Rubikloud Inc. is a startup that specializes in retail analytics that cross-references datasets from companies’ online and offline operations
Dec 15, 2014
WatrHub Inc. is a Toronto startup that’s making a big data play of collecting as much information as they can about the state and performance of the continent’s water utilities, and the industries that supply and rely on them
Dec 08, 2014
Tim Szeto's product is a system for connecting devices called NanoPort. "It's like MagSafe meets USB," he explains, which about sums it up. Instead of plugging a USB connector into a socket, his system enables users to simply snap two flat edges together to form a magnetic seal. When they do, not only do the devices stick together, but they can share both power and data.
Dec 01, 2014
Nav Dhunay wants to run your oil well.
Nov 27, 2014
A Toronto company has found a sustainable global niche by offering a cloud-based platform for journaling. Not journaling in a corporate sense, or an accounting sense, but plain old journaling: Writing your deepest thoughts in a diary you don’t want anyone to see
Nov 26, 2014
Drones! They’re not just for killing terrorists. As small unmanned aircraft become cheaper and more commonplace, their applications are getting more and more workaday. Like, for instance, wedding photos.
Nov 17, 2014
Michael Carabash says his curiously-focused three-person practice – the only one he knows that caters exclusively to dentists – is set to double in size in the next year. It's a testament, he says, to the way the web can help a firm dominate a niche market
Nov 10, 2014
Mojio is a little device that plugs discretely into a port under your car’s dashboard, that connects its computers to the Internet, enabling them to report everything from its battery levels to fuel economy to whether or not it’s being towed, all via apps on your smartphone or computer.
Nov 04, 2014
Taking a cue from services like ZipCar, Breather rents out furnished spaces in commercial buildings by the hour, giving people a place to work, sit or unwind in peace
Oct 27, 2014
Toronto-based Foodess is an outfit that wants to replace big corporate catering outfits that offer order-in working lunches and dinners – the often-generic fare that appears on the boardroom table – with food made by partners at smaller local restaurants
Oct 20, 2014
Ivor Tossell has been writing columns about online culture for The Globe and Mail since 2005. A reformed web programmer, his writing on urban affairs, technology and culture has appeared in Canadian publications ranging from very glossy to downright inky. He lives in Toronto.