Amazon to open second office in Vancouver that will create 1,000 jobs

While we wait for Amazon to make its decision on where it will locate its second global headquarters, the company is continuing to expand its presence in Canada. Seattle-based Amazon announced today at

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Tech sector growth map of Canada – Updated for top VC deals in Q3 2017

Canada's tech startups saw more access to venture capital dollars in the third quarter of 2017 with a 110 per cent increase to $858 million USD across 81 deals, according to PwC's MoneyTree

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Brian Jackson


Vancouver’s chief technology officer keeping the city ahead of the digital curve

Jessie Adcock is in the midst of preparing Vancouver’s application for the Canadian Smart City Challenge, which is yet another step for one of Canada’s first municipal chief technology officers (CTO) in digitally

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto, Vancouver two of best cities in the world for women entrepreneurs: Dell research

When impediments to female entrepreneurship are removed, there is a dramatic uplift in a city’s economic prospects, according to Dell in its 2017 Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index, which was completed in

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Infographic: Canada’s most dense ICT hubs

Creative Capital is IT World Canada's series that examines the impact digital transformation is having to change the face of communities across Canada. We're doing deep dives looking at the major tech hubs

Published on: June 2nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Vancouver airport launches self-serve kiosks to meet new border clearance program

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Primary Inspection Kiosk program will be expanding in Vancouver this spring. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has announced that it will be increasing the number of self-serve border

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Glance Pay uses your smartphone camera to pay restaurant bills faster

If you've ever enjoyed a great meal at a restaurant, only to have your experience ruined by waiting to pay your server on the one credit card machine available, then you understand the

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Sport Chek opens hi-tech flagship store in Vancouver

Sport Chek has opened a new flagship store on Robson street in Vancouver, B.C. designed to engage athletes and entice customers with a high-tech approach to retail. The Vancouver opening marks the fifth Canadian

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Canada’s startup hot spots take a dive in new ‘Startup Genome’ ranking

Canada is home to three of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, but is falling behind the pace of other leaders, according to an exhaustive study conducted by researchers at San Francisco-based

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Coding event and job fair journey across Canada to promote Vancouver’s tech hub

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) is launching a cross-country tour of Canada, hoping to entice tech workers from Toronto, Calgary, and London, Ont. to pull up roots and move to British Columbia’s largest

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Candice So

Hootsuite hits 10M users, acquires Brightkit, launches Campaigns

Hootsuite Inc. has made a slew of announcements today, saying it has acquired Brightkit, a social media marketing platform – and it has already used Brightkit’s technology to launch a new product called

Published on: September 4th, 2014 Candice So

Intel’s wearable technology foray involves two Canadian startups

There was a buzz leading up to Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich's opening keynote for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the chip maker was poised to enter the

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson