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Outgoing CEO turned Telus into a national player

Apr 08, 2014 - Darren Entwistle will stay on as executive chairman after 14 years at telecom’s helm Full Article


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Aerospace firms throttle back on B.C. aviation plan

Apr 15, 2014 - The province wants to grow aerospace businesses into global supply chains, but Surrey companies may be too reliant on niche markets to profit... Full Article

Telus ordered to repay millions in texting fees it overcharged Quebec customers

Apr 14, 2014 - Telus Corp. (TSX: T) must pay back Quebec customers more than $2.6 million in texting fees, a court has ruled. Full Article

Shaw Communications chops 400 jobs

Apr 14, 2014 - About 400 jobs have been axed at Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) in a bid to cut down on inefficiencies, according to the company.... Full Article

Sirona Biochem signs $9.5 M deal with Chinese pharma company

Apr 14, 2014 - Vancouver biotech Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX-V:SBM) has signed a $9.5 million licensing deal with China's Wanbang Pharma to develop a new drug for... Full Article

Canada Revenue Agency extends tax deadline to May in wake of Heartbleed bug

Apr 14, 2014 - The Heartbleed bug, which exploited vulnerabilities across the Internet and paralyzed the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website, has given way to a... Full Article

Vancouver's HootSuite names new chief technology officer

Apr 14, 2014 - Vancouver-based HootSuite has a new executive leading the company's charge on technological advancement. Full Article

UBC researchers program robots to be just a little more human

Apr 11, 2014 - That nod of the head or batting of the eyes can go a long way toward signalling what you want from someone else, like that cup of coffee a friend... Full Article

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B.C.'s aerospace industry gets $1m boost from provincial government

Apr 09, 2014 - The government of British Columbia has given the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada's Pacific Divistion (AIAC Pacific) $1 million as part... Full Article

Vancouver’s iTendr reservation service expands to Asia, Europe

Apr 07, 2014 - After helping businesspeople and hotel concierges on the West Coast and Central Canada book tables at corporate-calibre restaurants for the past... Full Article

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B.C.’s high-tech sector outperformed economy in 2012

Apr 03, 2014 - There were fewer jobs in British Columbia’s high-tech sector in 2012, but wages in that sector spiked, according to a new report by BC Stats ... Full Article

UrtheCast releases its first images of Earth from space

Apr 03, 2014 - Vancouver’s UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) released its first images from the International Space Station (ISS) April 3.... Full Article

How to break into tech? Let me count the ways

Apr 02, 2014 - Think that learning to code is out of your grasp? Think again.The talent crunch in Vancouver's booming tech sector has been widely documented,... Full Article

Secure payment options help secure new business

Apr 01, 2014 - Vancouver's PayWith lands $10 million in funding and MasterCard deal for its mCard Full Article

Telus CEO Darren Entwistle steps down

Mar 31, 2014 - The president and CEO of Telus Corp. (TSX: T) is leaving his position after 14 years leading one of Canada's biggest telecom companies.... Full Article

Printing the future at Emily Carr University

Mar 25, 2014 - 3D technology promises to revolutionize manufacturing in a wide range of fields Full Article

Ex-Vancouver Canuck invests $250k in local startup

Mar 24, 2014 - The current incarnation of the Canucks may not be doing anything exceptional on the ice these days, but that hasn't stopped a Vancouver-based... Full Article

Vancouver security briefing targets internal threats as biggest security risk to tech companies

Mar 21, 2014 - When most companies think of digital security, they think of protection from external threats like DDOS attacks, malware, and fraud. But a recent... Full Article

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Zecotek Photonics granted Korean patent for its 3D display technology

Mar 21, 2014 - Richmond's Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V:ZMS) has been granted a patent in Korea for its 3D optical imaging technology system.... Full Article

BCSC proposes crowdfunding exemption rules

Mar 21, 2014 - The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has proposed a number of exemptions that would affect the way certain organizations could raise... Full Article

Rocket Builders releases list of B.C. tech companies set to explode in growth

Mar 14, 2014 - Rocket Builders today released its 12th annual "Ready to Rocket" lists of British Columbia technology companies that are "best positioned to... Full Article

Telus continues its telemedicine investment

Mar 13, 2014 - Telus (TSX:T) has announced yet another investment in telemedicine. Full Article

Trulioo nabs $6 million in venture capital, hits 100 million verifications

Mar 12, 2014 - Identify verification startup Trulioo announced today it has raised $6 million in a Series A financing round, according to technology blog... Full Article

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Feds, Canadian telecoms increasingly disconnected

Mar 11, 2014 - CWTA boss on the challenges industry faces from more government regulation Full Article

Prospector alert: there’s gold in them thar algorithms

Mar 11, 2014 - Bitcoin popularity spawns local startups servicing cryptocurrency sector Full Article

$300,000 up for grabs in BCIC-New Ventures provincial competition

Mar 10, 2014 - The annual British Columbia Innovation Council New Ventures Competition is back for its 14th year and is seeking emerging B.C. entrepreneurs ready ... Full Article

GrowLab reveals its spring 2014 cohort companies

Mar 07, 2014 - Three startups from Vancouver and one from Calgary have been chosen to participate in GrowLab's spring 2014 program, the startup accelerator... Full Article

B.C. tech sector had a billion-dollar year: BCTIA

Mar 05, 2014 - B.C. technology companies raised $1 billion in venture capital and public and private equity financing and in 2013, according to the BC Technology ... Full Article

Tax implications associated with moving to the cloud can be costly: EY

Mar 05, 2014 - Operating in the cloud and not being aware of the tax implications can hit a company’s bottom line, according to a March 5 EY report.... Full Article

Silicon Valley venture capitalist comes shopping for the next HootSuite with new $150 million fund

Mar 04, 2014 - From electronic gift cards to padlocks that use smartphones for a key, Vancouver has a wealth of innovative high-tech products and companies Full Article

Top 10 must-have free apps to grow your business

Mar 03, 2014 - Technology that helps you expand your business doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, there are many free (and free-to-try) applications... Full Article

Telus buys Kelowna electronic medical record provider Med Access

Mar 03, 2014 - Telus' health division Telus Health has acquired Med Access Inc., a Kelowna-based company that offers electronic medical record (EMR) services to... Full Article

Telus pulls out of Canada's wireless lobby group

Mar 03, 2014 - In a surprise move, Telus (TSX:T) has withdrawn from the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the telecom has announced.... Full Article

MDA turns profit in 2013; Westport doubles losses

Feb 27, 2014 - Two of B.C.'s largest high-tech companies have posted fourth quarter financials with dramatically different bottom lines.... Full Article

Ballard CEO retiring as company nears break-even point

Feb 26, 2014 - Ballard Power Systems (TSX:BLD) stock took a 14% bounce after the company posted fourth quarter earnings that surpassed analyst expectations and... Full Article

Coastal Contacts to launch eyeglasses line compatible with Google Glass

Feb 25, 2014 - Vancouver-based Coastal Contacts has announced that it is planning to launch a line of exclusive eyeglass frames, which will be compatible with... Full Article

Nomination call goes out for top clean-tech companies

Feb 21, 2014 - B.C. clean-tech companies hoping to get in front of some of America’s top venture capitalists may want to try to get themselves nominated... Full Article

Telus to pay $1.14 billion for new spectrum

Feb 19, 2014 - Ottawa has raised a whopping $5.27 billion through the sale of wireless spectrum – contrary to predictions of analysts who said the absence... Full Article

Vancouver company helps remote workers locate workspace

Feb 19, 2014 - Vancouver’s Network Hub has created an interactive map that will allow freelancers and remote workers to locate physical workspaces around... Full Article

UrtheCast cameras on International Space Station pass initial tests

Feb 18, 2014 - After a bit of a bumpy start, the two Earth-sensing cameras made by UrtheCast Corp (TSX:UR) that have been set up on the International Space... Full Article

Former Aspreva executives’ new company nets $56 million in private placement

Feb 18, 2014 - Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX-V:AUP), a Victoria-based biotech whose team includes the founders of British Columbia’s most successful... Full Article

Vancouver’s Axine scores $5.6 million in venture funding

Feb 14, 2014 - Axine Water Technologies, a Vancouver-based developer of industrial wastewater treatment methods, has secured $5.6 million in venture funding... Full Article

Bitcoin celebrations hit Vancouver

Feb 14, 2014 - Digital currency lovers will get the chance to rub elbows with fellow enthusiasts this weekend as Vancouver plays hosts to a series of Bitcoin... Full Article

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Telus credits 120,000 new customers for growth in fourth quarter earnings

Feb 13, 2014 - Growth in both wireless and wireline revenue at Telus Corp. (TSX:T) has led to a rise in its 2013 fourth-quarter profit compared with a year... Full Article

Vancouver's Go2 Productions wins major awards for digital mapping projection

Feb 13, 2014 - A Vancouver-based video marketing company managed to light up the room and score a pair of major awards for digital signage this week.... Full Article

SFU grad earns top prize for cancer-fighting venture idea

Feb 13, 2014 - The fight against skin cancer is enlisting the help of smartphones to monitor suspicious moles thanks to a Simon Fraser University grad's venture... Full Article

TeraGo buys data centre in downtown Vancouver

Feb 13, 2014 - More options are in the pipeline for B.C. businesses concerned over securing their data in the event of a disaster.... Full Article

Vancouver-designed technology bound for natural gas engines in India

Feb 12, 2014 - Trucks and buses in India that depend on natural gas are getting an extra boost from a Vancouver-based company that's designed a new technology... Full Article

Cascade Aerospace inks maintenance agreement with Lockheed Martin

Feb 11, 2014 - Lockheed Martin has formalized an agreement with Cascade Aerospace Inc., making the Abbotsford-based aerospace and defence contractor one of only... Full Article

Special event technology gets touchy-feely

Feb 11, 2014 - Vancouver’s Tangible Interaction combines digital media with tactile elements Full Article

CIBC, RBC roll out mobile payment apps

Feb 04, 2014 - Smartphone users are increasingly able to conduct financial transactions by using apps on their devices. Full Article

Telus opens $75 million data centre in Kamloops

Feb 04, 2014 - Telus (TSX:T) has opened a $75 million Internet data centre in Kamloops that will employ 25 local residents, the company announced February 3.... Full Article

PoCo's VendTek Systems sells Canadian business to focus on Brazil

Feb 04, 2014 - VendTek Systems Inc. (TSX-V:VSI), a Port Coquitlam-based company specializing in prepaid and financial services software, has sold its Canadian... Full Article

First implant of Vancouver-made heart device done at St. Paul's

Feb 03, 2014 - A device developed by Vancouver's Neovasc Inc. (TSX-V:NVC) for fixing leaky heart valves without requiring open heart surgery has had its first... Full Article

Did Bell ignore warnings it was hacked?

Feb 03, 2014 - Bell Canada (BCE, TSX:BCE) has confirmed that a third-party system it uses was hacked, resulting in 22,421 user names and passwords – as... Full Article

U.S. company acquires Burnaby’s Digital Payment Technologies

Jan 30, 2014 - A Burnaby technology company that makes pay stations and software for parking lots has been acquired by United States-based T2 Systems.... Full Article

Vancouver biotech to go public on Nasdaq

Jan 30, 2014 - Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, has filed an initial public offering on the Nasdaq – more signs that... Full Article

Transoft Solutions acquires Swedish aviation software company

Jan 29, 2014 - Richmond-based transportation software developer Transoft Solutions Inc. has acquired Simtra AeroTech AB, a Sweden-based software supplier for the ... Full Article

Local companies focus on workplace wearable tech

Jan 28, 2014 - Vandrico Solutions, Motion Metrics developing first smartglass app for hard-rock mining Full Article

Sierra Wireless acquires Vancouver’s In Motion Technology

Jan 27, 2014 - Sierra Wireless (TSX:SW) has further solidified its move into the M2M space with the acquisition of Vancouver’s In Motion Technology Inc.... Full Article

UrtheCast cameras now being installed on international space station

Jan 27, 2014 - Two high-resolution cameras developed by Vancouver's UrtheCast Corp. (TSX:UR) are now being installed on the International Space Station.... Full Article

London Drugs launches video tape digitization service

Jan 22, 2014 - If you are worried about losing years of family memories to video tape decay, London Drugs has a new service that will digitize it for you – ... Full Article

Hootsuite acquires American social analytics company

Jan 22, 2014 - Vancouver’s Hootsuite has acquired uberVU, an American company that specializes in social media analytics for business.... Full Article

BuildDirect secures $30m in financing, plans 300 new hires this year

Jan 21, 2014 - Vancouver's BuildDirect – which is well on its way to becoming the Amazon of home building products – has secured $30 million in... Full Article

MP aims to patch open net with porn and piracy blocks

Jan 21, 2014 - Conservative Joy Smith’s proposed legislation that would force Canadian Internet providers to limit public access to websites could be... Full Article

Rise of phablet could be phabulous for app developers

Jan 15, 2014 - This promises to be the year of the phablet, according to Deloitte's annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) report, which is good... Full Article

Wavefront startup Gauge Mobile acquired by Juice Mobile

Jan 15, 2014 - Gauge Mobile, a Vancouver startup that has developed near-field communication applications for marketing, has been acquired by another Canadian... Full Article

Google breached Canadian privacy laws with targeted advertising

Jan 15, 2014 - Google Inc. (Nasdq:GOOG) has had its knuckles rapped by Canada's privacy commissioner for targeting a Canadian with sleep apnea with ads for sleep ... Full Article

Vancouver biotech with baldness cure now listing on TSX Venture exchange

Jan 14, 2014 - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc., a Vancouver company that has been developing a cure for baldness, has graduated from the OTCBB (over the counter... Full Article

Wind Mobile withdraws from spectrum auction

Jan 13, 2014 - Wind Mobile has withdrawn from the 700 megahertz spectrum auction, something observers suggest is a blow to the Harper government's efforts to... Full Article

Sirona hooks son, grandson of Jacques Cousteau as brand ambassadors

Jan 13, 2014 - Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX-V:SBM), a Vancouver biotech that has synthesized an "anti-freeze" protein found in Antarctic fish for use in humans, has ... Full Article

Government announces rules to increase wireless competition

Jan 10, 2014 - Canada's Big Three telecoms – Telus (TSX:T), BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) and Rogers (TSX:RCI) – could have a bit more competition next year.... Full Article

Zymeworks inks major licensing deal, raises $15 million

Jan 09, 2014 - Vancouver biotech Zymeworks Inc. has raised $15 million through a sale of common shares and has inked a licensing and collaboration deal with a... Full Article

Moves and Appointments

Jan 07, 2014 - Andreas Truckenbrodt has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for PowerDisc Development Corporation, a fuel cell company, replacing... Full Article

E-commerce on mobile devices on the rise

Jan 06, 2014 - One-quarter of e-commerce around the world in the final quarter of 2013 was conducted on mobile devices, according to technology blog Techvibes.... Full Article

Mission Control, we have a problem

Dec 30, 2013 - Russian cosmonauts went on the longest spacewalks in their history recently trying to fix a glitch in two new earth observation cameras made by... Full Article

Local company harnesses anti-aging properties of Antarctic fish antifreeze protein for global market

Dec 23, 2013 - Sirona Biochem's discoveries attract attention from global cosmetics giant L'Oréal and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Full Article

BlackBerry reports $4.4 billion loss in Q3

Dec 20, 2013 - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is reporting a stunning loss of $4.4 billion for the third quarter of 2013. Full Article

Park Royal mall using gamification to target young shoppers

Dec 20, 2013 - It has been used successfully by companies like Vancouver’s Ayogo Games to help children copes with diabetes, and now more and more... Full Article

James Moore pops a cap in Big Telecom's assets

Dec 18, 2013 - Canadians with mobile contracts with budget carriers like Wind Mobile and Mobilicity will no longer have to pay high roaming fees when travelling... Full Article

American health portal partners with Vancouver crowdfunder FundRazr

Dec 17, 2013 - Whether they have just been diagnosed with a disease or are dealing with disruptions in their health insurance due to Obamacare, many Americans... Full Article

Anti-spam law set to hamstring Internet marketing

Dec 17, 2013 - Canadian businesses have six months to comply with one of the world’s most stringent anti-spam laws Full Article

MDA subsidiary to build satellite with AsiaSat

Dec 16, 2013 - Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a subsidiary of Richmond’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed an agreement with Asia Satellite... Full Article

Absolute Software CEO retiring, plans to become startup mentor

Dec 11, 2013 - John Livingston, who was in on the ground floor in building one of Vancouver's most successful software companies, has resigned as CEO of Absolute ... Full Article

India telecom network company to use methanol-based Ballard fuel cells

Dec 11, 2013 - Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest mobile services company, is teaming with Ballard Power Systems (TSX:BLD) on a pilot project that will... Full Article

High-tech gifts spark holiday retail market upswing

Dec 10, 2013 - With new gaming consoles and ultra-high-def TVs, it's a good year for gadget lovers Full Article

Tech boot camps gaining traction in Surrey

Dec 10, 2013 - Entrepreneurs seek advice on how to commercialize ideas and attract capital Full Article

American venture capital firm building new biotech in Vancouver

Dec 09, 2013 - Versant Ventures, an American venture capital firm focused on life sciences, has chosen Vancouver to create new early stage drug development... Full Article

OpenRoad buys local digital marketing firm Mod7

Dec 06, 2013 - OpenRoad Communications, a Vancouver-based website developer, has bolstered its design expertise with the acquisition of a smaller Vancouver... Full Article

Vancouver's Phemi, SAP developing medical big data system

Dec 06, 2013 - A Vancouver startup with some serious supercomputing credentials behind it has partnered with SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), a global leader in enterprise... Full Article

Vancouver businesswoman takes home top digital media award

Dec 05, 2013 - BroadbandTV CEO Shahrzad Rafati took home the Executive of the Year award at nextMEDIA's annual Digi Awards in Toronto December 3, making her the... Full Article

D-Wave founder named top global thinker: Foreign Policy Mag

Dec 05, 2013 - Geordie Rose, whose company – D-Wave – built the world’s first commercial quantum computer, has been named to Foreign Policy... Full Article

UBC, CDRD spin out new biotech focused on bladder cancer

Dec 04, 2013 - The Centre for Drug Research and Development’s venture arm, CDRD Ventures Inc., has spun out a new biotechnology firm that plans to begin... Full Article

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