Interac opens innovation lab in Kitchener’s Communitech research hub

Interac Corp. is setting up shop in Kitchener-Waterloo. On Tuesday, the payments giant announced the launch of the Interac Lab, an "innovation outpost and accelerator" located at Kitchener, Ont.-based hub Communitech that will

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

‘Fourth revolution’ driving Thomson Reuters’ upcoming tech centre, VP says

Thomson Reuters earned a lot of buzz two months ago after announcing that it would create 1,500 jobs as part of a new technology centre in Toronto. But while that initiative is still taking

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

Cisco leverages IT, marketing, and CSR expertise to launch Women Entrepreneurs Circle

What do you get when an IT giant looks to solve a corporate social responsibility (CSR) challenge in the Canadian economy, and decides to leverage their internal business strengths and connected relationships with

Published on: February 3rd, 2016 Cheryl Sylvester

Justin Trudeau helps open Google Canada’s new R&D headquarters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped into Google Canada's new Kitchener, Ont.-based office for a morning of playing with 3D printers, leading students on a virtual reality tour of Parliament Hill, playing video games,

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Innovation ‘activator’ Craig Haney moves from Canadian Tire to Communitech

In some ways, Craig Haney's new job as the director of corporate innovation at Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech isn't all that different from his old job as manager of Canadian Tire Innovations - he

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Salesforce offers Canadian startups one free year of Desk.com

Salesforce.com Inc. dropped by Toronto to remind Canadian startups about some of the free access to its platform they can take advantage of, and pile of some new freebies too - but like

Published on: May 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson

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

Payroll solutions provider Wagepoint beta-launches in the U.S.

Correction: The original version of this story and its accompanying headline said Wagepoint had launched in the U.S. Wagepoint is currently in a beta launch. The story also quoted Rao as saying: "If

Published on: May 9th, 2014 Candice So

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

Halifax startup records interview videos, helps BlackBerry workers get on their feet

With BlackBerry Ltd. set to close its offices in Halifax, N.S., in January, leaving more than 300 workers jobless, a local startup has made plans to try to help BlackBerry’s former employees find

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Jack Dorsey tells Waterloo he’s opening up local Square office

The co-founder of Twitter and Square visited Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto today and announced he's opening up a permanent office in the Waterloo region. Jack Dorsey delivered the news as part of a

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses slower to embrace data analysis, study finds

Canadian businesses are eyeing data analytics with keener interest than ever before, but many of them have been slow to start using data to make decisions, says a new study from Deloitte Analytics.

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So