Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices

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Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into talent abroad. Starting with campuses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver, the startup aims to plant physical flags in as many of the world’s global talent centers as possible. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 27th, 2017 Link: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/terminal-makes-it-easy-for-companies-to-open-international-offices/ Discussion 1)… Read more »

Toronto, Ottawa Look to Legalize Uber

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Description: City staff in Toronto and Ottawa have developed draft regulations that would create a new set of rules for app-based ride hailing services. Source: Tech Vibes Date: April 11, 2016 On Friday, Ottawa City Council’s community and protective services committee voted to approve the new regulations. That means they’ll go before the entire city council… Read more »

Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for blue-collar and service workers, raises $5M

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Description: Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need a better way to communicate with blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has beefed up its coffers with $5 million in new funding. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 15, 2016 Founded back in 2012, Beekeeper has its roots in a mobile… Read more »

PayPal Redesigns Mobile App with New Focus on Paying Friends

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Description: The new app makes it easier for users to request payments and to pay friends, family, and coworkers. Source: TechVibes Date: February 18, 2016 The free app, available on iOS and Android, reflects a change in how people move their money today. “You’ve shown us that sending and requesting money from your friends and family… Read more »

Spotify’s fastest rising star is a 24 year-old Norwegian

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Description: DJ and producer Kygo reached a billion streams on Spotify faster than any other artist. He’s now selling out arenas across North America, and he hasn’t even released an album. Instead he’s part of the $6 billion EDM industry… a market that’s made up of 20-year-old DJs who embrace the internet. Source: CNN Money Date:… Read more »

Facebook Plans To Put Ads In Messenger

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2016 A leaked document Facebook sent to some of its biggest advertisers reveals that Facebook will launch ads within Messenger in Q2 2016. The document, obtained… Read more »

The world’s cheapest smartphone is cheaper than expected, launches in India for $4

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: Mashable Date: February 17, 2016 A little-known Indian company is launching the cheapest smartphone in the world today. The Freedom 251, manufactured by Ringing Bells, is priced at just Rs… Read more »

Foursquare Expands On-Demand Food And Alcohol Delivery Options

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 The integration is made possible thanks to a mobile commerce platform called Button, which also works with companies like Uber, Airbnb and Ticketmaster. For you,… Read more »

BuildDirect Wants To Become The Amazon Of The Home Improvement Industry

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Description: BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company is opening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 Unsurprisingly, selling heavyweight products like flooring and roofing materials online takes a very different approach to logistics than selling books. As BuildDirect’s… Read more »