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Kik Battles Facebook With Bots In The New Messaging Wars - Forbes

Forbes

Kik Battles Facebook With Bots In The New Messaging Wars
Forbes
“Google gives you all these results, but they still expect you to do all the work,” says Josh Elman, a partner at venture capital firm Greylock who has invested in a messaging app called Operator, which uses bots and humans to connect shoppers with ...

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This simple thermometer could be a powerful weapon against disease outbreaks - Quartz

Quartz

This simple thermometer could be a powerful weapon against disease outbreaks
Quartz
Currently, over 15,000 people have bought the Smart Stick thermometer in the US, and Kinsa, which raised $9.6 million in venture capital funding in December 2015, has plans to expand in the UK, Europe and Canada this year and to reach Asia in 2017.

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This simple thermometer could be an powerful weapon against disease outbreaks - Quartz

Quartz

This simple thermometer could be an powerful weapon against disease outbreaks
Quartz
Currently, over 15,000 people have bought the Smart Stick thermometer in the US, and Kinsa, which raised $9.6 million in venture capital funding in December 2015, has plans to expand in the UK, Europe and Canada this year and to reach Asia in 2017.

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 02/10
Agriculture industry betting the farm on innovation to boost yields, profits - CBC.ca

CBC.ca

Agriculture industry betting the farm on innovation to boost yields, profits
CBC.ca
The family farm is going high-tech. From robotic milking machines to data-gathering drones, industry watchers say technology is making agriculture more precise and efficient as farmers push for increased profits and yields. "There's a whole confluence ...
Agriculture industry betting the farm on innovation to boost yields and profitsTheChronicleHerald.ca
Betting the farm on big data to boost outputsOrangeville Banner

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The world’s first bionic knee brace debuts on Indiegogo - Geektime

Geektime

The world's first bionic knee brace debuts on Indiegogo
Geektime
They are operating without venture capital or private equity fundraising, but seem to be doing pretty well for themselves. Spring Loaded Technology just signed a contract with the Canadian Department of National Defence to promote the Upshot, the ...

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Goqii Gets Investment From Edelweiss’s Venture Capital Arm, Valued Close To $50 Million - The Tech P

Goqii Gets Investment From Edelweiss's Venture Capital Arm, Valued Close To $50 Million
The Tech Portal
This investment has flushed in from the venture capital arm of Mumbai-based Edelweiss. GOQii however, isn't pegging this as just monetary contribution. The startup sees Edelweiss as a 'strategic partner' and will look to capitalise on the health ...

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Hot money transfer app WorldRemit just bagged an extra £31 million - Business Insider

Business Insider

Hot money transfer app WorldRemit just bagged an extra £31 million
Business Insider
80% of WorldRemit's revenue comes from outside the UK, with big senders including Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. WorldRemit is not profitable and many market commentators have questioned whether new digital, lower margin players such as ...

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Global fintech giant launches in Australia with plans to dominate the market - SmartCompany.com.au

SmartCompany.com.au

Global fintech giant launches in Australia with plans to dominate the market
SmartCompany.com.au
Lucas also notes that access to venture capital is much lower in Australia. On the other hand, however, Lucas says regulators are much ... They've had interest from UK, Canada, Asia and South America. “The most important part is to find that really ...

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The digital healthcare tsunami - Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)

Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)

The digital healthcare tsunami
Thomson Reuters' peHUB (press release)
Digital healthcare attracted $4.5 billion in venture capital funding in 2015, more than 4-and-a-half times the investment total of five years ago and a second consecutive annual record, according to investment firm and market watcher Rock Health ...

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ENTREVESTOR: Game-based learning adds up for Clockwork Fox - TheChronicleHerald.ca

ENTREVESTOR: Game-based learning adds up for Clockwork Fox
TheChronicleHerald.ca
It turned out she was the Vice-President of Education at the book publisher Scholastic Canada. The next day they had a three-hour ... Venture NL is a public-private investment fund managed by Pelorus Venture Capital of Halifax. Killick Capital is a ...

[email this story] Posted by Robert Ouellette on 02/08
Senior Health Care At Center of Partners’ Decision To Merge - CRN

Senior Health Care At Center of Partners' Decision To Merge
CRN
Two Canadian solution providers have joined forces to supply the information technology demands of the growing market for senior citizens' health-care needs, the firms announced Monday. TUC Managed IT Solutions, based in Ottawa, Ontario, and CareWorx ...

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10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 8, 2016) - National Real Estate Investor

National Real Estate Investor

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (February 8, 2016)
National Real Estate Investor
Alternatives were the top-performing asset classes for endowments, with venture capital delivering an average return of 15.1 percent in the year ended June 30, followed by private real estate at 9.9 percent and buyout and other types of private equity ...

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A host of investors, entrepreneurs headline 10th Southeast Venture Conference - WRAL Tech Wire

A host of investors, entrepreneurs headline 10th Southeast Venture Conference
WRAL Tech Wire
Dave McClure is the founding partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital firm and startup incubator in Silicon Valley founded by PayPal and Google alumni, with over $150M under management. He has been an investor in hundreds of companies around the ...

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Meet the Waterloo dropouts living the digital dream - MetroNews Canada

MetroNews Canada

Meet the Waterloo dropouts living the digital dream
MetroNews Canada
Horne co-founded Hack the North — Canada's largest international hackathon — and is the chief technology officer at PiinPoint, which has created software that uses demographic, real estate and traffic data to help businesses find the best locations ...
Meet the University of Waterloo dropouts living the digital dreamHamilton Spectator

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She has grand designs on how interiors should be - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

She has grand designs on how interiors should be
Los Angeles Times
To date, she has raised $25.5 million in venture capital to build her business. She's gone ... No wallflower: After achieving National Honor Society status in her school work, Fine attended one of Canada's most prestigious schools, McGill University ...

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The Canadian-born, U.S.-headquartered MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in Capital C and Kenna, two Toronto-area agencies.

GigPark announced on August 24th, that they had been purchased by the Yellow Pages. Hey Noah, congratulations to you and the team there.

The Ontario government is doing something truly unique and laudable says John Albright of JLA Ventures. Last week Ontario's Ministry of Research and Innovation announced a new $205-million fund to help stimulate the province's early-stage ventures.

According to a University of Laval Professor, Canada's Labour Sponsor Funds kill innovation rather than create it. Read the press release here.

MediaScrape lands new venture round of $3.2 million. Chris Dingle has been appointed President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Dingle was the founding CTO of 24/7 Real Media which sold recently to WPP for $637 million.

University Technologies International (UTI) - IGNITE - announces the closing of two first-round financings for two IGNITE companies, Profero Energy Inc. and Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc.

Kleer Inc. based in California but with a plant in Ottawa landed a $28 million round for its wireless audio product development.

The Ottawa Citizen ran this story a few days ago. We've been saying this for years now. When will the public sector make it easier for investment in the province's tech sector?

Rick Nathan of the Canadian Venture Capital Association has an optimistic view of the current credit crunch.

MSBi Capital announces the addition of two new partners François Gauvin and John Elton.

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