Five Canadian stocks analysts think have triple-digit upside


The innovation sectors have carried the mail on the TSX for a couple years now. Stocks like Avigilon, Amaya Gaming, Tekmira and Dirtt Environmental Solutions seem to have replaced long forgotten mining and metals names in the imagination of Canadian investors. “Some of the world’s most exciting technology and innovation companies are being founded, built, […]

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner says drones, Bell, among current concerns

Daniel Therrien this year succeeded former commisioner Jennifer Stoddart after her decade long run as Canada's Privacy Commissioner.

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, Daniel Therrien, has filed his Annual Report from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for 2013 and he says the unknown impact of emerging technologies -and a certain telco incumbent- are of concern. The Office says drones, facial recognition software, wearable computing and behavioural advertising are among some newer technologies whose impacts […]

This Washington D.C. sidewalk has its own cell phone lane

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A television program called “Mind Over Masses” has been conducting a social experiment that many may find it easy to get behind. The National Geographic Channel program is testing dividing a sidewalk in Washington. D.C. into two lanes; one is labelled “No Cellphones”. The other “Cellphones Walk in This Lane at Your Own Risk”. The […]

BuildDirect advisory board to be headed by Art Mesher

Mesher: "BuildDirect is the one of the most exciting companies I have ever seen."

Former Descartes Systems Group CEO Art Mesher will head a new star-studded advisory board for Vancouver-based ecommerce player BuildDirect. The board will be comprised of Mesher, ex-Amazon exec Mike Swartz, e3 Associates founder Dr. Corey Billington, former COO of of Health Shared Services BC Jim Eckler, and ex-Red Prairie CEO Mike Mayoras. Mesher, who has […]

Sheldon Inwentash keeps buying Keek


It’s been a rocky start to public life for social media junior Keek (TSXV:KEK), but the company has at least one shareholder who remains undeterred. Pinetree Capital CEO Sheldon Inwentash, personally and through Pinetree, continues to buy shares of the company in the open market. On July 10th, he bought 500,000 shares of Keek at […]

Insider buying at QHR Technologies

Difference Capital Managing Partner Tom Liston recently joined the board of QHR Technologies.

The stock has been a notable performer since this time last year, but some of those closest to QHR Technologies (TSXV:QHR) think a recent pullback is a perfect opportunity to add to their positions. Board members Tom Liston and Mark Kohler have made recent purchases of QHR in the open market. On June 24th, Liston […]

How Does Vancouver Stack up Against Other North American Tech Hubs?


The folks at Visual Capitalist have put together another excellent infographic on Vancouver’s tech scene. This time, the firm looks at how Vancouver stacks up against other North American hotbeds of tech, including Toronto, Waterloo, Seattle, and San Fransisco’s Bay Area. The general conclusion here is that while Vancouver has essentially come out of nowhere […]

Keek sees insider buying from Inwentash, Pinetree

Shares of Keek, which competes in the space and demographic occupied by Vine and SnapChat, have fallen in half since going public earlier this year.

Social media player Keek (TSXV:KEK) hasn’t exactly lit it up since its public debut some months ago, but one insider clearly thinks current prices of the stock are a bargain. Pinetree Capital CEO Sheldon Inwentash, personally and through his firm, have been buying up shares of Keek in the open market. On June 17th, both […]

Insider Buying at ViXS Systems

ViXS Systems founder and CTO, Indra Laksono.

Tough times for ViXS Systems (TSX:VXS) looks like opportunity to at least one person who is more than familiar with the company. With its stock trading at 52-week lows, ViXS’s Chief Technology Officer and founder Indra Laksono is picking up shares in the open market. Laksono bought 10,000 shares each day from June 9th to […]