SparkLabs said it has invested US$40,000 in each of the eight startups that form the third cohort of its Taiwan accelerator program in exchange for up to 6% equity.
The startups are working on solutions in fields like telemedicine, commercial AI, and internet of things, among others, according to a statement.Read more
When Jim Savage walks toward a home with a bag full of groceries in each hand, it's usually his own — but this weekend, the 60-year-old has been showing up in front of houses with a shopping cart full of supplies for strangers who can't zip around Hamilton to buy groceries as more COVID-19 cases pop up around the city.
He is one of the thousands of locals who have joined an online group to help deliver items to those who can't afford them or can't get around the city easily.Read more
FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick-based dairy technology company will be reaching more customers across North America with a new partnership with the world’s largest provider of dairy management software.
Fredericton-based SomaDetect, a precision dairy technology company, and Valley Agricultural Software (VAS), the world’s largest provider of dairy management software, announced this that VAS’s Software API will be integrated into SomaDetect’s data system.
The integration with VAS’s API will enable SomaDetect’s software to synchronize with any milking equipment using VAS’s dairy herd management software, DairyComp.Read more
On Jan.29, the U.S. Army announced the selection of 20 small business and technology firms to advance to Phase III of the xTechSearch 4.0 technology prize competition. xTechSearch is an Army-sponsored competition focused on finding technologies with both defense and commercial applications that have been developed by American technology entrepreneurs and small businesses, Signal reports.
“The 20 selected entrepreneurs and companies presented incredible capabilities and systems that we would have not otherwise seen or been able to support had it not been for Army xTechSearch,” Bruce D. Jette, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, says in the written announcement.Read more
Opera, one of the world’s leading web browsers with a user base of more than 350 million people, has completed the acquisition of the Estonian-based company Pocosys, as well as an sign an agreement to further take over Pocopay, a sister company, which holds a payment institution license and provides financial services in the European Union.
The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.
With these acquisitions, Tallinn will become Opera’s second European hub for fintech services, following Gothenburg, Sweden. Founded in 2015, Pocosys provides modern banking technologies to fintech companies. It has previously licensed its financial software to companies in Japan, Ghana and the UK.Read more
Bell Canada is reaching out and touching the City of Hamilton to the tune of about $400 million, the largest digital infrastructure investment in the city's history.
The company announced Jan. 23 it will be investing the money to expand broadband internet access in urban and rural areas of Hamilton.
“I think you will be very impressed with one of our service providers,” Mayor Fred Eisenberger said recently. “It’s a pretty significant investment.”Read more
TORONTO — An Alphabet company's vision for a "smart city" project in Toronto includes buildings made of timber that are five times the current limit, potentially steering the company into the challenges of timber innovation in Canada.
Sidewalk Labs' proposal includes developing 30-plus story buildings made of timber, close to Toronto's central business district, as part of their commitment to sustainability.Read more
MELBOURNE: India's IT major Wipro (NSE -0.94 %) Ltd is all set to expand its presence in Australia's Victoria state by establishing a 1.5 million dollar state-of-the-art Cyber Defence Centre.
The new centre in South Melbourne will offer protection from cyber-attacks to the organisations and will generate 100 new tech jobs for locals.
DUBLIN, Ohio (WCMH) — The city of Dublin is working with the Daimler Group on a proposed 9.3-acre mixed-use development at Frantz and Rings.
Plans call for The Corners to include 47,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, 24,000 square feet of build-to-suit office space and a 4-acre park.Read more
Two software programs designed and written by Chung Yuan Christian University students to combat the spread of fake news have won InnoServe Awards.
Students in the department of information management developed the program as a senior project, professor Chin Chih-yu (金志聿) said.
One project titled “Keyboard Moderator” was a collaboration between students and renowned big data companies, and implemented on Professional Technology Temple (PTT), the largest electronic bulletin board system in Taiwan, Chin said.Read more