$67m buy beefs up Telus’ smart-home security plans

Telus Corp.’s (TSX:T) Blair Miller likes to think of his company’s recent acquisition of AlarmForce as a kind of “accelerant” for its smart-home strategy. “We could build this stuff from scratch or...

Blockchain the real star behind Bitcoin buzz: experts

The world has been captivated by the sudden rise – and recent fall – of Bitcoin. But while the cryptocurrency has been grabbing all the headlines, the long-term global financial implications of the...

Ballard disputes short-seller report, forecasts record $120m in revenue

Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLDP) is fighting back against a short-seller’s claims the Burnaby-based fuel cell company’s shares are overvalued. The company’s shares fell 22% last week following a...

Ottawa ponies up $693k for Science World coding program for kids

For 30 years young people visiting Vancouver’s Science World have been able to uncover the nuances of human evolution, the laws of physics and the formation of the Earth. And soon it will further...

B.C. medical isotopes research spawns commercial venture

Radioactive isotopes are known for the energy they emit. Until recently ARTMS Products Inc., a B.C. firm specializing in technology that produces the technetium-99m medical isotope, was not...

Neovasc replaces long-time CEO

Medical device-maker Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC) is getting an injection of new blood in its leadership team. The Vancouver-based firm announced Monday (January 22) Fred Colen is replacing Alexei Marko...

Amazon says no to Vancouver for HQ2

Vancouver and Seattle may share a common affinity for craft beer and a tolerance for rain, but the two West Coast cities will not be sharing Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) headquarters. Vancouver has been...

Vancouver-founded AI drone firm gets a lift with US$8m investment

The fortunes of a Vancouver-founded tech firm specializing in artificial intelligence for drones look to be sky-bound after announcing Thursday (January 18) it's raised US$8 million in a seed-funding...

B.C. firm tackles ethical challenges of artificial intelligence

You might trust a computer with your finances, but would you trust it with your personal safety? What about your public image? Or your career? These were the debates rattling through a client’s...

Gauging the gambles in volatile blockchain reactions

Long presumed extinct by pretty much everyone who owns a smartphone, Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:KODK) revived its fortunes on the stock market in January when it announced it was launching its own...