Tyler Orton

Apple eyes expansion in downtown Vancouver: report

What happened: Bloomberg reports Apple Inc. will take up two storeys at new downtown development What it means: Apple joins other tech giants like Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com, Inc. in expansion...

Vancouver surges in tech-city rankings but diversity lags

What happened: Vancouver jumped in a ranking of top tech cities in North America What it means: Despite the gains, Vancouver ranks at the very bottom of the list for gender diversity The relatively...

Reid family’s Rival Technologies raises $8.5m in venture capital

What happened: Rival Technologies closes funding round What it means: The company plans to invest in its own tech and expand its sister company A market research firm with a history tied to...

Vancouver-Seattle-Portland high-speed rail zips closer to reality with new business case

What happened: The state government in Washington releases new business case for high-speed rail linking Cascadia region What it means: The new infrastructure could provide a big economic boost by...

UBC, Amazon partner on tech giant’s first cloud technology centre for Canada

What happened: Amazon to launch new innovation centre at UBC early next year What it means: Students to gain access to Amazon network Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expanding its expertise on...

Vancouver’s mCloud completes acquisition of Alberta industrial automation firm

What happened: Vancouver firm completes acquisition deal previously announced in April Why it matters: mCloud will be able to diversify offerings into oil and gas sector A Vancouver firm harnessing...

B.C. construction industry calls on local technology sector to drill into untapped market

Survey reveals wide gap between knowledge and adoption of tech breakthroughs in the province’s building sector

Ride-hailing may hit B.C. roads by September

What happened: Victoria sets date to accept applications from ride-hailing companies Why it matters: The province says the soonest services could be available in B.C. — one of the few jurisdictions...

B.C. posts 3,700 job losses in June, mostly full-time positions

What happened: Job gains in part-time positions offset by big full-time losses Why it matters: B.C. has been experiencing labour shortages amid months of uninterrupted gains in employment B.C.’s...

Vancouver’s Telus cements plans for unlimited wireless data offerings

What happened: Telus makes permanent data plans that won’t charge overage fees Why it matters: Canadian telecom giants are becoming increasingly competitive with data plans and pricing The future...