Not long ago, social networks were a fun but somewhat inconsequential place—a digital playground to share ramen photos and connect with friends over cat memes. Then, it evolved into a springboard for democracy, helping usher in movements like Occupy Wall Street. Recently, social media has emerged as an insidious danger, a tool to divide and conquer democracy.
You may have noticed that Toronto is solidifying its place as a North American tech hub. The Atlantic recently published a piece on how Toronto is more than happy to bring Silicon Valley employees and prospective tech talent up north. Meanwhile, in June, Tech Crunch reported on how the city is likely to become the next great producer of tech startups. The recently announced Elevate Toronto festival in September I think will only further Toronto’s status as a tech capital.
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Ecommerce is booming. Current projections estimate double-digit growth through 2020, when sales will top $4 trillion. There are several reasons why.
We’ll take a look at three of them.
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Canada’s rich history of technical innovation dates back to the 1970s, when Nortel Communications began shifting its focus to digital technologies, and later gave way to Bell Canada Enterprise after multiple iterations of telecom deregulation. Research in Motion, which was founded in 1984, also had a significant impact on cellular phone technology with its messaging service and BlackBerry devices.
We’re facing a double-edged sword up here in the north as our tech sector continues its explosive growth. The growth, in and of itself, is hugely positive. But, we must be able to continue to provide a ready supply of qualified talent to drive the engine. And the competition is increasingly fierce.
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Experts have predicted this before and have been slightly embarrassed when their annual IPO forecasts don’t live up to the fashionable predictions investors are looking for out of the technology industry.
So, what’s different about the Canadian IPO market this year? Timing and politics, maturity and Trump.
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