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US Judge to Canada – Hands Off Google

California Federal judge blocked the Canadian ruling that was trying to make Google delete search results from its system. This is definitely a nice win for Google as it is telling other countries to stop interfering with US jurisdiction where Google servers are based. This is the first time when US judge tells a foreign … Continue reading US Judge to Canada – Hands Off Google

Toronto to Share Traffic Data with Waze

Waze, a GPS navigation software, acquired in 2013 by Google became partners with City of Toronto and will start utilizing city's data. This will help drivers to avoid traffic and construction around the city, and for the city to better understand how to fix any congestions using Waze data. For the first time, the City is … Continue reading Toronto to Share Traffic Data with Waze

Vancouver To Target AirBnb, $1k Fine if Unlicensed

To combat shortage of rentals in the city, Vancouver passed a by law limiting short term rentals. This ban does not affect individuals renting out their own place / principal residence, but affects businesses or individuals who own or rent our more than one property. Vancouver's real estate prices have been through the roof, and … Continue reading Vancouver To Target AirBnb, $1k Fine if Unlicensed

Feds to Up Funding to Female Run Tech Companies

Females of tech world in Canada rejoice! The federal government, or more correctly the Business Development Bank of Canada has upped the support level funding by $20m from $50m to $70m. This $70m funds have to be dispersed within 5 years to motivate more females to run their tech businesses. Small Business Minister Bardish Chagger … Continue reading Feds to Up Funding to Female Run Tech Companies

Amazon To Hire 1,000 IT Pros in Vancouver, Open 2nd Office

No no, This is not their 2nd HQ office. Amazon is opening a second office in Vancouver to grow their team from 1,000 tech professionals to 2,000 within the next few years. Alexandre Gagnon, Amazon Canada VP said: “Amazon is excited to continue growing our workforce throughout Canada. We are among the largest employers of … Continue reading Amazon To Hire 1,000 IT Pros in Vancouver, Open 2nd Office