Tyler Orton

ICE says Hootsuite hasn’t formally dropped controversial contract

Vancouver tech company was facing backlash from employees for signing a deal with controversial American law enforcement agency

Updated: Hootsuite backs out of U.S. ICE partnership amid employee uproar

Updated with statement from Hootsuite CEO Tom Keiser. The new CEO of Vancouver tech darling Hootsuite Inc. says his company is backing out of a deal with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Vancouver-founded Vision Critical sheds name, rebrands as Alida

What happened: Vision Critical gets a new name following 10-month-long rebranding process Why it matters: The name-change comes after the Vancouver-founded company shifted its HQ to Toronto last...

Vancouver Startup Week draws a bead on new realities of economy

Seventh annual event explores how early-stage companies can navigate business challenges amid pandemic

Like ‘redesigning a car while driving’: VIFF goes virtual for 2020

The 39th edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival will feature some in-person events but will rely primarily on online screenings

E-sports, VR aim to fill employee engagement gap

Technologies once considered consumer-driven now touted as means to keep workers engaged

Canadian film producers worry $1b at risk over COVID-19 insurance coverage

What happened: Film producer groups issue plea to Ottawa for government-backed insurance program Why it matters: Film industry, which completely shut down at outset of pandemic, is only slowly...

B.C.’s economic recovery plan targets job creation, tourism sector

Province outlines $1.5b in direct spending, $660m in new tax measures and $500m investment fund

COVID-19 treatment linked to B.C. biotech shows signs of reducing hospitalizations

What happened: COVID-19 treatment developed in part by a Vancouver company is showing signs of reducing hospitalizations Why it matters: Federal government has allocated $175 million to AbCellera to...