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Industries

Nov 6, 2017
Retailers can’t see the way forward in online-dominated market
By the Editors

In the wake of the recent Sears Canada bankruptcy, it seems that every brick-and-mortar retailer is fighting to survive against the swell of online purchases that dominate the market. According to a new report from accounting and advisory firm Deloitte Canada, more than 60 per cent of retail executives know they...

Nov 3, 2017
Amazon unveils plans for new Vancouver office, partnership with First Nations Technology Council
Nathan Caddell

Amazon.com Inc. announced a second Vancouver office today, and no, it’s not the coveted second headquarters for the tech giant that the city is bidding for. But what some executives and reporters were calling H2 Lite is impressive in its own right. The 4,500-square-metre space at 402 Dunsmuir Street, scheduled to open in 2020...

Nov 3, 2017
Chinese tech giant invests in Geordie Rose's AI startup

China's Tencent Holdings, best known for developing the world's most popular chat app, WeChat, is just the latest technology giant to invest in Vancouver artificial intelligence startup Kindred Systems Inc. Tencent recently joined earlier investors Eclipse Ventures and First Round Capital in a US$28-million Series B financing round. As we...

Nov 3, 2017
BuildDirect founder pours out his heart over resignation

It is but one man's account. But founder Jeff Booth's description on LinkedIn of what brought him to resign from home improvement supply e-tailer Builddirect.com captures all the emotion and drama of entrepreneurship. Booth both rationalizes and blames his decision to take on debt (to help the company's technology handle the...

Nov 3, 2017
How will business fare with the NDP back at the helm?
Richard Littlemore

They’re back.The dreaded New Democrats, who former premier Christy Clark warned would ransack the provincial treasury and crash the economy, have seized the reins of government, with an electoral minority and the support of a perhaps more frightening Green Party...

Nov 2, 2017
Why your sales team should be using LinkedIn
Trevor Turnbull

You’ve seen it online. You’ve probably set up your profile and get messages daily about people wanting to connect. But how well do you actually use LinkedIn to generate leads? Knowing the opportunities that LinkedIn can offer and how to leverage...

Nov 2, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $9 million for Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's crib. Again
Fiona Morrow

Address: 30709 North Burgess Avenue, Abbotsford Price: $ 8,848,000 MLS: R2138661 The skinny: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 20,135-square-foot rock star playhouse on a 18.5-acre estate in Abbotsford. The bling: Usually that would be simple: a house with a rock star history, every possible upgrade (an ice rink!) and...

Nov 2, 2017
Why self-driving cars threaten our romance with the road
Steve Burgess

The January 1958 issue of the Radio Corp. of America’s Electronic Age magazine was hit-and-miss in its predictions. The widespread availability of colour television worked out as forecast. But “Radio via Meteor Trails?” This was a story claiming scientists were bouncing...

Nov 2, 2017
Taxi-hailing app Nekso to launch in North America in early 2018
By the Editors

Nekso is coming home. The tech startup, originally built by Toronto-based Blanc Labs, has operated a taxi-hailing app in South America since it was founded last year. On November 1, the company announced that it will be bringing its business into Canada and the U.S. So far, Nekso has raised US$6.5-million as part of the...

Oct 31, 2017
Site C Poll: The results may surprise you

When Mustel Group asked 300 people across B.C. last August what they thought should happen to Site C, half (50.4 per cent) overall recommended proceeding, 26.5 per cent said it should be terminated, and 23.1 per cent wanted it put...

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