. Earlier this year, all that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 3rd, 2013 Michael Cayley

Canadian startups jumping on wearable tech bandwagon

Google Glass and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch have drawn attention to wearable technology, but the action isn’t all south of the border. Canadian startups are developing products that use gestures to control

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 29th, 2013 Grant Buckler

TribeHR staying in Waterloo after NetSuite acquisition

San Mateo, Calif.-based NetSuite Inc. has acquired Waterloo, Ont.-based human capital management (HCM) software firm TribeHR, the firms announced today. The merger will create the first complete cloud-based solution to include both an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson