With infinite access to information and a continuous connection to our social networks, our smartphones are an extension of ourselves. We love our smartphones and can’t function without them, but at what point do we become “trapped” in and dependent on our own handheld devices? Introducing the first pplconnect* Virtual Smartphone*. This break-through solution provides … Continued

Calling Canadian App Developers: The City of Ottawa is running “Apps4Ottawa” contest and is making many databases of City data available for your app. Microsoft Canada is the lead sponsor, providing extra funds for apps developed on the Windows 8 Platform. The entry period runs from March 11 to May 13. Judging will take place … Continued

Canada leads in every major wave of wireless innovation. Hear how you as an investor, developer, entrepreneur or enterprise can leverage this innovation. This panel offers insight from mobile innovators in the Canadian wireless ecosystem. Learn about the market, the depth of talent and the industry support making Canada the heart of wireless innovation. Date: … Continued

By Scott Simpson, Friday, February 22, 2013 Michael Gilbert, President and CEO of SemiosBIO with Semiosnet trap and dispenser. His company developed pest control technology based on pheromones rather than pesticide. Gilbert’s company, SemiosBIO, is using wireless communication to change the way the world grows fruit and nuts. If they’re successful – and early indications are … Continued

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