How to be a 28 year-old CEO

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Description: Tumblr CEO David Karp tells Christine Romans why Tumblr’s advertising strategy is starting to pay off and what it’s like to work with Marissa Mayer. Source: CNN Money Date: October 24, 2014   28 yr-old David Karp explains the success brands are having using Tumblr as a platform for advertising and that they typically wouldn’t have the… Read more »

Lack of Encouragement a Barrier to Girls Pursuing a Career in Science and Math

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Description: MasterCard has recently launched a new campaign that hopes to drive more women into the STEM industries. Source: TechVibes Date: September 19, 2014 Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women. For those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of… Read more »

Getting it Right the First Time: Manufacturing a Technology Product

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Description: The trend today is to outsource manufacturing to companies that specialize in it. In today’s competitive economy, you must align every aspect of the product design-manufacturing-and sales cycle to have the best chance to succeed. Source: TechVibes Date: January 21, 2014 While Canada’s software sector seems burgeoning with start-ups, there is also a good amount of activity… Read more »

Keep Learning Linux – It’s The Future

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Description: Linux may be 20 years old, but it’s as hot as ever in terms of job creation, a new survey finds. Source: readwrite.com Date: February 20, 2014 Everyone’s a tech company these days. From new-school video streaming services like Netflix to old-school grocery businesses and government agencies, technology increasingly drives business productivity. At the… Read more »

Zipments.ca Turns Everyday People Into Couriers to Get You What You Need When You Need It

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Description: Hate waiting for delivery of your online purchases? Well now there’s Zipments.ca, who cater to your delivery with personalized couriers. Source: Techvibes Date: February 7, 2014 Admit it, our busy schedules stop us from getting stuff done (I know—the irony!). The solution: We share resources and help each other. Vancouver-based Zipments.ca is making it happen with a selected group… Read more »

Communitech Launches Data.Base, the World’s First Structured Big Data Ecosystem

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Description: The Federal Government and Communitech hope that a $6.4-million contribution into a new database containing Big Data from various industries will help grow southern Ontario’s economy. Source: Techvibes Date: August 13, 2013  Communitech has launched Data.Base, which it claims is the world’s first structured big data ecosystem. Data.Base, a collaboration amongst government, academia, and the private sector… Read more »

Canada’s Growing Tech Startup Hub In Kitchener-Waterloo To Be Profiled In New Documentary

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Description: Often considered the “Silicon Valley” of Canada, Ontario’s Kitchener-Waterloo is a growing hub for passionate entrepreneurs willing to work collaboratively. In the cut-throat world of startups, this article outlines a refreshing documentary soon to be released. Source: TechCrunch   Date: July 8, 2013     Canada has a strong and growing startup community, and one… Read more »

Canadian Start-ups Head to London

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Description: Hundreds of Canadian technology start-up companies head to London to investigate the European city as a future place of business. Source: Techvibes Date: October 4, 2013 Techvibes spent that last week in London, England shadowing a handful of startups selected for UKTI’s Global Adventure Challenge and the C100UK’s inaugural 48 Hours in London.  Read Rest of… Read more »

Social Media Etiquette: Do You Kiss and Tell?

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Description: A recent survey conducted on Zoosk, Facebook’s dating service, has revealed some interesting statistics about romantic technology use. Despite the risk of public romance, many users are still updating their Facebook profiles with romantic posts. Who are these users and why do they do it? Source: Huffingtonpost.com Date: September 18th, 2012   Posting your… Read more »