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New AI office aims to reduce emissions on the high seas

Japan’s Fujitsu has opened an office in Vancouver – the first time the firm has taken its core technology outside of its native country

Ottawa announces $7M investment into new health-tech procurement model in B.C., other provinces

Ottawa has invested $7 million into the creation of a $20-million project aimed at linking life-sciences start-ups directly with health care institutions like Vancouver Coastal Health to ease the...

B.C. firm gains traction with motorbike crash warning systems

Damon Motors Inc. retrofitting motorcycle fleets with collision safety technology with collision safety technology like those in cars

Apple eyes expansion in downtown Vancouver: report

What happened: Bloomberg reports Apple Inc. will take up two storeys at new downtown development What it means: Apple joins other tech giants like Microsoft Corp. and, Inc. in expansion...

Vancouver surges in tech-city rankings but diversity lags

What happened: Vancouver jumped in a ranking of top tech cities in North America What it means: Despite the gains, Vancouver ranks at the very bottom of the list for gender diversity The relatively...

Reid family’s Rival Technologies raises $8.5m in venture capital

What happened: Rival Technologies closes funding round What it means: The company plans to invest in its own tech and expand its sister company A market research firm with a history tied to...

UBC, Amazon partner on tech giant’s first cloud technology centre for Canada

What happened: Amazon to launch new innovation centre at UBC early next year What it means: Students to gain access to Amazon network, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is expanding its expertise on...

Coast Capital Savings announces small-business lending partnership with online lender

Surrey-based credit union partners with OnDeck Canada to expand small-business financing and accelerate its national expansion

Vancouver’s mCloud completes acquisition of Alberta industrial automation firm

What happened: Vancouver firm completes acquisition deal previously announced in April Why it matters: mCloud will be able to diversify offerings into oil and gas sector A Vancouver firm harnessing...

B.C. construction industry calls on local technology sector to drill into untapped market

Survey reveals wide gap between knowledge and adoption of tech breakthroughs in the province’s building sector