Technology

Technology is moving astoundingly quickly. The pace of change in the fields of artificial intelligence, renewable energy and the “internet of things”, for instance, can make it hard for investors to keep up. But if you aren’t on top of the latest developments, you risk losing out.

Since the start of 2009, global technology stocks have performed better than the market overall, attracting a great deal of investor interest along the way. But the benefits of tech are also having a strong ripple effect on more “traditional” areas of the economy. And that’s being seen in new and improved products as well as in the increased efficiencies and lower costs that often go hand-in-hand with innovation.

The Artificial Intelligence industry is one of the fast growing sectors in recent times and thus it is no surprise that that AI companies are attracting venture capital investments. Most recently is the launch of the Vision Fund 2 by SoftBank Group which aims at investing in AI and...
The hard stand of the Trump administration on immigrants could potential benefit Canada. with the US having stringent immigration restrictions that are unwelcoming on the other side of Canada cities like Toronto and Vancouver are warming up to these immigrants as they look to double down on their diversity....
The energy sector in Canada spends considerable amounts in clean technology but in terms of innovation, it is still behind. Around $1.4 billion is spent annually in the energy industry. Innovations and focus on clean energy such as geothermal energy will likely spur growth in the ailing oil industry...
Climate change is a hot subject given the amount of money spent as well as conferences held by world leaders in a bid to combat the proliferation of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. For the longest time, the focus has been on passing legislation and coming up with new...
For a long time, getting an ultra-fast internet connection meant using a wired connection. However, there are huge advancements in wireless communications such that users can access internet speeds closer to wired connections. 5G is the embodiment of the advancements. What is 5G connection? Connectivity to the internet via mobile devices...
Canada’s technology sector is a key driver of innovation as well as economic growth. Contrary to perception, digital technologies have not rendered Canadians jobless. Instead, they have helped improve the contribution of the workforce on enhancing efficiency. It thus does not come as a surprise that the likes of...
Canada is home to a number of tech companies spread across various industries.  In celebration of Canada Day, research firm CB insights has tabled what has come to be known as the periodic table of Canadian tech.  The posting of the table comes at a time when Solium Capital...
Canada is taking the lead in countering violent extremism online. The government through Public Safety Canada has set up Tech against Terrorism, a program tasked with the responsibility of creating a digital database for content pertaining to terrorism. The government is to fund the program to a tune of...
Canada just became more attractive to tech talent from India after it launched a new program designed to speed up visa application and issuance. The North American country is using the new program to poach tech talent from across the border in the U.S. The fast-tracked visa program is part...
The burgeoning Canadian cannabis sector is poised to receive a boost on the legalization of edibles in the summer. The legalization should lead to further expansion of the cannabis marketplace that is thriving following recreational use legalization late last year. Amidst the developments on the regulation front so are...