Miovision partners with Waterloo Accelerator grads to develop municipal traffic solutions


Kitchener-based traffic system technology platform developer Miovision has partnered with two Waterloo start-ups, Brisk Synergies and Ecopia Technologies, who’ve got roots in Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre, from which Miovision is also a graduate, with the objective of helping cities to create real-time visualizations of their transportation networks. “Urban planners and transportation leaders need living, breathing visualizations […]

Lightspeed shares design award with ACDF Architecture for Montreal office re-build


Montreal eCommerce juggernaut Lightspeed has shared honours for a major design award with ACDF Architecture, the firm that designed Lightspeed’s new headquarters at the Gare Viger building in Montreal’s downtown Ville-Marie borough. The honour was handed out by Interior Design magazine as part of its first annual MakeItWork awards, which saw ACDF and Lightspeed taking […]

Montreal team wins NASA competition for astronaut smartwatch app design


Two Canadians – Jocelyn Richard, a mechanical engineer, and Ignacio Calvo, an industrial and UX designer – have won a crowdsourcing design competition staged on Freelance.com by NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) to develop an Astronaut Smartwatch App, selected from a total of 1,535 submissions received from over 81 countries. The contest […]

Foodee brings corporate catering to three U.S. cities, plans expansion by year’s end


Vancouver start-up Foodee is looking to disrupt the corporate catering world, launching its service in Philadelphia, Austin and Denver during the past month. With 20 partners in each of those new U.S. markets, Foodee hopes to expand its American reach by the end of the year. Focusing on persistent problems when it comes to corporate […]

Shopify partners with Twitter on latest “single-click to buy” deal

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Shopify (TSX:SH, NYSE:SHOP) today announced it has partnered with social media giant Twitter on a feature that will allow its users to make instant purchases online. The “Buy Now” button will roll out at no cost to U.S.-based merchants who area already Shopify clients. “Many of our 175,000-plus merchants already use Twitter to engage with […]

Burnaby’s Bit Stew Systems partners with GE in Oil & Gas Industrial IoT pilot


At GE’s fourth annual Minds + Machines event today in San Francisco, Burnaby-based Industrial Internet of Things platform developer Bit Stew Systems announced a pilot program that will see the integration of its MIx Core platform, which integrates data analysis in complex environments, with a GE Oil & Gas solution. The MIx Core platform correlates […]

Telematics provider Geotab trumpets strong sales of fleet management technology


Toronto-based Geotab has announced that between September 2014 and June 2015, it has sold more than 150,000 of its GO7 devices, which are designed to maximize productivity and minimize downtime for vehicle fleet managers by detecting data from the engine, drivetrain, instrument cluster and other subsystems as part of its overall telematics solution. “Fleet owners […]

Slyce is undervalued, says Euro Pacific analyst Goff


A recent investor presentation has Euro Pacific Canada analyst Rob Goff feeling bullish about Slyce (TSXV:SLC). Last Friday in Toronto, Slyce hosted an investor day in which the company’s CTO, Dan Grigsby, detailed how the company has significantly reduced the integration process of its product from one year to two weeks, in part by using […]

Kik Interactive adds two executives ahead of workforce expansion


Kik Interactive, the Waterloo-based chat app developer, has appointed Jae Kim as head of strategy and partnerships and Alim Dhanji, who moves off the board of directors, as the company’s first chief people officer. Jae Kim comes to Kik from his previous position as Line’s head of strategy and operations in the U.S., where he […]