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Cool Tech Toys for Black Friday Shopping

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Gadgets Trends
Tied to American Thanksgiving, Black Friday is the U.S. kick-off of the holiday shopping season. And while Canadians continue to begin our seasonal shopping in December—some of us as late as the third week, sorry Mom—the areas of electronics, gadgets, toys and hobbies are a different story, with Canadians loving our Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) sales. » read more
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Kayak Fish Finder Duo Gets A Million Bucks On Dragon's Den

By Robert Campbell  |  Categories:
Oct 15 2015, Season Ten of CBC's Dragons' Den, Episode Two detailed some disruptive Canadian fishing technology. Dressed as sport fishermen in khaki vests, Michael Smith and Chester Yeum unveiled an amazing portable sonar fish finder that sketches marine life on smart phones, and then asked the Dragons for a million bucks to make it work even better. » read more
Trade and Investment in China

Trends and Opportunities for Trade and Investment in China

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Business events
The Vancouver International Trade & Investment Summit - CHINA: Emerging Trends & Opportunities takes place in Vancouver, BC on December 7, 2015.
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New Government May Mean a Brighter Tech Outlook: CATA

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Economic development Canada Technology start-ups
The appointment on November 4 of a Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a pivot to the future for the tech industry in Canada, said John Reid, CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance).
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What to Ask Before Buying Your Next Phone System

By Shaun Randall  |  Categories: Communications Trends
10 questions everyone should ask before their next phone system purchase » read more
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BC Tech Summit Set to Reshape BC Business - January 18 – 19, 2016

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
BC Tech Summit will likely be the biggest and most enlightening tech conference British Columbia has ever experienced. » read more
making a smart office move

Making Your Next Office Move Smarter

By Tommy Chiu  |  Categories: Cloud computing Wireless
5 tech tips to consider before your next office relocation. In a country flush with entrepreneurs—which nearly 13 per cent of working-age Canadians are—the need to relocate one’s business is almost as inevitable as taxes, and can be just as daunting.

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Beacons Vital to Mobile Marketing Strategies: CMA/LoyaltyOne Survey

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Mobility Sales and marketing
Location, location, location. The long-time mantra of real estate agents everywhere may be the future mantra of marketers, according to the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Canadian Marketing Association and LoyaltyOne. » read more
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Keeping Business Running During Everything from Snowstorms to the Flu

By Tommy Chiu  |  Categories: Cloud computing Security

Ask many business owners whether they have a business continuity plan and they’ll proudly say, “Yep. We have off-site back-up in case of a disaster.” 

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wireless market

Canadian Wireless Trade Show in its Fifth Year

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Tech events
Canada's annual Premiere B2B wireless and mobile communications trade show takes place this month at the Toronto Congress Centre located minutes away from the Toronto International Airport in Toronto on October 28th and 29th, 2015.  » read more

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