By Nelson Bennett, Wed Feb 13, 2013  Vancouver wireless accelerator Wavefront generated $37 million in GDP across Canada between 2009 and 2012, according to a new economic impact study. Commissioned by Wavefront, the study by Bytown Consulting concludes that every dollar spent on Wavefront programs generated $4.80 in economic activity, in the form of new jobs … Continued

Accelerator does some acceleration of its own with expansion By Nelson Bennett, Tues Feb 12, 2013 Power utilities around the world lose an estimate $200 billion annually to electricity theft and equipment failure. That might explain the growth of Vancouver startup Awesense, which developed a mobile sensor that power companies can connect to power lines to … Continued

Wavefront’s First Economic Impact Assessment Shows Almost Five-Fold Return for Canadians February 11, 2013, Ottawa, ONTARIO – Wavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research (CECR) for wireless technology and innovation, today announced the findings of its first economic impact assessment, which demonstrate almost five-fold return for Canadians. According to the study, the organization … Continued

Food label information plus nutrition and fitness video app is like having a personal Tommy Europe fitness trainer with you everywhere. Feb. 12, 2013, Vancouver, BC – Portalife Solutions Inc, creator of Carrotlines, a healthy eating iPhone app for Canadians, has partnered with former Canadian Football League star turned celebrity fitness trainer and television host, … Continued

Posted by John Gray on Feb 8, 2013 Combine top-of-mind topics with some the top minds to discuss them, and you’re likely going to hold a very successful three day event. Wavefront’s recent Wireless Summits achieved exactly that. The first day-and-a-half highlighted valuable conversations about the fast changing ecosystem, and the rich opportunities presented in the machine-to-machine technology space, while the final … Continued

Sudbury company heading into international mining market Sudbury based company Symboticware has initiated a pilot project that will put its data-gathering software in Codelco’s El Teniente Mine, the largest copper-producing mine in the world. When installed on mining equipment, the company’s SymBot collects data in real time to monitor use in association with maintenance, productivity, … Continued

PREDICTION: YOU’LL TAP-TO-PAY WITH YOUR PHONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2013. SOON IT WILL CONTROL YOUR CAR AND TV TOO Although Canadian triathlete Simon Whitfield crashed out of the London Games in 2012, he still inspired us to greatness in the field of commerce. In November, the star athlete demonstrated new smartphone payment technology co-developed by CIBC and Rogers to complete Canada’s first point-of-sale mobile credit-card transaction at … Continued

Hewlett-Packard has selected Wavefront to resell its software that is meant to enable large enterprises to test, automate and monitor mobile applications across a wide variety of devices, according to a Wavefront statement. James Maynard, Wavefront president and CEO, said the new partnership links HP’s unified functional testing and quick test professional suites with Waverfont’s … Continued