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Hootsuite buys analytics firm Talkwalker as CEO foresees social media disruption

Hootsuite buys analytics firm Talkwalker as CEO foresees social media disruption

When Irina Novoselsky contemplates social media, she's certain the next decade won't be anything like the last because consumers increasingly allow the online world to shape nearly every aspect of their lives.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada's AI capacity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada's AI capacity

MONTREAL — The Liberal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday.
Tech industry says barriers keep Canadian companies from selling to government

Tech industry says barriers keep Canadian companies from selling to government

OTTAWA — Bureaucracy makes it too difficult for Canadian tech companies to sell to government, a new report from an industry group says — and all that red tape is keeping them from a bigger piece of the billions spent on procurement.
BMO Capital Markets cuts price targets on shares for Canada's big telecom players

BMO Capital Markets cuts price targets on shares for Canada's big telecom players

TORONTO — Shares of some of Canada's big telecommunications companies fell as BMO Capital Markets cut its share price targets for several names in the sector. The firm also lowered its ratings on both BCE Inc. and Quebecor Inc.
Vancouver biotech NervGen raises $23M in bought deal

Vancouver biotech NervGen raises $23M in bought deal

Bought deal raise of $23 million to fund ongoing trials of nerve regenerating drug
Ballard shares up after signing largest order ever with European bus maker Solaris

Ballard shares up after signing largest order ever with European bus maker Solaris

VANCOUVER — Shares of Ballard Power Systems were up more than 18 per cent after it announced a long-term supply agreement with European bus manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach that it called its largest order ever for fuel cell engines.
Spinning wheels, spinning galaxies: What BCIT is researching with $7.3M in new funding

Spinning wheels, spinning galaxies: What BCIT is researching with $7.3M in new funding

The Burnaby post-secondary wishes to help build better wheelchairs, as well as development a better understanding of the universe, with a recent government financial boost.
B.C. robot-maker Sanctuary AI lands investment from Accenture

B.C. robot-maker Sanctuary AI lands investment from Accenture

Investment comes as competition ramps up in burgeoning niche of providing robots to perform repetitive tasks, reducing need for human labour
First Canadian to venture to the moon speaking at Vancouver event

First Canadian to venture to the moon speaking at Vancouver event

The crew will set a truly epic record during the mission.
B.C. aquatech firm lands $28M for salmon farm improvements

B.C. aquatech firm lands $28M for salmon farm improvements

Campbell River company developed more environmentally friendly salmon farm