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New technologies impacting the weekly trip to the grocery store

We have talked about grocery shopping in the past and how it has changed in the digital age. But besides bringing the shopping experience online for customers, there are other technologies having an impact on the industry.

Taking on microfibers — One washing machine at a time

Microfiber pollution is unknown to most people, but they pose a risk to our marine and freshwater aquatic habitats and humans. Several products have come on the market recently that tackle this problem, one laundry room at a time.

Apple and Microsoft make key acquistions

This week saw Apple acquire Canada-based Buddybuild, a cloud service for building, testing, and deploying mobile apps and Microsoft purchased cloud solutions and data platform Avere Systems.

Kelowna on track to become Canadian hub for high-tech industry

Kelowna - Kelowna, British Columbia is becoming a Canadian hub for the high-tech industry. Not only are local entrepreneurs launching start-ups, but established companies are moving to the Okanagan Lake city.

Canadian insurtech joins U.S. accelerator program

Quebec - Canadian Insurtech company Ubios has been selected to join an accelerator program in the U.S., established to assist startups attempting to disrupt the insurance sector.

Telecom startups investing in AI

The future of improved telecommunications services is being driven by startups. From AI integration to cloud security, startups are showing big telcos how to innovate through the use of digital tools and grow the industry.

Startup banks using AI to disrupt finance sector

The fintech arena is perhaps the fastest growing area of all digital disruption technologies. This is most notable with those firms offering artificial intelligence solutions that take on or support big banks.

Y Combinator quietly stopped working with billionaire Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel, an influential investor who drew ire from many in the tech community due to his fervent support for President Donald Trump, has left his role at Y Combinator.

New accelerator looks to give female founders a Big Push

Startup accelerator The Big Push is working to empower female entrepreneurs and their innovations. By providing crucial resources and advice to early stage, female-led startups, the accelerator is giving the Canadian tech world an inclusive push forward.

Fintech startup Revolut signing 40 new business customers per day

-Foreign exchange startup Revolut has 16,000 business customers four months after launch. -Signing up 3,000 to 3,500 new retail customers each day. -Plans to launch in the US, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2018.

Microsoft launches $3.5m search for startups innovating in AI

Microsoft has announced a $3.5m search for startups working to "progress the future" of artificial intelligence. In partnership with several venture groups, Microsoft will award pioneers with free Azure computing resources and a share of the $3.5m fund.

Global firms join rush to bet on Indonesia as next start-up frontier

Jakarta - Big-name investors including Expedia and Alibaba are pumping billions of dollars into Indonesian tech start-ups in a bid to capitalise on the country’s burgeoning digital economy and potential as Southeast Asia’s largest online market.

$9 billion startup Stripe makes shopping online less frustrating

The flagship Stripe technology allows businesses to accept payments through their apps or websites. Companies like Salesforce, Lyft, and even Amazon rely on Stripe to process some or all of their online payments, invisibly to the user.

Shell technology ventures into cleantech markets

Amsterdam - Global oil and gas companies have not always been great supporters of renewable energy sources but with the growing demand for all-electric vehicles and clean energy, some energy companies refuse to be left behind as the world moves forward.

Uber will IPO by 2019 and let Softbank buy a huge stake

Uber's board of directors struck a grand bargain on Tuesday, settling a fractious internal battle that has hamstrung the ride-hailing company for months and paving the way to a giant initial public offering in two years.

Startup company one step closer to creating nuclear fusion

Middlesex - The sun is the closest continuously functioning large-scale fusion reactor, prompting a number of facilities to focus on creating high-pressure and high-temperature plasmas that behave like microcosms of the sun’s core.

Insurance companies increasingly using 'InsurTech' to set rates

The latest World Insurance Report (WIR) finds a wave of new digital technology is confronting most insurance sectors. While disruptive, the InsurTech movement is forcing insurance companies to rethink their business model and customer relationships.

New battery technologies getting venture investors charged up

For the past two decades, venture investors have embraced clean energy technologies. Now, with the search for better battery technologies, these same investors are turning to battery businesses.

Becoming more connected: Startups create apps for 'mindfulness'

In our digital world, we're constantly bombarded with data, so much so that we have forgotten how to connect with the real world and give our minds a few minutes rest. Startup companies are now coming to the rescue, developing apps that promote wellness.

Startup upending funeral industry with artificial intelligence

Technology is so much a part of everyday life that is it only natural it should embrace us after we're gone, right? And that is exactly what is happening in the funeral industry. A person can plan their funeral in advance or become a digital avatar.

Waste-to-energy technologies present opportunity for startups

Researchers have demonstrated that landfill waste can be used to produce energy which generates less greenhouse gases than simply letting the waste decompose. The study highlights an opportunity for startups.

Big data is changing the way startups approach marketing

When a company, regardless of its size, wants to market a product, an old trick used in TV ads still applies — "The more you know..." And with the prevalence of technology in our lives, this saying has proven all the more powerful with today's consumers

Two women entrepreneurs invented a fake male cofounder

Witchsy cofounders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer created a fake male cofounder to conduct business by email. They noticed an enormous difference between how contractors and contacts treated him versus how they treated the women.

Smart city startup program eyes resilience and public safety

As our cities continue to grow in size and complexity, there is also a growing demand for technology and innovations that keep infrastructure, services, and residents safe. And safety is critical in attracting business, investments and skilled labor.

Does Microsoft's massive Office 365 spell the end for startups?

Microsoft's efforts to make Office 365 the only cloud solution businesses could mean it's "curtains" for rival startups. The CEO and co-founder of data transfer company Egress said startups are being threatened by Microsoft's rapid cloud expansion.

Major oil companies quietly investing in clean energy startups

The energy choices we make today will have a huge impact on our health, our climate and our economy for decades to come. This is why major oil companies have joined Silicon Valley in backing clean energy technology startups.

Uber rolls out new feature to fix awkward part of hailing a ride

A new update to Uber's app will make it a lot easier to get in touch with your driver, thus solving one of the most awkward aspects of hailing an Uber.

Leaders of digital transformation rarely ‘own’ anything

The continuing innovation with digital technology is requiring companies, be they long-established or fierce startups, to rethink their business models, types of products and the way that services are offered.

Siemens and Plug and Play partner to shake up energy industry

To address the rapid changes in the energy market, Plug and Play has partnered with Siemens to launch a new Energy and Sustainability Platform that will bring together startups to develop key collaborations in the energy market and drive new innovations.

This woman's new search company should make Google worried

Searching on Google can often feel like a useless pursuit. Type something into the search box, and millions of results pop up with endless information that can take hours to sort through.
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