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The top 5 online house cleaning services in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 22, 2015

cleaning servicesOnline house cleaning services in Toronto make booking an appointment a snap. While most of the most prominent peer-to-peer cleaning services, which match customers to independent contractors, are startups that have made their way into Toronto, a few homegrown companies have also climbed on board. No matter who you choose, you'll be getting a cleaner place in just a few clicks.

Here are my picks for the top online house cleaning services in Toronto.

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The top 10 tech events in Toronto for spring 2015

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 19, 2015

tech events torontoTech events in Toronto this spring will give industry members and amateurs alike an opportunity to learn, network, and check out some of the sector's most mind-bending new developments. You might be looking to break into a startup, get your own projects off the ground, or just learn from the best in the field - either way, this is where you'll want to be.

Here are my picks for the top tech events in Toronto this spring.

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Toronto startup lets you design your own electronics

Posted by Huda Idrees / April 14, 2015

wattageA Toronto-based startup wants to let you build your own custom electronics. Currently incubated at the Cossette offices in Liberty Village, Wattage is a four-person team composed of members with expertise in digital design, hardware, platform architecture, and electronics.

Jeremy Bell, the co-founder and CEO of Wattage shows me around part of their workspace full of lots of electronics across four desks along with some some custom Wattage boards and prototypes the team has created to showcase and test their product.

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Inside the offices of photo community site 500px

Posted by Derek Flack / April 10, 2015

500px torontoThe last time I visited the 500px office it consisted of a few desks in the Ryerson DMZ. There were no staff per se. The founders did pretty much everything at that early stage of the the Toronto-based company's development, from coding to social media to photo curation. Fast forward four years and the former startup has made it, now occupying a sweeping space in a heritage building at 20 Duncan Street, the former home of Syncapse.

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Toronto designed app aims to put an end to bike theft

Posted by Derek Flack / April 9, 2015

joyride bike appJoyride is a Toronto startup that wants to make bike theft a thing of the past. Leveraging public WiFi, the service tracks a bicycle's location with a variety of pings that can be used to generate a travel history. In other words, the bike doesn't need to be in the presence of a WiFi signal at all times, just often enough to put together a record of its route.

I asked company founder Vince Cifani to give me the broad strokes on how Joyride works.
"The hardware is a small device that's secured to the bike and keeps track of it's location offline," he explains. "Once Joyride comes into contact with an open Wi-Fi network, cyclists can map where their bike is and where it has been from the Joyride app."

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Drake video game now available for the iPhone

Posted by Derek Flack / April 9, 2015

Drake video game"I was runnin' through the 6 with my woes" might ultimately prove to be the most famous Drake lyric of all time. It's the quintessential combination of the rapper's desire to rep Toronto while also feeling sad. It is now also a major component of a new video game for the iPhone.

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