Tech & Science

May 21, 2019
The Future of Work: Here's to our robot overlords
Ryan Stuart

LlamaZoo’s newest product sees the forest for the trees and the trees for the forest. The visualization tool uses terabytes of data about a planned logging site from satellite and aerial imagery, geographic information and infrared surveys to create a 1:1 digital replica of the area—down to the placement and height...

May 10, 2019
Opinion: 5 disasters that may be happening to your website right now
Josh Loewen

If you run a website, disasters can happen. Unfortunately, in my 15 years of doing technical SEO and marketing for sites, I've come across the following disasters much more often than I’d like to admit. But the biggest disaster of all is not being aware or prepared. Here, I’ve compiled a list...

May 3, 2019
Go Figure: Welcome to B.C's newest area code
Melissa Edwards

When B.C. is expected to run out of phone numbers using all of the current four area codes. Between the launch of 604 and a second area code (250) Between this month's new code (672) and the previous addition (236) Share of B.C.

Apr 26, 2019
Finalists announced for 2019 Technology Impact Awards
Juan Rivera

B.C.’s tech innovators are showing off their skills this week. The Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), a competition recognizing the province’s top startup performers, has revealed its 2019 finalists. Hosted by the BC Tech Association, which aims to “make B.C. the best place to grow a tech company,” the 26th annual TIAs come...

Apr 24, 2019
Vancouver-based Lendesk acquired by U.S. lending giant
Juan Rivera

The biggest mortgage lender in the U.S. is about to get a new Canadian addition to its family. This morning, Rock Holdings, parent company of lending giant Quicken Loans, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Lendesk, a Vancouver-based mortgage tech company that...

Apr 15, 2019
It's a Good Thing: Venture capitalist Brenda Irwin is betting on health care
Matt O'Grady

When Brenda Irwin was invited by a friend to a Vancouver pitch event in the summer of 2013, she had no intention of investing in anything. The native of Mount Elgin, Ontario, had only left her job with Business Development...

Apr 9, 2019
5 questions with Fraser Health Authority CEO Victoria Lee
Nathan Caddell

1. You joined Fraser Health in 2010 and took over as CEO last October after serving as a medical health officer and then chief medical officer. What unique perspective do you bring? In my prior role, I always looked at my patients...

Apr 5, 2019
Telus named one of LinkedIn’s top 25 companies to work for in Canada
Juan Rivera

If its showing in a new ranking is any sign, people want to work for this B.C. business—and stay there. Vancouver-based Telus Corp. has made the top 25 in the Canadian edition of LinkedIn’s Top Companies 2019 list, placing 14th. Drawing on data from some...

Apr 4, 2019
3 B.C. businesses among 20 finalists for V2R Awards
Juan Rivera

Once again, the province’s innovation is showing. This year, three B.C. businesses were named finalists for Toronto-based PwC Canada’s V2R Awards. The competition—whose name is an acronym for Vision to Reality—chooses from applicants that have shown they can think outside the box by realizing their vision.

Apr 1, 2019
His cellphone repair business is fighting off imitators and fake reviews
Nathan Caddell

You know how it goes. Guy meets girl while studying abroad, falls in love, follows her back to her hometown of London, England, and…well, that’s where this takes a turn. Alex Dechant moved from Lethbridge, Alberta, to the U.K., and when he couldn’t get a job on a two-year visa, he started a company called Apple Tree that fixed iPhones and other Apple products.

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