French Canadian Cortana Digital Assistant to be Available in Windows 10

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Microsoft will be adding its digital personal assistant, a Siri-competitor named Cortana, in its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29. Microsoft further notes that a French Canadian version of Cortana is in the works. On the launch of Windows 10, Cortana will be available in seven countries: USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and […]

OpenText gets upgraded to “Buy” at Cormark

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A pullback in the price of OpenText (TSX:OTC, TSE:OTC, Nasdaq:OTEX) has made it a more appealing investment, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. In a research update to clients today, Tse upgraded his rating on OpenText to “Buy” from his previous “Market Perform” and revised his one year target price on the company’s stock to (all […]

Richmond, B.C.’s Procurify Secures $4 Million Seed Fundraising Round

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Richmond, B.C.’s Procurify, a procurement platform aimed at small to medium size businesses, has raised a $4 million seed round, with contributions from Point Nine Capital, Nexus Venture Partners and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), as well as personal investments from Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes and chief revenue officer Steve Johnson. Hootsuite is […]

Supply Chain Software Company Nulogy Makes California Inroads

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Toronto supplier of contract packaging software systems Nulogy has seen its PackManager adopted as the solution of choice by Bay Cities, one of the bigger American point-of-purchase display and retail packaging designer and manufacturing company. PackManager is cloud-based software that offers companies a seamless end-to-end management solution within a warehouse, distribution centre, inventory management and […]

Waterloo Ed Tech Start-Up Kaizena Raises $900,000

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Waterloo Ed Tech start-up Kaizena has raised a $900,000 seed round from institutional investors NewSchools Seed Fund and Horizons Ventures, the private venture arm of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing. Other investors include Oracle VP and Keynote CEO Umang Gupta, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Better Company’s Tom Williams, and Mountain 7’s Victor Alcantara. A graduate […]

Toronto Councillor Warns Users They’ll Be Fined For Using UberPool During PanAm Games

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A day after Uber announced UberPool in Toronto, a carpool program which will last until July 26 or the duration of the PanAm games, Councillor Jim Karygiannis has released a communiqué “warning Pan Am Games visitors to be wary of using anything but licensed taxi services while visiting Toronto.” “I want to warn pan am […]

Haywood cuts target on DataWind, says stock still a buy

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Higher than expected expenses have Haywood analyst Massimo Voci cutting his price target on DataWind (TSX:DW). Yesterday, DataWind reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 results. In the fourth quarter, the company recorded revenue of $11.04-million, up 98% from the $5.5-million topline it posted in the same period last year. “In fiscal 2015, we began […]

ioFABRIC Raises Seed Funding Round From Real Ventures, Emerges From Stealth Mode

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ioFABRIC, a two-year old Toronto-based software-defined storage (SDS) company, has come out of stealth mode and announced a round of seed fundraising led by Real Ventures and private investors. ioFABRIC represents the fifth time the team behind the company is coming together, after leading four previous companies to successful exits over the past 20 years. […]