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Inside the Toronto offices of payment company Square

Posted by Huda Idrees / April 4, 2016

square torontoAt first thought, it's a little puzzling that Square's Toronto office is perched atop a Great West Life building in the not-so-stereotypically-tech neighbourhood of North York. Jack Dorsey's 7-year old company that went public late last year is best known for creating a card reader that eliminates the need for PoS terminals for small businesses.

Square first found itself in the city of Toronto after acquiring local hardware technology startup Kili Technology. Chris Gorman, Head of Office Experience at Square walked us through their shiny new space, explaining how each piece fits together to create a conducive work environment for the team.

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Excitement builds for Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop

Posted by Amy Grief / March 14, 2016

hyperloopA trip from Toronto to Montreal usually takes about five hours, though it can drag on for much longer. But imagine cutting your travel time down to a mere half an hour. That may actually be possible within the next few years thanks to the Toronto-based startup Transpod.

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8 Toronto Snapchat accounts to follow

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / March 6, 2016

SnapchatToronto Snapchat accounts are popping up at a breakneck pace. If you're looking to follow your favourite sports teams, music stations, celebrities and foodies, you can. These accounts give you a behind the scenes look you won't be able to find on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Here are my picks for Toronto accounts you should be following on Snapchat.

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6 Toronto crowdfunding projects to support right now

Posted by Jeanie Tran / January 17, 2016

tito ronsToronto is home to many innovative people who've come up with great ideas and products but are short on the resources needed to bring their projects to fruition. These budding entrepreneurs have turned to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter to enlist your help.

Here are 6 Toronto-based crowdfunding projects you can support right now.

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Week-long tech festival coming to Toronto this summer

Posted by Amy Grief / January 5, 2016

techweek torontoSummertime in Toronto is also synonymous with festival season. But in addition to the concerts that dominate our weekend schedules, there's a new tech-focused fest making its way to this city for the very first time.

Techweek, founded in Chicago back in 2011, is celebrating its fifth birthday by expanding north of the border into Toronto. It's a seven-day conference and technology expo that aims to bring together "a mixture of entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders." And along with Toronto, it'll grace seven American cities including New York and Los Angeles.

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The top 10 Toronto social media hits & blunders in 2015

Posted by Amy Grief / December 26, 2015

deadraccoonTOIt was a wild and wacky year in Toronto filled with enough memes and 6-related social media antics to keep us satiated for some time to come. Yet, as we roll into 2016, it's high time we reflect back on what kept us entertained - or had us cringing - online this year.

Here are 10 social media hits and blunders from Toronto in 2015.

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