Yelp acquires Toronto Turnstyle for $20m

Social media company Yelp has just acquired Toronto based Turnstyle for $20m in cash. Turnstyle is a company based in Toronto employing over 35 employees. It is a marketing and analytics platform that utilizes public Wi-Fi to attract, retain and reward customers. Turnstyle enables clients to learn actionable insights about on-premise customer behaviour and send … Continue reading Yelp acquires Toronto Turnstyle for $20m

Toronto to Open Artificial Intelligence Institute, Become AI Capital of the World

Toronto tech community has another great news to add to the stellar 2017 year due to new artificial intelligence institute opening in the city. The Vector Institute will open in the core of the city, and will be there to support the AI processes for research as well as business ventures. It will also help retain … Continue reading Toronto to Open Artificial Intelligence Institute, Become AI Capital of the World

Ontario brings oversight to IT, hires Hilary Hartley as First Chief Digital Officer

Hilary Hartley will assume her new role in April 2017 and her mission will be making Online Services Simpler, Faster and Better for People and Business in the Province of Ontario. She is an American living in San Francisco where she is working to empower governments to use and understand the local/mobile/social web. Do we need more … Continue reading Ontario brings oversight to IT, hires Hilary Hartley as First Chief Digital Officer

Quebec is the most taxed province in Canada; expect to pay $10k more in taxes on senior developer salary

UPDATE 1: Some people have disagreed with salary #s indicated in this article for Montreal market, instead of including one $, we have updated it to provide a range. Please note all salary #s are with bonuses included. We love how beautiful Montreal is in the summer, the European charm, the Old Montreal streets, so … Continue reading Quebec is the most taxed province in Canada; expect to pay $10k more in taxes on senior developer salary

Canada might follow US / UK on laptop / tablets ban on flights

Canada is still considering whether to follow UK and US in their laptop and iPad carry on ban on airlines flying from Middle Eastern countries. The ban came into effect this past Saturday March 25th. This basically means you are now allowed to use your laptop during your flight. You can still use it at … Continue reading Canada might follow US / UK on laptop / tablets ban on flights

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