Canada Tech

6 Global Technology Companies To Watch In 2017

Todd Hauptman | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada
Todd Hauptman

A new year brings new opportunity, growth and challenges especially for industries such as technology that are well-known for constant evolution. Technology companies are often heavy in their data-driven decision making, which results in improvements and changes. These evolving companies are becoming one of the largest companies in the world.

To Raise Equity Or Not To Raise Equity, That Is The Question

David Gens | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
David Gens

Many in venture capital preach the gospel of raising equity, saying that a small piece of a large pie is better than a large piece of a small pie. This is often self-serving. Although sometimes raising equity makes sense, entrepreneurs are too often on the side of parting ways with equity too easily, so that isn't the best advice.

Why You Can Benefit From Learning To Code

Jason Field | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business
Jason Field

Learning a new language can be a difficult task. And when that language is computer coding, it can be even more intimidating for beginners. But here's a secret: coding isn't just for geniuses. As a matter of fact, almost anyone can learn how to code.

The Hottest Innovations And Technology For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love innovation and technology. I know that 2017 will be a year that will bring new innovations and continue to change our world in ways we could no...

Women In Leadership Share Thoughts On The IT World

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Business
Christine E. Laprade

The information technology industry is one of America's most thriving sectors, according to a plethora of industry experts. It's actually one of the m...

The Philosophy That Will Change The Way You Do Business

Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business

The philosophy that will change the way you do business. From the AOL Partner Studio

Apps That Will Make Travel Easier

Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Living

Phone apps you need to download before you travel. From the AOL Partner Studio.

Ways To Unplug And Start Living

Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living

We check our phones approximately 85 times in a day. It's time to disconnect.

A New Board Game For Public Servants

Robert Bolton | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada
Robert Bolton

Just over a year ago, I was briefed on one of the most interesting design challenges of my career. The ask came from Policy Horizons Canada, an innova...

Innovations That Will Change Our Lives Forever

Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living

These innovations are bound to change our lives forever. From the AOL Partner Studio

Machine Learning Is A True Revolution

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada
Zeeshan Hayat

The impact that technology has had in our lives goes without saying. One can barely imagine a day without faintly using technology to complete tasks a...

Cool Summer Gadgets For Work-Life Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easy this summer to create a fun work-life balance with these cool new gadgets. These gadgets can bring balance to your daily life, so you can enjoy summer to the fullest. This summer, I am going to be working on my laptop in the park or enjoying time off at the beach, using these cool new devices.

Avoid Turning Your Investment Firm Into A Technology Company

David Rowen | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business
David Rowen

As information technology's development accelerated, the investment industry took notice and began developing systems that would automate formerly manual tasks. Over time these systems have evolved into something more. Unfortunately many firms have not properly implemented and managed their systems.

Supercomputer Slayed 'Jeopardy!' Now It's Learning To Fight Crime

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada

Hackers beware.

Diversity Drives Markham's Economic Success

Frank Scarpitti | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Frank Scarpitti

As mayor, I am often asked what the key ingredients are that make Markham one of the most vibrant and successful municipalities in Canada. The answer is simple. Diversity is Markham's strength. Professionals, business executives, retail operators and skilled trades persons come to our city from all over the world.

Canada's Silicon Valley North Is Thriving

Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business

Three companies that put Canada's Silicon Valley North on the map, one innovation at a time.

The Top Tech Trends Coming In 2016

Marco Pasqua | Posted 01.15.2017 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.

It's Time We Cut Ourselves Some Slack In The Workplace

Andrew Rennie | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business
Andrew Rennie

We're conditioned to act like we don't need sleep or weekends, only fleeting validation for that campaign that just hit market and a swig from the company whiskey bottle. I had never much subscribed to the notion of Toronto's permeating anxiety, however, until I returned from a much-needed trip over this past holiday break.

4 Canadian Tech Companies To Watch In 2016

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Business

The steep decline in crude oil prices has offered extra incentive to get behind a different sector in 2016 in the hunt for the next Shopify success story.

The Top Geek Gifts For The Techie In Your Life

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our editorial team at PTPA Media had the opportunity to evaluate some pretty amazing tech that is making waves and will definitely be leaving it's mark for 2015. No need to wait for the Consumer Electronics Show to get all geeky and excited about tech.

Privacy By Design Is Key To The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

Under privacy by design, technology companies must account for human values when creating their systems and ensure they have engineered for maximum individual privacy in every step of their process. It's a costly and time-consuming measure, but it's one of the only measures standing in the way of a digital Wild West.

I Found a Booming Tech Industry Hidden in Victoria

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

With an energetic and vibrant atmosphere it's no surprise that Victoria, B.C. is one of the world's favourite destinations. As I was soon to learn, that energy is here in the technology business, too. It has been hidden away a little, obscured by its modesty, and I do actually think that there is something really special worth shouting about over here.

5 Apps for a Fall Refresh

Amber Mac | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living
Amber Mac

In the summer months, humans react similarly. We've been overeating, overspending, and under sleeping. Fortunately, as all good geeks know, a clean restart will often solve 99 percent of your problems. And, with a little help from some apps, you might even enjoy that autumn mist this time around.

Vancouver's Community-Led Startup Culture Makes it World-Class

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

With each startup event that happens throughout the year, we are standing a little taller as a community, being a little more innovative and getting back to the business of hard work. That's the defining factor: When things don't come easy, we work harder. For me, that's the startup culture in Vancouver.

I Printed a 3D Sex Toy

Carlen Costa | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

I teamed up with Diply and Tech Alley of ISP Canada and we took sex-tech to a whole new level that neither of them thought was accessible. We 3D-printed a ribbed for your pleasure (as expected) blue dildo, and time lapsed the whole thing for your viewing entertainment -- because, that's what I do.