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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...

Vancouver gaming sector powers up after shaking off setbacks

Like Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Mario readying for a melee against Bowser with only one life left in the game, Vancouver’s gaming industry was facing an uncertain path to success just a year ago. Bandai...

Telus to acquire Germany’s Competence Call Center in $1.3b deal

What happened: Vancouver-based Telus is using debt and equity to finance a deal to buy call centre company for $1.3 billion Why it matters: The latest deal comes just weeks after the telecom giant...

Vancouver’s Vision Critical appoints new CEO, moves HQ to Toronto

What happened: Vancouver-founded Vision Critical has named Ross Wainwright as its new CEO Why it matters: The leadership change also means the company is moving its head office to Toronto One of...

Erin Walker

Forty under 40 winner 2019; Director of strategy and program management office, Telus Smart Security and Automation, Age 39