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Ontario brings oversight to IT, hires Hilary Hartley as First Chief Digital Officer

Hilary Hartley will assume her new role in April 2017 and her mission will be making Online Services Simpler, Faster and Better for People and Business in the Province of Ontario. She is an American living in San Francisco where she is working to empower governments to use and understand the local/mobile/social web. Do we need more … Continue reading Ontario brings oversight to IT, hires Hilary Hartley as First Chief Digital Officer

Canada might follow US / UK on laptop / tablets ban on flights

Canada is still considering whether to follow UK and US in their laptop and iPad carry on ban on airlines flying from Middle Eastern countries. The ban came into effect this past Saturday March 25th. This basically means you are now allowed to use your laptop during your flight. You can still use it at … Continue reading Canada might follow US / UK on laptop / tablets ban on flights

Montreal startup Kaloom, efficient data center, gets $14.3m Canadian in funding

Montreal startup Kaloom, company that is revolutionizing how applications and services are delivered to the world, has received $10.7m USD in Series A funding. The funding was received from Fonds de solidarité FTQ, as well as Somel Investments, MBUZZ Investments, Griffin Fund II. Company has locations in Montreal as well as Silicon Valley and currently … Continue reading Montreal startup Kaloom, efficient data center, gets $14.3m Canadian in funding

Forget Silicon Valley. Get $5m for Your Startup to Move to Buffalo, New York.

The city of Buffalo is trying to ramp up some interest in its city by hosting a 43North competition and giving away up to $5m USD to startups to come and work on your startup there in the incubator. You will get a chance at $1 million prize for first place, $650k for the second place, $550k for … Continue reading Forget Silicon Valley. Get $5m for Your Startup to Move to Buffalo, New York.

Vancouver and Toronto Ranked in Top 20 Startup Ecosystem around the World

The Startup Ecosystem Ranking report is out for another year and they have been some significant changes – London went up 3 places to #3, and Berlin went up 2 places to #7, and Beijing came in at #4. Things look good for Canada as well especially if you work and live in Vancouver or … Continue reading Vancouver and Toronto Ranked in Top 20 Startup Ecosystem around the World

Toronto Canadian Russian Speaking Hacker is Behind Yahoo Hack

22 year old Hamilton Ontario area resident , Karim Baratov, was arrested and is now alleged to be behind the biggest Yahoo hack. He has dropped out from high school but was living luxurious life. Karim has dual Canadian Kazakh citizenship and lives just outside of Toronto. He is now been arrested due to hacking … Continue reading Toronto Canadian Russian Speaking Hacker is Behind Yahoo Hack

Toronto Startups Ecosystem That You Need To Know

The following graph was developed by Toronto Founder Institute’s Sunil Sharma and Kamal Hassan, see the draft of the #Toronto #StartupEcosystem Canvas… It is everything you need to know about Toronto startup ecosystem summarized in one long image below. Enjoy. More input is needed, so please leave your comments on this collaborative Google document, and … Continue reading Toronto Startups Ecosystem That You Need To Know