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Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Salutes and silicon all 'round, boys.
With malware threats to America’s security, leading technology innovators are being recruited to join traditional defence contractors on the front lines
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When corporations and startups collide, creative sparks may fly.
GLENDALE, Calif. — If it weren’t for someone willing to entertain a new idea, the new “Star Wars” droid, BB-8, wouldn’t be rolling into living rooms this holiday season.
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Canada’s economy shrinks for fifth month in row (just don't say the 'r' word) http://ow.ly/QlrF7
Canada's GDP fell 0.2% in May, the fifth consecutive monthly decrease
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Live-streaming stars reel in the cash (sometimes) and get to keep their clothes on bit.ly/1K66jsl 
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Farming, not oil, should be Canada’s future focus as temperatures rise, economist Jeff Rubin says http://ow.ly/PsDgu
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Canada is already in a recession, says Bank of America, and the loonie is set to get hammered http://ow.ly/P6LRM
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There's still no Apple Pay in Canada, so a wristband will have to do in the wearable department http://ow.ly/QV2kU
A Calgary company is launching the first wristband in Canada that will let you tap and pay at any sales terminal that offers Visa’s pay Wave contactless payment. DC Payments, which provides ATM and payment services to businesses and financial institutions as well as prepaid credit and debit cards for consumers, launched the technology in…
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Appy Friday.
Ever find yourself standing at the bus stop wondering where your bus is? There's an app for that. Using open GPS data obtained from TransLink, Ontario software developer Steve Veerman has created busmaple, a web-based app that gives riders a live view of every bus in the Metro Vancouver fleet. Providing a live visualization of the entire…
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Sun smiles on prospects as Kimberley solar farm starts up http://ow.ly/QfIRq
VANCOUVER — The builders of British Columbia’s first grid-scale solar power plant in Kimberley named the project SunMine owing in part to its location on a former mine site. But the operation is also finding more sun to mine, exceeding initial expectations for electricity production. SunMine is small, just over one megawatt of generating capacity, but since turning on the switch in June, the experimental facility has delivered enough electricity ...
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New book details how Microsoft's wildly successful Xbox was almost dead in the water until a little-known Microsoftie came to its rescue http://ow.ly/Pyxn1
Even among video game obsessives, the name Rick Belluzzo probably doesn’t ring a bell.
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Be careful out there. Lethal selfies prompt Russian police to issue warning http://ow.ly/PiW95
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Do you like Canadian-made gothic steampunk Japanese street fashion as much as I do? Ultra Nerdy Maggie Wong serves up more stuff (that I actually had no idea existed.) http://ow.ly/OXeyD
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  • University of Western Ontario
    Journalism, 1979 - 1980
  • University of Guelph
    Politics, Third World studies, 1971 - 1979
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    Business and Technology Web Editor, present
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