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Backbone’s Annual Resource Guide, Ingenious Awards and Predictions Issue – Coming November 2014

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Canada’s first ever annual Tech Resource Guide issue, our annual Tech Predictions story and the results of ITAC’s 3rd annual Ingenious Awards program – all in one big issue, publishing this November 2014.

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Give MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) a Try

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: eLearning
Last week, I finished my first MOOC. No, it is not a sound a sick cow makes, rather it's a Massive Open Online Course  MOOCs are different from other online courses in that they are open. Open in that they are free to take and open to anyone, no perquisites required. Massive in that their free status tends to attract a very large number of students - with diverse backgrounds, locations, and subject-matter knowledge.
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What the Recording Industry Isn’t Saying About Canada’s Internet Streaming Royalties

By Michael Geist  |  Categories: Technology law
Over the past month, Music Canada, the lead lobby group for the Canadian recording industry, has launched asocial media campaign criticizing a recent Copyright Board of Canada decision that set some of the fees for Internet music streaming companies such as Pandora. 
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5 Healthcare tech innovations you should know about

By Miles Young  |  Categories: eHealth Gadgets
As the healthcare industry takes a technological turn, more and more innovations are coming out that are changing the face of medicine. From patient care solutions and diagnoses to the operating room, technology is quickly improving the healthcare landscape. With the future of health in mind, here are five tech innovations you should know about.

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Proposed Technology & Innovation Hub to Support Job Creation and Downtown Kelowna Revitalization

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Technology start-ups
A new technology hub being proposed for downtown Kelowna is receiving support from a wide range of business, academic and community leaders. » read more
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Discovery showcase greets creative innovation with industry, academia and government - May 12-13, 2014

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Discovery, an annual innovation-to-commercialization conference hosted by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), brings together players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students, to pursue collaboration opportunities.

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Experience and explore how the Internet of Things will impact our world

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
GROW is transforming Whistler Village into North America’s first experiential conference to celebrate its 5-year milestone. August 20-22, 2014 » read more
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Growth Hacking Toronto Meet-Up - April 23, 2014

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Growth Hacking is a marketing term that recognizes strategies with an absolute focus on growth – this marketing discipline encourages high technology short cuts to grow companies. » read more
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TSX Ignite - Essentials for Great Canadian Companies

By Robert Peterman  |  Categories: SMB Trends
Canada is a nation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Taken together, they represent a significant portion of the Canadian economy. » read more


By Michael James  |  Categories: Mobility Trends
Many companies have a clear understanding of the pros and cons of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), with an estimated two-thirds of all companies adopting this method at least to enable email access. Given this now common practice you would think that it would apply to PCs too. » read more

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