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Investment in Canadian fintech firms down more than 50% in first half of 2022: KPMG

Investment in Canadian fintech firms down more than 50% in first half of 2022: KPMG

TORONTO — New research from KPMG shows investment in Canadian financial technology companies has dropped by more than 50 per cent in the first half of the year.
Twitter starts testing edit button; Canadian Twitter Blue users among first to access

Twitter starts testing edit button; Canadian Twitter Blue users among first to access

TORONTO — Canadians will be among the first to access an edit button Twitter is launching this month.
Michele Romanow's Clearco cuts more staff, hands off international business

Michele Romanow's Clearco cuts more staff, hands off international business

TORONTO — Michele Romanow's e-commerce investing company Clearco has laid off 60 employees as it hands off its international business, a month after cutting 25 per cent of its workforce.
As tech valuations fall, companies rethink stock options

As tech valuations fall, companies rethink stock options

TORONTO — When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, Shopify Inc.'s stock soared as businesses scurrying to shift operations online turned to the e-commerce giant.
Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton to play BlackBerry co-CEOs in feature film

Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton to play BlackBerry co-CEOs in feature film

TORONTO — The story of Canada's tarnished pocket gem the BlackBerry is headed for the movies.
Experts weigh in on what tech companies can do to grow amid downturn

Experts weigh in on what tech companies can do to grow amid downturn

One of the best-performing sectors during the pandemic, the technology sector is now facing a challenging time as a reversal in fortunes has companies tightening their belts. Shopify Inc.
Hootsuite to lay off 30 per cent of staff, begin global restructuring

Hootsuite to lay off 30 per cent of staff, begin global restructuring

Hootsuite Inc. said Tuesday it will lay off 30 per cent of its staff as part of a global restructuring.
'No crying in baseball': Vancouver's Kelly McCormack takes on famous line in reboot

'No crying in baseball': Vancouver's Kelly McCormack takes on famous line in reboot

TORONTO — Nobody can fill the shoes of Hollywood star Tom Hanks, of that actress Kelly McCormack is certain.
Lightspeed preps for shift in economy after Q1 net loss doubled from last year

Lightspeed preps for shift in economy after Q1 net loss doubled from last year

The CEO of software company Lightspeed Commerce. Inc. says his business has benefited from a return to pre-pandemic activities and shopping habits following COVID-19 restrictions, but he's still watching for a potential downturn.

Semtech Corp. buying B.C.-based Sierra Wireless for US$1.2 billion

VANCOUVER — Semtech Corp. says it's buying Vancouver-based Sierra Wireless in an all-cash deal that values the cellular technology provider at US$1.2 billion.
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