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Three big B.C. brands boycott advertising on Facebook over hate-speech concerns

What happened: Lululemon, MEC among iconic West Coast brands pulling ads from Facebook Why it matters: The companies are part of a growing campaign raising concerns over the social media platform’s...

B.C. startup Thoughtexchange raises $10m as activity spikes amid pandemic

What happened: Thoughtexchange raises additional $10m following previous Series B round Why it matters: While many companies battle economic slowdown, B.C. company reports surge in usage of its...

Privacy commissioners accuse LifeLabs of holding up report on cyberattack

Joint investigation concludes country's largest medical testing company failed to protect millions of Canadians

Telus selects Vancouver, four other cities, for initial 5G rollout

What happened: Vancouver among cities Telus customers can access 5G Why it matters: Telecom giant’s announcement comes after Bell and Roger unveiled 5G plans for city Vancouver-based Telus Corp. is...

From robotic exoskeletons to enterprise VR: B.C. projects land $1.2m in funding

What happened: Government agency awards four innovation projects $1.2 million Why it matters: Ignite program focuses on collaborations between industry, academia B.C. tech collaborators behind...

Unbounce plans major headcount boost after $52m raise

What happened: Unbounces raises $52 million in funding round Why it matters: Tech company plans to boost headcount by 50% in coming years Add Unbounce Marketing Solutions Inc. to the growing number...

Three B.C. tech firms make World Economic Forum’s top 100 list

What happened: World Economic Forum gives the nod to three B.C. companies Why it matters: 2020 Technology Pioneers list seen as barometer for top tech companies A trio of West Coast companies are...

Canada cautioned to avoid Zoom after company suspends accounts on China's request

Canadian observers are again cautioning against the use of the now-ubiquitous Zoom Video Communications Inc. application after the San-Jose-based company admitted to shutting down the accounts of...

Telus sues Shaw over ‘misleading’ Fibre+ advertisements

What happened: Telus asks courts for injunction against Shaw ads it claims are creating confusion in the marketplace Why it matters: Competition has been increasing the past few years over greater...

Bell launches initial 5G network in Vancouver, four other cities

What happened: Telecom giant now offering 5G service in Vancouver Why it matters: Roll out comes after Bell, Telus announced plans to tap Ericsson and Nokia for 5G wireless technology Vancouver is...