Technology

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

Technology reshaping the field of sports fandom

Twitter Canada reports uptick in activity as pro sports resume play in North America

Vancouver supercluster closes out $60m in pandemic funding

What happened: Digital Technology Supercluster wraps $60 million in COVID-19-related investments Why it matters: Projects approved from outset of pandemic have begun delivering on results aimed at...

B.C. device designed to stop drownings draws $1.4m investment

What happened: Vodasafe raises $1.4 million in seed-funding round Why it matters: Vancouver-based company has developed technology aimed at scanning water in the event of a potential drowning  If a...

Shaw Mobile launches in B.C., offers 25GB plans for $45 to internet customers

What happened: Shaw rolls out new wireless service in B.C. and Alberta Why it matters: New brand, which relies heavily on WiFi connections, is pricing services competitively as Ottawa calls on big...

LifeLabs, privacy commissioners at odds over release of data breach report

LifeLabs hit last year by ransomware attack affecting millions of Canadians

Automation firm Conexiom looks to double headcount following US$40m raise

What happened: Conexiom raises US$40 million from new investor Why it matters: Company plans to boost employment in Canada, ramp up expansion into Europe A Vancouver tech company specializing in...

Exec at Vancouver’s BuildDirect charged with money laundering, wire fraud in U.S.

What happened: Chief technology officer at Vancouver-based BuildDirect charged with white-collar crimes in U.S. Why it matters: Allegations related to COVID-19 economic relief from American...

How one B.C. tech firm is taking on Facebook with help from a global real estate firm

Kelowna’s GetintheLoop partnering with Cushman & Wakefield to offer technology at 21 malls across Canada

Vancouver’s Vistara boosts Vision Critical with US$20m investment

What happened: VC firm Vistara invests US$20m in Vision Critical Why it matters: The investment follows Vision Critical moving its HQ from Vancouver to Toronto amid changes to leadership team Two...

General Fusion draws new investors amid efforts to commercialize

What happened: General Fusion reveals backing from new investors Why it matters: The company says the investments help secure its foothold in Asia in bid to make fusion power go mainstream A B.C....