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

Amazon Prime Video launches in Canada (… and it’s cheaper than Netflix!!!)

Amazon unveiled Amazon Prime for Canadians, which will include free two-day shipping with no minimum purchase for a $79 annual fee. That is 35% cheaper than Netflix and you also get additional perks listed below. Customers around the world can now enjoy popular new original series like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond … Continue reading Amazon Prime Video launches in Canada (… and it’s cheaper than Netflix!!!)

Vancouver Startup LemonStand takes on Shopify / Magento with easy to build ecommerce

LemonStand is a refreshingly customizable cloud based eCommerce platform that helps web developers, agencies and fast growing brands create beautiful online stores that stand out from the crowd and sell more. Features an infinitely flexible storefront design engine, including the ability to check out on your own domain and completely customize the checkout process. Comes … Continue reading Vancouver Startup LemonStand takes on Shopify / Magento with easy to build ecommerce

Canadians Must Be able to Access High-Speed Internet, CRTC rules

CRTC wants Canadians to have access to an unlimited data plan option and speeds of at least 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today declared that broadband access Internet service is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians. The CRTC is also setting ambitious new … Continue reading Canadians Must Be able to Access High-Speed Internet, CRTC rules

Toronto startup Askuity turning complex retail data to grow sales

Askuity works with leading retail brands to turn complex point of sale data into profitable insights and greater business results. By combining automated point of sale data collection with powerful analytics and mobile technology, the Askuity analytics platform uncovers data-driven insights to help brands grow sales, improve margins and strengthen retailer relationships. Who started the … Continue reading Toronto startup Askuity turning complex retail data to grow sales

Toronto / Mexico City Startup Vetelia provides electrical vehicles to get around

Vetelia is dedicated to the design, development, and commercialization of electric vehicles as a convenient, effective mobility solution for companies, institutions and consumers. Our dream: “To make electric transportation a reality for every consumer” Who started the company? Do you / team members have tech background? We are three co founders: Emilio Sosa, Juan Pablo … Continue reading Toronto / Mexico City Startup Vetelia provides electrical vehicles to get around

Toronto startup Akira provides access to a doctor from your cell phone

Akira is a doctor in your pocket – we provide instant, on-demand access to Canadian doctors & nurses through our mobile app. You can get help with troubling symptoms, renew prescriptions, get specialist referrals – all without having to leave home or work. Long-term, we’re on a mission to bring high-quality healthcare to all of … Continue reading Toronto startup Akira provides access to a doctor from your cell phone

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