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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.

INFINITI Global's Dane Fisher talks digital transformation

If you’re not innovating in the automotive industry right now, you’re dead and dying. The influence of disruptors like Tesla and the fast pace of technological changes in vehicles are driving companies to rapidly future proof their product lines.

Rover comes out on top at culmination of the INFINITI Lab program

Luxury car brand INFINITI hosted its pre-accelerator pitch night this week for eight Toronto startups. After a rigorous four-week program, the innovators were ready to show why their products represent the best in IoT and smart city technology.

MoveTheDial founder Jodi Kovitz talks diversity and inclusion

MoveTheDial founder and AceTech CEO Jodi Kovitz is pushing for tech businesses to put diversity and inclusion at the forefront of their development.

Elevate Toronto CEO says it’s time the city stopped being humble

Razor Suleman is the CEO and cofounder of Elevate Toronto. The new three-day technology festival runs from September 12-14 and will promote the unique innovation ecosystem that calls Toronto home.

Elevate Toronto to bring city’s startup ecosystem to global stage

Toronto already has the ‘Hollywood North’ reputation going for it. The City is a widely sought-after film destination, and the Toronto International Film Festival has put the city on the creative map.

Google announces AI fund to 'make science fiction nonfiction'

Google has announced a new venture capital fund that it will use to help innovative AI companies bring their products to market. The company said it wants to make the technologies of science fiction reality by giving entrepreneurs the resources they need.

Uber will finally let its drivers accept tips

Uber drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston can now accept tips via the company's app, and more drivers will be able to accept tips soon, as the troubled ride-sharing company moves to mend fences with customers and partners.

Stripe looks to automate startup process for entrepreneurs

When Stripe Atlas launched a year ago, it wanted to level the playing field for entrepreneurs in emerging markets so that they could have access to the same tools as people in Silicon Valley.

'Hillbilly Elegy' writer J.D. Vance is seeking rustbelt startups

Writer and venture capitalist J.D. Vance is partnering up with Revolution LLC to fund startup potential outside of Silicon Valley.

La French Tech initiative is driving modern startups to glory

France's startup entrepreneurs and investors are living a new Renaissance led by a Government program called "La French Tech" that has now become a true brand.

Millennials aren't building startups like past generations

Millennials may call themselves the most entrepreneurial generation, but the data doesn't seem to back that claim up. That's according to a new nationwide study by professional services firm EY and the Economic Innovation Group.

HTC invests $100 million in virtual reality content creators

HTC has announced it is dedicating $100 million in investment to a new virtual reality accelerator program that aims to get more developers creating VR content. HTC Vive X looks to establish an ecosystem for VR shaped around unique content.

Medical tourism in Asia on the rise thanks to start-ups

Medical tourism, or trips to places offering low-cost, high-quality medical care, is on the rise in Asia, boosted by online start-ups that promise to make travel easier.

Op-Ed: Startups on the rise despite weak economy

Since the recession, small businesses have faced numerous challenges such as higher taxes, Obamacare, and lack of funding from banks.

10 things you need to know about equity crowdfunding

Starting in 2016, the U.S. and Canada are legalizing equity crowdfunding to allow more North Americans to invest in start-ups in return for company shares.

Language becomes a new frontier in digital commerce

Language has become a new frontier in business. From entrepreneurs and startups to existing SMBs and enterprises, language products and services are on the rise in the global economy.

Tanium, the $1 billion company you've never heard of

It's not extremely popular with millions of millennials like Snapchat. Nor is it doing something incredibly futuristic like SpaceX. Security startup Tanium has however quietly reached more than a billion-dollar valuation.

Why brokers are making it tough for startups to find office space

As you search for new office space, remember that brokers are on the lookout for certain behaviors that tell them you may not actually be interested.

Op-Ed: In praise of the hyper micro

We want things made for us, not for others. At a minimum, we are actively seeking at least an illusion that certain things are exactly to our taste, not to anyone else's and not to a mass, generic audience.

Windsor startup brings wearable data-tracking to your earlobes

According to Forrester Research's 'Five Urgent Truths About Wearables', 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for wearable devices.

Vancouver startup creates interactive holographic room for RMH BC

Holograms in your living room. Interactive imaginary play pals in your child’s bedroom. Those are just some of the futuristic concepts that will soon become a reality if Vancouver, BC startup H+Technology has their way.

Op-Ed: The amazing promise of Silicon Valley through a lens

Sometimes a photograph captures the essence of a time and place better than thousands of words possibly could. It is more visceral, powerful, and relevant than a story comprised simply of letters and words.

Op-Ed: What happened to good storytelling?

"The future is not a place that we're gonna go, it's a place that you get to create." These remarkably perceptive words from professional storyteller Nancy Duarte drew a line in the sand. A line we've crossed.

Op-Ed: Go slower to go faster

There are three things I’m going to tell you in this piece. They are fundamental to understanding your health, the health of your startup, and why things move so much faster in China.
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