Trudeau, Bieber and Blue Jays top Twitter Canada in 2017

Justin Trudeau, Justin Bieber and the Toronto Blue Jays reached major milestones this year on Twitter, accumulating millions of new followers and mentions throughout 2017. Trudeau, who had the most mentions by Canadian

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Justin Trudeau favours net neutrality; Elon Musk wins $50M bet; Black Friday deals

Justin Trudeau speaks out against the U.S. plan to reverse net neutrality. Elon Musk delivers a big battery to win a big bet. And some hot Black Friday deals on tech gadgets. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/7ev2vw/justin_trudeau_is_very_concerned_with_fccs_plan/

Published on: November 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google’s Eric Schmidt is really impressed by Canada’s innovative ecosystem

TORONTO - World leaders do not intimidate Eric Schmidt. As Google's CEO between 2001 and 2011 and executive chair of its parent company, Alphabet Inc., since its creation in 2015, Schmidt has been

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Justin Trudeau agrees with Donald Trump about one thing

TORONTO - Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump might have something in common after all. During a keynote discussion at Google's Go North summit on Nov. 2, Canada's prime minister was asked a direct

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Whole Foods hiring, Google interviews Trudeau, new e-reader

Whole Foods is looking a little bit more like Amazon. Google hosts Canada’s Prime Minister at its Toronto conference. And there’s a new e-reader on the market. From LinkedIn, one of the first

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

First details revealed for Google’s tech-focused neighbourhood in Toronto

Toronto is preparing to use technology to tackle the challenges of urban growth, and it will have some help from one of the world’s leading tech giants. Waterfront Toronto has teamed up with

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

PM Trudeau pitches Canadian cities for second Amazon HQ, dissenting voices speak up

Amazon announced its intentions to build a second headquarters location just a few weeks ago, and the sweepstakes are heating up as the deadline to submit bids ends at midnight on Oct. 19.

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Looking for new markets? Consider China, Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau tell businesses

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau want to see more women as managers and entrepreneurs

TORONTO - Jack Ma didn't think there was anything out of the ordinary about his company. During his Sept. 25 appearance at Gateway '17, a Toronto event organized by Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Diversity is Canada’s strength, Elevate Toronto cofounder says

TORONTO - Like the vast majority of attendees at Elevate Toronto, Achievers Corp. founder Razor Suleman was born the child of foreigners. Before giving the new tech conference's first-ever keynote, he asked the

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Justin Trudeau talks innovation, U.S. trade disputes in appearance at Vidyard HQ [video]

It's been just over a year since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's last high-profile appearance in Silicon Valley North, and his latest visit did not disappoint. During a fireside chat on April 25 at

Published on: April 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry gets into the self-driving seat with new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre

BlackBerry QNX is going all in on self-driving cars by opening a new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) in Ottawa. Housed inside BlackBerry QNX headquarters, the AVIC will bring the company's partners together in

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Alex Radu