• SXC Heath Solutions – Canada’s New 800 Pound Tech Gorilla

    By: Kuljit Grewal  |   April 27th, 2012   |   Health, O Canada

    Although the recent news that SXC Health Solutions (SXC) had successfully acquired Catalyst Health Solutions for $4.4 billion dollars caught many by surprise due to the sheer value of the deal, it has been a long-time coming for Canada’s new tech giant.   The firm, one of the first in the world to build and integrate technology used in pharmacy benefit management, was founded in 1993 ...

  • Square Moving Forward With Gusto

    By: Kuljit Grewal  |   April 27th, 2012   |   Business, Mobile Apps, News

    Innovative payment company Square, fresh off of raising $100 million in funding last year for a $1 billion valuation has set its sights much higher. This time around, the target is institutional investors as these represent the parties with enough clout to meet CEO Jack Dorsey’s lofty goals.   Various news sources including some shoddy independent paper known as the

  • Innovative Smartwatch Firm has the Pebble on a Roll

    By: Kuljit Grewal  |   April 27th, 2012   |   Gadgets, News, O Canada

    Canadian entrepreneur Eric Migicovsky’s firm can do no wrong these days. His company Allerta developed the Pebble, stylish and clean wristwatches that synch and function in concert with your handheld smartphones (iOS and Android platforms). The firm has recently created a great deal of buzz by raising over $5 million from upwards of 39,000 people on Kickstarter; a funding platform for those look...

  • Facebook’s IPO has a Date (Maybe)

    By: Kuljit Grewal  |   April 27th, 2012   |   News, Social Media

    As the old saying goes, where there is smoke there is often fire. It may now be safe to say that the fire is burning bright in Palo Alto regarding perhaps the biggest IPO in recent memory (sorry Google). According to a multitude of sources with inside knowledge, Facebook has set a goal IPO date of May 17, 2012. This date hinges on the SEC agreeing to the terms laid out in the paperwork submitted b...

  • DealAngel – Not Your Uncle’s Hotel Deal Website

    By: Kuljit Grewal  |   April 27th, 2012   |   News

    Developed as the brainchild of founders Roman Peskin (CEO) and Bob Rogers (COO), DealAngel presents a unique and intelligent way to search for hotels when planning your next trip. What separates DealAngel from other similar sites is that it not only presents a listing of the hotels based on prices, it also compares those prices to their respective e...

  • Canadian Firm QuickMobile Recognized for its Excellence and Impact

    By: Kuljit Grewal  |   April 27th, 2012   |   Mobile Apps, News, O Canada

    QuickMobile, established in Vancouver in 2006 has been recognized by the British Columbia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for their impact and innovation in the meetings, seminar and convention industries.   The firm has built an admirable list of clients through their ability to license their technology to create reliable, handsome and branded mobile applications and web...