Technology

BIV's coverage delves into all issues affecting tech businesses in Vancouver and British Columbia

How Vancouver Startup Week aims to tackle tech talent turbulence

What happened: The annual Vancouver Startup Week returns September 16 Why it matters: Startups are facing additional challenges locking down workers as tech giants move into Vancouver in greater...

Grammarly joins other U.S. tech firms opening Vancouver offices

What happened: Grammarly is opening its newest office in Vancouver Why it matters: It’s among a number of American firms that have been entering the local market on the hunt for tech...

Highway detectors intercepting Bluetooth signals

Province claims there is no privacy breach risk

Massey Tunnel frustrations lead to new traffic app

Is the Massey Tunnel Okay? It’s a question Ladner resident Christopher Powroznik has asked his whole life. Working in Vancouver and attending UBC, Powroznik has been frustrated by daily delays, so...

Flouting Uber and Lyft model, Kater plans to offer ride-hailing across all B.C.

What happened: B.C.-based Kater is submitting its application to operate as a ride-hailing service across all regions in B.C. Why it matters: Uber and Lyft both say they have no immediate plans to...

Richmond designer wins award for anti-autonomous vehicle jacket for cyclists

A Richmond-based design grad has won bronze at an international design conference - with a jacket created to protect cyclists from autonomous cars. Philip Siwek, who recently graduated from the...

Ottawa opens coffers to B.C. tech initiatives ahead of election

What happened: Ottawa has ramped up funding announcements for B.C. tech initiatives since late August Why it matters: Funding will be used to facilitate training and support services for individuals...

Non-profit R&D-boosting program sets record

UBC-based Mitacs arranged 1,500 student internships with startups in 2018

Vancouver’s Terramera raises US$45m to ‘change the paradigm’ on agriculture

What happened: Terramera raises US$45m in funding round led by American investors Why it matters: This follows a new RBC report detailing how Canada could unlock billions more in economic growth...

Tech companies cultivate agricultural sector

Increased agricultural investment in tech could spur $11 billion in growth: report