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Canadian tech companies are attracting more overseas talent, but brain drain to U.S. continues

Canadian tech companies are attracting more overseas talent, but brain drain to U.S. continues

Ideshini Naidoo came from South Africa to join Toronto-based Wave Financial Inc.Peter J. Thompson, National Post Photo Illustration/National Post Ask the leader of any technology company and they’ll tell you that hiring engineers, data scientists or mathematicians is one of their biggest challenges. STEM careers are the fastest growing part of the labour market, and

Remember the internet of the ’90s? That’s what Canada’s outdated data protection laws were meant to handle

Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The

Canada’s deeper dive into the oceans aims to tap industry’s uncharted frontier

Canada's Ocean Supercluster is a $300-million research initiative to spur the Atlantic region's ocean-related industries, including fishing, aquaculture, oil and gas, renewable energy, defence, shipbuilding and transportation.Becky Guthrie/National Post The centrepiece of Canada’s innovation strategy is the $950-million “supercluster” initiative. The goal, according to the federal government, is for companies of all sizes, academia and

Apple employees are calling 911 after crashing into ‘spaceship’ headquarters’ glass walls

Apple's new "spaceship" campus boasts a huge glass-walled building that has caused some injuries among staff.Justin Sullivan Apple’s new state-of-the-art, US$5-billion “spaceship” campus boasts a huge glass-walled building with the latest in energy efficiencies, and a 100,000-square-foot fitness centre, and sits amid an orchard, meadows and a pond. But the serene office space appears to

Apple buys Texture digital magazine service in subscription revenue push

Texture's magazine catalog includes Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Bloomberg Businessweek.Tyler Anderson/National Post files Apple Inc. said it is acquiring Texture, a digital magazine service that lets users subscribe to more than 200 magazines for $9.99 a month. Texture, offered via the app stores of Apple, Google and Inc., bolsters Apple’s efforts

Google to ban cryptocurrency, initial coin offering ads in crackdown on high-risk financial products

Google says will begin to block ads for "cryptocurrencies and related content" starting in June.Spencer Platt Google will ban online advertisements promoting cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings starting in June, part of a broader crackdown on the marketing of a new breed of high-risk financial products. Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced the decision Wednesday night in

‘We’re not really interested’: Quebec throws cold water on Bitcoin miners seeking cheap power

An employee changes the fan on a mining machine at the Bitfarms cryptocurrency farming facility in Farnham, Quebec.Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg Quebec’s potential as a Bitcoin-mining nirvana is starting to fizzle. Earlier this week, Hydro-Quebec warned that there won’t be cheap power available for every company that wants to set shop in the province and suggested it

Rogers to raise internet prices starting Monday, Bell to raise its fees in April

Rogers Communications and BCE are raising their monthly internet prices by $8 and $5, respectively.File Photo TORONTO — Two of Canada’s biggest internet service providers are preparing to increase their monthly subscriber prices. Rogers Communications will raise prices for most of its current internet plans by $8 a month, starting Monday. For its lowest-price plan,