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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Makes Life Difficult for Technology Startups

For many technology startups getting the message out is crucial for their businesses success, but with Canadian anti spam laws they might want to consider moving to the US where email marketing faces much less restrictions and penalties. Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (or “CASL”) came into effect in July 2014, about ten years after the U.S. … Continue reading Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Makes Life Difficult for Technology Startups

Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Make it to the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World

Country RepTrak® measures the reputation of 55 countries based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect based on an online panel of more than 48,000 people representing the G8 countries. The Study measures a country’s perceptions exploring 16 attributes that include it being viewed as: a safe place to visit, a beautiful country, having … Continue reading Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Make it to the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World

Montreal / Waterloo Maluuba, AI deep learning startup, has been acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Maluuba, a Montreal Waterloo based company with one of the world’s most impressive deep learning research labs for natural language understanding. Maluuba’s expertise in deep learning and reinforcement learning for question-answering and decision-making systems will help Microsoft advance their strategy to democratize AI and to make it accessible and valuable … Continue reading Montreal / Waterloo Maluuba, AI deep learning startup, has been acquired by Microsoft

Top 15 Canadian Tech Influencers to Follow On LinkedIn

Most of tech super stars come from the United States, but there are some who brave or used to brave the cold north of the border in Canada. A lot of them still continue to live and work in Canada. Some of them moved have moved to the US: Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, New … Continue reading Top 15 Canadian Tech Influencers to Follow On LinkedIn

Ottawa Klipfolio, a provider of cloud business dashboards, raises $12 Million (Cdn)

Klipfolio, a provider of cloud business dashboards, today announced that it received $12 million (Cdn) in a Series B funding. This funding round was led by OMERS Ventures and included all the investors from Klipfolio’s 2015 Series A and 2014 seed rounds, bringing their total funding to date to $19.4 million. Watch their Stop Reporting … Continue reading Ottawa Klipfolio, a provider of cloud business dashboards, raises $12 Million (Cdn)

Toronto Exact Imaging, micro ultrasound system, secures CDN $21.5m in funding

Exact Imaging secures CDN $21.5 Million in financing to support the commercialization of Its new disruptive ExactVu™ Micro-Ultrasound for prostate imaging and biopsy. Exact Imaging, the world’s leader in high resolution micro-ultrasound systems enabling real-time imaging and biopsy guidance for the prostate, announced it has secured CDN $21.5 million in a Series C investment to … Continue reading Toronto Exact Imaging, micro ultrasound system, secures CDN $21.5m in funding

VW buys Vancouver startup PaybyPhone

Volkswagen Financial Services AG and PayByPhone today announced that the financial services division of Volkswagen Group has acquired PayByPhone, the world’s leading parking payment provider. The deal positions Volkswagen Financial Services AG as the clear leader in mobile payments and parking sectors, while providing the foundation for future PayByPhone growth globally and continued innovation. In … Continue reading VW buys Vancouver startup PaybyPhone