CIFAR names first cohort of Artificial Intelligence Chairs, part of Pan-Canadian AI strategy

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) announced today the first group of artificial intelligence (AI) chairs at its first annual meeting of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy. The Canada CIFAR AI chairs one

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Canadian companies to contribute artificial intelligence to international space robots

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced that it is working with companies in British Columbia and Quebec to equip future space robots with artificial intelligence. The CSA is working with MDA, a

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Amazon says Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’ to Alexa

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian market in November 2017 along with its Echo and Echo Dot hardware. But it could

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

President to President with Luc Villeneuve, Red Hat Canada

ITWC President Fawn Annan gets to the point with Red Hat's general manager for Canada. Villeneuve speaks about building the open source technology firm in the country, the unique differences when dealing with

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Fawn Annan

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Federal government cracks down on ‘zapper’ sales suppression software

Canadian businesses that use, possess, or acquire electronic sales suppression (ESS) software or devices will now face penalties of up to $50,000 per infraction as the Conservative government announced new measures today in

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Acceo buys up fellow Quebec-based payment solutions firm

You could call it a "mariage de raison" - Montreal-based IT consulting firm ACCEO Solutions Inc. has acquired Laval-based payment solutions company Perceptech Inc., ACCEO announced yesterday. While financial details around the acquisition

Published on: August 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How Quebec firms can save big on R&D

It is a little known fact that organizations can receive more advantageous tax credits of up to 35 per cent of all R&D expenses, including salaries and materials, if the research is conducted

Published on: July 16th, 2013 Lydia Cappelli

Lower costs a goal of new Montreal Internet Exchange

Canada's third Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will open its doors to member registration May 1 and could help drive down the cost of Internet service in Quebec, according to its organizers. The Montreal

Published on: April 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sirius Conseils takes controlling interest in Abak Software

A Montreal firm that specializes in project and IT management has taken control of a software company that makes time and expense management solutions. Sirius Conseils said Tuesday it now has a majority

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Crowdfunding letter campaign targets politicians in five provinces

A national group lobbying to legalize equity crowdfunding in Canada is sending its message directly to provincially elected politicians across the country. Starting this week, the Ontario wing of Invest CrowdFund Canada (ICC)is

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Quebec’s microchip hub gets a $218 million shot in the arm

Did you know that the largest IBM chip assembly plant in the world is in Bromont, a tiny Quebec town of just 7,500 people?And that two world famous chips were made in Bromont:

Published on: July 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Crowdfunding needs investor safeguards, VCs and angels warn

Don't let hype overshadow investor safety if equity crowdfunding becomes legal in Canada, two of the country's angel and venture capital groups warn. Some leaders in Canada's angel and VC sector say equity

Published on: July 27th, 2012 Christine Wong