General Electric recently re-ignited speculation the company could be the next big conglomerate to break-up, with CEO John Flannery, admitting that the company is “looking aggressively” at a spin-off or other ways to get the most out of its power, aviation, and healthcare units.
For the past six years Ben Zifkin, founder of Hubba the world's fastest growing B2B network connecting craft brands and retailers, has been working tirelessly to prop up the Toronto startup and scale-up ecosystem. And now, he feels the city is on the cusp of its first true tech success stories.
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Amazon’s impending expansion in Vancouver is yet another boost for the city’s growing tech sector comprised of both multinationals and startups alike.
February has been a rollercoaster for Bitcoin, with the cryptocurrency plunging from nearly $20,000 in December to US$11,000 at the end of January then down again to under $6,000 in the first week of February before swinging back over $10,000 by February 26.
When Spotify lists shares on the New York Stock Exchange next week, there won’t be much fanfare in the official sense – no raising new capital or traditional Wall Street underwriters, and definitely no roadshow (aside from the previous live-streamed “Investor Day” that took place on March 15).
Canada is far from precious with its national treasures: Tim Hortons opened up shop in New York in the mid-eighties, Smoke’s Poutinerie has more recently been pushing poutine on Americans, and the secret’s out on butter tarts with the New York Time’s Sara Bonisteel recently penning a 1,300-word ode to the Canadian treat.
During a late night lab stint, then-PhD candidate Ralph DaCosta brought his cellphone up to the lens of a microscope using fluoresce imaging and snapped a photo of a strange glowing patch in a rat’s guts. Ten years on, MolecuLight has developed hand-held devices to assess wounds, changing the way clinicians track infections.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats this week to take “strong and swift economic actions” against Venezuela, including its oil sector, could give Canada’s oil industry a little boost.
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United States President Donald Trump fired another shot in the ongoing “who needs who more” trade debate this week, saying that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada. The comment, delivered via Twitter, is short on context but raised a few eyebrows.