News archive - October 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston receives EY's Supporter of Entrepreneurship special citation in Ontario

TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - EY honoured his Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston with a special citation for his unwavering commitment to and support of entrepreneurship in Ontario. The 20th anniversary EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Supporter of Entrepreneurship Award recognizes his many contributions to Canada's rich entrepreneurial culture, specifically in the Waterloo region.

Friday, October 25, 2013

View from the ‘Loo: Alexis Ohanian, Saul Colt weigh in on Waterloo Region tech [VIDEO]

We called this column View from the ‘Loo for an obvious reason – to signal that we’re sharing perspectives from inside Waterloo Region’s tech community.

At the same time, it’s always good to take in the view from outside the ‘Loo when the opportunity arises, since the way we view ourselves doesn’t always line up with how others see us.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Waterloo returns $8.80 for every provincial dollar invested

For every dollar that the Ontario government spends on the University of Waterloo, the university returns nearly nine times that amount in economic impacts to the province, according to a new independent report.

The report, prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers, examines the institution’s role in driving prosperity in Waterloo Region and Ontario. It reveals that Waterloo generates more than $2.6 billion in total annual spending impacts and more than 20,000 jobs in Ontario.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blackberry BBM app downloads for iPhone and Android top 10 million on first day, company says

WATERLOO — There were more than 10 million downloads of the Blackberry BBM app for iPhone and Android devices in the first 24 hours it was available, the Waterloo-based company says.

It's the top Apple App Store free download in more than 75 countries, including the U.S., Canada and the U.K., according to an official company blog.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

TribeHR acquired by NetSuite Inc.

KITCHENER — Joseph Fung is an aspiring ninja.

But stealth and silence were not his allies on Tuesday as he told employees at Kitchener-based TribeHR that they now worked for a massive California company.

How did Fung, company co-founder and chief executive officer, break the news that TribeHR was now part of a much bigger business software tribe with office in 10 countries?

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