Toronto’s reputation for AI and beauty on display at Techstars Demo Day

Judging by Techstars Toronto demo day, Managing Director Sunil Sharma had a very productive Web Summit in Lisbon. It was at that November conference that Sharma not only convinced two international startups to

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Brampton – Rising today, building tomorrow

The phrase “tech hub” brings to mind Silicon Valley or Beijing’s frenetic Zhong Guan Cun district. While these and other high-profile tech hotspots grab much of the press on any given day, there

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Glenn Weir

Toronto girls school hosts blockchain hackathon to inspire interest in STEM fields

What were you doing at 16? The last few weeks have seen teenagers across North America make headlines as they continue to speak out on social issues, and it's become abundantly clear that

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How tech plays a role in concussion prevention, diagnosis, & treatment – Tech in Sports Ep. 36

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including video replay at the FIFA World Cup, an amazing basketball-playing robot, March Madness social media trends,

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The tech jobs employers are hiring for the most and where to find them: Indeed.com report

Canada’s vast IT skills gap is no secret, with the Information and Communications Technology Council reporting that more than 216,000 tech-related jobs in the country will need to be filled by 2021. Job

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Uber Canada’s new GM on changing company culture, winning back trust in the great white north

From allegations of a toxic work culture and drivers committing sexual assault to CEO Travis Kalanick stepping down, it’s safe to say Uber had a rough 2017. It’s struggled in Canada too, with

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto’s CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium now accepting China’s biggest mobile payment services

Last year, nearly 320,000 visitors from China spent $304 million on attractions, hotels, retails and restaurants in Toronto, so it only made sense that two of the city's biggest tourist draws would begin

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto tech community is turning heads, but needs to learn to brag more, says mayor at TechTO event

TORONTO - One of the most recent and tangible success stories in Toronto’s tech community involves a food ordering app and several frustrated downtown businesses. A perfect example of a technology developed in

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Coop

GM’s Maven chooses Toronto for first international city

GM is making its first international expansion to Toronto for its car-sharing service Maven, adding another competitor to the streets of Canada's largest city. Maven will compete with Zipcar, Car2Go, and Enterprise CarShare

Published on: February 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Telus, Trend Micro team up to open Cybersecurity Research Centre in Toronto

As the world continues to become more digital, businesses and consumers are facing more challenges than ever. To address the growing volume of cyber threats, Canadian telecommunications giant Telus and cybersecurity solution provider Trend

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Why Amazon HQ2 would be bad for Toronto

One of the shiniest gems dangled by Amazon’s HQ2 is the prospect of bringing 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs along with it. Critics of the idea of setting up Amazon’s new headquarters in

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Sidewalk Toronto will ‘stitch’ city together, Sidewalk Labs CEO says during AMA

The first 21st century neighbourhood won't isolate itself from the rest of Toronto, the CEO of Google sister company Sidewalk Labs said Wednesday. “It should be fully integrated into the fabric of the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop