B.C. government adds $50K to province’s effort to win Amazon’s new headquarters

B.C. government adds $50K to province’s effort to win Amazon’s new headquarters
VANCOUVER — B.C.’s government is contributing $50,000 to support Metro Vancouver’s effort to woo Amazon into selecting the city as the site for its second headquarters. “I want to ensure that Amazon H2Q comes to British Columbia,” said Premier John Horgan at the Union of BC Municipalities convention in Vancouver on Friday. The cash influx will help Metro Vancouver partners,... Read More

BlackBerry reports Q2 profit, higher sales from software and services

BlackBerry reports Q2 profit, higher sales from software and services
WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) shares jumped as much as 13 per cent in early morning trading after it said revenue from its software and services business hit a record in the latest quarter. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company reported US$19 million in net income for its fiscal second quarter, a big swing from the loss reported during the comparable... Read More

Halifax’s ‘dark horse’ bid for new Amazon headquarters sparks soul searching

Halifax’s ‘dark horse’ bid for new Amazon headquarters sparks soul searching
HALIFAX — It started out largely as a cheerleading exercise, a way of touting Halifax’s best-kept secrets to show the world we’re open for business. But Halifax’s bid to woo Amazon’s new corporate headquarters has morphed into something akin to a municipal mid-life crisis, as the city delves into a round of soul searching on what it really wants out... Read More

Uber to cease Quebec operations in mid-October if province doesn’t rescind new rules

Uber to cease Quebec operations in mid-October if province doesn’t rescind new rules
MONTREAL — The Quebec government is trying to impose a rigid and outdated taxi model on Uber’s flexible way of doing business and if nothing changes, the ride-hailing company will disappear from the province’s roads by mid-October, the company warned Tuesday. The province already had the most “severe” rules regulating the ride-hailing company in Canada, Uber’s Quebec general manager Jean-Nicolas... Read More

Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports

Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports
Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off three-quarters of its workforce. The International Trade Commission is... Read More

Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure
Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on possible interference in the 2016 presidential election. The social media giant also said it will make political advertising on its platform more “transparent.” It will require ads to disclose... Read More

Subscribe Technologies’ bContact.com gives startups a fighting chance

Subscribe Technologies’ bContact.com gives startups a fighting chance
Recently launched bContact.com has announced they’ve entered into the email dissemination business with their new add-on to its cloud based business management solution. bContact.com; owned and operated by Subscribe Technologies Inc. (CSE: SAAS), is a cloud based business providing small businesses (SMBs) with efficient tools to grow and compete better. bContact offers access to a fully integrated set of business... Read More

Want an innovative economy? Fund research

Want an innovative economy? Fund research
To transform Canada’s ability to compete on the global stage requires a significant funding commitment to research By Paul Armstrong & Carol Herbert EvidenceNetwork.ca, Troy Media With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy.” So how do we get there? Follow the... Read More

Vancouver Company Beats UberEats to the Punch

Vancouver Company Beats UberEats to the Punch
Finally – Vancouver has its own technology based delivery service that brings virtually anything to your door within an hour. ParcelPal Technology Inc. (CSE: PKG) is the first and only rapid delivery service in Vancouver, even beating out UberEats. iOS users can download the app and order food from hundreds of local restaurants, liquor stores and medical marijuana dispensaries.  President... Read More

Zecotek to develop console for German auto manufacturer

Zecotek to develop console for German auto manufacturer
Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F, OTCPK: ZMSPF), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, is pleased to announce that it has signed a joint development agreement with one of Germany’s leading automobile manufacturers, to develop a brand specific, 3D head-up display (HUD) and entertainment console. As previously announced on December 14, 2016, and... Read More