Cisco to invest $150M in startup technology in Canada

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Cisco Canada has committed to investing $150 million in Canadian venture-capital funds, incubators and innovative companies as part of its innovation hub strategy that could bring 1,700 new jobs to Ontario. Source: CBC Date: August 17th, 2016 Link to article with video: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cisco-to-invest-150m-in-startup-technology-in-canada-1.2680919 Discussion 1) “Canada continues to produce some of the top engineering and management talent in… Read more »

Bosch Bonirob robot set to make field work easier for farmers

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Description: Bosch’s new weed-destroying robot could eradicate the need for herbicide use. Source: Digital Trends Date: November 20, 2015 The company Bosch is developing a farming robot the size of a small car that can distinguish crops from weeds. The Bonirob can then can fish out weeds mechanically & obliterate any unwanted plants into the ground with… Read more »

The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs will Start on Mobile: Enter Sello

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Description: Sello is a free mobile app for creators, curators and entrepreneurs where you can instantly create an online store, share your products with your social networks, and accept credit cards and PayPal. Source: Tech Vibes Date: November 13, 2015 Commerce is changing. Digital consumption has shifted from desktop to mobile, and people’s attention is being… Read more »

Karlie Kloss: The Supermodel of Tech

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Description: CNN’s Poppy Harlow goes behind the scenes at YouTube Space NY to speak with tech savvy supermodel Karlie Kloss who started her own YouTube channel “Klossy.” Source: CNN Money Date: October 12, 2015   Questions for discussion: 1.  How do celebrities benefit from sharing their personal lives on social media? 2. Do you subscribe to any channels… Read more »

How To Write A Killer LinkedIn Headline

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Description: Your LinkedIn headline is critical because it tells possible future employers how you see yourself. Source: Forbes Date: April 10, 2015 Until you conduct a few searches using the massive LinkedIn user database, you don’t realize just how powerful and essential your LinkedIn headline is. When you conduct a search for LinkedIn members using any search… Read more »

Here’s How to Get a Job at Google

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Description: Google’s Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock explains what does and doesn’t matter when applying to work at the company. Source: CNN Money Date: April 12, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would the opportunity to work at Google be a dream job for you? 2. If you were offered the job of a lifetime, but had… Read more »

$20K Hackathon Winner Uses Open Data to Design Career Path App

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Description: Industry Minister Tony Clement and CODE winner Danil Shevelev, who helped develop an app to help students decide what degree to apply for. Source: CTV News Date: March 27, 2015 After 48 hours spent mining government data, designing an app, and writing computer code, this year’s Canadian Open Data Experience winners came up with a way… Read more »

Typewriter is Not Dead

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Description: Despite the constant rise of technology, the humble typewriter is still a steady business. Source: CNN Money Date: March 13, 2015 Typewriters are still used today in certain industries; law, police services, book publishers/editors, etc. Even the younger generation is developing an interest in the classic devices.   Questions for discussion: 1. Have you ever… Read more »

Students Not Happy with Government Expecting Them to Work for Free, Launch #MyTimeHasValue

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Description: Students are standing up for themselves and proving to the world that their time has worth. Source: Tech Vibes Date: January 16, 2015 Student representatives of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers are issuing a call to the creative community to speak out against speculative work by sharing the message “My Time Has Value.” Read more Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

Is 2014 the Year We Hit the Technology Tipping Point?

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Description: The stats are in and showing that e-commerce is moving towards smartphone and tablet users. Source: Work Intelligent.ly Date: March 10, 2014   Earlier this year, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer said more users would access its content on mobile devices and tablets than on personal computers. That’s the type of trigger that has her and many pundits… Read more »