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AI chips, private 5G networks predicted to reshape businesses in 2020: Deloitte

What happened: Deloitte Canada’s latest tech predictions report highlights potential behind artificial intelligence and private 5g networks Why it matters: The B.C. tech sector poised to seize on a...

British VFX house MPC reportedly shutters Vancouver office

What happened: MPC Vancouver reportedly shuts down Why it matters: The company is allegedly seeking ‘more attractive opportunities in other locations’ British visual effects house Moving Picture...

Governments wrangle with reducing cellphone rates

Victoria, Ottawa float plans to cut costs for mobile service plans in Canada

Vancouver’s Vistara Capital closes $150m fund aimed at growing tech companies

What happened: Vancouver venture capitalists close $150 million fund Why it matters: Vistara Capital is looking to fill in a market gap for tech companies in need of growth funding Like a party...

B.C. tech firm Riipen raises $5m to help connect companies and students

What happened: Vancouver-based Riipen raises $5 million from investors Why it matters: Tech company specializes in connecting students with companies to work on real-world projects A Vancouver tech...

Cyber attacks probing deeper into computers

Central gatekeeping chip attacks can create chaos for companies

Increasing Indigenous internet connectivity underway: ministry

Technology council wants to ensure human right to internet met

Military, medical questions hang over AI ethics debate in Vancouver

Society unprepared for ethical dilemmas from artificial intelligence, say experts

B.C. tech firm Thoughtexchange raises $20m in Series B funding round

What happened: Thoughtexchange raises $20m in Series B round Why it matters: The tech company employs 140 workers in the B.C. interior A B.C. tech firm that has developed a platform to crowdsource...

Will Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs soon make a play for Vancouver?

What happened: An executive from Sidewalk Labs has offered hints the company is interested in pursuing a project in Vancouver Why it matters: The Google sister company has experienced some...