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Charming and Friendly Toronto Tech Entrepreneur Killed

Described as very charming and friendly by his friends, Matthew Staikos, mostly known for selling his startup company to Blackberry, was murdered in a matter of seconds. He was walking and chatting with a friend in an upscale Yorkville Toronto neighbourhood on a warm Monday night, when a man from a nearby parked Mercedes jumped out … Continue reading Charming and Friendly Toronto Tech Entrepreneur Killed

Amazon to Bring 3,000 Jobs to Vancouver

Amazon announced that it will be adding 3,000 tech jobs in Vancouver. The jobs that Amazon will be trying to fill would be among e-commerce technology, cloud computing, and machine learning. The new Amazon office will be located at Canada Post headquarters, at 349 West Georgia Street in Vancouver. Approximate opening date will be sometimes in … Continue reading Amazon to Bring 3,000 Jobs to Vancouver

Money Raised & Companies Acquired – Canadian 2018 March Edition

March was a quieter month with fewer deals going on but there were still quite a few deals taking place. The notable deals came from Toronto ecobee raising $80m and Vancouver hootsuite raising $65m. Even an interesting concept Cryptokitties game developed in Vancouver, where you breed, raise and sell cats, got $12m in funding. Most … Continue reading Money Raised & Companies Acquired – Canadian 2018 March Edition

Toronto Is Among Fastest Growth Tech Innovation Hubs

According to KPMG recent report The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, Toronto was named a leader in the technology innovation hubs. Toronto has been in the news a lot lately due to being picked as a potential Amazon pick for HQ2 and other reports ranking Toronto highly when it comes to technology. The report stated that: … Continue reading Toronto Is Among Fastest Growth Tech Innovation Hubs

Toronto Tech CEO Spies on Women

Toronto CEO Peter Forde of 3D Avatar company, ItsMe, is accused of voyeurism by Toronto's police.  He has been charged with six counts of voyeurism. He was found to be recording women inside their homes without their knowledge or consent. The incidents of voyeurism happened around Queen St. W. and Spadina Ave. area in mid March. Toronto … Continue reading Toronto Tech CEO Spies on Women

Toronto Tech Salaries Grew 7% Last Year, But Still Fall Way Behind the US

Hired, job board website, recently released salary guide, where tech workers get paid the most. The study gets published every year with salary and real estate #s adjusted. Here is similar report published last year. Many things did change especially when it came to Toronto. The study was done using 420,000 actual salaries of tech workers … Continue reading Toronto Tech Salaries Grew 7% Last Year, But Still Fall Way Behind the US

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