Articles By Karim Kanji

Pumping iron with PUSH’s wearable and CEO

I had a chance recently to work out with a CEO. And not just any CEO. This one happens to be a graduate from the University of Waterloo in Mechatronics. He's also the

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Karim Kanji

Social media recap of Wearables in Entertainment and Sports conference

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Published on: October 21st, 2014 Karim Kanji

In conversation with a start-up: Jay Kapadia from Kiddology

Over the past number of years, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of startups. Some have become clients. I've also become a fan of a number of them. However,

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Brivo Labs shows off early implementation of Bionym tech

After a recent successful Series A round of funding, wearable device maker, Bionym announced today that they have begun shipping their Nymi Band to the developer community. The Nymi Band allows users to

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Wearable tech firm Bionym closes $14 M Series A round

Toronto-based Bioynm Inc. has closed its first major round of financing to the tune of $14 million. This Series A round was led by Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures and also included Export Development

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Halfway through 2014, a look back at the nine Canadians to watch in tech

One of the best things about contributing for IT Business is that every year, I get the opportunity to highlight some of the people I think are going to make waves in the

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Karim Kanji

A sneak peek into the second generation of wearable technology

Just when we've started to understand the implications of wearable technology, Seattle-based Reflx Labs comes along to give us a sneak peek into the possibilities of what the next generation of wearable technology will

Published on: July 14th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Insights into the Canadian wearables industry

Recently, we have featured startups that are leading the way in the new wearables space. Today, we bring to you an interview with one of the people that is tracking the industry and

Published on: July 7th, 2014 Karim Kanji

3 kinds of wearables as we know them today

Expect the nascent wearables industry in Canada to be worth $600 million in five years. This was one of the insights that Krista Napier, senior analyst of mobility for IDC Canada, offered at

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Prime Minister tries Thalmic Labs’ wearable tech on for size

Waterloo's Thalmic Labs played host to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last Friday during an official government trip to Communitech. Harper was visiting Communitech and stopped by Thalmic Labs to see the progress it

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Toronto-based startup launches first ‘smart’ accessory

Just over a year ago, the Pebble smart watch raised over $10 million to become the highest funded project on Kickstarter. Since then we've seen companies like Samsung Corp. launch their own smartphones

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Karim Kanji

GestureLogic shines spotlight on Ottawa-area startups

What happens when a university electronics professor wants to use technology to improve his health? In the case of Leonard MacEachern you get one of the most interesting startups to come out of

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Karim Kanji

Bionym’s Nymi: bringing ‘persistent security’ to the masses

Toronto-based Bionym finally demoed their heartbeat authentication bracelet , Nymi, in front of a live audience of the latest We Are Wearables meetup in Toronto on Monday. Designed and (almost) brought to market

Published on: April 29th, 2014 Karim Kanji

XYZprinting brings mobility to consumer-grade 3D printing

TAIPEI - At CES 2014, XYZprinting's da Vinci 1.0 won the Editor's Choice Award. Not resting on its laurels after that recent accolade, the Taiwan-based 3D printer is set to launch the da Vinci

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Karim Kanji

What makes an app developer successful: Robleh Jama of Tiny Hearts

When news broke that one of the world’s most successful mobile games - Flappy Bird - was being shut down, it left other game developers and marketers collectively scratching their heads. Why? Well,

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Karim Kanji