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Net Suite Consultant
150 150 Wahab@CA2002 Syed

2-3 years of Experience Capgemini is providing support services for a complex NetSuite ERP and POS solution at our client.  Services include application support, enhancement request development, NetSuite release and upgrade regression testing and managing the delivery of 3rd party application modifications. Application development and maintenance of the NetSuite Core Merch module.  Individual will have…

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Revcontent is trying to get rid of misinformation with help from the Poynter Institute
150 150 Anthony Ha

CEO John Lemp recently said that thanks to a new policy, publishers in Revcontent‘s content recommendation network “won’t ever make a cent” on false and misleading stories — at least, not from the network. To achieve this, the company is relying on fact-checking provided by the Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network. If any two independent […]

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‘Unhackable’ BitFi crypto wallet has been hacked
150 150 John Biggs

The BitFi crypto wallet was supposed to be unhackable and none other than famous weirdo John McAfee claimed that the device – essentially an Android-based mini tablet – would withstand any attack. Spoiler alert: it couldn’t. First, a bit of background. The $120 device launched at the beginning of this month to much fanfare. It […]

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Cytera CellWorks aims to bring cell culture automation to your dinner plate
150 150 Sarah Buhr

Cytera CellWorks hopes to revolutionize the so-called “clean meat” industry through the automation of cell cultures — and that could mean one day, if all goes to plan, the company’s products could be in every grocery store in America. Cytera is a ways off from that happening, though. Founded in 2017 by two college students in […]

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HQ Trivia downloads spiral downward as it hits Apple TV
150 150 Josh Constine

HQ Trivia’s app store ranking has continued to sink the past three months, but it’s hoping a new version on your television could revitalize growth. HQ today launched an Apple TV app that lets users play the twice-daily live quiz game alongside iOS Android players. “Everything about the game is still the same – same […]

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Y Combinator invests in HappiLabs to help scientists shop smarter
150 150 Sarah Wells

To create life-saving drugs or groundbreaking technological advancements, scientists first need the proper lab equipment. Everything from intricate and expensive specialized machines to beakers and rubber gloves must be sourced, price compared and ordered by a lab manager before even the first steps toward discovery can take place. But, says Tom Ruginis, CEO and founder […]

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Minister Carr launches public consultation on foreign investment promotion and protection agreements
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Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, announced the launch of a public consultation on Canada’s foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs). This is the first in a series of consultations th…

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Alphabet invests $375 million in Oscar Health
150 150 Brian Heater

Google parent Alphabet has invested $375 million in next-gen health insurance company, Oscar Health. Google has been a longtime supporter of the six-year-old New York company, having previously invested in Oscar through its Capital G investment wing and Verily health and life sciences research wing. “Alphabet has invested in Oscar over many years and has […]

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Minister Carr to visit Pennsylvania to promote Canadian businesses and bilateral trade
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From August 14 to 16, 2018, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hold meetings with Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Wolf, Philadelphia’s mayor, Jim Kenney, and leading U.S. co…

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Owl raises $10 million for two-way car dashboard camera
150 150 Megan Rose Dickey

Owl, the two-way dash cam founded by a team of ex-Apple and Dropcam executives, has secured a $10 million Series A1 round led by Canvas Ventures. This brings Owl’s total funding to $28 million. “We’ve seen a lot of pent-up demand for car security, and Owl is tapping into that demand with a product that’s […]

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Minister Bibeau announces pan-African initiative in support of women’s rights
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Today, while meeting with representatives of women’s organizations in Sierra Leone, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced $7 million in funding over five years to support a pan-African women’s voice and le…

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The FDA OK’d an app as a form of birth control
150 150 Sarah Buhr

Don’t want to get pregnant? There’s a Food and Drug Administration -approved app for that. The FDA has just given the go ahead for Swedish app Natural Cycles to market itself as a form of birth control in the U.S. Natural Cycles was already in use as a way to prevent pregnancy in certain European […]

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Facebook buys Vidpresso’s team and tech to make video interactive
150 150 Josh Constine

Zombie-like passive consumption of static video is both unhealthy for viewers and undifferentiated for the tech giants that power it. That’s set Facebook on a mission to make video interactive, full of conversation with broadcasters and fellow viewers. It’s racing against Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat to become where people watch together and don’t feel […]

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Y Combinator invests in a build-your-own mac and cheese restaurant
150 150 Megan Rose Dickey

Y Combinator has invested $120,000 in Mac’d, a build-your-own mac and cheese restaurant that lets customers choose their own adventure from the beginning. I popped over to one of the Mac’d locations last week in San Francisco to get my mac on and chat with the founders. For starters, the mac and cheese was bomb. […]

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African tech leaders Fope Adelowo, Ken Njoroge, Tayo Oviosu to speak at Disrupt SF
150 150 Jordan Crook

Africa’s startup scene is growing by leaps and bounds, and three tech leaders are set to share insights on this vibrant space at Disrupt San Francisco.    Paga CEO Tayo Oviosu, Helios Investment Partners Vice President Fope Adelowo and Cellulant CEO Ken Njoroge will take the stage September 7 to discuss topics such as fintech, Africa’s […]

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Startups should read this checklist before they go ‘whale hunting’ for big partners
150 150 Jonathan Shieber

A top-four tech company recently approached the CEO of one of our B2B portfolio companies with a tremendous offer. This company wanted to discuss a $20 million investment on extremely favorable terms. This kind of deal is a classic “whale hunt,” and most of the startups that engage in them are doomed to end up like Captain Ahab.

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Minister Bibeau to visit West Africa
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

During her visit, Minister Bibeau will meet with government officials, woman leaders and development partners to discuss common priorities such as advancing the rights of women and girls, including sexual and reproductive health rights, sustainable and…

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Taiwan startup FunNow gets $5M Series A to help locals in Asian cities find last-minute things to do
150 150 Catherine Shu

“Instant booking” apps that let tourists sign up for activities on very short notice have been in the news a lot lately, partly because of Klook’s new unicorn status, but also because of the proliferation of startups in the space, especially in Asia. With so many instant booking apps, are there any niches left to […]

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Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook
150 150 Natasha Lomas

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way. Of social networking beyond outrage-fuelled […]

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Founder Zain Jaffer may be looking to take back control of Vungle
150 150 Anthony Ha

Zain Jaffer may be gearing up for a fight to take back control of Vungle, the mobile ad company he founded. Jaffer was removed from his role as CEO last fall following his arrest on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and performing a lewd act on a child. However, a San Mateo County […]

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Federacy wants to put bug bounty programs in reach of every startup
150 150 Ron Miller

Federacy, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2018 class, has a mission to make bug bounty programs available to even the smallest startup. Traditionally, bug bounty programs from players like Bugcrowd and HackerOne have been geared toward larger organizations. While these certainly have their place, founders William and James Sulinski, who happen to be […]

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Apeel Sciences is combating food waste with plant-derived second peels
150 150 Sarah Wells

In a world bursting with abundances like self-driving cars and robotic personal assistants, you would think that basic needs like sustainable food sourcing and distribution would be a problem of the past. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), every year roughly […]

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Workona helps web workers finally close all those tabs
150 150 Sarah Perez

A new startup, Workona, this week launched software designed for those who primarily do their work in a browser. The company’s goal is to become the OS for web work – and to also save web workers from the hell that is a million open tabs. To accomplish this, Workona offers smart browser windows you […]

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Google isn’t sure how to spell ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’
150 150 Jordan Crook

The launch of Fortnite Battle Royale has left Google in a slight predicament. While Google is in no way hard up for cash, Fortnite Battle Royale for Android certainly represented the potential for a relatively big revenue stream for an app. That is, until Epic Games decided it would launch Fortnite for Android from its […]

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Wonderschool raises $20M to help people start in-home preschools
150 150 Josh Constine

Educators already don’t get paid enough, and those that work in preschools or daycares often make 48% less. Meanwhile, parents struggle to find great early education programs where kids receive enough attention and there’s space, but they don’t need special connections or to pass grueling admissions interviews to get in. Any time there’s a lousy […]

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Canada commits to further supporting the rights of LGBTQ2 and intersex persons
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada will continue to fight for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit (LGBTQ2) and intersex persons.

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Foreign Affairs Minister concludes ASEAN meetings focused on security and cooperation with Southeast Asia
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The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today concluded her participation in the annual ASEAN-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) held this year in Singapore.

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Canada to host Equal Rights Coalition Conference, focusing on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights, in Vancouver, British Columbia
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada will host the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) Global Conference on LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex] Human Rights and Inclusive Development in Vancouver from August 5 to 7, 2018. The conference will bring together ministers, …

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Foreign Affairs Minister to attend high-level ASEAN meetings in Singapore and meet regional and international counterparts
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced she will participate in the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Singapore on Augus…

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Minister Bibeau concludes trip to Israel and the West Bank and announces new support for vulnerable Palestinians
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Canada is committed to addressing the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable Palestinians while advancing the cause of peace, including by supporting the Palestinian people to build the social and economic conditions necessary for a two-state solution.

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Parliamentary Secretary DeCourcey to participate at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced today he will represent the Government of Canada at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington, D.C., on July 25 and 26, 2018.

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Canada requests NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada’s innovative solar industry supports businesses and workers in the clean-technology sector which is vital to our economic prosperity.

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Minister Bibeau announces support to Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative in Ukraine
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

On the last day of her visit to Ukraine, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced up to $4.75 million in funding over five years to support a Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative in Ukraine.

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Parliamentary Secretary Goldsmith-Jones to attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Puerto Vallarta and visit Monterrey, Mexico
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Diversifying trade and ensuring that people everywhere can take advantage of opportunities that flow from trade and investment are at the heart of Canada’s progressive trade agenda.

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Canadian ministers to visit Mexico
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance; and the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, today announced they will visit Mexico City on July 25, 2018.

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Minister Bibeau announces support to improve economic opportunities for women and the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Ukraine
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced a new call for preliminary proposals entitled “Growth that works for everyone—Inclusive and shared prosperity in Ukraine.”

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Minister Bibeau to visit Ukraine
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada is among the strongest international supporters of Ukraine and its democratic and economic reform processes.

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Parliamentary Secretary Goldsmith-Jones to promote Canada-United States trade in visit to Washington, D.C.
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada and the United States benefit from the most successful bilateral economic partnership in history. Canada is the number one market for most U.S. states, while the United States is by far Canada’s largest export market. The Government of Canada is…

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Canada welcomes U.S. decision to rescind duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada welcomes the decision by the United States to rescind its duties on imports of Canadian supercalendered paper and to refund all duties collected since August 2015.

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Canada to Host G7 Ministerial Meeting on Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

To achieve a more sustainable future, we need to tackle climate change, improve the health of the world’s oceans and transform the way we produce, transport and use energy. As part of Canada’s G7 presidency, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister o…

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Minister Champagne to attend 2018 Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, will take part in the sixth Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum, in Montréal, Quebec. The forum is one of the premier events that underpin Canada-Australia comme…

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Minister Champagne concludes tour of Quebec regions
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Trade and investment are important to Canada’s economic future. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting regional economic growth by helping Quebec businesses gain access to new markets and offering real opportunities to middle-class workers.

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Minister Champagne to attend 2018 Stampede Investment Forum in Calgary, Alberta
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is committed to broadening Canada’s trade ties, creating global opportunities for Canadian businesses and bringing more job-creating investment into Canada. Attracting new investors to Canada contributes to economic growth, goo…

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Update on Canada’s ongoing engagement in Mali
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada is engaged in the international effort to help Mali achieve stability and build a brighter future for its people by helping to promote sustainable development, peace and security.

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Minister Champagne announces appointments to Invest in Canada’s new board of directors
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

International trade and investment are important to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. Attracting foreign investment to Canada creates jobs, encourages innovation, expands trade and provides new opportunities for Canadian businesses.

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Canada stands up for our steel and aluminum workers and industry
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

Canada’s steel and aluminum industries have made North American steel and aluminum more competitive around the world. It is inconceivable and completely unacceptable to view any trade with Canada as a national security threat to the United States.

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Minister Champagne concludes tour of Quebec’s Saguenay–Lac‑Saint-Jean region, where he discussed international trade with local businesses
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

International trade helps Canadian businesses compete, promotes regional economic development and provides real opportunities for middle-class Canadians.

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Canada to host Ukraine Reform Conference in 2019
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that Canada will host the Ukraine Reform Conference in 2019.

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Minister Champagne announces appointments to Export Development Canada board of directors and launch of 2018 legislative review
150 150 Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, today announced the appointment of the new board of directors for Export Development Canada (EDC) and the launch of the 2018 legislative review of the Export Development Act.

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