Technology companies play key role in new cannabis industry

Legalization of marijuana has arrived in Canada, and technology is playing a big role in this new industry, everything from artificial intelligence in production, to software for supply chain management, to e-commerce sites

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Shopify’s internship program attempts to address shortage of tech talent in Canada

Shopify has joined forces with York University, expanding its hands-on computer science degree program, which hopes to better prepare students for jobs in the technology industry. The program, entitled Dev Degree, operates similarly

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Shopify’s Tobias Lütke and other tech CEOs chart a path to scaling up Canada’s faltering digital economy

A group of Canada's digital economy luminaries say the country needs to double the number of billion-dollar digital firms here by 2025, in a new report released Tuesday. The Digital Industries Economic Strategy

Published on: September 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Robots create jobs; Apple losing customers; Shopify and AR

Robots might actually create jobs not take them, Apple’s new luxury phone prices scaring away customers, and Shopify bring augmented reality to ecommerce. First up trending on LinkedIn: Fears robots stealing our jobs,

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto’s top 10 most desirable brands for tech workers

Have you ever wondered what your employees think about your company? Well Hired, a U.S.-based job search website has released its annual report of the top employer brands as decided by tech workers.

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Q&A: Shopify’s R&D head on how research can help retain talent

As Shopify Inc.’s senior vice-president of engineering, Jean-Michel Lemieux is responsible for developing the Ottawa tech darling’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and platform. He’s also become an advocate for the role research and development

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

‘Netflix’ for businesses tools, Shopify updates app store

Shopify’s app store is getting a facelift as the e-commerce company uses machine learning to try and create a more personalized experience for users. The Ottawa-based company announced the changes on Wednesday, with

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Ontario to begin legal marijuana sales with online-only model

Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative Ontario government announced this afternoon that it will be rolling out online sales of marijuana when it becomes legal in October. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli and Attorney General Caroline

Published on: August 13th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Meet Google Cloud’s 4 anchor tenants in Canada

SAN FRANCISCO - Google Cloud may have been a late arrival to the Canadian region among public cloud competitors, but that hasn't stopped it from winning some contracts with major Canadian brands. Google

Published on: July 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Shopify acquires ecommerce return solution Return Magic

Shopify has acquired another app for its ever-expanding portfolio. On Tuesday, the Ottawa-based ecommerce darling announced that it had acquired the Montreal-based developers behind Return Magic, an ecommerce return solution for Shopify that

Published on: June 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify releases work chat app for online store owners

Shopify has officially released its mobile instant messaging app for business owners. Announced in May, Shopify Ping allows small business owners to communicate with employees and customers, run their businesses, and manage marketing

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify streamlining retail marketing and admin with Ping, secures payments with Fraud Protect

Shopify Inc. wants to make it easier for online retailers to market themselves and ensure their transactions are secure. To that end, among the numerous new and improved products announced Tuesday at the

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

How Shopify, Hootsuite and others topped LinkedIn’s first Canadian Top Companies list

LinkedIn has released the first Canadian edition of its Top Companies list, and while tech and tech-adjacent firms are unsurprisingly dominant, the reasons cited are decidedly old-fashioned. "The companies at the top are

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify now allows merchants to sell on Instagram

Shopify merchants are in luck. Today, the Canadian company announced that merchants based in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Brazil can now start selling on Instagram. With this

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Alex Radu