Tyler Orton

VR, medtech firms among finalists for B.C.’s Technology Impact Awards

What happened: BC Tech Association reveals 35 finalists for annual Technology Impact Awards Why it matters: Awards recognize significant achievements in the province’s technology ecosystem A VR...

Gateway Magazine: Blockchain battles

Maersk, IBM and a new consortium of carriers and terminal operators vying to become dominant provider of blockchain services for shipping industry

Slack reveals US$400m in revenue as it files to go public

What happened: Slack files documents to go public, revealing financial data previously not seen by the public Why it matters: The messaging service was founded by Vancouverite Stewart Butterfield...

Vancouver’s LightIntegra raises US$5.3m for blood analyzer tech

What happened: Tech firm raises US$5.3 in Series A funding round Why it matters: Once commercialized, LightIntegra Technology’s blood analyzer could help reduce healthcare costs and assist patients...

Affordability crisis not driving young people from Vancouver: RBC

What happened: Vancouver added 16,000 young people to its population last year amid a housing affordability crisis, according to new report Why it matters: Migration from other provinces and...

Quicken Loans parent takes controlling stake in Vancouver’s Lendesk

What happened: Rock Holdings Inc. is taking a controlling interest in a Vancouver startup specializing in connecting lenders and mortgage brokers Why it matters: Lendesk will be tapping in to...

Cancer therapy points to future in nuclear medicine

Collaboration comes as Ottawa invests nearly $300 million in Vancouver-based lab

Co-working spaces climb in Mount Pleasant neighbourhood

Number of co-working options multiplies amid record-low vacancy rates in downtown core

Google’s country director for Canada leads tech-training charge

Sabrina Geremia stresses private sector’s role in advancing Canadian digital skills

BC Tech to shutter VR hub after ‘unacceptable stalemate’ with government

What happened: VR/AR hub in Vancouver set to close next month over funding issues Why it matters: Large and small tech firms were using The Cube to boost local VR sector The BC Tech Association...