Challenge to Spur Innovation and Accelerate Mobile Apps on Watson BARCELONA, SPAIN – (MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS) – 26 Feb 2014: IBM today launched the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge (, a first of its kind, global competition to encourage developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by Watson. IBM announced the challenge at Mobile … Continued

What is the CDMN Soft-Landing Program? The CDMN Soft-Landing Program is intended to offer qualified, mature startups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) exposure to an international market by providing them the opportunity to take residence in a partnered facility that can offer the regional support required to help them grow their business. Through the CDMN … Continued

February 18, 2014 Molescope, an app that helps users track and monitor potentially cancerous moles over time has won the annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize competition. The awards, valued at $5,000, recognize excellence in business development among SFU Venture Connection’s early stage clients. All clients are SFU students or recent alumni. First Prize: Molescope … Continued

February 17th, 2014 Kenya is a country with little of what we consider routine infrastructure. More specifically, outside of Nairobi, its capital, it is extremely deficient in mass electricity generation. Rural Kenyans, when they can afford it, burn expensive and highly polluting kerosene to obtain a few precious hours of electricity to power their daily … Continued

February 14th, 2014 Reality is not universal. Mix one man’s factual with another’s fictional, and somewhere in that ether is another person’s reality of the moment. When Marc Andreessen penned “Why Software Is Eating The World” in 2011, he shared a vision of machines or devices. Contrast Andreessen’s reality with the dystopian world envisioned by … Continued

February 13th, 2014 The Wavefront Wireless Summits consisted of two parallel programming tracks covering the most important topics impacting business technology decisions today. The M2M Summit and the Wireless Business track included 2.5 days of sessions from the industry’s leaders. M2M Summit Machine-to-Machine technologies, as a core component of the Internet of Things, are driving a new … Continued