Fly from Toronto to Waterloo in 18 minutes: Silicon Valley North United

Waterloo as you know is dubbed as Silicon Valley of the North. With over 1,200 new ventures for a population of around 600,000 is the region that has the highest startup density of any area globally.

That is a good thing – but a lot of times Waterloo startup community is connected tightly with Toronto area startup community, especially when it comes to financing and recruiting.

So how can Toronto visit Waterloo and vice versa on daily basis? Well now you would need to be stuck in traffic of around 4 hours round trip. Or take Go Train for around the same time of about 4 to 5 hours wasted.

Do not fret, starting November 6, FlyGTA will offer daily flights to the Waterloo region from downtown Toronto from Monday to Friday. Their planes will seat eight passengers, and only cost $129. No need to be a big hustler to afford one of these trips. And if you travel a lot – the tickets can become as cheap as $105 one way. The flight itself will only take 18 minutes.

Amazon – are you listening? Time to open your HQ2 here.

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This is on top of their Niagara Falls flights – only 10 minutes (vs 2.5 hours in traffic round trip) and Muskoka – The Malibu of the North according to NY TImes (ummmm.. I mean Barrie flights) – about 18 minutes.

Quebec to Ban Women With Face Veils And How It Will Affect Tech

Canadian Province of Quebec is the first in North America to go ahead with banning veils on public transit and government institutions. This is the newly introduced Bill 62 that will prevent you from covering your face in spaces that are controlled by the government.

Quebec is the first place in North America where it will now be prohibited to wear the niqab or burka if you want to receive public services.

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The interesting part was that the bill was passed by 66 vs 51 in favor not because the other parties objected but because they wanted it to be even stronger – wanted to ban kippahs and turbans as well.

Toronto Star recently interviewed Solange Lefebvre, a professor at Universite de Montreal who researches culture and religion in society, and said that Quebec is mainly influenced by French intellectuals when it comes to secularism and religious neutrality.

“It’s very clear why they did this. It’s the French influence. Quebec is a territory where the majority of people are francophone and who are historically Catholic and this combination with the intellectual ideas in France make it so France has a (strong) influence in Quebec.”

– Solange Lefebvre, a professor at Universite de Montreal

So if Quebec is similar to France why should we implement all their shortcomings? Do we need to copy any elements of France’s failed relations between Muslims and the non-Muslim majority? The parts of France where communities rarely mingle and Muslim community is deemed as outcast? The very low rate of integration?

Some Twitter users were not happy about this newly introduced law:

Yet some others supported it:

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, released the following statement on Twitter after Quebec passed the law.

It is a cruel joke to claim you are liberating people from oppression by dictating in law what they can and cannot wear.

– Justin Trudeau

Ontario Liberal Government has also criticized Quebec for passing it. They said that Quebec’s newly created bill is against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and will most certainly be challenged in court. They said similar bill will not be considered in Ontario as government must respect person’s right to express themselves (including cloth) and their religion as they wish.

You are wondering why we at PlanetWeb care about this and what this has to do with tech.

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The thing is there are a lot of Muslim women and their kids who chose to wear veil, who want to go to school to study, who want to go to library to educate themselves, whose parents do not have cars and need to take a bus to the library.

When this bill will come into effect these young women will not be able to get proper education and will have decide whether to give up their religion or go to university or library.

Even to go get a medical check-up or go to parent-teacher interview – they will have to part with their religion to do those things we take for granted.

Brendan Myers, Cegep Prof, from Gatineau said that he will not abide the law and allow niqab and burka in his classroms.

This will also affect Quebec on the world stage as it will get a bad reputation for not respecting Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms protect freedom of religion and expression. This is because this law is essentially is preventing an entire class of people from one religion from working as public servants or receiving public services is a violation of those rights.

How will multinational companies can continue investing in place where entire class of people from one religion can not even get to work because they are not allowed to take a bus?

North Carolina passed a transgender bathroom law which required that people at a government-run facility must use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. A lot of people protested against and deemed it racist. Companies like Facebook and Google opposed the bill and said that they will pull out of that state if the bill is not repealed.

It will be interesting to see if any Quebec’s private institution will voice their opinions in regards to this newly created bill.

It is also interesting to note that Forum poll last year found 28 percent of Canadians viewed Muslims unfavourably, that attitude was much more prevalent in Quebecers polled, at 48 percent. Is Islamophobia hiding behind notion of secularism in Quebec?

Quebec, of course, is very different from the rest of Canada for many different reasons. Anti-Muslim sentiment shouldn’t be one of them. To be seen.

 

3 Canadian Cities among 25 Most High-Tech Cities in the World

The World Economic Forum just released their 25 most high tech cities in the world. Three Canadian cities below made the cut: Montreal was #18, Vancouver #14 and Toronto, of course, is #9.

World Forum has used 10 different criteria to generate their list: number of patents filed per capita, startups, tech venture capitalists, ranking in other innovation datasets, and level of smartphone use.

Top 25 High Tech Cities in The World

25. Washington, DC

The US capital has been rapidly expanding its tech scene over the last decade, growing its overall number of tech-related jobs by 50%.

In addition, more than 1,000 startups call DC home. The proximity to the federal government mixed with the deep pockets of nearby venture-capital firms makes starting a world-changing company an appealing prospect in the city.

24. Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish city cracked the top 25 for the first time since last year’s ranking, in particular for its growing population of industrial designers and prominent smartphone use.

Smartphone infrastructure is so sophisticated, in fact, that electrical boxes strewn around Barcelona contain computers that capture noise levels, traffic patterns, and how many selfies people take.

23. Copenhagen, Denmark

What Copenhagen lacks in startup culture and venture capital, it makes up for with innovative urban planning and a strong contingent of industrial designers — factors that 2thinknow praises as signs the city prioritizes smart manufacturing.

By 2025, the city plans to sever its dependence on fossil fuel, due in large part to harnessed wind energy. Its robust bike culture and fleet of architecture firms allow Copenhagen to be a city that’s not just green, but beautiful.

22. Hong Kong, China

Rather than excel in one particular category, Hong Kong hits just about every box in terms of its advancement.

The city devotes enormous amount of moneytoward research and development and city-wide innovation, boasting some of the fastest Internet speeds in China. Its high-tech exports total $243 billion, or 51% of the total exported goods.

21. Berlin, Germany

Not to be outdone, Germany’s capital city boasts a strong start-up culture and has some of the highest rates of venture capital investment in Europe.

Berlin is also the locus for much of Europe’s automobile industry. It is the only city in the world where all of the major automative brands are represented.

20. Shenzhen, China

Patents are flying out of Shenzhen, a city in southern China that boasts a population of 11 million.

As part of the country’s push toward manufacturing, Shenzhen has grown significantly over the last several years as a hub for factories and robotics. Multiple telecom and electronics giants have found a home base in the city.

19. Bangalore, India

No other city in 2thinknow’s ranking climbed as far compared to 2016’s ranking as Bangalore, which moved from 49th place to 19th.

The change is due to an influx of IT companies and the city’s enormous population of programmers. Half of India is under 25, and many are entering the growing tech space, creating a virtuous circle of growth.

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18. Montreal, Canada

If you want to be an industrial designer or programmer, you should consider moving to Montreal. If you want to work in wearable technology (or virtual reality), even better.

Montreal is home to Vrvana, a VR headset manufacturer, and the companies Hexoskin and OMSignal, which both make clothes that measure wearers’ biometric signals. The city also has a fairly strong startup culture.

17. Shanghai, China

The closest Shanghai has to Silicon Valley is the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. It houses more than 100,000 workers split between thousands of tech companies.

Like most of China’s high-tech cities, Shanghai excels in patents and venture capital. That may be because manufacturing has become a top priority in China, and companies are eager to protect (and invest in) their intellectual property.

16. Beijing, China

Though it may lack the startup culture of other high-tech cities, Beijing is renowned for its city-wide use of smartphones and the number of patents filed per capita. It venture capital scene has also grown rapidly over the past several years.

The city climbed 15 spots since the 2016 rankings.

15. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam’s combination of financial technology, energy efficiency, and startup culture make it a powerhouse in Europe, despite being much smaller than its neighbors. (It has only a third of Berlin’s population, for example.)

In April, lawmakers announced they wanted to ban gas and diesel cars by 2025 in favor of electric vehicles — perhaps the city’s most visible sign of its look toward the future.

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14. Vancouver, Canada

In 2014, the CBC called Vancouver “Silicon Valley North” in recognition of its strong start-up culture.

There are more than 600 digital media companies that generate more than $2 billion in revenue. Tech-focused universities and low corporate tax rates, meanwhile, make the city attractive for both up-and-coming engineers as well as established executives.

13. Stockholm, Sweden

With missions to go cash-free and oil-freewithin the next five years, Stockholm is fully embracing the digital and environmental revolutions.

The city also has the most billion-dollar startups in Europe and the world’s second-fastest-growing market for venture capital investments. It’s no wonder that programmers are flocking to the Swedish capital.

12. Tokyo, Japan

The largest city in the world doesn’t achieve that feat without impressive levels of infrastructure — transportation in particular. Tokyo’s subway system, for example, is used by 2.3 billion people every year.

Tokyo excels in venture capital investments, and is home to a dizzying number of tech giants, many of which are already preparing for the 2020 Olympic Games.

11. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Just within the last couple years, Dallas has established itself as a startup hub.

In 2thinknow’s analysis, the Texas city climbed from 28th in 2016 to just outside the top 10 because of its rapid growth in the number of venture capitalists and integration of technology into the city landscape.

10. Chicago, Illinois

You might not think of the Midwest as a startup magnet, but Chicago is quickly proving that assumption false. A recent report found Illinois was among the top five in high-tech jobs in the US, with the Windy City making up a big chunk of those spots.

Brookings Institute also finds Chicago is a hotbed for urban planning innovation, driven largely by City Digital, a project designed to solve problems related to energy transfer and transportation.

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9. Toronto, Canada

Rife with startups and innovative infrastructure, stemming from places like the Cisco Innovation Center, Toronto is home to 30% of Canada’s IT firms, the majority of which have fewer than 50 employees. That means there’s a crop of young companies poised to make an impact in the next decade.

Overall, the city’s firms account for approximately $52 billion in yearly revenue.

8. Singapore

Aside from being a giant, rain-absorbing sponge, Singapore boasts an extremely high number of programmers and venture capitalists. The city-state is constantly introducing new infrastructure and high-tech high-rises, including one with an entire forest in the atrium.

It has partnered with MIT to build smarter transportation that relies less on private carsand more on public trains and light rail.

7. Boston, Massachusetts

A huge number of exciting technologies have been coming out of Boston over the last several years from STEM elites like MIT, Harvard, Tufts, and Northeastern — many of them in the biotech and robotic fields.

The city has a handful of venture capital firms (Battery Ventures, Atlas Venture, Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Venture Partners) that pour money into innovation labs and university startups. And big-name companies like Facebook and Amazon have set up R&D offices in Boston to pull from this growing pool of talent.

6. Taipei, Taiwan

According to 2thinknow’s analysis, Taipei is the far-and-away leader when it comes to industrial design. This has been the case for years — the city much prefers to delve into hardware rather than software. Some of the largest PC companies call the city home, including Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and Acer.

According to 2thinknow, the city also scores highly in its number of venture capitalists.

5. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul has been called the city of the future, and rightfully so. Innovation is practically baked into its design, as its metro system may even have New York’s subway beat.

According to 2thinknow, Seoul files more patents than just about any city in the world. It has developed technology that is already ubiquitous — such as the LTE beamed to our smartphones — as well as tech still in its infancy, like virtual stores where you scan pictures of items to be delivered later.

4. Los Angeles, California

Film isn’t the only industry in LA.

In 2014, a report by the LA County Economic Development Corporation suggested that LA had more high-tech sector jobs than any other region in the US. The report also found the total wealth output hovers around $58 billion. When 2thinknow performed its analysis, it found the same: Startups and venture capital play a major role in LA’s tech sector boom.

3. London, England

London has become a public transportation dream over the last year with the introduction of its Crossrail project. By 2018, 10 new train lines will connect 30 existing stations with brand-new tunnels. At $20 billion, it’s the largest construction project in Europe.

2thinknow finds London has more startups and programmers than almost any other city in the world. By some estimates, there may be more IT jobs in London than all of California.

Some estimates say there will be 11,000 new tech jobs added within the next decade.

2. New York, New York

New York is a special kind of tech heavyweight. It is both extremely dated in its infrastructure, but at the same time, unbelievably progressive.

According to the state comptroller’s office, nearly 7,000 high-tech companies in New York City provided more than 100,000 jobs during the third quarter of 2013. In addition to starting companies, the city also launches integrated, citywide technology: LinkNYC, a free Wifi service, has over 500 kiosks around Manhattan available for public use, and many experts believe the city is just getting started.

1. San Francisco, California

If every city claims to be the “Silicon Valley” of its particular home country, you can guarantee Silicon Valley is the gold standard for tech.

Since 2thinknow defines the region by its largest neighboring city, San Francisco takes the top spot. It is the undeniable epicenter of all things tech, from its gigantic startup culture to its venture capital scene to its population of designers and programmers.

Silicon Valley wins in just about every category because the supply chain of innovation has made its home there, even as smaller contenders claw at the title.

Google To Toronto: We Will Build City of The Future Together

Google has made it official. They (Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s Alphabet) will be building internet city downtown Toronto along the lake front.

This is amazing news for the city of Toronto, as they have been selected from half dozen other cities all over the world that were being considered for the Google City of The Future project , and are the first city where this will happen.

“We looked all over the world for the perfect place to bring this vision to life, and we found it here,” said Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff. “We found a city with unequalled diversity and a remarkable spirit of openness. We found a city with a long, rich urbanist legacy matched by a recent technology boom.”

Below you can see some examples (courtesy of Sidewalk Labs) of how Google will transform Downtown Toronto:

Google published the following statement with their Sidewalk Labs partners:

Today no single city stands as a model for our urban future. Yet our cities rest on the way potential solutions to big urban challenges fit together.

So we’re pursuing a large-scale district that can serve as a living laboratory for urban technology — a testbed for coordinated solutions, a foundation for people to build on, and a vision for other cities to follow.

Google has announced that more than $1 billions of dollars will be invested to create public, residential and commercial spaces as well as advanced infrastructure for city’s high tech companies.

In press release, Google stated:

Sidewalk Toronto aims to make the Eastern Waterfront the global hub of a new industry focused on urban innovation to improve the quality of city life, tapping into Toronto’s already-thriving tech sector and developing innovations that could beneft communities and neighbourhoods elsewhere in the city.

To help get started, Alphabet plans to move Google’s Canadian headquarters to the Eastern Waterfront.

 

Montreal Fluent.ai Startup Helping with Speech Recognition

Fluent.ai is a disruptive speech recognition startup based in Montreal, Canada.

We have sat down with CEO Niraj Bhargava to get some answers.

So what are you guys all about?

We are developing cutting-edge deep-learning techniques to enable acoustic-only speech recognition technology capable of running offline on-device without requiring a cloud connection. By associating speech to intent without requiring a speech-to-text translation, Fluent.ai offers a highly accurate and robust speech recognition system that is also able to learn or be customized by the end user. This opens a wide variety of new applications and use-cases unattainable using incumbent methods.

Who started the company?

A key co-founder of the company is Vikrant Tomar. Vikrant has a PhD in machine learning and speech recognition. Apart from Vikrant, our team consists of four other machine learning experts. I am a P.Eng and serial entrepreneur with 25 years business leadership experience.

How are you being financed?

US$1.5 million (CND$2 million) from TandemLaunch Inc., a group of Angels and VCs including Business Development Bank of Canada, Maple Leaf Angels, Creative Destruction Lab, Danhua Capital (Silicon Valley), and 500 Startups Canada.

What do you think will be/is a big obstacle to overcome?

Developing top talent has been a large obstacle to overcome, especially now that a number of big companies have opened their AI research labs in Montreal. This has created intense competition in hiring.

How do you go about finding good developers/IT guys for your company?

Networking and referrals has been important for us to find top talent.

Who is your biggest competition?

Fluent.ai offers a very different technical approach to the speech recognition problem. A number of big players are active in the speech recognition market, such as Google, Amazon, Apple etc. However, we look at these as potential partners, because our technology offers features and capabilities complementary to what the other players offer.

How are you intending on taking your company to $1 million in revenues? In what markets?

Yes to $1 million in revenues, in the markets of consumer electronics, telecom and automotive.

What is the big lesson you’ve learned (success or failure) with this project.

While we always knew this was key, we have learned to appreciate even more the importance of having a solid plan and achieving its optimal execution. Sometimes things move at a different speed than expected—this is particularly true in a business-to-business world. Having a solid plan with multiple options has helped us to avoid tough times and maintain the company’s growth.

Netflix To Set The Record Straight on Canada

After facing some bad publicity in Canada, Netflix went full force to “set the record straight” on their investment into Canada. In case you missed it Netflix has agreed to $500m investment over next 5 years into Canada. Also Province of Quebec decided that they will charge taxes on Netflix whether it has offices in Canada or not, no matter what the federal government decides to do.

Netflix critiques’ blame it for not paying taxes in Canada and not providing enough Canadian content yet having around 6 million users (40% of Canada adult population over 16 and if you include household that number is probably closer to 60% of Canadian).

See their well written response below by Corie Wright, Netflix’s Director, Global Public Policy. Enjoy.

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Full Netflix Letter to Canada is Below

Last week, we received approval under the Investment Canada Act from the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Hon. Melanie Joly, to create Netflix Canadaa new home for Netflix original productions in Canada. It’s our first permanent production presence outside of the U.S. Netflix will use Netflix Canada to work directly with Canadian producers, creators, talent and crews to create more great content.

As part of this approval, Netflix committed to invest at least half a billion CAD in movies and television shows produced in Canada, both in English and in French, over the next five years. This means certainty that Netflix will continue to play a large role in the Canadian production community. We have invested in Canada because Canadians make great global stories. That says more about the quality and strength of Canadian content, talent, and crew than a commitment of any dollar amount.

We have more work to do when it comes to finding great stories from Quebec told in French. That is why on top of the half a billion CAD investment, we made a commitment to invest CAD $25 million dollars in market development activities over five years. Netflix will use that additional investment to host pitch days, recruitment events, and support local cultural events to ensure Netflix Canada reaches vibrant Canadian production communities, including the French-language community in Quebec.

Setting the record straight

Since the announcement we’ve seen lots of excitement, questions, and even some conspiracy theories about our investment. We’d like to set the record straight:

  • The recent price increase has nothing to do with our investment or commitments.That price increase was planned a long time ago.
  • We have not made any deals about taxesOur investment was approved under the Investment Canada Act. No tax deals were part of the approval to launch our new Canadian presence.
  • Netflix follows tax laws everywhere we operate. Under Canadian law, foreign online services like Netflix aren’t required to collect and remit sales tax.

Netflix is an online service, not a broadcaster

Some say Netflix got special treatment because the government didn’t force us to meet special content quotas as part of our investment — that’s wrong. Netflix is an online service, not a broadcaster. No online media service — foreign or domestic — is subject to traditional broadcast media regulations like quotas or content levies; they’re also not eligible for the regulatory benefits that traditional media enjoy. The CRTC decided in 1999 (before Netflix even had a streaming service) that these regulations would not apply to internet-based media. We think that’s the right approach. Internet-native, on-demand services like Netflix are consumer-driven and operate on the open internet. We don’t use public property like broadcast spectrum or rights of way and we don’t receive the regulatory protections and benefits that broadcasters get (and, by the way, we’re not asking for them).

Canada’s exceptional, world-class stories and production community

People choose what they want to watch on our service so we have to invest in the best content from around the world. We didn’t invest in ANNEFrontierTravelers or Alias Grace to fill a quota, we invested because they are great global stories. We will continue to invest in great Canadian content, and in other productions made in Canada like Hemlock GroveA Series of Unfortunate Events, and Okja, that are not Canadian content but that make use of, and showcase to the world, Canada’s outstanding talent, facilities, resources and locations.

What’s next

We understand that people are curious and eager for immediate details about what comes next. But remember: our commitment marks a long term investment in Canada — not just a next week, next month, or next year investment. That means that now that we’ve been given the green light to establish a local production presence, we have some planning and hard work to do before we can make any additional official announcements.

There is more to come. Stay tuned….

-Corie Wright,

Director, Global Public Policy

PlanetWeb.ca Among Top 40 Canadian Tech Blogs

Every year feedSpot publishes Top Blog lists in different countries. This year PlanetWeb has made the list even though we have only been operational for less than 9 months. This is the comprehensive list of best Canadian Technology blogs on the internet.

The Best Canadian Technology blogs are picked from thousands of top Canadian Technology blogs using search and social metrics.

The blogs were ranked based on following criteria:

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook
  • twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

We are happy to made this list but also would like to share other blogs who made the list and contribute to Canadian tech scene almost every day. Enjoy.

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Cantech Letter+ Follow
Cantech Letter
cantechletter.com
About Blog – Cantech Letter – The Very Best of Canadian Science and Technology.
The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”.
Frequency – about 24 posts per week
Since – Apr 2009

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WhatsYourTech
whatsyourtech.ca
About Blog – WhatsYourTech.ca is a collection of technology blogs by Canadians. Unlike any other technology sites in Canada, it is a grass-roots compilation of news and product opinions about Mac, PC, mobile, web technology and more for your home and work.
Frequency – about 4 posts per week

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Mobile Syrup
mobilesyrup.com
Canada
About Blog – MobileSyrup.com is an independent resource on mobile technology in Canada – connecting to those who are mobile enthusiasts. The MobileSyrup mission is to offer breaking news coverage in the Canadian Telecom and technology industry. Along with in-depth reviews on products you use daily.
Frequency – about 84 posts per week

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Communitech News
news.communitech.ca
Waterloo, Ontario
About Blog – Tech updates from Waterloo, Canada. Covers innovation, entrepreneurship, acquisitions, angel investment, venture capital and more. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startup companies, to rapidly growing SMEs, to large global players – to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and for Canada.
Frequency – about 4 posts per week
Since – Jul 2014

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TechSoup Canada | Technology for Nonprofits and Charities
techsoupcanada.ca/en
Toronto, ON
About Blog – TechSoup Canada provides charities and nonprofits access to donated technology products, learning content, and community support.
TechSoup Canada is the Canadian partner of TechSoup Global. Techsoup Canada is a collaborative effort by TechSoup Global, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Information Technology Association of Canada.

Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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BookNet Canada+ Follow
BookNet Canada
booknetcanada.ca/blog
Toronto
About Blog – BookNet Canada is a non-profit organization that fosters technology innovation for Canadian publishers, distributors and booksellers great and small.
BookNet Canada is an industry-driven not-for-profit organization that develops technology, education and standards for the book supply chain to support book sales in the Canadian market.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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Montreal in Technology+ Follow
Montreal in Technology
montrealintechnology.com
Montréal, Québec
About Blog – Over the last 10 years, the Montreal startup and tech community has evolved from nearly non-existant to thriving. MTLinTECH aims to build the platform that will allow Montreal to shine outside the province and the country, by sharing with the world the host of things happening in Montreal’s thriving tech and startup community.
Frequency – about 6 posts per week

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Canadian Healthcare Technology
canhealth.com
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
About Blog – Canadian Healthcare Technology is a News magazine covering the new and noteworthy in healthcare technology.
Frequency – about 5 posts per week
Since – Jan 2014

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Canoe – Canoe Tech
blogs.canoe.com/canoetech
Canada
About Blog – Canoe.com is a leading local and national interactive media provider of news, entertainment and services, helping to inform and connect Canadians.
Canoe Tech covers the world of technology through and abundant variety of tech news, articles, videos, photos, video game reviews and test benches gadgets and mobile devices.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Jun 2008

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Toronto Sun – Tech
torontosun.com/tech
Toronto, ON
About Blog – Toronto’s best local news, sports, entertainment, comment, pictures and video. Visit the Toronto Sun for science and technology news from around the world.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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Staples – Technology
blog.staples.ca/category/tech
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada
About Blog – Staples, the world’s largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. Read the blog to find updates on technology.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

12
Vancouver Sun – Technology+ Follow
Vancouver Sun – Technology
vancouversun.com/category/tech
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
About Blog – Western Canada’s largest news team. Mission is to inform, enlighten and entertain people everywhere so as to improve the quality of their lives. Read the blog to find news updates on technology.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

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Canadian Business – Technology News+ Follow
Canadian Business – Technology News
canadianbusiness.com/technol..
Canada
About Blog – Your source for market news, investing, technology, economy and Canadian industry.
Each month in print and daily online, Canadian Business magazine offers news, commentary, advice and insight for business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors.
Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Feb 2001

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Javelin – Technology
javelin-tech.com/blog/catego..
Across Canada
About Blog – Javelin Technologies is a Canadian Value Added Reseller of SolidWorks 3D CAD and Stratasys 3D Printers across Canada.
Since 1997 Javelin has helped thousands of companies with solutions for mechanical design, electrical design and rapid prototyping. Large or small, we have the skills and experience to propel your organization to new heights

Frequency – about 8 posts per week

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Eventmobi
eventmobi.com/blog
About Blog – EventMobi is an event app platform worldwide reaching thousands of event planners and millions of attendees in over 40 countries.
Supporting a variety of organizations from the Fortune 500 to professional associations, we’re a unique team of tech nerds and event planners striving to make events more impactful.
Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – Nov 2010

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TradeRev – Technology
blog.traderev.com/en-ca/cate..
About Blog – TradeRev is a revolutionary vehicle appraisal and auctioning system that gives dealers and buyers the power to launch live, one-hour, dealer-to-dealer auctions from the palm of their hand.

Frequency – about 1 post per month

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Tulip Retail
tulip.io
New York, Toronto, Waterloo
About Blog – Tulip Retail is an iOS mobile platform built exclusively for next generation retail store associates to offer a world-class omnichannel experience. Tulip’s mission is to enable next generation retail workers with world-class mobile-first, cloud-first enterprise software. We are proud to be supported by some of the smartest people in technology.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

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Information and Communications Technology Council+ Follow
Information and Communications Technology Council
ictc-ctic.ca
Canada
About Blog – An authoritative source of technology, economic, and labour market research.ICTC is a national centre for ICT. We offer trusted research, innovative talent solutions and practical policy advice.ICTC is a not-for-profit organization that conducts research, and develops and implements solutions to help Canadians take advantage of the digital economy.
Frequency – about 4 posts per month

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Myplanet
blog.myplanet.com
Toronto, Ontario
About Blog – Technology should make the world’s greatest companies feel more human. We help the Fortune 1000 perfect their digital experience through software and services used daily by millions of people.

Frequency – about 1 post per week
Since – Dec 2014

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Erinlyyc
erinlyyc.com
About Blog – I’m a journalist and TV & video producer by trade, and lifelong writer. I’m also a tech blogger, and I have a passion for silversmithing & jewelry design, as well as world travel. I love learning about new places, new gadgets, finding new skills, and having new experiences.
Frequency – about 3 posts per week
Since – Jan 2013

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Alacrity Canada – Technology
alacritycanada.com/category/..
Victoria, British Columbia
About Blog – Alacrity Global is devoted to advancing the education of Entrepreneurship, Business and Management studies and practices. It provides an intensive training environment with mentors and industry partners to prepare graduates for entrepreneurship in the technology sector.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

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Information Technology Association of Canada+ Follow
Information Technology Association of Canada
itac.ca
Ottawa, Canada
About Blog – As Canada’s national ICT business association, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. A vital connection between business and government, we provide our members with the advocacy, networking and professional development services that help them to thrive nationally and compete globally.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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Insurance Canada – Where Insurance and Technology Meet+ Follow
Insurance Canada – Where Insurance and Technology Meet
insurance-canada.ca/blog
Toronto, ON, CA
About Blog – Insurance-Canada.ca fosters thought leadership on technology helping the insurance industry better serve Canadians through conferences and digital media.
Frequency – about 1 post per week

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Agewell+ Follow
Agewell
agewell-nce.ca
Canada
About Blog – AGE-WELL is a Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence driving innovation and developing technologies and services to support older adults and caregivers.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month

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PlanetWeb – Canadian Tech Blog+ Follow
PlanetWeb – Canadian Tech Blog
planetweb.ca
Canada
About Blog – PlanetWeb.ca – technology news, innovation and tech jobs in Canada. Canadian tech blog profiling startups, people, and events.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Dec 2016

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Canadian Green Tech+ Follow
Canadian Green Tech
canadiangreentech.ca
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
About Blog – Canadian Green Tech is your independent source of informative news articles and analyses of technology advancements, government policy and business moves in the green technology realm.
Frequency – about 5 posts per week
Since – Sep 2017

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Mikey’s Tech – Youtube+ Follow
Mikey’s Tech – Youtube
youtube.com/user/mikesaj7/vi..
Canada
About Blog – This youtube channel is by a Canadian tech lover/gamer.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Jan 2008

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Canada Computers & Electronics – Youtube+ Follow
Canada Computers & Electronics – Youtube
youtube.com/user/cchotspot/v..
Canada
About Blog – Canada Computers has been serving Canadians since 1991, providing quality products and service for over 20 years.
You don’t need to be tech-savvy to appreciate what Hotspot has to offer. We have tutorials and breakdowns of the newest technology for both laymen and tech-savvy alike.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Mar 2013

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MechMike+ Follow
MechMike
youtube.com/user/PinesPowers..
Prince Albert Saskatchewan
About Blog – MechMike BRP Tech Certified Sea-doo, Ski-doo, Can-am.

Frequency – about 4 posts per month
Since – Dec 2011

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Forever Tech+ Follow
Forever Tech
youtube.com/channel/UCCN_..
toronto
About Blog – Just your average guy who loves all things teach from Toronto, Canada forever shooting anything teach related from gaming, smartphones, tech accessories, gadget

Frequency – about 1 post per month
Since – Mar 2015

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Michael Geist Blog+ Follow
Michael Geist Blog
www.michaelgeist.ca/blog
Ottawa, Canada
About Blog – Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. Dr. Geist’s column on technology law issues regularly appears in the Globe and Mail.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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ITBusiness+ Follow
ITBusiness
www.itbusiness.ca/blog
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
About Blog – ITBusiness.ca covers Canadian technology news from a unique perspective. Focused squarely on small business owners, operators, and employees, we deliver the tech news and information that matters.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week
Since – Dec 2009

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The Great Canadian Tech Experiment+ Follow
The Great Canadian Tech Experiment
thegreatcanadiantechexperime..
Toronto/Grimsby
About Blog – Building a profitable tech company using only Canadian technology.
To build a profitable tech-based company that is entirely Canadian-made, down to the studs. Everything about the company must be Canadian; our products, our technological infrastructure, our sourcing, and our service providers.
All Canada, all the time.
Frequency – about 2 posts per week

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Elegal+ Follow
Elegal
elegal.ca
San Luis Obispo, CA
About Blog – Technology law blog by a Canadian information technology and intellectual property law lawyer and trade-mark agent dealing with issues including software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, computers.
E-LegaL is an emcee, songwriter and guitarist from Chicago, IL.
Frequency – about 2 posts per month
Since – Jun 2014