Articles By Meagan Simpson

Microsoft Office 365 icons get a fresh new look

Microsoft Office 365's suite of tools have a new look, thanks to a new logo redesign of Microsoft's icons. In a blog post announcing the move, Microsoft Corp. called the new icons a

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Bringing immunization records into the digital age

Keeping track of immunizations throughout a lifetime can be difficult, it's easy to forget to write down each shot in that little yellow records booklet, but now there's an app for that; CANImmunize wants

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Ratehub acquires finance media brand MoneySense from Rogers Media

RateHub Inc., an online comparison platform for mortgage rates, credit cards and insurance, has acquired personal finance media brand MoneySense from Rogers Media. According to a press release, Rogers and Ratehub are expected

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

E-parking service now available at Toronto Pearson Airport

A Chicago-based e-parking platform has officially launched in Canada and as of today is offering its services to travellers looking to pre-book parking spaces at Toronto Pearson International. ParkWhiz is a mobile parking

Published on: November 30th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

FutureFit AI could help GM workers learn new skills, find new job opportunities

With the announcement that General Motors is closing its Oshawa plant as well as others in the U.S., there has been great concern over people losing jobs, well one Toronto-based company wants to

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

RBC launches ‘robo-advisor’ service for automated investing

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is putting investment on autopilot, launching on Thursday a new 'robo-advisor' across Canada. RBC InvestEase is an online investment platform that offers automated advice, recommendations and ongoing portfolio

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Investment in Canadian SaaS reaches $1.62 billion: L-Spark

This past year was a good one for the software-as-service (SaaS) industry in Canada, with more deals being made than the previous year and total investment in Canadian SaaS reaching $1.62 billion according

Published on: November 28th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Digital Technology Supercluster launches with $153 million government funding

That makes four; Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster officially launched Tuesday with the news that the federal government has granted the group it's allocated funding. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has signed the agreement

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Accenture launches innovation hub in Toronto, creating 800 jobs

Accenture has officially launched its new Canadian Innovation Hub in Toronto, with plans to create 800 new high skill jobs by the end of 2020. Mayor John Tory, and Todd Smith, Ontario Minister

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Small business telecom complaints hit low despite sharp increase overall: CCTS

According to this year's annual report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) the number of complaints from small businesses dropped dramatically from 841 last year to 494 this year, despite

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

IBM expands Salesforce, AI partnerships in Montreal, creating 100 jobs

IBM Corp. is expanding its Client Innovation Centre (CIC) in Montreal with plans to increase its work in artificial intelligence (AI) and grow its partnership with Salesforce. The company announced today that it plans

Published on: November 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Gap Inc. partners with Microsoft for digital transformation strategy

Earlier this month Gap Inc. announced that it is migrating its data platform, stores, online sites and more to the cloud, choosing Microsoft Azure to help move forward in its digital transformation. "As

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Black Friday bargain hunters turn to social media for shopping

Social media is drawing a lot of attention this year for holiday shoppers, with a major increase in Canadian consumers using Instagram and other social media platforms to make purchasing decisions, according to a

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson