PALM DESERT, CA - From SunLine Transit Agency: SunLine Transit Agency has put into service a new zero emission bus that will have the capability to cover any route in its service territory – even with the air conditioner operating at maximum levels in the middle of the summer. The ceremony to launch this new bus and showcase its capacity will happen tomorrow, February 2nd, at SunLine Transit Agency at 10:30 a.m. – 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail in Thousand Palms. Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and others from California transit and funding partners involved will speak at this unveiling event.Read more
Kitchener-based tech company Miovision Technologies is expanding to create 275 new jobs in Waterloo region, Kitchener-Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic announced on Monday.
The expansion comes with the provincial government investment of $1.5 million into the traffic data company through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, which in turn allowed Miovision to obtain $13.5 million in private investments.Read more
With a view to become a smart city, Taipei partners with IOTA to provide its residents with a wide range of new technological advantages.
The IOTA Foundation announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Taipei city. This step is explained by the fact that the capital of Taiwan is seeking to reach its smart city milestones by implementing the power of distributed ledger technology (DLT) in its processes and procedures.Read more
Jeff Williams has been trying to showcase local Edmonton music since 2011 when he started GRadio, an internet radio station dedicated to the city's local music scene.
But while Williams was seeking a sponsorship from Axe Music, a local Edmonton musical instrument store, he stumbled on an idea that changed his entire business model.Read more
Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, today announced that its new state-of-the-art studio in Canada, in the New Westminster area of British Columbia, has gone live.
The new purpose-built Live Casino production complex, Evolution's eighth studio and its first outside of Europe, is the result of an agreement to provide Live Casino solutions for BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation).Read more
Tera Ventures, an Estonian venture firm, is seeking to raise 55 million euros for its second fund. The fund will invest in about 30 seed-stage technology startups in Estonia, Scandinavia, and Central and Eastern Europe.
TALLINN, Estonia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tera Ventures announces a new fund to be closed in 2018, Tera Ventures Fund II with a target size of €55 million (1st closing targeted for early this year). The majority of the capital has been committed by some of the most prolific Estonian, pan-European, and global investors. The fund will invest in about 30 seed stage technology startups in Estonia, Scandinavia, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The Tera team members have invested in early stage tech since 2009 and our relationships spread across highly lucrative regional tech hubs with untapped potential.Read more
A SURGING health sector led by last year's opening of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital led job creation on the Sunshine Coast last year, keeping the region's unemployment rate below Brisbane's for the second year in a row.
On Trend data compiled by Conus economist Pete Faulkner shows unemployment on the Sunshine Coast is down to 5 per cent - the level now accepted as full employment, while the jobless figure for Greater Brisbane sits at 5.4 per cent.Read more
Telecommunications company Ericsson has partnered with local Swedish public transportation and technology providers to conduct a six-month trial of two electric self-driving shuttle buses on public Stockholm roads. The goal is to test how the autonomous vehicles perform under real-word conditions for an extended period alongside cars, cyclists and pedestrians.
The fully-electric buses can carry 11 passengers (free of charge) at speeds of up to 24 km/h (15 mph) in non-ideal weather conditions. Their autonomous driving capabilities are supplied by Ericsson's open API Connected Urban Transport (CUT) platform, which allows the buses to communicate with sensor-enabled bus stops, traffic lights and road-signs.Read more
Gogoro, the ‘Tesla Of Scooters,’ targets Southeast Asia, including New Taipei City, in its quest to expand overseas
Taiwanese electric scooter startup, Gogoro, is a young startup targeting the smog-choked streets of Southeast Asia in its quest to expand its business overseas. Backed by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Gogoro develops and sells electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure. In September 2017, Gogoro secured a $300 million Series C round of investment from Singapore’s Temasek, Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, and French utility Engie and Generation Investment Management, a company co-founded by Al Gore. To date, the company has raised $480 million to date. The total investment raised puts Gogoro’s valuation at around $800 million.Read more
Thousands of students and teachers in British Columbia will soon have access to training in coding and digital skills through a federally funded CanCode initiative.
Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag and Surrey Centre MP Randeep Sarai visited Surrey Centre Elementary in Cloverdale on Wednesday morning to announce that the federal government promises to invest $50 million over a two year period to support opportunities for students to develop coding and digital skills.Read more