Tag: COVID-19

Government Injects $4.73M to Boost Canadian Semiconductor Output

By Yasmin Ranade
By helping to grow a made-in-Canada hardware supply chain, the Hardware Catalyst Initiative is playing a key role in keeping innovation in Canada, shoring up Canada’s much-needed supply of sensors and electronics, strengthening our tech sector, and supporting the next generation of tech leaders.

Tech Support Services for Seniors

By Yasmin Ranade
Ming Yang, founder of Orchard, realized that as the pandemic necessitated people to adopt a more robust digital lifestyle, seniors would need support. With a computer engineering background as well as work experience at Apple and Microsoft, Ming now provides enjoyable tech experiences for people that didn’t grow up with technology.

COVID-19 Solutions: A Written Guide

By Yasmin Ranade
A partnership of authors with expertise in technology, medicine, cognitive science, and financial planning have authored a relevant eBook, called The COVID-19 Solutions Guide: Health, Wealth, Technology, and the Human Spirit, now in its Second Edition.

Hot Tech Categories Fueled By The Pandemic Aren’t What You Think

By Christine Persaud
During a virtual keynote prior to CES 2021, at the Techfluence virtual media event, Stephen Baker, NPD’s Vice President, Industry Advisor of Technology & Mobile, touched on the a few of the most surprising trends for 2020 at both ends of the spectrum.

Reading Surge in Canada in 2020

By Yasmin Ranade
It’s been a busy year for reading, according to Rakuten Kobo. Canadian Kobo readers spent the equivalent of 6,932 years reading in 2020, 570 more years than 2019.

Woman-led Online Company Disrupts Cremation Services Business

By Yasmin Ranade
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to business transformation across all industries including funeral services. Recently, an online cremation and end-of-life technology platform, Eirene.ca, became available within the GTA. Eirene.ca offers to help Canadians navigate through the complexities of end-of-life planning at half the cost offered at traditional funeral homes.