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Tech & Science

Jul 19, 2017
Dude, where's your car?
By BCBusiness

Wandering around parking lots wondering where you left your car could become a thing of the past. Vancouver-based Mojio’s connected-car platform has been adopted by Rogers Communications Inc., enabling its Share Everything mobile phone customers to access data from their...

Jul 13, 2017
How technology will affect commercial real estate: study
By BCBusiness

A new white paper published by Toronto-based commercial real estate firm Avison Young examines automation and the future of work, business disruption via technologically driven process innovation and the evolution of property, location and services to adapt to these changes. Architecture...

Jul 11, 2017
The case for banning Uber
By BCBusiness

Here’s a radical thought: maybe B.C.’s arcane transportation rules were right to deter Uber from the start. Harvard Business School prof Benjamin Edelman argues that the whole business model of the world’s most valuable startup is predicated on flouting rules...

Jul 10, 2017
B.C. has what it takes to be a tech supercluster: report
By BCBusiness

On May 24, 2017, the federal government announced funds of up to $950 million to encourage “innovation clusters”: industry-led consortiums that will pull together large firms, innovative SMEs, industry-relevant academic and research institutions, and other innovation partners eager to work...

Jun 30, 2017
Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Are at Increased Risk of Ransomware Attacks

BCBusiness + Uniserve Too often, small businesses have the false impression they are insignificant to cyber criminals. This is misguided because more than half the ransomware attacks target small organizations. In the last few years, the threat of ransomware attacks is on a sharp rise,” notes Gurmeet Jutla, vice-president of technology at...

Jun 26, 2017
#TradeTalks: These teenage B.C. entrepreneurs want to turn their business ideas into global exports
Nick Rockel

Georgiy Sekretaryuk works in the jewelry business, but not in the way you might think. The 18-year-old Coquitlam resident, who speaks Russian and Mandarin in addition to English and his native Ukrainian, also has Asian markets in his sights. Sekretaryuk...

Jun 26, 2017
TIA shindig puts B.C. tech companies in the spotlight
By BCBusiness

As B.C. technology companies expand their global reach, they're getting some recognition at home. On June 22 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the BC Tech Association announced the winners of its 2017 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Among those honoured: Most Promising Pre-Commercial...

Jun 23, 2017
Vancouver fintech player wins global startup prize
Nick Rockel

Talk about going the distance. First, Vancouver-based Finn.ai was the only North American company to reach the top 10 in IT consulting giant Capgemini’s global InnovatorsRace. Then at a recent ceremony during the VivaTech conference in Paris, the financial technology outfit...

Jun 21, 2017
Vancouver Aquarium's Night at the Aquarium Gala 2017
Paul Duchart

More than 350 guests attended the Night at the Aquarium Gala at the Vancouver Aquarium on June 15. Presented by PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., the event raised over $370,000 in support of the Aquarium’s conservation, research and education programs. The evening...

Jun 9, 2017
People are the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity
Melissa Edwards

Fifty-two per cent of B.C. businesses in a recent Ipsos/MNP LLP survey said that hackers accessed or may have accessed their confidential information in the past year. As the June 12-15 Ignite conference brings 4,000 cybersecurity professionals to the Vancouver Convention...

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