Technology

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

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...

Richmond clean tech Saltworks Technologies receives $4.4m federal funding

Saltworks Technologies, a Richmond company focusing on treating “the toughest” wastewater in the world, received a $4.4 million investment from the federal government for its innovation. Harjit...

TechWomen initiative taps under-represented talent pool

Immigrant women seen as a largely untapped source for technology talent in B.C.

Vancouver, Surrey mayors commit to Smart Cities even if no $50m prize

Investments from private sector, cities priming partnership for collision-free corridors

Rogers Arena to test new concealed-weapons detection technology

What happened: Rogers Arena will test technology to better detect weapons on visitors Why it matters: Vendor says technology will be less intrusive than airport experience Rogers Arena is set to...

Vancouver’s Telus spends nearly $1b on wireless spectrum for 5G

What happened: Telus and other wireless carriers shell out $3.47 billion for wireless spectrum in federal auction What it matters: Telus says efforts to build out 5G network face inflated costs due...

Should the Bank of Canada issue a digital loonie?

Canadian think tank urges central banks to weigh pros and cons of digital currencies

Canadian carbon-capture companies

From producing carbon-neutral jet fuel to soap, Canadian clean-tech companies are finding novel uses for captured CO2

B.C. clean-tech companies taking lead in capturing the growing carbon market

Carbon Engineering raised $90 million, Inventys $16 million

Tech sector’s growth in Vancouver presents ‘double-edged sword’

Immigration program spurs competition for talent between tech giants and startups