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Tech & Science

Aug 24, 2017
Is being a workaholic really bad for your health?
By BCBusiness

Researchers at SFU's Beedie School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have found that how working long hours affects your health depends on how much you enjoy what you do. Focusing on four...

Aug 14, 2017
How to raise an entrepreneur
By BCBusiness

You might want to rethink enrolling your kids in coding camp this summer. Some of B.C.'s most successful technology entrepreneurs actually had a decidedly off-the-grid upbringing. (Think Slack founder Stewart Butterfield, whose given name was actually "Dharma.") Here Hootsuite founder...

Aug 1, 2017
Office Space: Vancouver's Bench Accounting gets comfy at work
Marcie Good

The Danish word “hygge,” defined by the Oxford Dictionaries as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being,” made that institution’s Word of the Year shortlist in 2016. It inspired a small library...

Jul 19, 2017
Ransomware remains a serious threat

Just two days before the most devastating malware attack in recent history, London-based Dr. Krishna Chinthapalli warned in a British Medical Journal article that Britain’s state-run National Health Service was vulnerable to cyber-security threats. "Hospitals will almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year," he wrote. At the same time, North...

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...

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