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Tech & Science

Nov 27, 2017
Vancouver falls a notch in ranking of top Canadian cities for tech
By the Editors

Vancouver has been bumped out of second place in CBRE Inc.’s Scoring Canadian Tech Talent, the real estate services firm’s second annual ranking of how major Canadian cities appeal to technology workers and employers. Toronto topped the list again, while Ottawa and Vancouver swapped spots, sending the latter down to No 3. The CBRE report cites...

Nov 27, 2017
How will tech’s appetite for office space change downtowns?
Michael McCullough

Along bustling Westlake Avenue, running up a gentle incline from South Lake Union to the highrise heart of Seattle, about half the lunch-hour pedestrians and patrons sitting on café patios sport the distinctive blue lanyard and badge of the Amazon.com...

Nov 23, 2017
15 UBC-sponsored companies try to snag investments through elevator pitches
Nathan Caddell

At first it was tough to get the crowd quiet at the inaugural Pitches and Pitchers (it was hosted at a bar, get it?) event on November 22. But once people settled down, organizers had no problem getting them to listen. The 15 companies were onstage at Mahony & Sons’ downtown location thanks to...

Nov 23, 2017
Vancouver video game mainstay Relic is moving its HQ
By the Editors

Relic Entertainment, the venerable Vancouver video game developer, is getting a new mothership. In mid 2019, Relic will move from its current Yaletown HQ to Nickel, a 71,000-square-foot property being developed by PC Urban Properties Corp. on a former industrial site in Mount Pleasant. The company, whose neighbours will include Saje...

Nov 22, 2017
Robo Crop: Seven B.C. companies pushing the boundaries of robotics
Scott Neufeld

Robots are on the move in B.C., if you know where to look. A mix of established veterans and promising startups, the province’s robotics companies are doing everything from delving into undersea exploration to teaching machines how to think like...

Nov 21, 2017
Cool invention puts Port Alberni company on the podium
By the Editors

Coulson Ice Blast was recently honoured at the R&D 100 Awards in Orlando, Florida. Port Alberni–based Coulson’s invention, the IceStorm90, is an industrial cleaning machine that runs on crushed ice instead of liquid water. Coulson joins a slew of major players in the top 100, such as General Motors Co., IBM Corp. and...

Nov 20, 2017
Vancouver tech startup partners with NFL team
By the Editors

Nimbyx Ltd., an e-commerce business, has joined forces with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Founded in 2016, Vancouver-based Nimbyx originally made a name for itself by reducing overhead costs for smaller dental businesses, but the company has started using its online marketplace in other industries. The Dolphins deal will see it team up...

Nov 16, 2017
Vancouver company announces innovation in blockchain technology
By the Editors

Venzee Inc., a Vancouver company that specializes in developing software for retail and supply chain companies, announced the launch of new technology that it hopes will connect businesses with blockchain networks. Simply put, blockchain is a digital ledger that records transactions made in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. “Blockchain is poised to be the most...

Nov 16, 2017
Leadership: Copperleaf CEO Judi Hess promotes women in tech
Felicity Stone

Judi Hess supports affirmative action. Since becoming CEO in 2009 of Vancouver-based Copperleaf Technologies Inc., she has increased the number of female employees from roughly 10 per cent to about a third. Over that period, the company’s total staff rose...

Nov 15, 2017
B.C. second-most-represented province on Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list
By the Editors

Thirteen companies based in B.C. made the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which ranks the Canadian tech businesses with the highest revenue growth rates over four-year period. Ontario companies topped the list, with social entertainment producer Diply leading the country thanks to revenue expansion of more than 90,000 per cent. Prodigy Game (a game-based learning...

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