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Local companies mining business opportunity motherlode

Aug 12, 2014 - Global M2M expected to become $2 trillion industry within six years Full Article


Rogers and Shaw teaming up to try to take on Netflix

Aug 27, 2014 - Should Netflix Canada be concerned? Full Article


Companies grapple with anti-spam implementation costs

Jul 15, 2014 - CRTC getting more than 1,000 complaints per day, thanks to new federal legislation Full Article

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Vancouver company helps Victoria filmmakers pioneer digital distribution model

Aug 29, 2014 - When Mike Hanus and Silvana Azurdia first planted the creative seeds for Jackhammer, the Victoria real estate agents never imagined they’d... Full Article

‘Restore, don’t replace’: Vancouver company capitalizes on U.S. military budget cuts

Aug 29, 2014 - In the years following 9-11, the U.S. became engulfed in wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Full Article

External Development Summit to showcase Vancouver's video game talent

Aug 28, 2014 - Vancouver gamers hoping for an inside look at the gaming industry may have to hit the pause button if they show up at the city’s second... Full Article

Hootsuite on the cusp of scoring investment from U.S. mutual fund giant: media report

Aug 25, 2014 - Vancouver start-up darling Hootsuite is on the cusp of scoring an investment from Boston’s Fidelity Investments, according to an anonymous... Full Article

Learn to code craze spreads to toddlers

Aug 22, 2014 - Could your three-year-old learn to code? Full Article

Hootsuite on hiring hunt as Vancouver tech talent crunch looms

Aug 22, 2014 - Ask an executive about Vancouver’s tech-sector talent crunch and he or she would be unlikely to point a finger directly at the lack of young ... Full Article

Vancouver's GrowLab merges with Toronto start-up accelerator

Aug 20, 2014 - One big question always hung over Marcus Daniels as he helped early stage companies bridge the gap between a good product idea and a Canadian... Full Article

New deal with NBA a slam-dunk for Vancouver's Broadband TV

Aug 19, 2014 - BroadbandTV (BBTV) has inked a new deal with the NBA, allowing the Vancouver-based company to expand its five-year relationship with the pro-... Full Article

Canadian firms slow to embrace ‘Internet of Things’

Aug 19, 2014 - Data-driven efficiency innovations showcased at Grow Conference in Whistler Full Article

First E85 ethanol fuel station in Western Canada opens in Metro Vancouver

Aug 18, 2014 - One of West Vancouver's oldest service stations is now offering up a decidedly more modern fuel. Full Article

Even without a CEO, annual profits jump 116% at Vancouver's Absolute Software

Aug 18, 2014 - Profits at Absolute Software surged 116% over the past fiscal year even as the Vancouver-based tech firm went without a permanent CEO for more... Full Article

Vancouver’s Webtech Wireless vows to recover $800,000 lost through fraud

Aug 18, 2014 - The CEO of Vancouver’s Webtech Wireless says there was "no warning bell" for any fraudulent activity at a former U.K. office where nearly $1 ... Full Article

Revenues up slightly at Avcorp as aerospace industry awaits word on F-35 contract

Aug 15, 2014 - Revenues grew slightly at Avcorp Industries (TSX: AVP) during 2014’s second quarter, while subsidiary Comtek posted a nearly 50% increase... Full Article

Webtech Wireless prepares to reveal investigation results of $550k fraud

Aug 15, 2014 - Webtech Wireless (TSX:WEW) is promising to reveal the results of an investigation over concerns a former employee fraudulently redirected as much... Full Article

Tags: Fraud

Vancouver lures Asian tech companies looking for close connection to U.S.

Aug 14, 2014 - Just as Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Sony Pictures Imageworks expand their Canadian footprint and set up larger offices in Vancouver, Asian tech... Full Article

Vancouver software firm expands to New Brunswick, adds 63 jobs

Aug 14, 2014 - Vancouver software developer Appnovation announced August 14 that it is hiring 63 people to work at a new New Brunswick sales and marketing office.... Full Article

Local companies mining business opportunity motherlode in machine-to-machine technology

Aug 12, 2014 - Global M2M expected to become $2 trillion industry within six years Full Article

As Canada regulates Bitcoin, U.S. agency warns against using ‘Wild West’ of currencies

Aug 11, 2014 - A U.S. consumer protection agency is cautioning people against "stepping into the Wild West" of Bitcoin amid concerns the increasingly popular... Full Article

Norsat receives $1.7m satellite terminal order from Hong Kong company

Aug 11, 2014 - Richmond-based Norsat International Inc. (TSX:NII) has received a $1.7 million order from Hong Kong’s Datacom Systems International Limited... Full Article

Vancouver VFX studios descend on Siggraph conference to hunt for world's top talent

Aug 08, 2014 - As B.C.’s post-production industry booms and visual effects (VFX) shops struggle to fill their ranks, local studios are seizing the... Full Article

FDA hold on Ebola drug trials partially lifted

Aug 07, 2014 - A hold on clinical trials for a drug developed by Vancouver’s Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSXTKM) for treating the Ebola virus has been... Full Article

Vancouver's Avigilon reports record revenue of $65 million as profits dip

Aug 07, 2014 - Amidst a slight drop in profit, high-definition surveillance camera manufacturer Avigilon Corp. (TSX:AVO) is reporting a 66% jump in second-... Full Article

Wireless subscribers, data usage boost Telus' profits by 33% in second quarter

Aug 07, 2014 - A big boost in wireless subscribers and data usage has helped Telus increase its second-quarter profits by 33% compared with the same period last... Full Article

Are patents paralyzing the push for innovation?

Aug 05, 2014 - As Tesla announces it’s no longer enforcing its patents, experts are urging tech entrepreneurs to use caution before jumping aboard the open-... Full Article

What's Bitcoin worth to Vancouver? So far, not much

Jul 29, 2014 - As Ottawa enacts legislation regulating the digital currency in Canada, local merchants are having varying degrees of success getting people to... Full Article

Hootsuite opens new nest to manage rapid growth

Jul 29, 2014 - A small dog dodges a live birch tree before brushing by a pair of vintage skis perched against a wood-panelled lodge. The owner follows as they... Full Article

Okanagan prepares to break ground on $35-million innovation hub

Jul 28, 2014 - Tech minds often have a tough go if it in the B.C. Interior, says Jeff Keen. Full Article

Xplornet plans to provide high-speed broadband Internet to all rural Canadians by 2017

Jul 28, 2014 - Xplornet Communications Inc., Canada’s largest provider of rural Internet services, announced July 28 that it plans to provide access to... Full Article

Surrey's first Bitcoin ATM looks to avoid Vancouver's 'saturated' cryptocurrency market

Jul 24, 2014 - It will take about $20,000 worth of transactions before Surrey’s first Bitcoin ATM begins turning a profit, according to its owners.... Full Article

EA earnings and revenue soar past estimates

Jul 22, 2014 - The multiplayer game Titanfall were among the titles that helped California digital game maker Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq:EA) blow past... Full Article

Top tech sector challenge: building anchor companies

Jul 22, 2014 - An increasing number of Vancouver-based startups are intent on competing globally Full Article

Vancouver eBook provider BitLit partners up with publisher HarperCollins

Jul 21, 2014 - A West Coast tech startup is partnering with publishing giant HarperCollins for a pilot program aimed at bundling physical copies of books with... Full Article

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Vancouver's Vision Critical secures $16 million in venture capital

Jul 18, 2014 - Vision Critical has secured $16 million in venture capital funding, which it plans to use to boost its market share in the cloud-based customer... Full Article

Vancouver's UrtheCast to expand presence on International Space Station

Jul 17, 2014 - Vancouver-based UrtheCast (TSX:UR) is looking to the stars and setting a launch date for new technology it wants installed in the International... Full Article

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Microsoft slashing 18,000 jobs, no word on Canadian operations

Jul 17, 2014 - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be cutting 18,000 jobs – which represents approximately 14% of its entire workforce – over the next year... Full Article

Victoria software developer Helm Operations acquired by Japan-based marine society

Jul 17, 2014 - Marine software developer Helm Operations has been sold to Tokyo-based ClassNK, a major classification society serving the merchant fleet around... Full Article

Tesla Motors opens its first Canadian Supercharger station in Squamish

Jul 17, 2014 - B.C. drivers looking to trek as far south as California without spending a dollar on gasoline now have one more option.... Full Article

Forget summer camp — Vancouverites are all about coding camp

Jul 16, 2014 - In the midst of a Metro Vancouver heat wave, some young people are steering away from the sunny outdoors and getting cozy behind computer monitors.... Full Article

Canadian companies to ramp up deployment of the 'Internet of Things'

Jul 15, 2014 - Workers at Arrow Transportation Systems used to spend hours collecting mechanical data and driver safety information from its truck drivers once... Full Article

Surrey city entrepreneurs going global

Jul 15, 2014 - Financial software company opens offices abroad after 2008 financial crisis spurs growth Full Article

Canadian wireless prices among the highest in developed world: CRTC

Jul 14, 2014 - Despite the federal government’s efforts to boost flexibility for wireless customers, rates for basic-level packages have actually risen... Full Article

Average workers aim to become ‘hybrid’ computer coders

Jul 14, 2014 - Professionals outside the traditional technology industry are learning how to write computer code to increase their value in the increasingly... Full Article

Biotech firm MRM Proteomics names new CEO Gary Kruppa

Jul 11, 2014 - MRM Proteomics, a biotech spinoff from Genome B.C. and the University of Victoria, had enlisted a new CEO to help the business attract more... Full Article

D-Wave scores $30 million in funding for quantum computer development

Jul 11, 2014 - Burnaby-based D-Wave Systems Inc. has secured $30 million in funding as it embarks on developing the world’s first commercially viable... Full Article

Vancouver VFX studios Zoic, Artifex and CoSA VFX nominated for Emmys

Jul 10, 2014 - Two B.C. visual effects studios have earned Emmy nominations for work on a pair of American TV series that made Vancouver look like everything... Full Article

Tags: Film

CASL consent requirements a complex business

Jul 08, 2014 - Law’s anti-malware provisions complicate transactions for software developers Full Article

Ottawa targets new wireless carriers with spectrum auction

Jul 07, 2014 - Ottawa is setting aside a block of wireless spectrum for an upcoming auction in an attempt to bolster smaller providers and draw new companies... Full Article

Surrey aims to cut vehicle traffic, boost web traffic

Jul 07, 2014 - Plan would create framework for high-tech traffic management and better Internet access Full Article

Canadian companies love technology — they just won’t invest in it: report

Jul 04, 2014 - Private Canadian companies are proving to be averse to risk when it comes to technology despite acknowledging the great success they’ve had... Full Article

New anti-spam legislation won’t stop most spam

Jul 01, 2014 - Fourth instalment in a series. The first instalment (“Spam law to affect virtually every business in Canada” – BIV issue 1284;... Full Article

Vancouver biotech Verisante signs agreement granting sales and marketing rights in China

Jun 30, 2014 - Vancouver’s Verisante Technology Inc. (TSX-V:VRS) has signed a letter of intent with a China-based strategic partner granting exclusive... Full Article

CRTC should focus on CASL education, not enforcement: CFIB

Jun 30, 2014 - Take it easy on small business owners for the first year when it comes to enforcing Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), the Canadian... Full Article

The Sawmill aiming to provide cutting-edge environment for virtual-reality development

Jun 30, 2014 - Vancouver workspace’s technology designed to cultivate local 3D innovation Full Article

U.S. pharma firm Auxilium buys out Vancouver’s troubled QLT in $300-million deal

Jun 26, 2014 - Troubled Vancouver biotech firm QLT Inc. (TSX:QLT) is merging with U.S.-based Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: AUXL) in a agreement worth about... Full Article

Small businesses confused by new anti-spam laws

Jun 25, 2014 - Most small businesses have done nothing to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) that is coming into effect July 1, according to...... Full Article

GoPro to go public June 26

Jun 25, 2014 - The video company known for sports selfies, most often in extreme sports, is going public June 26. Details of the initial public offering for... Full Article

Bitcoin legislation implemented in Canada

Jun 24, 2014 - Digital currencies such as Bitcoin will no longer be exempt from Canadian reporting and regulatory requirements that currently apply to all other... Full Article

Tags: Crime Law Bitcoin

Sirona Biochem CEO Neil Belenkie resigns

Jun 24, 2014 - Sirona Biochem Corp. president Neil Belenkie is resigning from his position as CEO, the company announced June 23.... Full Article

Looming anti-spam law touches off flurry of email

Jun 24, 2014 - Legislation causes spike in spam as businesses scramble to beat July 1 deadline Full Article

Vancouver's LX Ventures rebrands as Mobio Technologies

Jun 23, 2014 - A once-failing Vancouver company that managed to turn itself around into an early-stage venture firm is undergoing another transformation and... Full Article

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Canadian businesses outdo U.S. counterparts in mobile device investments: poll

Jun 23, 2014 - Canadian business have nothing but praise for the benefits of smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies — they just have a time... Full Article

Ottawa shortlists BCTIA business incubator initiative for federal funding

Jun 20, 2014 - The federal government has shortlisted the B.C. Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) for funding that would provide physical space for its... Full Article

The ifs, ands and buts of new anti-spam legislation

Jun 17, 2014 - Knowing CASL’s exemptions is key to learning how it applies to your business Full Article

Local startups cash in on little-known tech program

Jun 17, 2014 - Rapid growth attributed to CTA, which provides free office space in expensive U.S. cities Full Article

Metro Vancouver company develops marijuana breathalyzer technology

Jun 16, 2014 - A local man is hoping to give police a new tool to help in the fight again driving under the influence of drugs. Full Article

Vancouver's Absolute Software names Geoff Haydon as new CEO

Jun 13, 2014 - Vancouver-based Absolute Software (TSE: ABT) has found a new leader to take the reins of the company after more than six months without a... Full Article

Rogers to buff up wireless networks in B.C.

Jun 12, 2014 - Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI) pledged to spend $452 million over the next two years expanding and boosting its wireless networks in B.C.,... Full Article

BCTIA honours British Columbia's tech sector innovators

Jun 06, 2014 - Advancements in clean technologies, breakthroughs in mobile applications and even space-age developments in video streaming were all honoured by... Full Article

Calgary biotech moving to Vancouver, going public

Jun 06, 2014 - A new Calgary-based biotech focused on diabetes and hypertension will go public later this month in a reverse takeover with a local junior mining... Full Article

Twin co-founders of Vancouver's Allocadia raise $7 million in venture capital

Jun 05, 2014 - The idea of founding a company with a sibling would give most people pause as they question whether business and family could mix in a way that... Full Article

Tags: Entrepreneur

Technology leads to more – not fewer – jobs

Jun 05, 2014 - A common belief is that advancements in technology have eroded jobs, but this is not true, according to an EY survey released June 5.... Full Article

Tech minds push for Cascadian collaboration

Jun 03, 2014 - Investors and sector leaders want Portland, Seattle and Vancouver to work together Full Article

Ottawa invests $5.5 million in Vancouver-based medical isotope machine

May 30, 2014 - The Vancouver-based national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics is one step closer to procuring a new machine capable of producing... Full Article

Vancouver high school student develops point-of-care test to detect HIV in infants

May 29, 2014 - Developing a point-of-care (POC) test to detect HIV in infants and acutely infected adults in a low-resource setting has been a daunting challenge ... Full Article

Young Canadians open to using online-only banks

May 27, 2014 - Could this be the beginning of the end for brick-and-mortar bank buildings? Full Article

Tags: Banking

Cloud payment app aimed at streamlined shopping

May 27, 2014 - Partnership blends online commerce with bricks-and-mortar shopping Full Article

Tags: Food Retail

Emily Carr partnership bridges business and design

May 27, 2014 - Art school’s brightest design students team up with GrowLab’s most innovative companies Full Article

Telus drops bid for Mobilicity: report

May 21, 2014 - Telus (TSX:T) has dropped its bid to acquire wireless carrier Mobilicity, according to a report from The Globe and Mail.... Full Article

Database to connect innovators and investors

May 20, 2014 - New non-profit project hopes to accelerate the growth of Vancouver-based startups Full Article

Anti-aging serum has proven results, announces Sirona Biochem

May 20, 2014 - Want younger-looking skin? A Vancouver biotech may have found the formula. Full Article

Proposed net neutrality regulations in U.S. could impact Canada: expert

May 16, 2014 - Proposed regulations in the U.S. over net neutrality could still influence business up north despite the fact Canadian regulators have been more... Full Article

Could Alibaba be making a play for Vancouver?

May 15, 2014 - Amid rumours e-commerce giant Alibaba is looking to expand into North America and set up shop in either B.C. or Oregon, experts say the Chinese... Full Article

PNI Digital revenues jump 26% amid $74-million Staples deal

May 15, 2014 - PNI Digital (TSX: PN) is reporting a significant jump in revenues in the second quarter of 2014 as the Vancouver-based company prepares to be... Full Article

Avigilon stock slide follows CFO's departure

May 13, 2014 - Avigilon Corp. (TSX:AVO) shareholders have seen their stock take a wild slide in recent days, and analysts say the recent departure of several... Full Article

Absolute Software reports 8% growth in sales

May 13, 2014 - Absolute Software Corporation (TSX:ABT) saw an 8% jump in sales in fiscal 2014’s third quarter ending March 31 when compared with the same... Full Article

Female-led tech companies target glass ceiling

May 13, 2014 - Creating more tech-industry role models and ignoring perceived barriers are among the steps needed to encourage more women to become leaders in... Full Article

Energy innovators develop locally, sell globally

May 13, 2014 - Province is a clean-tech leader, but public policy lags behind, industry stakeholders say Full Article

Company lands award for shore power technology

May 13, 2014 - SBOT trade awards recognize achievements of the city’s importers and exporters Full Article

India is a vast untapped opportunity for B.C. companies, SFU adviser says

May 12, 2014 - The number of students from India enroling in Simon Fraser University has been rising steadily over the past four years but business connections... Full Article

UBC student develops self-folding paper (with video)

May 09, 2014 - Folding under pressure appears to be a productive exercise for one University of B.C. student who is developing a paper that folds in on itself... Full Article

Telus marks end of an era as CEO Entwistle transitions to executive chairman

May 08, 2014 - Telus (TSX: T) CEO and president Darren Entwistle marked his last day serving in those positions on a high note. Full Article

Social Media for Professionals

May 08, 2014 - Irrespective of our personal opinions about social media, the fact is, social media is an integral part of researching for suppliers, sourcing for ... Full Article

Telus posts increased earnings in first quarter

May 08, 2014 - Telus Corporation (TSX:T) posted revenue and earnings growth in 2014’s first quarter compared with the same period last year, the company... Full Article

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