New Platform Connects Investors with Entrepreneurs on Video Conference

Sixty nine percent of U.S. entrepreneurs start their businesses at home, and cash flow trouble is the reason for 82 percent of failed businesses. One company is trying to addressed both of these realities...

Alibaba Launches Network to Match U.S. Businesses with Chinese Consumers

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) recently announced the launch of  the Taobao Global US Merchants Network to serve American small and medium-sized businesses. The network will help U.S. small businesses easily connect...

'Unquestionably qualified': Ex-astronaut Julie Payette formally introduced as Canada's next GG

Former astronaut Julie Payette says she is embracing her new role as Canada's next governor general with humility, love of country and a promise to work for all Canadians. "I'm here to serve all Canadians...

Father’s Day Sales Not Enough to Lift a Weak June for Retailers, Report Shows

RetailNext, a provider of in-store analytics, recently announced the latest Retail Performance Pulse year-over-year report for June 2017. It shows Father’s Day, which landed on Sunday — June 18, 2017 vs. June 19, 2016...

Why the Antarctic ice shelf broke apart and what it means

Sometime over the past few days, a 6,000-square-kilometre piece of ice broke off Antarctica and began its journey into open waters. This new iceberg — some 200 square kilometres larger than P.E.I — is...

Researchers create low-cost glove that can interpret ASL into text

A new project out of the University of California San Diego shows how wearable technology could more easily integrate with the way people live — and that high-tech doesn't have to come with a high cost....

Not 'man-eating beasts': Study suggests attacking polar bears young, hungry

Jim Wilder was a young researcher on the frozen Beaufort Sea when he had his first polar bear encounter. "We were camped out on the sea ice in front of a maternal den...

1st close-up images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot released

Images from NASA's Juno spacecraft have begun to arrive less than two days after it flew just 9,800 kilometres above the cloud tops of Jupiter's raging storm, dubbed the Great Red Spot. Juno...

Edmonton palaeontologist solves pterosaur pelvis puzzle

Two years after the unearthing of a puzzling fossil in southern Alberta, an Edmonton paleontologist has finally identified the mysterious bone, showing in the process that the winged reptile it belonged to rarely got...

YouTube Announces New VR180 Video Format

The growth in the augmented and virtual reality market is expected to reach $108 billion by 2021. Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is moving full steam ahead by investing in the hardware, software and content side of...