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BlackBerry extends John Chen’s contract to 2023

BlackBerry Ltd. is betting on CEO John Chen for the long run. The two announced an agreement to extend Chen’s leadership of BlackBerry through November 2023, the company announced today. BlackBerry has “tremendous”

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

We used AI to replicate the Ontario Cannabis Store logo for free

Logojoy co-founders Dawson Whitfield and Rares Crisan are quick to point out that the $650,000 price tag attributed to the new Ontario Cannabis Store brand unveiled last week would have included far more

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canada is the perfect place to innovate, Amazon’s head of Canadian advertising says

TORONTO - Tamir Bar-Haim was nervous about continuing his career in Toronto after working out of Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. Canada was home, and the idea of relocating his family was enticing.

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon buys smart doorbell for $1 billion, 2018 Canadian Federal Budget focuses on cyber security

Ford has announced plans to bring its self-driving delivery cars to the streets of Miami, Amazon is strengthening its smart home lineup with the acquisition of a smart doorbell startup, and the 2018

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Radu

The Business Leadership Podcast: Ben Baldwin, founder at The Founder City Project

Ben Baldwin is co-founder of ScaleDriver, an innovation-building system for Fortune 500s, and of The Founder City Project, a peer community of 500+ founders and teams, trained to support each other, solve problems,

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Ford executive details auto maker’s autonomous vehicle plans

Ford has been one of the most vocal automotive manufacturers in the autonomous vehicle space, announcing back in 2016 that it will have a fully driverless vehicle ready to hit roads in 2021.

Published on: February 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

New: Pay your taxes from a Canada Post location

First it was loading money into an Amazon account from Canada Post Locations, and now it's the ability to pay your taxes that Toronto-based Payment Source is enabling. Starting this year, when Canadians

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Visa’s chief risk officer shares the company’s four pillars of payment security

As the chief risk offer at Visa Inc., Ellen Richey knows a thing or two about data security. After all, the criminals who make her job necessary are primarily out to steal personal

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Doctor-turned-app developer presents “A Hippocratic Oath for tech”

As both a critical care specialist and the co-founder and chief medical officer of mobile health startup Figure 1, Joshua Landy is in a uniquely qualified position to propose a Hippocratic Oath for

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Top Hat, Shopify rethink recruitment strategies for top sales talent

Two fast-growing tech startups based in Ontario launched new, unique approaches to recruiting talent this past week - one created its own "Sales University," the other launched a careers page that applies to you.

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Fewer than 25 per cent of Canadian companies will invest in AI between now and 2020

Artificial intelligence is knocking on the front door, but not all companies are welcoming it in with open arms. In its latest IT Trends in Large and Medium-Sized Canadian Businesses report, Montreal-based IT

Published on: February 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial begins; Elon Musk launches a Tesla Roadster into space

A high-profile trial between Uber and Google’s self-driving division Waymo begins in San Francisco. Tesla founder Elon Musk launches one of his company’s first vehicles into space. And Julian Assange’s request to temporarily

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending: Samsung heir leaves jail; Intel’s new smart eyewear; tech makes a splash at the Superbowl

Former Samsung head Jay Y. Lee has been released from jail, five months after being convicted of bribery charges. Intel has designed new smart eyewear that projects images onto your retina and looks

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Blockchain-powered safety deposit boxes can store your cryptocurrency, says Versabank

People who collect cryptocurrencies typically do so to move away from traditional banking systems, but Versabank is welcoming them with open arms. “We’re a very unusual bank,” David Taylor, Versabank’s president and CEO

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

Bruce Croxon’s top five predictions for Canadian business in 2018

By his own admission, Bruce Croxon finds predictions difficult. "Things are changing so fast," the Round 13 Capital managing martner and former Dragons’ Den investor says when discussing his five predictions for what

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood